April Showers

Finisterre Orians Waterproof Jacket

The Orians rain jacket by Finisterre is a fully waterproof jacket in a casual wearable style, paying homage to traditional fisherman’s waterproofs. Made from breathable material with taped internal seams and deep double-entry pockets, the soft brushed finish fabric contains 80% recycled nylon and has a fluorocarbon-free DWR finish, helping to protect both you and the planet. £165.00, Available Finisterre.com

MR.P Bonded-Cotton Parka

Mr.Porters, Mr P.’s brand is flying high at the moment and this parka is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Cut in a longline profile that’ll both offer protection against the elements and accommodate a few layers beneath, it’s made from two layers of cotton that are bonded together for durability and fitted with a roomy hood and internal drawstring, which can be drawn in to adjust the shape. £395.00, Available Mrporter.com

Jack Wolfskin Mount Elgon Jacket

Whether you’re out and about in the woods of England or exploring the Highlands of Scotland, the Mount Elgon jacket is more than a match for any weather. And the best bit? It’s made of 100% recycled fabrics. Suitable for keeping you dry from the worst rain or snowstorms, its also very breathable, helping to keep you cool so when you’re moving fast. If you need extra ventilation, simply open up the venting zips. You can stow your smartphone, GPS device etc in one of the many pockets. In cold weather, you can ‘winterise’ the Mouth Elgon by using the system zip to combine it with a compatible inner jacket. £190.00, Available Jack-wolfskin.co.uk

The North Face Quest Jacket

The Quest jacket continues to deliver great value for money along with reliable rain and wind protection. The shell is made from lightweight, two-layer DryVent with taped seams and a water repellent finish. It features a fitted, adjustable hood and a cinch-cord hem and elasticated cuffs to keep bad weather out. A brushed-knit chin guard means the top of the zip won’t become irritating and there are two zipped hand pockets.
£100.00, Available Thenorthface.co.uk

Gramicci Stormfleece Zion

This green Gramicci Stormfleece Zion jacket is both water-repellent and windproof and features a fleece collar, a geometric switch on chest, collar and hem, a full length zip and is cut for a relaxed silhouette. It’s got cuff sleeves, two side pockets, a zip pocket and an embroidered Gramicci logo on the chest. £290.00, Available Brownsfashion.com

Barbour Reginald Waterproof

Of course no jacket shopping list would be complete without some form of Barbour jacket. With its breathable waterproof fabric, mesh-lined hood and adjustable hem, the Reginald is designed for all-weather comfort and style. £199.00, Available Barbour.com

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