While the sight of a few raindrops falling from the sky might make many people reach for the 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
Berghaus Deluge Pro 2.0 Waterproof Jacket
If you’re heading out in the wind and rain, then a good waterproof jacket is absolutely essential, and this Berghaus Deluge Pro 2.0 Waterproof Jacket is a fantastic choice.
The Deluge’s dual-layer Hydroshell construction ensures complete weather protection, from drizzle to downpours, sleet and snow. Encompassing a fully adjustable hem and hood, it provides an extra layer of protection when needed. Perfect for a wet weather walk, or hiking the hills in changeable conditions.
Regatta Thornridge II Waterproof Insulated Jacket
When the skies turn dull, and the drizzle starts to fall, you need confidence in your gear and Regatta’s Thornridge II Waterproof Insulated Jacket delivers it in droves.
With a Hydrafort fabric construction, a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish and taped seams, the Thornbridge is impenetrable, beading the elements away with ease. Lightly waded with the ever-popular Thermoguard fill, paired with a cosy fleece lining, it creates a luxurious level of heat, keeping the biting winds and cool temperatures at bay.
With its incredible features and heat retention, this jacket is perfect for the upcoming colder seasons.
Regatta Dayhike III Trousers
A go-to for all year round hikers and walkers, Regatta’s Dayhike III Trousers offer unbeatable wet weather protection, making it perfect for everything autumn and winter can throw at them.
Made with ISOTEX 10,000 Fabric, featuring taped seams, it sheds the worst weather with ease, while the soft-touch lining adds a simple level of comfort to keep you on the hills all day long. Perfect for wearing them on their own, without the need for overtrousers, the Dayhike III will keep you dry, no matter what comes your way.
SealSkinz Super Thin Mid Waterproof 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 Super Thin Mid Waterproof Socks.
Featuring top-class, these are a super thin and lightweight multi-use waterproof mid-length sock. Created for conditions where minimal insulation, maximum waterproof performance, high breathability and moisture-wicking properties are required, these socks are 33% lighter than the ‘Thin’ waterproof socks.
Of course, these are unisex sizing and fitting, so are ideal for men and women. View all SealSkinz Hats, Gloves & Socks.
Best women’s waterproof clothing
Trespass Bela II Softshell Jacket
This Trespass Bela II Softshell Jacket is the perfect combination of style and substance – not only does it look great but the breathable waterproof technology ensures you stay warm and dry.
Windproof and waterproof up to an incredible 8,000mm, the Bella II is a high-performance jacket which can cope with active or testing outdoor pursuits – so you can carry on through whatever mother nature throws your way. Thanks to the stretchy softshell outer fabric, you can also count on this jacket to offer supreme comfort while staying warm and dry.
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.
Regatta Bergonia Waterproof Insulated Jacket
If you want to look great while staying warm and dry, the timeless Regatta Bergonia Waterproof Insulated Jacket is just what you need for the cooler months ahead.
The Bergonia’s sleek Mac-style design is created with Regatta’s Hydrafort waterproof fabric and filled with ultra-warm ThermoGuard Insulation. So, you can be sure a change in the elements doesn’t mean a change of jacket. With a luxurious faux-fur finish inside the hood and inside the back of the jacket, add an elegant touch to your walk wear.
With a flattering fit and practical design, this coat will keep you looking the part, season after season.
SealSkinz Sea Leopard Gloves
Cold, wet hands on a hike is a recipe for bad times all around, so keep them dry with these SealSkinz Sea Leopard Gloves.
The Sea Leopard is a lightweight, totally waterproof, breathable and windproof glove, offering exceptional value for money. 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable, the Sea Leopard has is water-repellent, providing a surface layer of protection from the elements. A technical moisture management liner keeps your hands dry and warm for those cooler days.
As well as being waterproof, anti-slip and windproof, these gloves include a tapered fit around the wrist and palm for a slimmer fit for the female shape, ensuring no water or cold air can get in.
Best Kids’ Waterproof Clothing
Regatta Hurdle III Waterproof Jacket
The last thing you want is for your little ones to get cold and wet when out and about, and the Regatta Hurdle III Waterproof Jacket ensure that doesn’t happen.
The Hurdle III Jacket from Regatta brushes off the worst of the weather and looks amazing at the same time. Constructed from Regatta’s Hydrafort Polyester fabric, it’s extremely durable and waterproof, paired with taped seams so rainwater just beads right off. The innovative Thermo-Guard Insulation ensures the chills are kept at bay whilst you’re kept warm all day.
Ideal for just about all weathers, a grown-on elasticated hood is a barrier to the worst of the British weather. Don’t let wet weather stop any outdoor adventures!
Jack Wolfskin Snowy Days Waterproof Jacket
Letting your children enjoy the great outdoors is wonderful, and the Jack Wolfskin Snowy Days Waterproof Jacket, you don’t have to worry about them getting cold or wet – especially on a snow day!
Ideal for those fun days playing out in the snow, this waterproof winter jacket from Jack Wolfskin is the perfect option. Its outstanding TEXAPORE fabric makes sure the cold and snow don’t spoil the fun of your little ones. The sleeves are warmly insulated while both the hood and torso are lined with a soft NANUK fleece. The hood is fixed, providing additional coverage from the elements.
With a stylish block-colour design, the Snowy Days jacket an attractive choice that will keep them warm and dry, whilst being robust enough to cope with the rough and tumble of playtime!
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 boot 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: October 28, 2019