5 best women’s waterproof jackets to keep you dry in April showers

Kelsey Chapman
Thursday 25 March 2021 18:02
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Temperatures may be on the rise, but we still have one major Spring hurdle to leap on our way into summer: the rain. While it’s tempting to go out for a stroll in just a tee shirt, it’s still smart to carry an extra layer–especially a waterproof one–in case you get caught in a downpour.

A good, old-fashioned plastic poncho is perfectly serviceable in a pinch, but we wanted to dig deeper to find some more stylish options that will come in handy this season and beyond. Keep scrolling to see our favorite waterproof jackets for Spring 2021 and protect yourself from April showers.

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Hunter womens original raincoat in yellow

Cute and classic, this standby yellow slicker gets a modern update with expert construction and a cool sheerness to the rubberized fabric. Hunter is the original producer of wellington boots, as well, so you can trust you’ll stay bone dry underneath the flashy exterior of this jacket.

BALEAF Women’s Cycling Running Jacket

Lightweight, packable, waterproof, and stylish, this bright windbreaker is everything you need to keep out the rain on runs, at music festivals (when they return anyway), and during soggy walks around town. We’re in love with this fluorescent yellowish-green shade that doubles as a safekeeping measure in dim weather conditions, but there are blue, rosy pink, and neutral options for anyone preferring a quieter look.

Perfect lightweight jacket

A relaxed fit, water-resistant fabric, and plenty of pockets give this ultra-functional jacket its “perfect” moniker, but we’re also in love with the cinch-able waist that you can pull taut or leave loose to create different shapes for different moods. It’s also machine washable for convenience and ease, and it comes in a variety of bright and subdued hues so you can match it to your own preferred palette.

Women's Splash Side™ Jacket

Another option for those who like their jackets relaxed, adjustable, and hip-length is this pearly pink stunner. Elastic cuffs and a great hood keep out an unwanted moisture, while the breathable fabric helps you stay ventilated even in maximum humidity. And the color? We are enamored with its sweet, spring-like charm.

Joules Golightly Print Raincoat

Polka dots never go out of style, especially when they’re splashed all over an adorable spring jacket in varying sizes with pops of color to set them off. This jacket is lightweight with waterproof taped seams to keep out the droplets and elastic cuffs for further protection. A fishtail hem is universally flattering, and you can wash it in your machine at home–just make sure to hang-dry.

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