Best Men's Rain Gear for 2024 - IMBOLDN
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When the heavens open up and rain pours down, it doesn’t have to dampen your spirits or your style. Staying dry and looking good while doing so is a crucial part of conquering the elements. In this comprehensive guide, we’ve scoured the market to bring you the best men’s rain gear options available for today’s modern man. 

Whether you’re braving a sudden downpour in the city or heading into the great outdoors, our selection of top-tier rain gear will ensure you stay comfortable and stylish while embracing even the wettest of adventures.

Rains Jacket

When it comes to men’s rain gear, having something that’s waterproof, windproof, and lightweight is vital. This jacket from Rains checks the boxes. It’s cut from the brand’s signature PU fabric and features ultrasonically welded seams. The finish is lightweight with a soft feel and elegant drape.  Features include double welded slanting flap pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a fishtail hem. The look is finished with snap fastenings, under-arm eyelets, and a back yoke with concealed vents.

Filson Swiftwater Rain Jacket

Filson’s rain jacket boasts a waterproof membrane that is full of microscopic pores that allow vapors and heat to escape while blocking all water entry. In addition, this fully seam-sealed jacket provides unfailing protection in the wettest of conditions. The front storm flap with a zipper chin guard and the two-way adjustable hood provide additional protection.

cotopaxi Cielo Rain Anorak

This eco-friendly anorak is made from PFC-free recycled materials. Its waterproof fabric and full seam taping effectively keep water out. The jacket has side zips for easy on and off and its hook-and-loop adjustment cuff keeps the wind out. Keep your EDC stowed in the drop-in zippered pocket on the jacket front.

Rains Fishtail Parka

Providing great overall coverage by virtue of its length, the Rains parka also has a drawstring fishtail hem that lends even further protection from the rain. The jacket features pockets, elasticated cuffs, and a drawstring hood with a signature built-in cap. Providing substantial airflow, the back yoke has concealed vents.

REI Rab Downpour Plus 2.0 Jacket

With updated styling and a focus on sustainability, the Downpour Plus 2.0 jacket is ready for rainy days whether you’re heading to work or out running errands. Available in a choice of five colorways, the jacket boasts a 2.5-layer Pertex Shield waterproof membrane. The helmet-compatible hood has front and rear adjustments that can be altered on the move or rolled down and secured in winds to prevent flapping.

Stutterheim Stockholm Lightweight Raincoat

The Stockholm Raincoat is a straight-fit raincoat made with ultra-light waterproof fabric. It’s tailored with double-welded seams for complete protection against the rain. The drawstring hood and under-arm eyelets add ease of movement and comfort during inclement weather. Its thin and packable fabric makes this garment perfect to take when on the go.

Filson Swiftwater Rain Pants

A perfect match for the Swiftwater Rain Jacket, the rain pants are made from a 2.5-layer shell fabric that is constructed with tough, lightweight 3.8-oz. ripstop nylon with a waterproof membrane laminated to their interior. Like the jacket, the waterproof membrane is full of microscopic pores that allow vapors and heat to escape, yet keep out rain and snow. 8” zippers at the cuffs allow donning over boots also secured with rubberized snaps. 

REI Co-op Trailmade Rain Pants

These 2.5-layer, fully seam-sealed nylon shell pants provide lightweight, waterproof, and breathable performance. Made with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish to shed rain, their crotch gusset allows a full range of movement and the articulated knees enhance mobility. The lower zippered leg vents allow easy on and off without having to remove your boots, while the elastic drawcord waistband lets you customize the way the pants fit.

Rains Rain Pants Regular

Designed to be worn over trousers or shorts, the Rain Pants Regular are lightweight wet-weather mainstays that are easily packable. The pants’ minimal silhouette is finished with zipped and elasticated cuffs, along with subtle accents including metal eyelets and drawstring tips. Cut from Rains’ signature PU fabric and featuring ultrasonically welded seams, the finish is lightweight with a soft feel.

Filson x XTRATUF Insulated Legacy Rain Boots

Made from triple-dipped rubber construction, these slip-resistant rain boots are 100% waterproof and are built for unrivaled warmth and comfort in wet, cold conditions.  Nicknamed “Alaskan Sneakers” their 5mm neoprene interior bootie provides a comfort rating to -20F and features an air mesh lining to help keep feet dry.

REI Bogs Kicker Rain Chelsea II Boots

Crafted with ultra-soft and flexible rubber, these 100% waterproof boots have Neo-Tech gore on the sides for easy on and off. DuraFresh natural biotechnology activates to fight odors and the Max-Wick used in their construction evaporates sweat to keep feet dry. The BLOOM™ EVA footbeds are made with algae biomass and the nylon shanks built into the footbeds offer stability and support.

All-Weather Waterproof Duckboot

Boasting the all-day comfort of a lightweight pair of sneakers, these boots offer a combination of rugged, boot-like performance. They’re built with a cushy insole, a shock-absorbing midsole, and a breathable membrane that wicks away moisture. Featuring a traditional duckboot ‘Trapunto’ toe box, the boots are constructed with waterproof nubuck, full grain leather, suede, and a tread designed for traction in all elements. These are a must have in the best men’s rain gear category.