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.
Stutterheim’s iconic silhouette is admirable, but they only come unlined. Get the same look as well as a bit more heft with the ASOS DESIGN Fleece Lined Raincoat. The A-line coat is lined with faux shearling, and can easily fit even the thickest sweater under it.
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.
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.
Hill City, GAP Inc.’s newest men’s brand, has their own take on a waterproof, insulated layer. The Sherpa Lined City Shell combines the durability of a water-repellent shell layer with the warmth and comfort of a sherpa and PrimaLoft Cross Core insulation.
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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