Best Men's Waterproof Jackets - Backpacker

Best Men's Waterproof Jackets

While less than ideal weather conditions can make for a difficult trek, being prepared with a waterproof jacket can make your journey a lot more enjoyable.
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Best Fit

Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

What we liked:

This rain jacket has a relaxed fit to maximize breathability whilst keeping you dry. The Marmot Rain Jacket comes in a plethora of colors, making it easy to pick one suited to your personal sense of style. There are velcro cuffs and zip guards for extra protection, and the jacket is roomy enough to wear a light sweater underneath without restricting your movement. It is fully waterproof and durable enough to stand up against harsh rains. Get it today.

Lightest

The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket

The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket

The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket

What we liked: 

This lightweight jacket will keep you dry without overheating your body.If you’re looking for a protective jacket that won’t leave you overheated while you’re out hiking or backpacking, this is a perfect fit. This waterproof jacket stands up to harsh weather without weighing you down or taking up too much space in your bag. The jacket is roomy enough so you can wear additional layers for insulation should you need them. Buy it here.

Most Portable

Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Front-Zip Rain Jacket

Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Front-Zip Rain Jacket

Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Front-Zip Rain Jacket

What we liked: 

This rain jacket conveniently folds up into a small pack so you won’t have to sacrifice a lot of space in your backpack. While backpacking, space is more important than ever and this jacket is made to be compact. It folds down to a portable pouch for easy transport and you can also fold in the hood when it’s not in use. Columbia has added in a mesh lining on the interior of the jacket for breathability, and the jacket is fully waterproof. It's available here.

Best Overall

Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket

Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket

Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket

What we liked: 

This Jacket is great for heavy-duty showers, a light drizzle, and everything in between! This watertight jacket features two layers for maximum insulation making it a great stand-alone jacket. It folds down to a compact pouch to save space and has an adjustable hem and hood for any occasion. The extended bill on the hood means you won’t get any pesky raindrops in your eyes while out exploring the world. Overall, it’s a great jacket that will serve you in many different environments. Get it today.