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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

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