The 14 Best Rain Jackets for Men

Most people really don’t like rain, so they opt for the best rain jacket they have in the closet. In this day and age, technology has grown so rapidly and provided us with many fabulous rain jackets that will leave you dry, even in harsher conditions. And plenty of these jackets come at an affordable price too!

Whether you are looking to go camping, rock climbing, or simply want a good rain jacket for everyday use, we’ve got your back (literally). On this list, you will find jackets from various price ranges and lightweight models that offer the widest range of motion and ease of transport next to heavier and more durable types.

Every jacket on the list is windproof and waterproof, and some of them are breathable and remove moisture. Some of the models have DWR (durable water repellent) coating that needs to be applied regularly to protect you from the weather, so read carefully.

Here are the 14 best rain jackets currently on the market.

Helly Hanses Men's CrewHelly Hanses Men’s Crew

Coming in first place, we have a jacket from a famous brand called Helly Hansen. This 100% polyester rain jacket is completely waterproof, windproof, and fully seam sealed. It has a mid-layer jacket made out of special Helly Tech Protection fabric that will allow sweat to evaporate, so you are always going to be dry and comfortable.

For additional warmth and protection against sudden temperature drops, this model is fully lined with a plush Polartec fleece. Your hands will never be cold, thanks to the handwarmer pockets. There is also a one-hand adjustable hem and cuff to make sure this jacket fits you perfectly. The chest pocket has plenty of space in which you can store your valuable items.

This is an amazing jacket that will best suit someone with an active lifestyle.

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Columbia Men's Glennaker LakeColumbia Men’s Glenaker Lake

If you are looking for an amazing rain jacket at an affordable price, look no further. The Columbia Glennaker Lake rain jacket is completely made out of high-quality, waterproof nylon shell. On the inside, you’ve got a lined mesh pocket designed specifically to store your gear and media.

This is an especially light model which can be taken anywhere. It is so easy to fold it and fit into a pocket, so you will always be prepared. For easy care, this model is safe to wash in a machine. The rain jacket has an easily adjustable hood, cuffs, and a drawcord at the hem.

Overall, this is an amazing and versatile budget rain jacket that went above and beyond our expectations. With a price of around $40 dollars, this is a complete bargain.

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Marmot Men's Eclipse JacketMarmot Men’s Eclipse Jacket

We’ll preface our review of the Marmots Eclipse by saying it won the 2018 award from Gear Institute for the best rain jacket. The 2.5-layer membrane is enough to guarantee that you will stay completely dry.

With a newly designed technology, the Eclipse offers 20K breathability and waterproofing without PFCs or durable water-repellent coating. That also makes this jacket an eco-friendly model. Marmot also makes an impressive claim that this high-end material won’t ever wear out. This rain jacket also features pit zips and pack pockets with water-resistant zippers. Drawcords at the waist and on the hood will help you mold this jacket to fit your build. It comes in black, blue, gray, and green color choices.

At the price of about $250, this high-end eco-friendly jacket will protect you from all the downfalls of bad weather.

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Marmot PreCipMarmot PreCip

Within its price range, the Marmot PreCip is one of the best lightweight rain jackets around. It has excellent rain and wind blocking capabilities, thanks to its 2.5- layer NanoPro breathable and waterproof shell. To save from moisture, it also includes a high-quality DWR coating and is 100% Seam Taped.

This is not exactly a breathable jacket, but it includes pit zips that will help you quickly dump accumulated heat and hand pockets that are made of mesh. The hood on the jacket is adjustable and can be rolled into a collar. The PreCip can easily be stored as it compresses into its left pocket. It’s definitely another solid product made by Marmot.

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Helly Hansen Men's Seven JHelly Hansen Men’s Seven J

As it is a custom with every Helly Hansen jacket, the Seven J features Helly Tech, a waterproof and breathable outer layer that will protect you from the elements. It is guaranteed to make you completely dry and comfortable, and that makes it an ideal candidate for any type of harsh environments.

This jacket is made completely out of high-quality polyester. It features a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) treatment and is fully seam sealed. The front YKK zipper is covered by a storm flap. The rain jacket is fully adjustable thanks to the cuffs and a bottom cinch cord. Depending on your style, you can choose from over 10 different colors.

The Seven J is an ideal model in any condition imaginable.

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Black Diamond Men's FinelineBlack Diamond Men’s Fineline

Here we have another interesting lightweight type of rain jacket. It is made out of stretch shell fabric, which adds to your comfort and increases the jacket’s durability. The range of motion is extremely well preserved. It scores 10K on the waterproof and breathability rating, which is quite high for a jacket this light.

It is also extremely packable and can fit into a chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop. The hood is well designed and adjustable. The only downside is that it doesn’t offer ventilation. Still, it’s an impressive lightweight jacket.

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Marmot Minimalist Gore-TEX JacketMarmot Minimalist Gore-TEX Jacket

Marmot’s Minimalist jacket has all the right markings of a great lightweight rain jacket. It features GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, a 3-layer design that helps in regulating internal temperature and moisture all while keeping the weight to a minimum. Aside from being windproof and waterproof, this model is easily packable as well.

