A waterproof jacket is the most important piece of wet weather gear to have in the hills. If you haven't got one, you're asking for trouble - or a probable soaking at least. From torrential monsoon season storms in the tropics to drizzle in the Lake District, the best waterproof jackets form an effective but breathable barrier against the rain, allowing you to enjoy your time in the outdoors no matter what the weather throws at you. At Ellis Brigham you'll find an unrivalled collection from top end technical shells to simple packable walking jackets, keeping you protected during any outdoor activity.

Our collection of men's styles comes from industry-leading brands like The North Face, Arc'teryx, Mountain Equipment, and Rab. Women's jackets are built around a totally different fit block to provide a tailored shape that dramatically improves comfort for active outdoors use. And don’t forget the kids – our collection is made to perform and fit just as well as Mum’s and Dad’s.

Breathable Waterproofing

What unites them all is ‘breathability’. This is an essential process whereby moisture is able to diffuse from the humid internal climate through to the outside of the jacket, keeping the wearer more comfortable when working hard on the hill. GORE-TEX fabrics offer tried-and-tested performance for the gamut of outdoor sports, but alternatives like Polartec NeoShell, Pertex Shield+ and Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q give the consumer an enviable choice. If you’d like more advice view our technical guide or Ask an Expert and let us talk you through the array of different fabrics available.



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