A waterproof jacket is surely a must have item when traveling; getting caught in the rain with no appropriate cover up can be a nightmare (especially if your hair is prone to frizz like mine!!).
If you’re in need of inspiration for this season’s best waterproof jackets for travel, look no further. Travel Fashion Girl has put together the perfect guide to assist you. Keep on reading!
Best Waterproof Jackets
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One of the most desired features of a waterproof jacket (apart from to obviously keep you dry) is breathability, this feature allows moisture produced by the body to pass through whist keeping the elements out, allowing you to keep dry and comfortable. A waterproof jacket is an essential many of us add to our travel capsule wardrobes, but it doesn’t need to be awkward to pack. Even if you are traveling with a carry-on, you can easily roll up your raincoat into a packing cube so it is ready for you when you arrive at your destination.
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The Best Waterproof Jackets
Eddie Bauer Girl On The Go
Sleek, simple and streamlined. The Girl On The Go trench from Eddie Bauer is a modern and minimalistic piece with a perfectly self-explanatory name. It comes equipped with its own unique WEATHEREDGE technology that ensures top-notch waterproof and breathable protection.
It keeps you warm with its ThermaFill insulation while its ripstop polyester shell comes complete with a StormRepel DWR finish. Zip pockets ensure safe storage while a slim silhouette creates a flattering fit. Buy it here!
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Columbia Pardon My Trench
We are huge fans of this Columbia Pardon My Trench rain jacket, and it’s on several of our favorite jacket lists! This rain coat combines the functionality of a sturdy jacket with fashionable details and a clever name.
Waterproof and lightweight, you can easily travel with this anywhere. The adjustable tie waist offers a customizable and flattering fit. The back venting system provides breathability while the detachable hood lets you wear this in multiple weather types. Buy it here!
Cole Haan Signature Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat (Regular & Petite)
Cole Haan Packable Raincoat
We can always count on Cole Haan for sleek, sophisticated and style-forward jackets. With a gorgeous appearance that’s also equipped with features ideal for colder climates, their back bow waterproof coat gives you the best of both worlds.
This Cole Haan Signature Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat features an adjustable tie that cinches the back for a silhouette flattering look, while the detachable drawcord hood and snapdown storm flap keep you warm when it gets cold and windy. The lightweight style packs away into an included pouch for easy travel! Buy it here!
Helly Hansen Parka Jacket
If you’re looking for a waterproof jacket that can do a little more than protect you from the rain then the Helly Hansen Scalbard Parka is for you!
This functional and flattering insulated winter coat offers Helly Tech Protection, which means waterproof, breathable, and windproof protection to keep you dry and enjoying your adventures longer.
In fact, this jacket is so well-insulated that you’ll be able to withstand polar winds with it. Granted, you probably won’t have to do that unless your destination list includes the Arctic, but it’s definitely nice to know you could if you needed to!
This jacket also features a fixed hood with cinch adjustment, adjustable cuffs, and excellent insulation, so you can wear this for all activities in wet, cold, and windy weather.
Not a fan of the fur on the hood? You can remove it! There are also two additional color choices: cardinal red and evening blue.
If fashionable, warm and functional are all on your waterproof jacket checklist, then this is the jacket for you! Buy it here!
The North Face Arctic Parka
Ready to make tracks in the snow? This fashionable winter jacket — the North Face women’s insulated Arctic Parka II — offers waterproof protection and a noticeably cute look.
This stylish winter jacket can truly withstand the elements with its weatherproof build, designed to deflect rain, wind, sleet, and snow. Regardless of your activities — whether you’re snowboarding, hiking, or climbing — this stylish winter jacket will keep you warm and dry.
Looks-wise, the jacket offers a removable hood, adjustable elastic at the waist, and eight different colors — including our favorite vintage white plus fun “galaxy” and a sophisticated urban blue.
If you’re looking for quality and fashion, then the Arctic Parka II is the jacket for you, regardless of the destination. Buy it here!
Marmot Montreal Coat
Similar to The North Face, Marmot is another highly respected outdoor brand that’s a favorite here at Travel Fashion Girl. Their products are high-quality and functional with a style-forward appearance. We love their Montreal coat for a number of reasons.
Durable water-repellant technology effectively sheds water while its 700-fill goose down is both sturdy and insulating. A chic quilted exterior and faux fur trim hood keeps the coat stylish and two zip front pockets keeps hands warm and toasty. Buy it here!
