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The 10 Best Rain Jackets The Keep You Dry During April Showers

We’re not sure what meteorology was like during the 17th Century, but we think people were on to something when they first used “Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers” in a poem back in 1610. Since then, the phrase has become synonymous with the manic weather that most of us experience in April. One of the reasons we have more rain during the fourth month of the year is because of the jet stream. We don’t want to get extremely scientific here, but the jet stream is a band of heavy winds that makes its way northwards in the spring. This allows depressions to bring strong winds and rain in from the Atlantic. So, in a way, there is some truth to the April showers phrase.

Regardless if you’re experiencing more than usual downpours, we could all use a quality rain jacket. Sometimes it may not be the most stylish, but it will certainly protect you from the elements. But, there are some that will certainly make a statement. Either way, the following 10 jackets will keep you dry for all of the April showers and beyond.

LL Bean – Pathfinder Waterproof Shell

281313 561 41 The 10 Best Rain Jackets The Keep You Dry During April ShowersBetween the waterproof technology, adjustable hood and breathable inside fabric, this one of the best jackets to take with you when enjoying the great outdoors like hiking or camping. And, it’s on sale for a comfortable $129.

Survivalon – Brevis

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Another great option if you spend a lot of time outside, thanks to this jacket being water repellent and windproof. But, the bold Orange color is sharp enough to proudly display wherever you’re going.

Eddie Bauer – Harbor Rain Shell

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Whether you’re hiking, fishing or trekking through the city during a torrential downpour, this lightweight, windproof and water resistant jacket from Eddie Bauer will do its job in protecting you from the elements. We’re also fans of the Fossil color.

Stutterheim – Stockholm

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What’s most appealing about this coat is that is based off of the traditional slickers worn by Scandinavian fisherman . Sure, it will keep you dry, but it’s also one of the more stylish rain coats available.

Peter Miller – Sebastian Storm Chaser

NMN1VK4 mx The 10 Best Rain Jackets The Keep You Dry During April ShowersWhile this jacket does what every great rain jacket should accomplish, it’s waterproof, windproof, and wicks away heat and moisture, it’s also extremely fashionable. A simple and minimal design that’s perfect for any occasion.

Brooks Brothers – Rain Slicker

ML00304 SAMOAN SUN 843x1024 The 10 Best Rain Jackets The Keep You Dry During April ShowersThis unlined rain slicker is a contemporary take on a traditional style that will definitely be a great option for any rainy day while keeping you dry and fashionable.

Norse Projects Elka 4 Pocket

10250 8813410f28 big The 10 Best Rain Jackets The Keep You Dry During April ShowersWe’re pretty sure that our friends over in Denmark know a thing or two about rainy weather. That enough should be a major selling point. But, when combine Norse Projects and legendary Danish rainwear manufacturer Elka Regntøj, you know that you’re getting a stylish and quality raincoat.

Penfield – Gibson

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A minimal, durable and environmental friendly option that is available in a wide range of colors like Black, Navy, Olive, Khaki, Red Oxide, Yellow and Sea Blue. Best of all? A reasonable price tag of $150.

Gant – The Rainer Jacket

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There’s a reason why this Gant jacket costs $450. It’s one of the best that a man can invest in. A slick jacket in Bright Red that can protect you from every type of storm that Mother Nature throws your way is good enough for us to suggest this jacket.

Burberry – The Westminster

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Burberry has been protecting men from the rain and wind since Thomas Burberry invented cotton gabardine in 1879. Since then, Burberry has created the most iconic and well-known trench coat. In other words, why buy anything other than a timeless item that has survived the test of time.

The Westminster is from the brand’s recent Heritage Collection features the cotton twill in House check, a design which has been used by Burberry since the 1920s, within its lining and undercollar.

Albert Costill
Just a typical guy that wants an ice-cold PBR with some pizza and wings to go with football on a Sunday. Since venturing into the blogosphere many years ago to discuss his favorite tunes, Al has now moved onto publications by Alpha Brand Media such as AMOG and SoJones to blab about anything and everything else that matters.

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