Gear: Waterproof Jackets
Don’t get soaked in spring showers—these shells will help you dodge the drops
Sierra Designs Wicked Jacket
Staying dry doesn’t mean you have to blow your tax return—this very affordable option is just 11.5 ounces, waterproof, and made from tough ripstop nylon that will last for decades.
$149 @ sierradesigns.com
Arc’Teryx Alpha SL Pullover
The old-school-style anorak is back—and it’s more than a retro fashion statement. This jacket is designed to withstand the planet’s worst weather, so rain and wind haven’t got a shot.
$250 @ arcteryx.com
Helly Hansen Barrier Stretch 3L Jacket
Waterproof jackets can leave you feeling like you’re wearing a garbage bag. Not this one. It’s constructed using a quiet, supple fabric that’s stretchy and breathable.
$250 @ hellyhansen.com
Patagonia M10 Jacket
Stripped of all unnecessary features and made using high-end three-layer waterproof/breathable nylon, this is the ultimate protection for minimalists. You won’t find a lighter, or more functional cover-up anywhere.
$400 @ patagonia.com