Rad Winter Raincoats


Hey, hey, Party Peeps. Token rainy-weather gal here coming at you from Portland with my usual raincoat roundup. This year it’s a bit earlier and focuses on warmer raincoats — perfect for cooler weather and winter. This is the time of year where we get a decent amount of rain — that’s like actual rain and not regular Portland mist — so I am always on the hunt for a fab-yet-stylish coat (the struggle is real).

Edgy & Warm: Rain Jackets For Cold Weather

I’ve perused the internets, y’all, and there are a few that stand out as worthy mentions here. I always look for rain jackets with at least a little detail to set it apart…whether that’s a longer length, a nipped-in waist, some trench details, a cool plaid…just something beyond the basic raincoats I see everywhere here. Yawn.

This Aquarian gets real bored of stuff really quickly if you haven’t noticed and living where I do, raincoats are definitely no exception. A reader requested edgy waterproof outerwear and I tried…I tried, y’all. But I’d totally wear all of these rain jackets below and pair them with cool combat boots, faux leather or coated jeans, or a rad backpack to add some edge.

The struggle is real. We're hunting warm raincoats — edgy & stylish + perfect for cool weather & winter. Plaid, trench, interesting details — see our favs.

1/ Ralph Lauren Plaid Print Trench – On sale for $119 right now. I love the plaid!

2/ Lolë Piper Jacket – This lovely is one of Shana’s favorites. And this color, y’all. I love the longer length here for a chic look that’s still practical. I recently discovered some of last year’s colors are on sale though, too!

3/ Helly Hansen Trench – I’ve heard great things about Helly Hansen coats, and this one is adorable. I love a trench with an actual hood on it because we don’t have time for umbrellas up here, so hoods are where it’s at.

4/ Joules Loxley – Many of you readers have mentioned loving Joules coats. I love the shade of this one, the drawstring at the waist, and the jersey lining in the hood and upper body so it’s not a cold raincoat fabric against your neck.

5/ Hunter Rubberized Jacket – This is most similar to the style I am currently wearing every day. Mine is a sold out Pendleton version, but this is really close. I like the rubberized coats for added warmth and real rain protection. They aren’t as slim-fitting or sleek as some of the other options, but they’re great for layering over heavier sweaters and sweatshirts.

6/ Helly Hansen Welsey II Trench – This is a cool double-breasted trench option from Helly Hansen. Love the shape, the color and the neck. It also has a hood that can be worn out or rolled into the collar.

7/ The North Face City Breeze – This is another team favorite and you can’t go wrong with The North Face. This is next on my list to upgrade to for a warmer option that still has cool details and looks good on.

8/ L.L. Bean All-Season 3-in-1 – Many people swear by L.L. Bean jackets and have for years. This isn’t the ‘coolest’ of the bunch, but it’s probably the warmest and most versatile with the included liner layer for non-rainy days. It comes in a gray and an olive green, too, and I love the heathered fabric here.

9/ Madewell Vancouver Parka – This is the only non-nylon/polyester version I included. Many people here wear a wool option for the days it’s not pouring. The wool is nice and cozier and naturally repels water pretty decently. This is an adorable option with a removable faux fur hood lining because yeah, not rain friendly so much.

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If you have any favorite raincoats that have special details or something that makes them unique, do share! This roundup was inspired by a reader question, and I tried my best to find at least a few that were “edgy”-ish as requested. That is a tall order, friends. Any edgy raincoat finds that aren’t $500+, send ’em my way, y’all!



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  1. I have a Boden raincoat from several years ago that has maps of the UK printed o. It and hot pink fleece lining. I love it and get compliments every time I wear it

  2. Camo raincoat, YES! I have one (a lucky Marshall’s find, years ago) and get compliments every single rainy day. And thank you for explaining my constant need for change #aquariansrock

  3. I got you on the edgy raincoat. I bought the Open Road Rain Shell jacket from Athleta and I’m IN LOVE. On sale! Hi lo styling! Burst of color! Shoulder strap thing that at first seemed superfluous, but actual quite useful! I got the black, might go back for the tan.


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