Brave any thunderstorm with the best rain jackets on the planet

It’s that time of year again. After a carefree summer full of backyard barbecues and poolside jams, cold weather is moving in which means fall has begun to announce its presence. Sandals and board shorts have given way to sweatshirts and hoodies as the skies overhead turn from sunshine to gray clouds. Depending on where you live, this might mean anything from cold and dry to very, very wet. If you’re located in a region with weather closer to the latter, you already know it’s essential to have a raincoat you can rely on.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of worthy options on the market, from high-tech, lightweight shells to modern-looking, waterproof trench coats. Whether you’re running errands around town, heading into the great outdoors, running, biking, hiking or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. Put plainly, if you want to go outside and stay dry, these are the best rain jackets for the job.