Buying a new waterproof jacket seems like an straight-forward task, one you could happily do during your lunch break. Then you start doing the research and suddenly you realise there are dozens of outdoor brands to choose from – all with an astonishing array of jackets made using different technologies. But which one is right for you?
“Whether you are a trail runner or a snowboarder, we’ve got the best jacket for you”
First of all, you need to think about which sport you need your jacket for. Are you a keen road cyclist who also likes hiking in the Lake District? Or are you an alpine mountaineer who wants the warmest jacket money can buy? Next, your budget. How much are you willing to spend on your jacket? And thirdly, what are the most important features for you?
Our team have reviewed and tested the following products, carefully selecting the best outdoor waterproof jackets on the market this winter. So whether you are a trail runner or a snowboarder, we’ve got the best jacket for you here.
Scroll down to view all jackets, or skip to a particular brand using the links below.
Alpkit | Arc’teryx | Berghaus Extrem | Berghaus VapourLight | Burton | Columbia | Eider | Finisterre | Fjällräven | Marmot | Montane | Mountain Equipment | Mountain Hardwear | Páramo Ciclo | Páramo Velez | Patagonia | The North Face Flight Series | The North Face FuseForm
All photographs by Dan Milner