Rain Gear Guide

Trusted Wet Weather Solutions from the Rain Experts

When it comes to staying dry in wet conditions, our Seattle-based product team knows a thing or two. Looking for the lightest weight? The best budget-friendly jacket? Something you can wear in all conditions? We’ve got you covered. Stay dry, comfortable, and protected for the long haul with your rain solutions right here.

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Best Value

Apollo Rain Jacket & Pants

Available in sizes XS-XXXL
Top-notch protection at an affordable price has never been more attainable with the Apollo Rain Jacket and Pants. This pair is great for everything from biking in heavy showers to enjoying a rainy-day commute.

Technologies: Ventia™ waterproof technology. 

Hidden Features: Jacket’s left hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack for stowaway convenience. Double-separating side zippers on the pants make throwing them on, and pulling them off, fast and easy. 

Jacket Price:  US $99 / CAD $130

Pants  Price:US $99 / CAD $130

Average Weight: 10.5 oz

What else? The Apollo is our most budget-friendly rain kit for reliable protection.

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Best for Versatility

NEW: Dryline Rain Jacket

Sustainability and stretch draw eyes towards the Dryline Rain Jacket. Favorited for its naturally movement-mirroring stretch and eco-conscious materials, the Dryline is versatile enough to wear in the mountains, on the hiking trail, or back home in the city. 

Technologies: Ventia™ waterproof technology.

Hidden Features: Sustainability and stretch make the Dryline Rain Jacket one of the best waterproof solutions in our lineup.

Price:  US $149 | CAD $200

Average Weight: 13.4 oz

What else? Thoughtfully crafted with 100% recycled fabrics.  

12 Year Best Seller

Helium Rain Collection

Available in sizes XS-XXXL

Women's 1X-3X Arriving Soon!

The iconic Helium Rain Jacket is our most awarded, best-selling, and longest running rain gear. Impossibly durable and lightweight waterproof protection that's been tested and trusted since 2010.

Technologies: Pertex® Shield Diamond Fuse durable lightweight waterproof protection. 

Hidden Features: Jacket’s hood is easily adjustable, integrated carabiner loop keeps these close at hand, and both the jacket and pair of pants pack down to the size of your hand.

Jacket Price:  US $159 | CAD $199

Pant Price: US $119 | CAD $149

Average Weight: 6.2 oz

What else? Outside Magazine calls this jacket best for ultralight adventures, dubbing it “a long-distance hiker’s dream.”

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Best Active

Motive AscentShell Rain Jacket & Pants

If you’re the type to stay active even when it’s pouring, this is the rain jacket and pants for you. Ideal for running, biking, and hiking fast – without getting sweaty – the Motive keeps you dry from the inside out thanks to AscentShell™ technology. Its reliable 3L waterproof protection is breathable, stretchy, and exceptionally lightweight, saving your energy for the activity at hand.  

Technologies: AscentShell™ breathable waterproof comfort.

Hidden Features: Subtle reflectivity lights you up on dark outings, both at the chest logo and middle back. 

Jacket Price: - US $199 | CAD $250

Pant Price: US $160 | CAD $210

Average Weight: 10.9 oz

What else? This is the "Most breathable hardshell with essential rain protection", according to Engearment.com.


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Best All-Around

Foray & Aspire II Jacket & Pants

Available in sizes XS-XXXL
Women's 1X-3X Arriving Soon!

Long hailed as the one rain jacket for every activity, these best sellers are made even better this season. Now for more people in more sizes, this longer length, modernized design, and greater versatility makes this jacket an easy choice for everyday performance.  

Technologies: GORE-TEX Paclite® durable waterproof protection.

Hidden Features: Famous TorsoFlo™ venting lets you unzip your jacket from hem to bicep to let out excess heat when you’re hiking fast.

Jacket Price:  US $199 | CAD $250

Pant Price: US $160 | CAD $210

Average Weight: 11.85 oz

What else? Our #1 best-selling rain jackets, now in more sizes.

Trusted GORE-TEX fabric

Durable waterproof GORE-TEX PACLITE® offers packable comfort and protection.

