As the wet weather is upon us, we have selected our picks of the latest waterproof jackets
Whether you are looking for a jacket for climbing mountains, hiking the hills, wearing through town or watching winter sports we have selected some of our favourites below.
Arc'Teryx Beta LT Jacket
No matter what your adventure. A cycle into work, a walk into town, or ascending a Lakeland fell, this waterproof jacket will not let you down.
The features are designed for comfort, practicality and being water tight when you are active in diverse conditions.
The lightweight (LT), high performing, minimalist jacket is designed to be durable for it's weight. The waterproof and breathable protection is provided through the Gore-Tex Pro membrane and WaterTight Vislon centre front zip. The trim, slim fit increases breathability during high output by placing the fabric close to your skin.
Articulated elbows, e3D Ergonomic 3-Dimensional patterning and gusseted underarm allow for complete mobility and comfort while the fully adjustable DryCuff laminated cuffs and drop back hem provides complete, adjustable coverage when worn under a harness. The helmet compatible storm hood can be easily adjusted with glove-friendly custom cohesive cord-locks and the laminated brim gives full coverage without impeding sight lines. The highly water resistant, water tight zips hand pockets and internal chest pocket are teamed up with zip garages to protect the zipper closure from snow and rain.
Mountain Equipment Lhotse and Manaslu Jacket
This Mountain Equipment Lhotse is a best-selling and award winning GTX jacket and has been updated for 2018. Whatever the weather, the Lhotse in men's and the Manaslu in women's provides unstinting protection for climbing, mountaineering and general active use.
The Polyamide outer is paired with 40D 3L Gore-Tex pro membrane system with a unique micro-structure to provide comfort and reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather. This construction also keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat keeping you cool during fast moving activities and warm when cooling down.
Tailored to be close-fitting yet still able to accommodate layers, the Alpine fit focuses it's shaping between the waist and shoulders to help eradicate 'bagging' when lent over and provides comfort for a wide range of movement. The location of each seam is also thought out and removed from key points of wear and abrasion.
The Mountain HC Hood accommodates a helmet to you don't have to compromise on protection. Carefully places pockets enables the front pocket to accommodate maps, gloves or accessories. Additional two large hand pockets with YKK AquaGuard zips are placed for use with a harness and a laminated inner zipped pocket keeps your belongings safe. Two-way AquaGuard front zip enables you to climb and belay without compromising on protection and the adjustable laminated cuffs and dual tether hem drawcord keeps out the weather and provides the perfect fit for climbing.
Paramo Alta 111 Jacket
Made with Nikwax Analogy, the Women's Alta III jacket is ideal for all walking activities. Unlike conventional membrane waterproof fabrics, Nikwax Analogy is breathable and also directs perspiration away from the body, preventing condensation and icing. This excellent moisture management along with ventilation allows for temperature control keeping you protected as well as comfortable.
Walker friendly design features include reinforced shoulders and back for abrasion resistance and shoulder and arm articulation to give maximum movement. Roll away adjustable hood with a wired peak to provide excellent field of vision and protection and adjustable cuffs and waist for a precise fit. This jacket also boasts six pockets including internal zipped pocket for valuables and internal map pocket, large external working pocket for maps, fast access chest pocket and two hand warming pockets.
Rab Valiance Jacket
This is the ultimate warm but waterproof jacket. If you're at the top of the mountain or on the side of a rugby pitch the Valiance provides protection from ice, rain and wind.
Unlike other down jackets, it has a fully taped Pertex outer made from a fusion of technically advanced fabrics which are breathable and waterproof. The 800FP high quality, ethically sourced hydrophobic goose down is designed to retain warmth even when wet.
The Pyrotec synthetic insulation filled hood comes with a wired peak for better visibility and is helmet compatible so you can stay safe and protected. Slimline velcro cuffs have a glove friendly drawcord adjustment at the hem and rear of hood help you to keep out the elements.
YKK Vislon front zip with internal zip baffle keeps out the wind and rain, two zipped pockets also keep your hands warm and a internal zipped pockets keep your valuables close.
It also comes with a handy stuff sack for travelling.
The North Face Resolve Reflective Jacket (Kids)
This best selling kids jackets is stylish yet practical and the perfect layer for any soggy adventure. Worn on it's own or on top of an insulated layer, this breathable and fully seam sealed jacket is made with DryVent fabric which repels and wicks away moisture meaning he will stay fresh and dry all day long. A mesh lining and elasticated cuffs provides extra comfort while the the adjustable hood and hem helps keep out the elements.