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Looking for the best rain jacket for Ireland? We’ve put together seven of our readers’ top recommendations for a trip to Ireland or other rainy destinations. Take a look at their favorite waterproof raincoats!
Best Raincoat for Ireland
Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
I’m in search of a mid-length waterproof coat that can take me from trail to town while traveling Ireland in the winter and spring. Does such a unicorn exist?
When traveling to a rainy and wet climate, a heavy duty waterproof jacket is essential for your packing list. It can be hard to find the perfect jacket that’s waterproof and warm without being too heavy or bulky for packing in a suitcase. Luckily, our readers shared some great picks for the best rain jacket for Ireland or other rainy destinations.
Pro tip: use packing cubes to store your jacket in your luggage.
Here are our readers rated as the best raincoat for Ireland:
- Helly Hansen Belfast Rain Jacket
- Columbia Pardon My Trench Jacket
- Marmot Essential Jacket
- Columbia Carson Pass II Jacket
- Joules Coast Waterproof Rain Coat
- The North Face Laney II Raincoat
- Cole Haan Packable Hooded Raincoat
Helly Hansen Belfast Rain Jacket
The Belfast waterproof jacket from Helly Hansen is a great option for light packers, as it’s thin and lightweight. However, this doesn’t mean it won’t keep you warm and dry. With its Helly Tech Protection, the jacket features waterproof, breathable, and windproof protection to keep you dry and enjoying your adventures all day long.
One reader shares, “I have the Helly Hansen Belfast and I love it. I take it on all my trips, plus it’s my go to jacket in the spring and fall for work and casual wear.” If you’re looking for a cute waterproof rain jacket, this is a great pick! Buy it here!
Columbia Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket
A gorgeous trench coat with the functionality of a sturdy raincoat and a clever name? Count us in. The Pardon My Trench rain jacket from Columbia is waterproof and lightweight. With an adjustable tie waist, the fit is both customizable and flattering.
Its back venting system offers breathability while a detachable hood offers multiple styles of wearability. Adjustable cuffs provide personalized coverage and the coat itself has a stylish, classic silhouette. One reader says, “I have the Columbia Pardon My Trench and it worked great in Africa in hail and rain.”
It’s also one of our readers’ all-time favorite travel jackets and is available in a variety of colors! Buy it here!
Marmot Essential Rain Jacket
Marmot jackets aren’t the cheapest, but they are known for their durable and high-quality pieces. One reader loves her Essential jacket, sharing “I wear this over layers when it’s not too cold. I love, love, love it.”
The Essential is one of the best rain jackets to keep you cool and dry during hikes on your favorite trail! The GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell is extremely breathable, windproof, and waterproof with minimal weight and pack volume. It’s also versatile, as it has an adjustable hood and cuffs. Buy it here!
Columbia Carson Pass II Waterproof Jacket
This Columbia jacket is not only 100% waterproof, but the insulating Omni-Heat material will keep you warm, too. This jacket is also great if you don’t want to wear an outdoorsy look. This jacket offers a balance of functionality with a classic look. The storm hood is attached and adjustable with sherpa lining, making it great for packing.
Our editor says, “I just wore this to stand in the pouring rain in Paris and London and can vouch for its effectiveness.” Plus, if you want something more colorful than black, this jacket is available in several other colors, including a pretty purple! Buy it here!
Take a look at this winter packing list to stay warm on a cold trip!
Joules Coast Waterproof Raincoat
Several readers recommended waterproof jackets from Joules due to their adorable styles and durability. One reader says, “Joules jackets are 100% waterproof, don’t feel like a garbage bag, and are super cute.” Another reader added, “I also just got one. It’s much warmer than my usual Patagonia rain coat and so cute. I get tons of compliments.”
The Coast waterproof jacket is a lightweight rain coat that’s perfect for layering. Poppered and zipped and with a soft jersey lining that makes it comfortable, while taped seams make it 100% waterproof. Plus, we love the bright red and lime color options for a fun alternative to navy. Buy it here!
The North Face Laney II Trench Raincoat
If you plan on wearing heavy sweaters, you may not want a thick waterproof jacket. This trench rain coat from The North Face is a good lightweight alternative.
With this jacket, you can stay dry on quick-moving adventures with this lightly insulated raincoat featuring the brand’s HyVent® performance fabric. When strong winds kick up, pull on the fixed drop hood, snap-closure collar and buckled side tabs to bundle up. As one reviewer says, “The neck has material that completely protects you from wind, rain, and cold weather.” Buy it here!
Cole Haan Packable Hooded Raincoat
For a cute and feminine style, you’ll love this packable hooded raincoat from Cole Haan featuring a back bow tie. Not only is it trendy, but the adjustable tie is also practical, cinching the back of the water resistant jacket.
This jacket also has a detachable drawcord hood and a snap-down storm flap. The lightweight style packs away into an included pouch for added convenience. One reviewer says, “This coat is very lightweight and chic. Great for traveling as it’s able to be rolled up and fits in the provided travel bag.” Buy it here!
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Here’s a quick overview of the best rain jacket for Ireland:
|BRAND / MODEL||READERS SAY||RATING||PRICE|
|Helly Hansen Long Belfast Black Rain Jacket||"I have the Helly Hansen Belfast and I love it. I take it on all my trips, plus it’s my go to jacket in the spring and fall for work and casual wear."||Check Price|
|Columbia Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket||“I have the Columbia Pardon My Trench and it worked great in Africa in hail and rain.”||Check Price|
|Marmot Essential Rain Jacket||“I wear this over layers when it’s not too cold. I love, love, love it.”||Check Price|
|Columbia Carson Pass II Waterproof Jacket||“I just wore this to stand in the pouring rain in Paris and London and can vouch for its effectiveness.”||Check Price|
|Joules Coast Waterproof Raincoat||“Joules jackets are 100% waterproof, don’t feel like a garbage bag, and are super cute.”||Check Price|
|The North Face Laney II Trench Raincoat||“The neck has material that completely protects you from wind, rain, and cold weather.”||Check Price|
|Cole Haan Packable Hooded Raincoat||“This coat is very lightweight and chic. Great for traveling as it’s able to be rolled up and fits in the provided travel bag.”||Check Price|
What do you think is the best rain jacket for Ireland? Share in the comments below!
For more waterproof jackets, please read:
- Travel Raincoats for Women
- Trench Coat Outfits to Wear Around the World
- Waterproof Jackets for Stylish Winter Travel
- Rain Jackets for Women: Top 10 Travel Styles
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