Famous TorsoFlo™ Venting

Hem-to-bicep zipper lets you vent excess heat when you’re working hard. 

Adjustable Hood

Easily adjust your hood size to your head or hat for full-circumference coverage.

Best for Urban Outings

NEW: Women's Aspire Trench

This new rain trench is our only rain trench, simply because it’s so elegant, effective, and versatile, we couldn’t think of a reason to own any other coat. Its longer length and proven waterproof protection make wet commuting, dog walking, and errand running more comfortable, while its stylish silhouette will never leave you feeling underdressed.

Technologies: GORE-TEX Paclite® durable waterproof protection. 

Hidden Features: A stealthy drawcord waist cinch hides itself inside of your trench, so you can add a shapely silhouette or stick with a relaxed fit depending on your mood. 

Price: US $249 | CAD $315

Average Weight: 11.7 oz

What else?  This is our pinnacle trench of the season, inspired by our #1 best-selling women’s rain jacket.

Adjustable Waist Cinch

Tighten up excess fabric with the easily-adjustable waist cinch. 

Longest Women’s Rain Protection

Our longest length women’s coat, this rain trench is a must-have. Durable waterproof GORE-TEX PACLITE® offers packable comfort and protection.

Tulip Snap Hem 

Unsnap for longer strides and better airflow, or snap shut for added weather protection.

Best All-Season Alpine

Microgravity AscentShell Jacket

Our most comfortable and protective rain jacket excels in the alpine and everywhere else you take it. Rainy trails, stormy summits, and snowy skin tracks, the breathable waterproof comfort of AscentShell™ technology keeps you dry from the inside out.

Technologies: AscentShell™ breathable waterproof comfort.

Hidden Features: You're going to love the hood of this jacket. First, it’s compatible with most helmets from skiing to biking to climbing. Next, it’s a halo hood design with a bendable wire for a fine-tune fit. Finally, it’s got our proprietary Hood Lock™, which stows away excess fabric when you’re focused on moving fast.

Price: US $249 | CAD $349

Average Weight: 13.8 oz

What else?  This was rated one of the "Best Rain Jackets" for men of 2021 by GearLab. 

Built in Collaboration with Graham Zimmerman

Meet Graham: Award-winning alpinist, Outdoor Research ambassador, and outerwear product expert. We rely on Graham for his in-the-field expertise to help us design some of our most protective, lightweight, and versatile jackets. Check out the latest collaborations with Graham right here. 

Best Fast & Light

Helium AscentShell Jacket

This jacket was expert fitted, tested, and trusted by Graham on his ascent of the West Ridge of K2. Purpose-built for fast and light climbs like his, the Helium AscentShell combines two powerful technologies into one hard shell that feels good, protects better, and far surpasses the performance of heavier jackets.  

Technologies: AscentShell™ x Pertex® Shield Air lightweight durability and breathable waterproof comfort.

Hidden Features: Climbing-specific details include high hand pockets placed above where your harness will sit on your hips. Plus, foam bead inserts keep the hem of your jacket secure underneath your harness. And of course, a fully-adjustable hood is compatible with most helmet sizes. 

Price:  US $399 | CAD $500

Average Weight: 11.5 oz

What else? This jacket was expert fitted, tested, and trusted on the West Ridge of K2. 

Best Technical

Archangel GORE-TEX Kit

Graham helped design this kit the same year he was awarded a Piolet d’Or - the alpine climbing equivalent of an Olympic gold medal. Graham’s fast-and-light philosophy reflects in the Archangel’s balance of protection and agility. This is the best jacket and pants pair for protection, movement, and comfort.  

Technologies: GORE-TEX Pro 3L durable waterproof protection.

Hidden Features: A helmet-compatible hood, harness-compatible pockets, and dynamic reach underarm panels make this kit ideal for navigating technical terrain.

Jacket Price: US $649 | CAD $800

Bib Price: US $649 | CAD $800

Average Weight: 17.8 oz

What else? Proven GORE-TEX Pro with stretch technology is regarded as the gold standard of alpine protection. Its strategically placed stretch panels let you move naturally without compromising durability.

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