Best Lightweight Rain Jackets 2022
You can’t beat good old Britain in the summer…except when it rains a great deal. The fact is (whether we like it or not) that we have some of the most unpredictable weather, therefore everyone should have a good waterproof jacket on hand at all times.
But forget about that old dusty mac that’s too hefty for us. We need something lightweight, breathable, and fashionable to keep you cool and dry. Fortunately, here at Stuarts London, we know what to look for in a decent Spring/Summer rain jacket, so let’s have a look at some of our current favourites.
Nathan Swartz founded Timberland in 1952 after starting off as a shoe firm. Whether it’s shoes, a jacket, or a t-shirt, the company has stayed committed on creating new items that bring people outside and are manufactured with ecologically aware materials. The Outdoor jacket is one of Timberlands’ reflections on sustainable materials, focusing on outdoor apparel for tough weather conditions. This brilliantly coloured, weather-ready jacket is constructed of 100 percent recycled nylon fabric and has vital seams sealed for water protection. It is direct from Timberland’s archives. It is made with various all-gender fits and sizes to be more inclusive, free of stereotypes and traditional gender classifications, allowing everyone to experience the diversity that Nature has to offer.
Fred Perry’s namesake brand, established by tennis legend Fred Perry, makes timeless products that will last forever in British subcultures. The Overhead Anorak is a lightweight style by the brand. This anorak has long sleeves, a quarter zip closure, two popper buttons on the closure, an adjustable hood, and is completed with the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath on the chest, which pays homage to the brand’s legacy.
Snow Peak has been producing Japanese-designed, lifetime-guaranteed outdoor items since 1958. While we’ve changed a lot in the previous 60 years, our primary objective hasn’t changed: to provide healing experiences in nature via heirloom-quality gear and apparel. A fire-resistant jacket, the FR Stretch Parka. Ripstop and aramid make up the fabric. The parka has an adjustable drawcord hood, a complete zip and button closure, long sleeves, dual breast zippered pockets, dual waist pockets, and an upper back vent.
Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP), founded in 1994 by Edwin Faeh, creates its own collections based on classic Carhartt workwear. The brand mixes realistic interpretations of these strong American characteristics with interaction with the subcultures that have embraced it. Nature utilitarian and subtly elegant. The Carhartt WIP nimbus pullover is a pullover design with an adjustable hood made of water resistant cloth. The hood is adjustable, and the hem has a side hole for a more personalised fit and water resistance. Carhartt’s traditional square label is featured on the front kangaroo pocket, which has two zip entrances.
MA.STRUM began as a collaboration with the Massimo Osti Archive in late 2008 and has since become and remained firmly independent. Designs are the result of significant research and development, which addresses how the wearer interacts with and is protected by their clothing. The MA.STRUM GD Overhead Smock Mens Jacket is perfect for the autumn-winter seasons. This pull-over smock jacket gives all-day comfort while displaying a practical modern design. The jacket has an adjustable drawcord hood, two bellow pockets, snap button cuffs, and the characteristic MA.STRUM branded ID badge on the right shoulder.
Uniform Bridge gathers information rooted in traditional clothing such as classic, vintage, outdoor, and military, and uses the perception of uniform bridge to manufacture high quality and economical items. The Uniform Bridge Utility Mountain Garment is an example of this. The jacket features windproof and water resistant design to be worn during Spring rains. It’s crafted in a technical poly shell fabric and upgraded for the new season with Zip hand pockets, special YKK UB logo snaps, and a drawstring hood to keep the elements out.
Belstaff has been connected with adventure since 1924. Belstaff caters to people who desire to test the boundaries of everyday life, from classic explorers to modern adventurers. With over a century of experience, the London-based company has built a passionate and loyal fanbase, recognised for its tough but smart designs inspired by racing, aviation, and the Navy. The Twin Track Jacket is made of black and pewter green Gore-Tex Infinitum and is ultra-lightweight, protective, and breathable. Reflective accents and a packable mechanism make it a must-have for travel.
Parlez is a menswear label established in Bristol, England. Their collection was influenced by the history and aesthetics of sailing, as well as trips, traditional work attire, and famous design eras. The Teal Tradewinds Windbreaker is a longline windbreaker made of lightweight, water-resistant nylon. It has a storm-resistant hood, adjustable cuffs, and side-entry pockets. Finally, matte black poppers, flecked drawstring cord, and an embroidered flag motif on the sleeve complete the look. Parlez’s goal is to only make apparel out of organic, recycled, or sustainable fibres by 2023.
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