10 Rain Jacket Deals for Braving Spring Showers
April showers bring May flowers—be ready for the downpour with these rain jacket sale finds.
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It’s the end of February, which means it’s almost time to swap bulky winter cabin clothes and heated workwear for lighter, waterproof options. If you’re looking for a rain jacket sale, you’re in the right place—this Sales Editor is already three steps ahead of you. Late winter sales are peppered with rare deals on brands like The North Face and Patagonia.
Finding a waterproof jacket on deep discount is a lot of work, but I used my sales eagle eye to hunt down the best deals in time for the spring showers. Whether you’re looking for wetness protection while shopping for outdoor garden sales or need some weatherproof job site gear, you’ll find something in this list at an affordable price.
The Best Rain Jacket Sales
The North Face City Breeze Rain Parka
By the time you see your neighbors putting out rain barrels, you’ve probably missed the rain jacket sale boat. Shop now and save a whopping $55 on the City Breeze rain parka in the shade “antelope tan” from The North Face. The longer fit covers the thighs, making this water-resistant jacket perfect for legging wearers.
L.L.Bean Plus Size Trail Model Rain Jacket
This green L.L. Bean rain jacket is the best shade for springing into March. Deep pockets, velcro sleeve tabs and ample room for layering will have you reaching for this jacket as soon as you store your seasonal clothes. One reviewer mentions that their jacket withstood a trek through thorny bushes—that’s pretty durable.
Get it on sale for 43% off before your size sells out.
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
At a substantial savings of 33%, secure the Glennaker Lake rain jacket from Columbia. Family Handyman readers love Columbia for their durable outerwear and quality construction. The Glennaker jacket doesn’t disappoint—it comes in three shades and features a relaxed fit.
It’s lightweight enough to fit in a pocket when folded up.
The North Face Carto Triclimate Jacket
If you’re looking for a roomy shell to layer over your heated jacket, look no further. This shady blue Carto Triclimate jacket from The North Face features a dual-layered design. Unzip the inner lining for cooler days, or keep it in when the temperatures drop. Add it to your cart and enjoy a discount of $116.
Columbia Switchback Lined Long Jacket
Columbia does women’s outerwear right. This slim-fit Switchback jacket—available at a savings of 31%—is ideal for frigid morning dog walking thanks to a lightweight liner and good mobility. Made from nylon, the jacket is water-resistant to liquids up to 170°F.
Reviewers note to order up a size if you’re planning on layering hoodies or vests underneath.
The North Face Antora Jacket
At a savings of $30, the Antora jacket is a budget-friendly find from Backcountry’s Semi-Annual Sale. Rather than simply being water-resistant, it’s entirely waterproof. This is the ideal jacket for torrential downpours. From abrasion-resistant fabric to a wind-resistant hood, the Antora jacket is easy on the wallet and tough on rain.
In the market for fall workwear? The Knight jacket is a good choice for construction pros. A workman-style construction and durable outer layer stop abrasion in its tracks. Unlike other rain jackets, the Knight jacket is breathable enough to prevent overheating during sports and hikes.
Snag it on sale for a generous 30% off.
Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket
Patagonia sales are pretty rare. Cash in on a savings of $60 when you pop the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L jacket into your cart. As the name suggests, this lightweight jacket is ready to tackle trails in torrential weather. The waterproof exterior blocks rain, and underarm vents support temperature regulation on steep hikes.
Moosejaw Big and Tall Insulated Jacket
Walmart may not seem like the place to buy men’s workwear, but they often have hidden gems—like this Moosejaw big and tall insulated jacket. Not only is this jacket constructed of lightweight, water-resistant fabrics, but it allows freedom of movement thanks to a generously-sized torso. Pick it up in one of three colors while it’s on sale for 30% off.
Unisex Rain Ponchos
Don’t discount a simple, inexpensive rain poncho when it comes to effective weather protection—especially when it’s a whopping 37% off. While it’s not the most glamorous choice, these plastic ponchos offer a quick and effective way to avoid inclement weather at a moment’s notice. Stash one in your car, camping survival kit or backpack for extra coverage on (or off) the trail.
What is the difference between a rain coat and a rain jacket?
Rain jacket and rain coat are interchangeable terms referring to water-resistant—or waterproof—outerwear. Unlike fleece jackets or heated gear, which focus on keeping the wearer warm, the main function of rain coats is preventing water from penetrating clothes while in the rain.
Despite being on the less warm side, rain jackets can still function as cold-weather workwear if the materials are durable enough, and they’re layered over fleece vests. Some brands, like Carhartt, offer raincoats with built-in insulation for particularly cool days.
What are the best places to shop for rain jackets?
Sports stores like Backcountry have tons of options for high-performance rainwear. Often, you can even find waterproof gear for specific activities, like hiking (speaking of, these windbreaker jackets are your ideal companions) and canoeing. Stores like Zappos that carry brands like The North Face and Columbia are good places to look—especially when they have big seasonal sales.