Utah’s jacket-wearing season is a short one. But if there’s a time of year to sport one, it’s now. Here are our favorite jackets for protecting you in sudden storms and windy weather.
The Rab Momentum Jacket is made from fully waterproof, three-layer eVent® fabric that provides maximum storm protection in a lightweight package. Waterproof taped seams, a rain drain and a helmet-compatible hood keep water off your skin and clothes in any weather. This jacket thrives in rainstorms, alpine conditions, adventure races, backpacking trips and wherever else outdoor sports and bad weather collide. Available for men and women. $284 us.rab.uk.com
Hardshell meets softshell with the Helly Hansen Barrier Stretch 3L Jacket. It’s highly breathable and is ideal for high-intensity outdoor spring and summer sports. Lightweight construction and laser cut vent holes promote moisture movement to keep you dry during activity. Plus, it’s waterproof and wind resistant to keep you comfortable while camping, backpacking, running, cycling and more. Men’s and women’s styles available. $250 hellyhansen.com
Is it possible to look cute in a rainstorm? With the women’s Isis Raindrop Trench, yes it is. The long length offers more protection than a regular jacket, and it has great features like waterproof, breathable 2.5-layer fabric, fully-taped seams and a 2-way front zipper for ventilation. This trench has a stylish fit, adjustable partial elastic cuffs and roll-up sleeves that secure with snap tabs. Trench coats not your style? Try the Isis Misty Mountain Jacket for the same storm protection in a shorter shell design. Rain Drop $189, Misty Mountain $99
Looking for more jackets? Check out our Green Gear Guide