Spring is nearly here! As sure as we are that glorious summer won't be far behind, we know that the next couple of months will deliver our share of rainstorms before beach-and-chaise season arrives. Luckily Amazon shoppers have found the compact outerwear of your dreams so you are never left high and, um, wet! Meet the Avoogue Packable Rain Jacket. Waterproof? Check. Lightweight? Check. Stylish and functional? Check and check. Small enough to have with you anywhere you go? You better believe it. Plus, this multitasking wardrobe essential is fashionably priced, starting at just $29.
The casual jacket is constructed with waterproof material that’s both breathable and quick-drying. Since it packs up small, you have no excuse to leave it at home. Throw one in the trunk of your car or in your purse, and you'll never end up sodden and sore when there's a sudden downpour. It's even a great item to pack in your luggage for any trip — it weighs so little that you don't have to worry that it will put you over your checked bag limit. But don't relegate it only to emergency situations — it's stylish enough to serve as your only rain jacket.
There are several details that make this particular jacket worth choosing over its more expensive counterparts. It features elastic cuffs and a drawstring hem to ensure you stay completely dry. It also includes a conveniently adjustable hood that you can use to shelter your noggin when you get caught in the rain, no matter the season. Even if you aren't in an area (or traveling to a place) that gets a lot of rain at this time of year, you can depend on this jacket to help with heavy winds and to keep you warm in general. Because it isn't too heavy, you can also stay comfortable during walks or jogs without adding a bunch of unnecessary bulk.
For spring, you can’t go wrong with the pink, purple and green colors that start populating our wardrobes as the weather starts getting warmer. And these colors can brighten up the dreariest of gray days.
Reviewers love it for a multitude of reasons. “This is the perfect lightweight rain jacket,” one five-star reviewer said. “Nice color (gray), fits nicely (I ordered a size larger to fit over clothing), very compact and comes with a small travel bag. The hood is generous enough to accommodate your hairstyle without being crushed."
"This jacket is inexpensive, so you can afford to store one away in your car or suitcase for rainy downbursts," raved another. "The weight is very light, so this is the kind of thing you can bunch up in a backpack or throw in a suitcase for unexpected bad weather on a vacation."
Many reviewers note that it's especially great for travel. "I like that my rain jacket came with a stuff bag to put it in when not in use," said this nomad. "It is just what I need, living in Florida and traveling in my RV."
"I travel to Disney World frequently, and I hate using ponchos. I bought this to use instead," one shared. "It folds down small and fits in my park bag. I got caught in a torrential downpour yesterday and the jacket kept me dry. It didn't blow around like a poncho and I was able to shake the remaining moisture off and stow it back in my bag after the storm had passed."
More than 6,800 other reviewers agreed and gave this packable rain jacket a five-star rating.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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