Rain Jack­ets

Just be­cause there’s rain in the forecast doesn’t mean you can’t go for a climb. Hav­ing a light and weather re­sis­tant jacket in your pack en­sures that if the skies do open up, you’re ready to wait it out or bail in com­fort.

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Mam­mut Masao Light $450

The Masao is a min­i­mal­ist jacket that can take on the worst weather. It’s made of light­weight fab­ric and folds down small in a stuff sack to hide away in your back­pack. It’s per­fect for alpin­ists and climbers look­ing for light, com­pact pro­tec­tion. The hood has a draw cord so it tight­ens well around the head. The zip­per’s big teeth will still func­tion in icy weather.

Patag­o­nia As­cen­sion­ist $625

The As­cen­sion­ist is a go-to alpine wa­ter­proof jacket with a three-layer Gore-tex shell to keep you pro­tected from rain, wind and even snow. The pit zips pro­vide ex­cel­lent ven­ti­la­tion. Two of our favourite features are the con­cealed recco re­flec­tor and that it’s fair trade cer­ti­fied sewn. It’s very light and pack­able, but acts like a heavy-duty shell. The hood ad­just­ments are easy to use and will help you to keep your head dry and warm.

Black Di­a­mond Storm­lite Stretch $199

Whether you’re a pro­fes­sional res­cue worker or week­end war­rior, you’ll love the Storm­lite Stretch. Built to keep you pro­tected in the worst weather, the rain shell is stretchy enough to be worn on tech­ni­cal climbs. The sleeves are long and keep you cov­ered on big reaches. The hel­met-com­pat­i­ble hood is one of the best on the mar­kets. Rec­om­mended for the most de­mand­ing climbs.

The North Face Women’s Re­solve 2

$120

The North Face has a long his­tory of build­ing amaz­ing jack­ets and the Re­solve 2 might be their best rain jacket on the mar­ket. It has a breath­able mesh lin­ing and ad­justable hood with a low col­lar. It uses a new lon­glast­ing seam sealer called dryvent and thanks to the high hood, it’s ex­tremely com­fort­able when zipped up all the way. It has a stel­lar lin­ing that won’t stick to your skin or other lay­ers in a down pour.

Arc’teryx In­ter­state $600

If you’ve look­ing for a stylish ur­ban rain jacket, then look no fur­ther. The In­ter­state is wind­proof, wa­ter­proof and breath­able. You can use this durable jacket in sum­mer and win­ter. It works re­ally well with the Arc’teryx Atom jacket thanks to the re­lax fit. The wa­ter­proof zip­pers are seamed tightly and the c-knit doesn’t sound as crackly as other jack­ets.

Moun­tain Hard­wear Ex­po­sure 2 Pa­clite Stretch Pullover $320

The Ex­po­sure 2 is a light­weight, durable, wa­ter­proof rain jacket that will keep you warm on rainy crag days and in full-on down­pours. It holds up fan­tas­tic in wind and rain. It’s not heavy (pa­clite) but is wind re­sis­tant and cozy with a thicker layer un­der­neath. You might pre­fer this de­sign to the zip-up for es­thetic rea­sons, but the pocket is per­fect for your phone and other gear.

It’s slightly stretchy, which makes it easy to get on and off.

MEC Flash Cloud GTX Women’s $275

The Flash Cloud is a go-any­where rain jacket that works great on treks and multi-pitch rock climbs. It’s highly breath­able and rolls up into its hood to be packed away. The 2.5-layer Gore-tex is thin but quite durable. The fab­ric is so wa­ter­proof that to keep from get­ting too sweaty you’ll have to use the pit zips. It fits a lit­tle baggy so you can layer up. Once again, we love the built-in recco res­cue sys­tem re­flec­tor.—gripped

Moun­tain Hard­wear Ex­po­sure 2 Pa­clite Stretch Pullover MEC Flash Cloud GTX women’s

The North Face Women’s Re­solve 2

Arc’teryx In­ter­state

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