Columbia Carson Pass II
We are huge fans of this brand, and we’ve even written an entire review of the Columbia Carson Pass II. Waterproof and breathable at the same time, this jacket doesn’t feel too heavy when wearing.
Not only is it 100% waterproof but the insulating Omni-Heat material keeps you warm. The faux fur lining of the hood is removable while the inside of the hood is a soft, fleece material. This Columbia Carson Pass II is very durable and water-resistant, making it perfect for adventurous trips and cold, wet weather. This jacket won’t drag you down in the snow or rain. Buy it here!
Nautica Micro Fiber Parka
Perfect for rainy days in chiller climates, the Nautica Micro Fiber Parka doesn’t sacrifice on warmth or style.
This waterproof jacket is a three-quarter length soft shell coat that has an inner-quilted vest with a hood that you can zip up for some added warmth on those cooler days. With a hidden zipper and three snaps, this water resistant jacket provides the perfect addition to your travel wardrobe, whether you’re headed out on a walking tour or need some warmth as you walk down the street to grab some dinner.
If you’re looking for a high-quality, stylish navy jacket to break the wind and fight off the damp during a rainy trip, this is the jacket for you! Buy it here!
BGSD Down Puffer Coat
Michelin Man, who’s that? This puffy waterproof jacket is cute, comfortable, and cozy. It’s perfect for those chilly-weather destinations.
The BGSD Whitney Waterproof Down Puffer Coat provides warmth for those who want to keep style top of mind. This jacket is mid-thigh or knee-length (depending on your height). It offers a two-zip front (perfect for if you want to stay warm during activities like driving where you can’t zip the full length), and two vertical zip pockets. This cold-weather jacket is built to withstand temperatures as low as -5 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s equal parts functional and stylish, perfect for the traveler headed to colder climates. It has a big hood (great for puffy curly hair), accented gold zippers, and is created with quality material.
Insulated, windproof, and waterproof, no matter what outdoor activity you have scheduled, you’re bound to stay cozy. Buy it here!
Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket
Talk about toasty! If you’re really looking to bundle up this season, the Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is the pick for you. This piece is made out of a polyester synthetic down lining that’s also topped off with a durable waterproof coating.
A plush quilted lining provides comfort and style while double entry pockets provide spacious storage. Pair this waterproof jacket with skinny jeans and black lace-up boots for an ultra stylish fall getup. Buy it here!
Product Comparison Chart
Here’s a quick overview for each of these waterproof jackets for stylish travel:
|BRAND / MODEL||FEATURES||RATING||PRICE|
|Eddie Bauer Girl On The Go Insulated Trench Coat||Sleek, simple and streamlined, modern and minimalistic piece, unique WEATHEREDGE technology||Check Price|
|Columbia Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket||Waterproof and lightweight, easily travel with this anywhere, customizable and flattering fit||Check Price|
|Cole Haan Signature Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat||Sophisticated and style-forward jacket, features ideal for colder climates, waterproof coat||Check Price|
|Helly Hansen Waterproof Svalbard 2 Parka Jacket||Waterproof, breathable, and windproof protection to keep you dry and enjoying your adventures longer.||Check Price|
|The North Face Womens Arctic Parka II||This stylish winter jacket can truly withstand the elements with its weatherproof build, designed to deflect rain, wind, sleet, and snow.||Check Price|
|Marmot Montreal Jacket||High-quality and functional, durable water-repellant technology , quilted exterior and faux fur trim hood||Check Price|
|Columbia Carson Pass II||Waterproof and breathable, insulating Omni-Heat material||Check Price|
|Nautica Micro Fiber Parka Anorak with Hood||This waterproof jacket is a three-quarter length soft shell coat that has an inner-quilted vest with a hood that you can zip up for some added warmth on those cooler days.||Check Price|
|BGSD Whitney Water Resistant Down Puffer Coat||Offers a two-zip front (perfect for if you want to stay warm during activities like driving where you can’t zip the full length), and two vertical zip pockets.||Check Price|
|Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket||Made out of a polyester down lining, durable waterproof coating, provides comfort and style||Check Price|
|Eddie Bauer Women's Charly Jacket||TFG APPROVED!||Check Price|
What are your favorite brand for waterproof jackets? Share in the comments below!
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