Sometimes, water-resistant outerwear just isn't enough for the adventure at hand. Take off into the wild blue yonder without having to worry about possible rain. Our waterproof jackets will keep you snug and comfortable in a drizzle or a downpour.
Our best rain jackets for comfortable wear
Hitting the black diamond trail, heading backcountry backpacking, or even just commuting to work, The North Face has you covered when it comes to outdoor gear. When it rains on your outdoor activities, don't feel like you need to head inside with your slippers and a comfy hoodie. Our durable water-repellent (DWR) finish is made for peak functionality in even the wettest conditions. Ripstop and abrasion-resistant keep you going (worry-free!) on difficult trails. Looking to perfect your fit? Rain jackets with a cinch drawcord keep things fitted just to you. Plus, our stretchy-knit jackets help you keep moving comfortably on the trail. Protect your smaller gear from the rain with polyurethane chest pocket and hand pocket zippers. (Make sure you grab a Pack Rain Cover for the rest of your gear.) And when you want the best of the best, our FUTURELIGHT three-layer jackets are engineered for the best rain coverage without weighing you down.
Men's and women's ultralight, waterproof rain jackets
Even the most minimalist backpacker or hiker can find room for our lightest packable jackets in their hiking packs. Between our DWR finish and layer construction, we didn't need to choose heavy fabrics to keep out the rain. We covered our bases, with seam-sealed construction, a laminate storm flap to cover the front zip, and an adjustable hood to keep out the storm. Windproof or wind-resistant outer face fabric means these jackets also double as windbreakers for precip with heavy breezes.
Adventure on whatever the weather with breathable rain jackets that keep you comfortable as they protect you from the elements. Shop breathable rain jackets.
Can rain jackets be breathable?
Yes! Our DWR treatment doesn't impede the breathability of your rain shell. Unlike a typical hardshell rain jacket, our softshell rainwear is watertight while still allowing for airflow.
Are breathable rain jackets waterproof?
Yes! Our breathable membrane and outer layer still offer high-end weather protection to keep water out and let air through. Our raincoats keep the wearer comfortable and dry at the same time.