Best Waterproof Jackets for Men: Sizing, Style, and Fit.

What are the best waterproof jackets? – great question and one we hear a lot. So, to help you out, we created this article to highlight our best-selling waterproof jackets. Our customers love them, and we hope you do too.

A good waterproof jacket is an essential item for the outdoors. Your waterproof jacket will be there for you through rain, hail, and shine, so take your time to research and find the right one for you. Here at Trespass, waterproof jackets are our forte. It rains a lot here in the UK so a waterproof coat is almost as important as your shoes. As the quote goes;

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing’ whoever wrote that must have invested in a good rain jacket. 

When choosing a waterproof jacket, there are lots of options. From lightweight men’s pac a macs for summer to padded heavyweight jackets for winter. Here are some things to take into consideration before making your decision: 


The type of fabric determines how breathable your jacket will be. This is important – especially for high-intensity walking, it prevents too much sweat or overheating.


The best waterproof jackets should fit closely with enough room for movement – and to add extra layers.


On the best waterproof jackets, the hood should easily adjust and fasten firmly around your head and face without obstructing your vision.


Although not essential – pockets are super handy for carrying items like a compass, map, hat, and gloves. Look for pockets with water-resistant flaps/zip for extra protection on wet and windy days – especially if you keep your phone in your pocket.

And now for the best men’s waterproof jackets (our top picks!) Here goes:

1. Oswalt Men’s DLX Waterproof Jacket

A top quality, hi-tech waterproof jacket

Best for: Adventurers that love to trek in snow, rain, and wind.

Technical rating: Waterproof Rating: 20,000mm | Breathability rating: 10,000mvp

The Oswalt DLX jacket is designed to keep you dry and comfortable in the toughest weather conditions. It’s the kind of jacket that makes the heaviest rainstorm feel like a light shower. We have combined years of experience in the outdoors with highly technical materials to create a jacket that will support you in the rain, wind, snow, and even heat.

With a breathability rating of 10,000 MVP and a waterproof rating of 20,000 MVP, you’re truly ready for whatever the weather throws at you. Keep your valuables dry all day long with water-repellent zip pockets – a bonus! Choose from a variety of colours to suit your style.

2. Shoulton Men’s Padded Waterproof Jacket

The best waterproof winter jacket

Best for: Everyday use – a trusty winter-warmer

Technical rating: Waterproof 8000mm | Breathable 5000mvp

For a padded waterproof jacket that is practical yet stylish? You have come to the right place. Whether you’re walking the dog, commuting, or enjoying a winter walk – this jacket is a winter staple.

A Trespass customer-favourite;

“I can honestly say it’s the best coat I’ve bought. The look is very stylish. The fit allows me to easily fit another jacket underneath but it doesn’t look silly and oversized when I don’t. The quality is excellent, very well put together”. 

Padded, long-length style, windproof, and waterproof it’s a firm favourite.

3. Renner Men’s DLX Insulated Waterproof Jacket

The best waterproof jacket for hiking

Best for: Trekking outdoors or on the school run. All-rounder.
Technical rating: Waterproof 20000mm | Breathable 10000mvp

The Renner DLX jacket fits in just as well in the daily commute as it does trekking outdoors. It’s insulated with DLX-Heat technology to keep you warm and comfortable on those wet and wild days. The adjustable zip-off hood and cuffs allow you to tailor the jacket to suit your style. It’s a high-performing great all-rounder – an investment in your winter wardrobe.

4. Retract Men’s Hi-Vis Waterproof Packaway Jacket

The best lightweight and packable waterproof jacket

Best for: Running, cycling, or packing for a day trip.
Technical rating: Waterproof 5000mm | Breathable 5000mvp

The Retract Hi-Vis is the ultimate lightweight waterproof packaway jacket to see you through all weathers. If you have ever experienced a sudden downpour in summer – you’ll know the importance of a good packaway jacket. Yep, that’s right – it does rain in Scotland in May, June, July, and so on! Compact, lightweight, and breathable – it folds away into your backpack so that you never get caught out again. The hi-vis yellow design is ideal for running or cycling when it’s dark.

5. Donelly Men’s Waterproof Jacket

The best budget waterproof jacket

Best for: Everyday use!
Technical rating: Waterproof 5000mm | Breathable 5000mvp

If you are looking for a waterproof jacket that does the job (keeps you protected from the wind and rain) and looks good – then you have come to the right place. The Donelly Waterproof Jacket will tick all of your boxes. This jacket boasts a waterproof rating of 5000m and breathability of 5000 – keeping you dry in the most adverse weather conditions. The padded insulation, taped seams, and adjustable concealed hood offer a snug, flexible fit that will keep wind and rain at bay. It’s a classic Trespass waterproof!

With many of these options, you’ll still need to layer up to stay warm – especially in the colder months. Shop our men’s fleece jackets or thermal base layers.

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