8 Stylish & Practical Raincoats To Buy

Shelter from dismal forecasts in a jacket or coat that enures you're protected and looking good


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PLANET FRIENDLY

We’ve been admiring the raincoat offerings from Wellington-based outerwear brand Okewa for some time now, and its staple ‘Birmingham’ trench coat, is a constant reminder every season of how a classic style can never date. This easy to wash trench coat comes in black and beige, is made from 100 percent recycled bottles and comes with complimentary shipping in New Zealand and Australia. A great silhouette – get your pre-orders in for dispatch early June.

Okewa ‘Birmingham’ trench coat $595.

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ART HOUSE

Australian label Gorman has cornered the market for bold, artful prints, and it’s great to see this filter through to outerwear. This water resistant ‘Case Verde’ jacket is a great option for showcasing a little individuality, and is made from recycled PET fabric.

Gorman ‘Case Verde’ jacket about $75 (available from June 3).

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UTILITY CHIC

Karen Walker knows a thing or two about good, reliable outerwear and this ‘Runaway’ raincoat is fast becoming a go-to wardrobe staple with its adjustable toggles, oversized hood, deep envelope pockets – it’s the perfect option for anyone who needs a tactile raincoat while they’re on the go.

Karen Walker ‘Runaway’ raincoat $185.

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COOL BLUE

Local street wear label Huffer has made a significant focus on its outerwear business in recent seasons, and as much as we like its range of down puffer jackets, we also love its lightweight options too. We love this pale baby blue option from the label, 100 percent seam-sealed, the 'Staydry' jacket will do just that - keep you protcted from the elementa, plus it has a generously sized hood too. The perfect option for mild but wet temparatures.

Huffer ‘Staydry’ jacket $279.90

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STREET-STYLE

Another grea option from Huffer, this vibrant 2.5LHR rain shell jacket is 100 percent water proof made from highly durable heavy duty nylon rip stop fabrication, and is a great option for all genders.

Huffer 2.5LHFR Rainshell jacket $149.90/

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THINK PINK

Several ready-to-wear collections recently have highlighted pink as a key colour for the season, so it’s great to see this memo extended to more practical, outerwear offerings. We love the jolt of hot pink from Moke. Featuring an adjustable hood, this is great for when you feel inclined to go out for a jog or walk in the rain, made from waterproof lightweight fabric, the 'Mel' jacket also has a matte finish and adjustable cuffs.

Moke ‘ Mel’ rain jacket $149.

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TRANSPARENCY

Need another layer that doesn’t completely overshadow your outfit? Danish favourite Rains is stocked in several stores around town, so there’s a lot you can explore and try from this label for all genders, but we particularly love this sea foam number, featuring welded seams, air holes at the underarm, adjustable cuffs and drawstring hood with built in cap.

Rains pastel hooded coat, $110, from Smith & Caughey’s.

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TRAD & TRUE

Water resistant and stylish, this Helen Cherry option is great for inner city office workers getting from A-B in the drizzle. Featuring a double-breast front and tie belt, it’s a smart option when you need to still look professional outdoors.

Helen Cherry trench coat $989.

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