11 Mar

Stay Dry in Style With These 12 More Sustainable Rain Jackets

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Umbrellas are all well and good but they’re a far cry from a proper raincoat. And what about sustainable rain jackets? Here are 12 of our favourites.

Rain. We love to hate it and hate to love it. On the one hand, it waters our gardens and fills our water tanks. On the other, it makes driving a pain and puts a damper on most outdoor activities we might have planned. If you’ve ever been camping in the rain, you know the struggle. Pros and cons aside, sometimes we can’t just curl up on the couch with a good book and wait out the storm: we have to get amongst it. Umbrellas are all well and good if there’s minimal wind, but they’re a far cry from a proper raincoat. And what about sustainable rain jackets? Do they even exist?

Traditionally, rain jackets can be made from some pretty harmful materials like virgin polyester and nylon. Ethical and sustainable versions are often made from recycled PET plastic or nylon like the ones from Patagonia (US), and Team Timbuktu (Australia), but waxed cotton canvas is also effective as Rapanui (UK) proves.


Rated: Good
woman wearing dark rain coat by tentree

Nimbus Rain Jacket – Ships internationally from Canada

Life-ready. Rain-ready. You ready? tentree’s Nimbus Rain jackets keep itineraries open, even when the weather has other plans. tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are available from XS to XL.

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Rated: Great
woman wearing dark blue rain coat by mila.vert

Hooded Water-Resistant Coat – Ships internationally from Slovenia


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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel, like in this water-resistant jacket. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents. Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge!

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Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good
A short khaki windbreaker jacket by Girlfriend Collective.

Half Zip Windbreaker – Ships internationally from the US

Girlfriend Collective creates minimal, luxury women’s activewear made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. This cute boxy cropped half-zip windbreaker is recycled and recyclable, and resists water as much as one might resist getting out of bed on Monday morning. Inclusively sized Girlfriend Collective offers products from 2XS-6XL.

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man wearing dark blue rain jacket by patagonia

Men’s Torrentshell 3L Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. If you’re serious about your rainwear, the Torrentshell rain jacket is well worth a look in, made Fair Trade from ECONYL for exceptional waterproof and breathable performance. Find the range in sizes XS-XXL.

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Wuxly Movement

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Roncy Tri-Seasonal Tech Shell – Ships internationally from Canada

Wuxly Movement is a Canadian brand that produces outerwear designed to be a unique combination of tech-based and recycled materials for elite performance. Committed to being completely animal-free, the Roncy jacket delivers in a truly waterproof shell fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Complete with a removable insulated vest, reflective features and smart pockets for all your needs, find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Rain Jacket – Ships internationally from Italy

Kampos is an Italian luxury brand that believes in creating a world with integrity and conscience now and for future generations. The brand aims to raise awareness of over-fishing and marine pollution and offers consumers unique pieces that are made of recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets and lower-impact organic fabrics.

Find most products in sizes XS to 2XL.

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Amble Outdoors (Team Timbuktu)

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woman wearing blue rain jacket with floral prints by team timbuktu

Elements Waterproof Light Jacket – Ships internationally from Australia

Team Timbuktu creates high-performance waterproof raincoats and sweat-wicking activewear, made from recycled plastic bottles. If you can’t bear the thought of a plain rain jacket, this floral pattern one is sure to catch your eye—and the raindrops. Sizes available are XS-L.

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Rated: Great
man wearing bright yellow sustainable rain jacket by rapanui

Men’s Smock Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

This award-winning eco-fashion brand from the UK makes surf-inspired clothing in a wind-powered factory (WHAT?). Surf towels, socks, and hoodies—you can find everything you need to get warm after your sesh. Did you know cotton fabric can be waxed and made waterproof? This organic canvas wax shell jacket is lightweight, looks great, and is the result of obsessive design over many years. Find the range in UK sizes 8-18.

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Rated: Good
A long brown rain-proof jacket by LangerChen.

Parka – Ships internationally from Germany

LangerChen is a high-quality eco-outdoor brand for men and women that stands out through its timeless look and maximum functionality. The brand puts its people first by ensuring payment of a living wage across most of its supply chain, and visiting suppliers regularly. Bravo! We love its range of sustainable rain jackets, like this wind- and waterproof long parka-style coat with a hood. Made from organic cotton and recycled nylon. Sizes XS-XL are available in most styles.

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A long dark blue waterproof parka by Thought.

Organic Cotton Long Waterproof Parka – Ships internationally from the UK

Thought is a British brand that offers a unique collection of organic clothing using innovative materials such as hemp and bamboo. Get your spots on in this organic cotton and recycled PET raincoat with a flattering cinched waist. Find the range in UK sizes 6-18.

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Rated: Good
man wearing long black rain coat by ecoalf

Gaban Raincoat – Ships internationally from Spain

Thanks to recycled materials like rescued ocean plastic, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. For a classic black waterproof trench coat, check out this recycled polyester one. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Rated: Good
woman wearing dark green waterproof rain jacket by british brand finisterre

Women’s Stormbird Waterproof Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share our love of the sea. Its Stormbird sustainable rain jacket is waterproof and is the best women’s waterproof shell in this UK brand’s jacket range. Find the range in UK sizes 8 to 16.

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