To prevent leaks, there are fully taped seams and a chest pocket that has a water-resistant zipper. This jacket also offers heat-releasing pit zips that will increase airflow and keep your comfort levels intact. On the visual side, you can choose from 10 different colors, ranging from blue sapphire to steel onyx. It is made of 100% polyester.

This jacket is ideal if you do demanding activities such as hiking, cycling, or backpacking in iffy weather. 

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Camel Crown Men's Waterproof JacketCamel Crown Men’s Waterproof Jacket

Here we have another high-quality budget jacket that will save you from harsh climates. Camel Crown’s rain jacket is made with Camel-Tex technology and 210T nylon fabric, which guarantees you will be left cool and dry, even during the heaviest downpours.

This jacket is also 100% windproof and has an adjustable hood and a compact knit that even the strongest wind won’t break. In terms of breathability, this jacket scores high as well. It has the 2L rain shell armed with a polyester liner that will keep you extremely comfortable.

The jacket is made to be durable with its smooth YKK zippers that also have storm-flap covering. It also features inner pockets that will secure your phone. It is perfect for hiking, camping, and running.

Overall, this is a well-made and multifunctional rain jacket that will not disappoint.

The North Face Men's Resolve 2The North Face Men’s Resolve 2

This weatherproof rain jacket has seam-seal DryVent 2L shell with a mesh liner that will keep you fully dry. For security, the front zippers are covered with Velcro storm flap covers.

The Resolve 2 is a breathable rain jacket with a hood that can be stored inside the collar. This is a relaxed fit model with cuffs that are elastic-bound. With over 16 colors to choose from, you will surely find a visual style that suits you best.

The North Face products are famous for having a lifetime warranty, which adds to their prestige and firmly cements the Resolve 2 on our list of the 15 best rain jackets for men.

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Helly Hansen Men's Dubliner ParkaHelly Hansen Men’s Dubliner Parka

Helly Hansen really swept us off our feet with this 3/4 Dubliner Parka Jacket. Additional to the standard Helly Tech protection, this model features a 2ply fabric construction that is approved by Bluesign. You will surely be protected from the elements, thanks to DWR treatment and it being fully seam sealed. For quality heat, it has a Primaloft Black Insulation.

The Hood and cuffs are completely adjustable to ensure a perfect fit. There are also plenty of interior and exterior pockets, so you will never run out of space. Helly Hansen is for jackets what Sony is for electronics, and this jacket is not an exception.

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Outdoor Research Men's Horizon JacketOutdoor Research Men’s Horizon Jacket

Let us introduce you to the Horizon Jacket by Outdoor Research. This rain jacket is 100% made out of nylon and has everything you could wish for from a jacket, plus an affordable price. The fabric performance is solid on all levels as this jacket is breathable, fully seam-taped, and weather-resistant.

On the design side, there is a wire-brimmed hood that is fully adjustable, hem-to-pit venting, zipped hand pockets with storm flap, and a carabiner loop. As this jacket is lightweight, it can also be easily packed into a left-hand pocket. The cuffs and drawcord hem are elastic, so you could mold this jacket to fit you perfectly. It’s a nice combination of quality and price.

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Mier Men's Rain JacketMier Men’s Rain Jacket

This modern looking jacket combines simplicity with quality. The Mier rain coat is constructed out of fabric that is windproof, waterproof, and fully sealed seams. The pockets include waterproof zippers, which is a pleasant surprise considering the price of only $60.

Light and soft fabric on the inside combined with pit zips guarantee good breathability. For easier undressing, the sleeves are lined with smooth polyester fabric. The jacket also features 5 pockets; 2 hand pockets, 1 chest pocket, and 2 interior mesh pockets. The hood can be adjusted, rolled up, or completely removed. To seal in the warmth and help it fit better, the hem and cuffs are adjustable hook-and-loop fasteners. This is a cool-looking jacket that will last you quite a while.

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5Oaks Men's Rain Jacket5Oaks Men’s Rain Jacket

Another packable rain jacket comes from 5Oaks. This classic, regular-fit model made out of polyester has fully taped seams that will guarantee you 100% waterproofness. The jacket also has two waist pockets and one inner zipper pocket. For adjustment, there is an elastic drawstring and a Velcro cuff tab. There is ventilation on the back side designed to release excess heat. It comes in one size only though (6’2”).

If you can wear it, it’s a nice jacket geared towards all sport and outdoor activities. 

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Columbia Men's EvaPOURationColumbia Men’s EvaPOURation

With its slick design, the EvaPOURation tells you it is designed to be worn regularly. This lightweight rain jacket will serve you perfectly during a storm or in a light drizzle. It is made out of superior Omni-Tech nylon with a mesh lining that is 100% polyester.

The Omni-Tech delivers a waterproof and breathable jacket with an advanced evaporation system that offers extreme protection. Underarm vents are also infused into the design. It is possible to pack the whole jacket into its own pocket for easy travel. The fit-type is universal and it offers a comfortable range of motion.

This versatile and durable rain jacket is designed for both urban and wild environments, and it excels in both conditions.

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