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Rain jackets

Don’t wait for rainy season to roll in. Get ready now with MEC, Patagonia, Arc’teryx and more.

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    There’s no such thing as bad weather

    As long as you’ve got the right gear. Shield yourself from the elements with reliable rain gear from MEC, Patagonia, The North Face and more.

    Waterproof-breathable jackets have an interior membrane that keeps water out. Tiny micro-pores in this membrane let warm air and sweat escape so you don’t overheat while running for the bus or grinding uphill.

    Plus, rain jackets at MEC have a durable water repellent (DWR) finish that makes rain bead up and roll off, and taped seams to keep drips from sneaking in.

    How to choose a rain jacket

    With so many options, choosing a rain jacket might seem overwhelming, so it helps to think about when you’ll wear it most. Waterproof-breathable jackets are made from a sandwich of layers. Just like sandwiches, each layer satisfies a particular need.

    • 2-layer jackets are durable, but can be heavier and bulkier than other styles. Good for around town and for kids.

    • 2.5-layer jackets have a thin coating that makes them light and packable. Good for travel, hiking and cycling.

    • 3-layer jackets use premium technology for breathability and protection. Good for backcountry trips and camping.

    A little TLC goes a long way

    After a few seasons, water can start soaking in instead of beading on the outside of your jacket. When you see these signs, it’s time to wash your jacket and restore its waterproof finish in a few simple steps.