A heavy raincoat can be your best friend while the weather is wet, but not quite down coat-worthy. Rather than layering a lightweight rain slicker, the raincoat allows you to stay warm and dry while the temps are hovering around 40 degrees. A waterproof raincoat that doubles down on functionality with sherpa, down, or fleece lining can be the best weapon against the annoying weather that comes with the start of a new year.
Mainstay 2.0 Insulated Trench, $160 at Eddie Bauer: The Mainstay 2.0 Insulated Trench from Eddie Bauer is just as the name suggests: insulated. It features the brand’s WeatherEdge Plus technology (fully seam-sealed and waterproof) and is lined with 80g Thermfil insulation to feel more like a winter coat than a raincoat. Throw this on when that lovely flurry turns into the dreaded wintery mix.
Columbia Flash Forward Lined Windbreaker, $60 at Backcountry: There may not be anything better than the classic windbreaker design. Columbia’s Flash Forward Lined Windbreaker is a great change of pace, with its lightweight fleece lining and zip-through construction. It also comes in a couple different color combinations, so you can get the most out of your outer layer, without adding bulk.
Ellos Women's Plus Size Sherpa Lined Hooded Raincoat, $37 on Amazon: The Sherpa Lined Hooded Raincoat from Ellos runs from size 10 up to size 28. The lining itself is also incredibly unique, with the bottom half being a quilted fill construction, while the upper is lined with faux shearling.
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