If you want to stay dry, you want GORE-TEX. The waterproof/breathable membrane is guaranteed to keep the rain out and breathes well so you won’t overheat. But lots of the choices for women are too boxy or too techie looking. We found the top two options, whether you’re looking for an everyday jacket or one that’s up to your biggest adventures.
Windbreakers are a must in every layering system—they’re light, water resistant, and of course, block the breeze. But with so many options available, it’s hard to choose the right one . Lightweight or full-featured? Trim cut or full length? Selecting the right jacket will prepare you for all conditions, and give you years of use. We love windbreakers for their versatility, flexibility, and reasonable cost. Lucky for you, we did the research so you don’t have to.