Stylish Raincoats That Keep You Dry

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Oh, boy…Raincoats! I get questions at this time every year about a rain jacket round-up…so look no further! It is here!

This time, I’m including a few photos in a couple of our favorites, in addition to a full round-up at the end. If you have to don your raincoat as often as I do, you know that A): they get old (read: boring) super fast and B): you need them to perform. My current criteria for new raincoats:

  • Interesting shape or style (I’m so tired of my go-to, black, super-waterproof jacket. Though it’s still around for hiking, I don’t want to grab that every day!)
  • A fun element (this could be the color, lining, etc.,)
  • Still holds up in continual rain

Here are my top two favs right now that I’m wearing on repeat. Shana helped me out with a couple of her favorites below, too!

Our Favorite Raincoats For Fall

Laura’s Favorites

Pendleton Astoria Rain Slicker – I snagged this one this summer and couldn’t love it more. It’s a classic rain-slicker style, which is a fun update from my high-performance fitted shell I’ve worn for years. Love the A-line shape, and the lovely classic Pendleton stripes on the lining. It keeps you nice and dry with the poly outer, and the lining makes it warmer inside. Both layers add good warmth to this overall, and it still fits nicely over sweaters and sweatshirts. Pendleton is from Oregon, too! Love representing. Runs large. Wearing an XS. *Ooh, and this is 30% off right now with code FRIENDS!

Everlane The City Anorak – I’m becoming the biggest fan of Everlane. I got this raincoat last spring and it has become a real favorite. It’s a fabulous color and has a giant hood. It also runs a little large. I went with an XS here, too. It comes in black, as well as a gorgeous navy blue. It’s lighter weight than the slicker above, and is great for spring and fall. I love that it’s long, too, for any sitting outside in rainy weather. Everlane continues to impress me as a brand, as well, with their sustainable and honorable practices.

Shana’s Favorites

The North Face Laney II Trench Coat – To quote Shana: “I love the longer length of this North Face jacket, and the fact that it’s so comfortable to wear. (Some raincoats are awfully stiff or not breathable….but not this one!) Lastly, the tailoring is impeccable. It fits in the shoulders, nips in at the waist, but I can still easily lift my arms. And it looks so impossibly French-girl chic. (There’s a reason so many of you swear by The North Face – I get it, I really do.)” The dark gray heather version is on sale here! (Shana’s is the former version with the belt. The current version has an attached belt just on the sides for the nipping in at the waist.)

Lole Lainey Jacket – I think Shana must only like raincoats with the name Lainey…but anyway. Here are her thoughts about this adorable yellow jacket. “I wore it hiking in Moab, and all summer. It’s lightweight but totally rainproof, and folds down into a little pouch making it perfect for travel. Perfect for layering over a woolly sweater. (Size up one size – runs a bit small).”

Our Top Fall Rain Jackets

1. Levi’s Water Repellant Hooded Parka – This is just super fun. It also comes in pink if you’re a pink gal. Love it.

2. Pendleton Astoria Rain Slicker – The one I’m wearing above. Love it. Size down. Wearing XS.

3. Lole Lainey Jacket – Shana’s yellow jacket. Comes in a few other shades, too. Size up. Runs slightly small.

4. Columbia Splash a Little II – You can’t go wrong with Columbia, another NW-based brand, for value and quality. Love this red. Comes in other colors, too. I find Columbia to run pretty TTS in general.

5. The North Face Laney II Trench Coat – Shana’s other coat from above. SO many good reviews and she loves hers. The North Face has a good lifetime warranty on most of their products, making them a good investment.

6. Eddie Bauer Girl On the Go Insulated Trench – This is super cute and a similar vibe to The North Face coat, but at a bit lower price point and currently on sale! Eddie Bauer used to have a great reputation for quality, I just haven’t shopped from them in a while. I’d love to try this and compare to Shana’s fav. Additional stock and colors available here.


Shop Cute & Functional Raincoats for Fall


Have you fellow raincoat wearers found any favorites lately? It’s fun to find something a bit different, but I also understand having those go-to’s year after year that never let you down. I’m up for hearing about either, so please share! From your resident PNW’er…

I’m only happy when it rains!



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  1. I feel like you’re really missing out on some gorgeous British florals. ;P I would love to see you ladies style some Joules!

  2. Elizabeth Rafter on

    I love that Everlane one! And since it rains in Philadelphia like it’s a hot version of the PNW, it seems like it might be something to get soon!

  3. Boden is my go-to. They have amazing prints and are fleece-lined. I’ve gotten so many compliments on mine through the years and they last a really long time. I actually really like Joules, too!

  4. Thanks for the post! Which one do you think is the warmest? I have Spring/Fall rain covered, but in search of one for cold, rainy Bay Area winter mornings…

    • I am really liking the weight of the Pendleton one I have and it seems quite warm since it’s made from the rubber/poly with a cotton lining. I haven’t tried on Shana’s The North Face, but I’d imagine that one is fairly warm, too. The Pendleton style has plenty of room for layering a sweater underneath which I like.

  5. I just got the “Perfect Rain Coat” from J. Crew, in a gorgeous bright cerise color. Not lined, so good for light fall wear, I bought large enough for layering later on.

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