Three of the best - lightweight rain jackets

We've showcased spring blazers and jackets earlier on this year, but now the spring showers are affecting us, it's an appropriate time to look at three of the best jackets to protect you from a storm. 

1 Norse Projects Elka Solid Jacket (above)

We've spoken about Norse Projects raincoats here before, so it's only suitable that we include one in this roundup. The Danish brand has been collaborating with Elka, a rainwear company founded in 1958, for two seasons now with some success and it's currently one of their most popular items - we say with good reason. www.norsestore.com

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2 Nike NSW Hooded Parka (above)

While some might be put off by the Nike branding, it's hard to argue that the NSW range is incredibly well done - easy-to-wear basics that utilise the tech-geekery that flows throughout the company's product range. A simple hooded parka like this one (End, £329) makes use of storm-fit fabric, a breathable shell that'll block out the rain and wind whilst not making you feel overly hot (a common problem in older raincoats). www.endclothing.co.uk

 

3 Woolrich Rain Shield Jacket (above)

This is decidedly more Eighties than the other two options, but don't let that put you off. This Woolrich number is just as well equipped to deal with a random downpour as the other two. But granted, it's less well equipped to deal with any 'bringing back the shell suit' jokes that may be thrown your way. www.my-wardrobe.com

Words by Jason Dike