While the sight of a few rain drops falling from the sky might make many people reach for nearest blanket and stay on the sofa, we think there’s no better time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
After all, as the old saying goes – there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.
This is just common sense really; if you wear the wrong clothing in the cold and rain, then you’re in for a pretty miserable time, which is why it’s so important to ensure you have waterproof clothing that’s up to the job.
We’ve helped you out with this and highlighted some of the best waterproof clothing for men, women and kids, so the whole family can get out and about whatever the weather. We’ve got some waterproof jackets, trousers, socks, and much more.
Best men’s waterproof clothing
Sprayway Men’s Nyx GORE-TEX Jacket
If you’re heading out in the wind and rain, then a good waterproof jacket is absolutely essential, and this Sprayway men’s Nyx waterproof is a fantastic choice. The GORE-TEX fabric means that as well as being waterproof, it’s also breathable and windproof, helping remove moisture from your skin, but also keeping the nasty weather out. Available in several colours, the Sprayway Nyx has become a firm favourite with walkers, so don’t miss out.
Berghaus Men’s Deluge Waterproof Trousers
If it’s raining, cold and windy, whatever you do, do not wear jeans, or any clothing made from cotton really. It’s actually incredibly dangerous and will draw the warmth out of you very quickly. Instead, make sure you’re wearing some waterproof trousers, like these Berghaus men’s Deluge waterproofs. They allow you to stay cool thanks to the ¾ length side zips and upper leg venting, and feature a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment to keep the rain out.
SealSkinz Waterproof Mid Walking Socks
The last thing you want is cold, wet feet when you’re hiking, so give them an extra layer of protection with these SealSkinz waterproof mid walking socks. They also feature innovative Stretchdry technology, which maintains the waterproofing and breathability but with added stretch and comfort.
Of course, these are unisex sizing and fitting, so are ideal for men and women.
Best women’s waterproof clothing
Jack Wolfskin Women’s Chilly Morning Waterproof Jacket
This Jack Wolfskin Chilly Morning Waterproof Jacket is the perfect combination of style and substance – not only does it look great but the breathable waterproofing technology ensures you stay warm and dry in inclement weather. This is a very versatile waterproof coat, so is ideal if you’re into hiking or just need a good quality jacket when walking the dog.
SealSkinz Women’s Dragon Eye Glove
Cold, wet hands on a hike is a recipe for bad times all round, so keep them dry with these SealSkinz women’s Dragon Eye gloves. As well as being waterproof, they’re anti-slip, windproof, and perhaps best of all, they’re touchscreen as well, so you can still easily make emergency calls or, more likely, check in on Facebook.
Sprayway Women’s Atlanta Rainpants
Just to reiterate – DO NOT just wear jeans if you’re out walking in the rain. Pop these Sprayway women’s Atlanta rainpants over your walking trousers and you’ll be protected from just about all weathers. The side leg zips make it easier to slide on and off if the weather changes suddenly.
Best Kids’ Waterproof Clothing
Regatta Kids’ Luca Waterproof 3 in 1 Jacket
The last thing you want is for your little ones to get cold and wet when out and about. It could put them off walking or hiking for a while! However, this Regatta Luca waterproof 3 in 1 jacket will help keep them dry and snug. Ideal for just about all weathers, the inner fleece can be detached and can be warm separately in milder weather.
Regatta Kids’ Mudplay II Suit
Letting your small children enjoy the great outdoors is wonderful, and with this Regatta Kids’ Mudplay II suit, you don’t have to worry about them getting wet or muddy – you can let them get as filthy as they like! Of course it’s breathable and waterproof, and has a fleece lining in the body and hood to keep them nice and warm. Plus, the adorable designs will ensure they look fab while staying dry.
When it comes to footwear, take a look at our fantastic range of walking boots, almost all of which are waterproof to keep your feet nice and dry. If you need a hand on which ones to choose, we’ve listed some of the best walking boots for men, women and children, and have a handy walking boots buying guide to show you what to look out for when buying.
You may also want to consider a pair of gaiters if you want to really stay dry, and these are especially handy if you’re going to be walking through water at any point.
Last modified: December 6, 2017