Best rain jackets

9 May, 2019

Winter is creeping up on us and for Auckland that means more rainfall and colder days. So be prepared for the turning weather by investing in a decent raincoat that will keep you cosy and dry. We have made things a little easier for you by listing all the best rain jackets and coats in the city.

Women’s Dispatch Rain Jacket | $249.99 | Macpac, 131 Queen St

Stay dry in the ‘Women’s Dispatch Rain Jacket’ from Macpac on Queen Street. This unisex jacket is water resistant and windproof with taped seams, while the PU-coated nylon fabric ensures breathability and durability. This versatile jacket is very compact and is easily tucked away in its pocket, so you can always have it with you.

Men’s Resolve 2 Jacket | $220 | The North Face, 4/80 Queen St 

There’s no need to fear the rain with The North Face ‘Men’s Resolve 2 Jacket’ (pictured above left). The waterproof rain jacket has a seam-sealed DryVent shell and a breathable mesh lining. Not only does it protect you from the weather but It also comes in a range of stylish colours and has an adjustable hood which conveniently stows inside the collar.

Rains Jacket | $160 | Smith & Caugheys, 253-261 Queen St

New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared with the ‘Rains Jacket’ (above centre) from Smith & Caugheys. This unisex rain jacket features an adjustable hood, front domed pockets and under arm ventilation. It’s lightweight water resistant fabric is guaranteed to keep you warm and dry on those wet days.

Arctic Hooded Splice Sd Windcheater Jacket | $199.95 | Superdry, 101 Queen Street

Superdry women's Arctic hooded splice SD-Windcheater jacket is perfect for those extra frosty days where the wind is just as bad - if not worse than the rain. This essential outdoor jacket features a fleece lined body, adjustable bungee cord hood and double layer collar, as well as triple layer zip fastening. Take a visit to Superdry's brand new Queen Street store, chuck this on and you'll feel as snug as if you were inside by a roaring fire! 

Women’s Oversized Utility Jacket | $79.99 | H & M, 1/21 Queen St

For a stylish everyday coat head to H & M on Queen street and get yourself an ‘Oversized Utility Jacket' (pictured above right). The jacket’s dropped shoulders and soft linen blend fabric makes it comfortable to wear, whilst its up-right collar and wind flap with concealed snap fasteners keep you warm and protected from the wind, perfect for the colder days ahead.

Lawrence Women’s ngx Rain Jacket | $150-$200 | Kathmandu, 151 Queen St

The ‘Lawrence women’s Jacket’ from Kathmandu is designed to keep you dry in style. The jacket is made from recycled materials. It has a houndstooth lining, a melange effect fabric and origami like cuffs, which adds to its contemporary look. The jacket is also lightweight, packable, and weatherproof, making it ideal for travellers.

Men’s Hillary navy ripstop check raincoat| $799 | Rembrandt, 41 Shortland St

If you’re after a raincoat that also looks great in a corporate office the Rembrandt ‘hillary navy ripstop check raincoat’ is perfect for you. The coat is very well fitted and has a checkered pattern that will have you looking very slick. This winter essential also features waterproof fabric on the outside and wool on the inside that will keep you nice and warm on your way to and from work.