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 soaking at least. From torrential monsoon season storms in the tropics to Lake District drizzle, the best waterproof jackets form an effective but breathable barrier against the rain, allowing you to enjoy a day in the outdoors no matter what the weather throws at you. At Ellis Brigham you'll find a comprehensive range of waterproof jackets from top end technical shells down to simple walking jackets, keeping you protected during any outdoor activity.

Our collection of men's waterproof jackets comes from industry-leading brands like The North Face, Arc'teryx, Mountain Equipment, Rab and Mountain Hardwear. Waterproof jackets for women 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 waterproof jackets for kids – made to perform and fit just as well as Mum’s and Dad’s.

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. At the top end GORE-TEX jacket fabrics offer tried-and-tested performance for the gamut of outdoor sports, but newcomers to the market 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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