The previous week has shown us that the UK Summer can bear sun-soaked days and pop-up rain storms, all at nature’s whim. It’s nothing new.
We’ve all been there haven’t we. Whether enjoying a cider in a beer garden, or tucking into an undercooked piece of chicken at a friends barbeque, the last thing you expect to happen is rain. But it does and due to the unpredictable temperament of nature, you were completely unprepared for it and unless you manage to find shelter nearby, chances are you’re gonna get soaked.
This is where your lightweight waterproofs come into play. An addition worth having in your wardrobe, it helps protect against the elements, provides extra pocket space and can be packaged so small it can be carried in your pocket, ready for use in emergencies.
Though you can’t control the weather, the light-weight jacket ensures you’ll always be prepared for it. Here at EARL, we have provided you with the most efficient and stylish examples currently on the market.
Time to ditch the Umbrella!
Raymond Contrasts Ripstop Anorak, From PilgrimSurfSupply
Pilgrimsurfsupply are an American based company who specialise in elegantly designed surfboards. They also release their own beach wear and definitely know a thing or to about keeping looking cool, whilst keeping the water out.
Patagonia Torrentshell Waterproof Hooded Jacket, From Mr Porter
Patagonia is a brand that has certainly grown in popularity over the past few years. The famed designer of outdoor clothing for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running. The Jacket easily folds into its own front pocket when unrequired.
Men’s SPORT Hooded Technical Tennis Jacket, From Lacoste
LACOSTE SPORT takes tennis clothes beyond the courts with contemporary silhouettes and bold, graphic details. This Lacoste Sport Tennis jacket is a must in a forecast emergency. Lined entirely in mesh, there’s no chance of overheating.
Rotterdam Nylon Windbreaker in Claret, From Luke Sport 1977
From the fashion label currently in partnership with designing Aston Villa’s kit, this limited-edition lightweight windbreaker by Luke Sport will keep you battling the elements, and looking good while doing it. The jacket offers ventilation for moments on and off the course and comes with an adjustable hood, providing a high level of protection from rain and extreme weather.
Le Vrai 3.0 Claude Graphic, From K-Way
Parisian design for a British climate. K-Way is the original cagoule mac brand, established in France in 1965 and just the thing for every unpredictable British season. Often spotted on the terraces, the brand is one that has been adopted by followers of Football casual culture in recent years.
Jacket Rainforest Summer, From Napapijri
This brand began life in 1987, and really took off when they released their Rainforest Jacket collection, featuring an iconic Kangaroo pouch and distinctive logo. Designed specifically for the unpredictability of spring and late summer weather, this jacket is ideal when it comes to complementing a dynamic and versatile lifestyle.
Breaker, From Rains
Quality craftsmanship and a great Brand name. A casual yet dapper rainwear item available in 4 different colours. Made from water-resistant fabric with an iconic matte finish, this jacket is seriously worth having when caught in a sporadic down-pour.
Windbreaker Jacket, From Hugo Boss
This ostentatiously attractive windbreaker brings signature BOSS style and functionality to wet-weather days. Featuring an all-over geometric print, this jacket is crafted from a water-repellent technical fabric, designed for easy-wearing comfort.
Overhead Jacket, From Pretty Green
It’d certainly keep your sandwiches fresh. Pretty Green enjoy releasing their water-proof festival jackets which are often adorned on-stage by the clothing label’s owner, Liam Gallagher. The clean, sharp, metallic structure the Overhead Jacket pays homage to the late ’70s electronic era.