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Whether you’re exploring local sights or traversing destinations far and wide, getting caught in the rain or snow without appropriate outerwear is a surefire way to ruin your trip. Check out our post below for the most recommended waterproof jackets for every adventure!


Best Waterproof Coat for Travel



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Whether I’m exploring the streets of London, enjoying Utah’s winter wonderland, or sledding down a local snowy hill, my gear always has to keep me warm and dry. 

There’s no point in saving money on a cheap coat or poor quality jacket that won’t protect me from the elements then interrupt my fun because I’m soaking wet and miserable – that would waste way more money than if I’d invested in a good piece of outerwear to begin with.

Don’t let that mistake happen to you. Below you’ll find a range of womens waterproof jackets that offer a variety of features ensuring you’ll find the perfect one for your trip.



What are the Best Waterproof Jackets? Find out below!




Shop sizes XS-3X Plus: Amazon | Eddie Bauer 


Best Lightweight Waterproof Jacket Women Can Pack in a Carryon: Eddie Bauer


The Girl On The Go Trench is the top selling Eddie Bauer waterproof jacket and one of the highest recommended by TFG readers. It’s sleek, simple and streamlined with a slim silhouette that creates a flattering fit. Not only does it look good, it’s built to keep you dry. 

The jacket’s equipped with Eddie Bauer’s unique windproof WEATHEREDGE technology ensuring seam-sealed waterproofing and breathability. The ripstop polyester shell fabric comes complete with their rainproof StormRepel DWR finish.

Depending on how cold the weather is in your destination, you can choose the lightweight style above for mild temperatures or opt for the insulated Girl on the Go Trench for ultra-warmth. In addition to the above features, this waterproof insulated jacket also has the brand’s trademarked ThermaFill synthetic insulation. 

Size options: XS-XXL regular, petite, tall, and 1X-3X plus.




Shop sizes XS-3X Plus: Amazon | Columbia


Most Popular Water Resistant Jacket with Hood: Columbia


The Columbia Pardon My Trench gets top marks from our readers time and time again! It combines the functionality of a sturdy jacket with fashionable details and a clever name to match. 

The adjustable tie waist offers a customizable and flattering fit making it look more appropriate when traveling to a city vs wearing a rain jacket that’s better suited for the trails. 

The back venting system provides breathability while the detachable hood offers versatility. Water-resistant and lightweight, the jacket is not lined and does not offer insulation so it’s best for mild spring and autumn weather with light to moderate rain showers. 

For the price and quality, the value for this Columbia waterproof jacket is hard to beat!

Size options: XS-XXL regular and 1X-3X plus




Shop sizes XS-3X Plus: AmazonEddie Bauer 


Most Stylish Waterproof Jacket for a City Break: Eddie Bauer


While I usually prefer Columbia because they make some of the warmest waterproof jackets, I bought the Eddie Bauer Charly for a city, not outdoor destination, and absolutely love it! Someone even stopped to compliment my jacket mid-exploration!





I particularly like the fabric because even though it features Eddie Bauer’s StormRepel Super DWR, it doesn’t look like a typical waterproof jacket you’d wear to go hiking. It looks like a cute normal jacket with ultra practical weather-friendly features, which creates the perfect balance of function and fashion.

The Charly isn’t quite as lightweight as the Girl on the Go Trench, but it’s a solid, waterproof windproof jacket that’s ideal for rainy autumn weather. If you prefer a longer length, try the Charly Parka.

Size options: XS-XL regular, petite, tall, and 1X-3X plus


Read this review to learn why we and our readers rave about Eddie Bauer’s waterproof jackets, particularly the Charly Jacket.




Shop sizes XS-3X Plus: Amazon | Columbia 


Most Warm Waterproof Jacket Womens Style for Winter in Europe: Columbia


For cold, wet, and snowy weather, the Columbia Carson Pass II is absolutely everything! This waterproof coat kept me dry as I stood in line for two hours waiting to see the Catacombs in Paris while it poured non stop in the middle of winter. I couldn’t help but feel a little snug and a whole lot more relieved as I looked around at the other less-prepared travelers and was grateful for this amazing jacket.





Not only is it 100% waterproof but the insulating Omni-Heat material keeps you warm even in the coldest conditions. The attached hood has a removable faux fur lining and a fleece lined collar to keep the icy air at bay. The structured fabric and included belt creates a streamlined appearance while defining your waist. 

This Columbia waterproof jacket womens style is so good, I refuse to buy a winter coat that doesn’t have the same Omni-Heat material. I even own the same coat in three colors! Read my full review of the Carson Pass II! 

Size options: XS-XXL regular and 1X-3X plus




Shop sizes XS-3XL: Amazon | Backcountry (plus sizes) | The North Face | Nordstrom


Best Waterproof Down Jacket Women’s Style for New York Winters: The North Face


Ready to make tracks in the snow? This fashionable North Face waterproof jacket is insulated with 550-fill Goose Down and made to handle serious winter weather. Readers who own it, vouch for its effectiveness.

Looks-wise, the jacket offers a removable hood, adjustable elastic at the waist, and a variety of different colors. While it has a slim look, fans of this coat say it fits well, with room enough to add layers underneath. 

If you’re looking for an investment piece that you can wear daily, then the Arctic Parka is the jacket for you!

Size options: XS-3XL



Product Comparison Chart


Here’s a quick overview for each of these waterproof jackets for stylish travel:


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