Stay comfy and dry even when it’s bucketing down with a quality raincoat or rain jacket. Check out our range of rainwear for men, women and kids and be sure you’re ready to brave the elements.
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What types of rainwear are available at Anaconda?
Whether you're preparing for a trek through the mountains or just your commute to work, a good raincoat or rain jacket is worth its weight in gold when the skies open up. At Anaconda we've got men's, women's and kids' raincoats and rain jackets for all kinds of activities - from packable rainwear to full length raincoats and rain pants for those who need to stay dry in even the biggest downpours. Whatever you're looking for, Anaconda has the rainwear you need to stay warm, dry and comfortable out in the elements.
What features should I look out for when buying rainwear?
The features you should look for in rainwear largely depend on what sort of activities you plan on doing while wearing it. Will you be doing exercise like hiking or skiing, and if so, will this be low, moderate, or high intensity? Also, what climate will you be in? Will it be cold, warm or varied? Let's have a look at the different things to consider when choosing the best rainwear for you.
Waterproof vs water resistant
The difference between a water-resistant and waterproof jacket is largely down to the fabric used to make the garment. A water-resistant material is woven very tightly so that water struggles to get through. But with enough rain, a water-resistant jacket will let some water in.
On the other hand, waterproof fabric provides a complete barrier to water. A plastic poncho is completely waterproof for example, but if you were doing any physical activity in a plastic poncho you'd sweat so much you would be just as uncomfortable as standing in the rain. That's why breathability is also important if you're going to be active in your rainwear. So, if you're planning on spending long periods in heavy rain, opt for a waterproof jacket. If you're just looking for a bit of protection from patchy rain, a water-resistant jacket will more than likely be fine.
How warm you want your rain jacket to be is also an important consideration. After all, it's not always a good idea to opt for a warm rain jacket. If you're in a warmer climate and/or planning to be active, a thin shell with room for a base layer fleece, or pullover if you need it might be a good option. If you are looking for warmth as well as protection from the rain, a softshell jacket could be worth considering.
Find the Right Rainwear at Anaconda
If you're still not sure what kind of raincoat or rain jacket is best for you, we've put together this handy Waterproof Clothing Buying Guide that has in depth information to help you make the best decision. Or, if you're heading to colder climbs, check out our Best Jackets for Winter article to make sure you stay toasty and dry when it matters most.
If you'd like to see the range in person or chat to one of our expert team members, take a look at our store finder to find a store near you.