The best waterproof jackets will protect against downpours of any kind whilst you are working.
When working outside in construction or other professions we are going to need the best waterproof protection for our upper body. It helps to stay dry both mentally and physically.
We look at the best men’s waterproof jackets for work.
Our top-rated: We liked the Columbia Men’s Watertight II
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The best premium option of waterproof trousers was the Marmot Mens Precip Lightweight
The best budget version was the Jorestech Safety Rain Jacket
Waterproof Jacket Comparison
Columbia Rebel Roamer- Best Choice for Waterproof Men’s Jacket
Our No 1 choice for waterproof work jacket is the Columbia Men’s Watertight. This is a good option for working in cooler conditions and for the pricing point is constructed with two layers and it does exactly what is required of it and that is to protect from wet weather.
This is an excellent choice for those working outdoors in cooler conditions but its probably not best suited for warmer conditions and working in a strenuous manual job.
To start with the jacket comfortable to wear and this is high on the requirements for workers who will wear them for long periods of time.
From new, this jacket repelled the water well and did its job in protecting against getting wet. You may need to treat the jacket overtime to ensure that it remains waterproof.
The hood is large enough and comes with an elasticated draw string around the front of the hood.
The jacket is an entry-level breathable product we found it to be comfortable to wear whilst wet weather was on the horizon.
We found the jacket to be smart enough to wear in a work setting and out of work on hikes and out and about.
The main features of the Columbia Watertight II are:
- Lightweight and packs into the hand pocket.
- Elastic cuffs and Hem
- Water-resistant to protect against all weathers
- Abrasion-resistant chin guard
- Zippered side pockets
For a waterproof quality jacket, this Columbia watertight is a good choice but there is one small drawback. The jacket isn’t designed for warmer conditions.
If you are planning on carrying out intensive work in wet warm weather conditions it may suit you to look for an alternative jacket.
If however you just want a straight-up waterproof jacket to protect from the occasional rain shower and downpours then these are a great choice.
Marmot Mens Precip– Best Premium Waterproof Jacket
Marmots Precip Jacket is a very popular choice and for good reason, in that it will keep you dry in the most testing of conditions.
The newest model of this jacket is lighter than previous versions and has adjustment over the jacket making sure that you remain dry whilst you work in poor wet conditions.
The Jacket itself is extremely light which allows it to be carried with you just in case of the occasional downpour.
The beauty of these jackets is that they have zippers under the armpits which help with breathability especially when working manually. This allows the wearer to regulate their temperature whilst working.
Although this is our premium choice we think that the jacket is great value at its pricing point of under $100.
It has been designed to be worn all year round and protect in all seasons.
Features of the Marmot Mens Precip:
- Adjustable drawcords
- Elastic waits
- Zippered side pockets and a back pocket
- Well ventilated and breathable
- 100% Nylon Material
- Waterproof Nanopro Fabric protecting against wet and windy weather
We tested the Jacketin storm conditions and they passed the test with ease. No wet areas had occurred whatsoever.
The rain simply channels down to the ground.
When tested in humid wet conditions again we found them comfortable and the moisture had been wicked away from the internal of the pants.
The velcro arm cuffs are big enough to go over safety gloves. If you are wearing them over waterproof pants this will keep all of your lower extremities dry.
There are two zippered hand warming pockets which are mesh, that aid the breathability. The jacket can actually be fitted into itself in one of the pockets for handy carrying and storage.
The jacket was a good fit and is stylish enough to wear on most occasions. It is available in range of colours.
They can also be used in your leisure time for hiking and outdoor activities and just general wear..
This really is a quality all year round waterproof jacket that will protect from adverse conditions whilst you work.
JORESTECH Safety Rain Jacket Waterproof– Best Budget Option
If you are looking for a jacket that is affordable and designed to keep you dry and meet ANSI standards for visibility whilst working, this is a great choice.
The jacket is ideal to be worn on construction sites or whilst undertaking work in poor conditions.
We tested them out on a windy rainy day on a construction site and it did its job. For the money, you get a blend of waterproof and wind-resistant polyurethane coating over an outer shell and inner mesh lining.
it is ideal for wearing over your normal work clothes as an additional layer.
The only real downside of these pants breathability isn’t great and they may become too warm during hot humid weather for long periods of time. For the pricing point though it does a great job of keeping you warm and dry.
The collar stands up allowing extra protection on the neck area.
There are access pockets, perfect for holding cell phones and radios.
Jorestech Safety Rain Jacket features:
- Meets ANSI standards for personal visibility
- Detachable hideaway hood
- Taped sealed seams
- Storm Flap over zipper closure and snap buttons
- Velcro adjustment at the arm cuff
If you are looking at getting a quality construction grade jacket for the occasional wet weather then this is a good choice. Can be used in manufacturing, hunting landscaping and more.
This jacket comes in a good selection of sizes.
One of the worst feeling whilst working outside is becoming damp. It can affect worker mentally as well as physically.
Investing in a decent waterproof jacket will enable you to continue working whether it is simply a small shower or a storm condition.
It does wonder to boost morale knowing that the workwear you have at your disposal will keep you warm and dry.
Due to the conditions they are being worn in always check that they are durable enough.
Always store them close by because you never know when rain may appear..