A heavy raincoat can be your best friend while the weather is wet, but not quite down coat-worthy. Rather than layering a lightweight rain slicker, the raincoat allows you to stay warm and dry while the temps are hovering around 40 degrees. A waterproof raincoat that doubles down on functionality with sherpa, down, or fleece lining can be the best weapon against the annoying weather that comes with the start of a new year.
Women’s ReNew Anorak
This lightweight anorak is the perfect layer for chilly fall days and wet spring mornings. It’s a slightly oversized fit, so you can put it over even the bulkiest of sweaters. As a part of Everlane’s sustainable collection, it’s made from recycled fabric crafted from 28 plastic water bottles. Want a shorter option? The ReNew Windbreaker is a great outer layer that can be worn loose or cinched at the waist.
Dickies Men's Fleece-Lined Hooded Jacket
Lined with soft fleece, this water-resistant jacket has a full hood (with an adjustable drawstring) to keep your head nice and dry. The cinched, elastic cuffs will keep water from seeping in. It comes in a handful of neutral colors like charcoal, navy, and black.
Mainstay 2.0 Insulated Trench
The Mainstay 2.0 Insulated Trench from Eddie Bauer is just as the name suggests: insulated. It features the brand’s WeatherEdge Plus technology (fully seam-sealed and waterproof) and is lined with 80g Thermfil insulation to feel more like a winter coat than a raincoat. Throw this on when that lovely flurry turns into the dreaded wintery mix.
Columbia Flash Forward Lined Windbreaker
There may not be anything better than the classic windbreaker design. Columbia’s Flash Forward Lined Windbreaker is a great change of pace, with its lightweight fleece lining and zip-through construction. It also comes in a couple different color combinations, so you can get the most out of your outer layer, without adding bulk
Ellos Women's Plus Size Sherpa Lined Hooded Raincoat
The Sherpa Lined Hooded Raincoat from Ellos runs from size 10 up to size 28. The lining itself is also incredibly unique, with the bottom half being a quilted fill construction, while the upper is lined with faux shearling.
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