Is summer over? Certainly feels like it with the amount of rain we've had over the last 2 weeks. A quick shower in summer will often take the unprepared by surprise – but not you! Armed with our review of 5 of our best buy waterproof jackets from our summer sale you can be comfortable and dry and feel rather smug in the knowledge that you'll have the very latest waterproof jacket at the very best price.
Mountain Equipment Women's Arcadia GTX - £119.99
Made from GORE-TEX Active Shell which offers extreme breathability and durable waterproofing, the Arcadia is ideal for warmer conditions. It's easy to stash in your pack due to its lightweight fabric and weight (only 295g for a size 12) plus underarm vents ensure you can maximise airflow on the move.
Verdict: Attractive price, perfect for done in a day activities.
Rab Men's Volt - £95.99
For under £100 this jacket is hard to beat for value and performance. A top-end alpine jacket that’s incredibly light (370g – size:large) with all the features you need – pit zips, helmet compatible hood etc. Utilising Pertex Shield the jacket offers breathability and waterproofing for fast moving pursuits. The fabric offers some stretch for freedom of movement
Verdict: Amazing Jacket, unbeatable value.
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket £127.49
Multi versatile jacket from Patagonia using H2No waterproof and breathable fabric. Lightweight (388g size: medium) and offering great stretch and comfort. The Torrentshell has been well constructed with a micro fleece lined neck, draw cords and helmet compatible hood it’s perfect for just about any activity on the hill
Verdict: Comfortable, versatile jacket for under £130!
Rab Myriad Jacket £149.99
Rab's newest waterproof jacket made in Polartec NeoShell
is fully featured for heavy use in the mountains but equally at home on walks and treks. Rab have managed to shave off the weight (380g size: 12) to create a lighter, more supple shell without compromising the breathability or waterproof protection.
Verdict: We love the fit and durability
Haglofs Men's LIM Proof Jacket £89.99
At £89.99 this jacket is not only the cheapest in our list but also the lightest at 230g. Part of Haglof's 'Less Is More' (LIM) range that produces some of the lightest clothing available, the 'Proof' jacket is an ultra minimalistic lightweight trekking shell that's free of some of the unnecessary weight that you'll find on other jackets. It manages to keep the weight low with fewer seems (thereby improving durability), less pockets and elasticated cuffs. The elasticated hood has a reinforced peak and offers a great snug fit.
Verdict: light on weight, easy on the pocket!