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Best Men's & Women's Waterproof Jackets AW16

By Cotswold Outdoor
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If you’re looking for high altitude performance, or the latest city styling, you can find both and everything in between in our new season mens and womens waterproofs. Our Clothing Buyer Sam has picked out the best waterproof jackets from her range for you to choose from.

Best Mens Waterproofs

1. Fjallraven Keb Eco Shell

“Named after Sweden’s highest peak, Kebnekaise, the Keb Eco Shell is suitable for trekking and skiing in the mountains, as well as everyday outdoors use. With a host of useful features including Napoleon-style chest pockets, a helmet compatible wire-peaked hood to defend against torrential downpours, and core vents for working hard outdoors. Crafted from recycled Polyester the Eco Shell is about as sustainable as a waterproof can get.”

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2. Arc’teryx Zeta LT

“Ideal for hiking and multi-day trekking in the mountains the Zeta LT jacket from Arc’teryx features the new GORE-TEX® C-KNIT™ Backer Technology, for exceptional next to skin comfort when wearing shorter sleeves underneath. A unique circular weave allows the Zeta to glide easily over other layers. In true Arc’teryx style the Zeta LT includes intelligent features such as offset seams to reduce pack chaffing, and a ballcap adjuster on the back of the StormHood™ to get the best fit, ensuring it stays in place.”

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3. Mountain Equipment Changabang

“Setting the standard for mountain protection, the new and improved Changabang jacket from Mountain Equipment includes a range of classic features, along with a convenient ski pass pocket on the arm, new for this season. Tailored to a mountain fit, articulated sleeves make it ideal for active high altitude sports. The Changabang looks incredible, with blue contrasting kiwi coloured zips.”

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4. Berghaus Arran

“Built with Berghaus innovation at the core, the Arran is constructed with a suite of features ideal for hiking. Reinforced shoulder and back panels ensure durability where a pack causes friction, while an adjustable hood can be rolled away to prevent annoying flapping in high winds. Engineered from Hydroshell Elite waterproof fabric the Arran jacket can withstand the worst weather conditions.”

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5. Montane Atomic

“This new lightweight shell is built from breathable Pertex® Shield fabric, and is ideal for a range of outdoor activities. Packing down to a convenient size, the Atomic jacket thrives in changeable environments where versatility is key. Able to keep out gales and downpours, this streamline hardshell will become your new favourite jacket.”

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6. Haglofs Roc Spirit

“Stripped of any unnecessary features, the Roc Spirit is a 4-season shelter. Engineered from GORE-TEX® Pro fabric, the Spirit is at home on Alpine assaults or long trekking days. The high wear areas have been reinforced, while seamless shoulders, sides, and arms enhance the jackets protective qualities, and a helmet compatible hood is perfect for multiple outdoor activities.”

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Best Womens Waterproofs

 

7. Arc’teryx Zeta LT

“Ideal for hiking and multi-day trekking in the mountains the Zeta LT jacket from Arc’teryx features the new GORE-TEX® C-KNIT™ Backer Technology, for exceptional next to skin comfort when wearing shorter sleeves underneath. A unique circular weave allows the Zeta to glide easily over other layers. In true Arc’teryx style the Zeta LT includes intelligent features such as offset seams to reduce pack chaffing, and a ballcap adjuster on the back of the StormHood™ to get the best fit, ensuring it stays in place.”

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8. Rab Vidda

“Tailored for a regular fit and ideal for layering, the Vidda is designed with mountain and hill walking in mind. With abrasion resistant shoulders for increased durability when wearing a pack, the three layer eVent® fabric can withstand all conditions. Adjustable cuffs and hem combined with a large storm flap covering the main zip help keep the elements at bay in the toughest environments.”

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9. Regatta Ravenscliff

“New this season, the Ravenscliff is a durable 3-layer waterproof with an innovative feature set, including a versatile two way adjustable hood with a reinforced peak ensuring visibility in driving rain, while taped seams and an inner stormflap defend you against the weather. Offering unbelievable value, the Ravenscliff will become an instant classic.”

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10. Berghaus Bowood

“Suitable for countryside walks and stylish enough for the daily commute, the Bowood is the perfect example of city style with outdoor performance. Crafted from AQ™2 breathable, weatherproof fabric, the Bowood can withstand the worst winter weather.”

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11. Didricksons Thelma

“Perfect for chilly winter days, this knee length waterproof is crafted with a beautiful Swedish style in mind. With a roomy fit and an adjustable hood, there really isn’t a more stylish way to stay dry this winter. Featuring a plethora of pockets, this media ready coat can accommodate everything you need for your daily commute.”

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Expertly picked by

Sam Crouch, Clothing Buyer

Our clothing buyer Sam has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 6 years and has amassed over 14 years experience in retail. She enjoys backpacking, running and scuba diving. Travel is also a big part of her life, she recently visited Asia and went scuba diving in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.