The Best Summer Raincoats For Men

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Summer can be an awkward one, especially given the British weather we all know and love. We’ve all been there where we’ve been caught in a rain shower wearing a T-shirt, and it definitely isn’t a pleasant situation (not like in films, anyway). In this guide, we’ll show you the best rain jackets for men in the summer months.

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Rains Coats

Hailing from Denmark, and a relatively new brand as it was founded in 2012, Rains focuses on bringing a classic raincoat design and updating it to suit the modern man’s needs. The brand claims its inspiration comes from Scandinavian weather and design heritage, and that the designs are through merging traditional methods with innovative techniques to create understated men’s rainwear to last a lifetime.

Rains stocks a whole collection of different types of raincoats, men’s trench coats and men’s mac’s. Coming in a variety of different colours, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll like within its extensive range. This also means that there will be different styles of coat to suit all of your summer outfits, so you’ll never have to worry about what will match what. We stock a large selection of its catalogue in our store, so if you’re liking what you see already be sure to check out the ranges.

The North Face Coats

Known worldwide for their high technology outdoor exploration gear, The North Face in recent years has branched out into everyday menswear. Whilst still keeping its standards high and creating great, durable garments, they’ve made them a lot more wearable and fashionable. When it comes to waterproof wear, it would seem an obvious choice to check out The North Face, as they are well known for its lightweight waterproof jackets. It’s extremely important that your summer coat isn’t going to be too warm, as the last thing you want when trying to keep dry is ending up boiling hot and sweating.

The Idle Man Coats

Here at The Idle Man, we have a whole range of own brand products as well as stocking some of the biggest names in menswear. We also stock plenty of men’s lightweight summer jackets within this range. Our range of lightweight rain jackets come in colours of yellow, blue, pink and orange, and as they only a thin lining, they are the perfect addition for summer. These coats are also, as the name suggests, extremely lightweight as well as having snap closures for ease and comfort. Take a look at our entire range and there’s sure to be something that suits your needs, not to mention it’s all very affordable.

Rainwear for men’s summer fashion


Different Types Of Raincoat

Of course, like anything, there are different types of men’s raincoats. The main thing that differs between summer raincoats is the fit. Usually, the choice is between a cropped fit that stops at the waist area, or a longer extended fit giving more of a trench coat/mac look. It all depends on how you’re going to style the raincoat. For a smart-casual or smart look, we’d advise going for the longer fit style, as it just generally works better for a business style outfit. A cropped coat with a shirt and tie has the potential to look quite out of place.

The cropped, more casual type of men’s summer coats look great matched with a quality pair of denim, and a T-shirt underneath, for example. The look can be finished off with a stylish pair of on-trend runners and a backpack to give a slight urban look. If you want to look modern and stylish, this look is a guaranteed winner – it’s clean, understated and everything a modern man should want to look like.

High End Raincoats

If you’re looking for something with a little more flair and individuality, there are plenty of options out there for the more adventurous of us. Stone Island has their fair share of great lightweight waterproof pieces as always, being one of the biggest names in the game. Moncler is also worth a mention; with its massive gain in popularity in the recent months, you’re sure to be looking stylish rocking some of the Italian designer’s rainwear.

Affordable Raincoats

If you’re shopping on a budget, there are also plenty of options available for you out there. A lot of men might be reluctant to spend large amounts of money on a summer raincoat, as it’s something that’s only worn a few times a year, whether it’s an essential or not. You can easily pick up some of the best men’s waterproof jacket’s for little to no money.

The Best Summer Raincoats For Men

  • Living in Britain, we know all too well how sometimes there can be a sudden downpour, even in the heat. Having a summer raincoat is an essential which we might not use all the time but is hand to have.
  • Rains do some incredible lightweight coats that come in different styles. Don’t forget, you can still use these coats throughout the winter, too.
  • The North Face never let us down when it comes to protective outerwear. This includes when we’re looking for something light but waterproof to wear in the summer.
  • The Idle Man, of course, has a wide selection of lightweight rain jackets that are perfect for the summer (and winter). With a plethora of styles, there will be a coat for you.
  • You can get affordable or expensive raincoats for the summer. Don’t think that all affordable ones aren’t high-quality, either.
Yellow rain mac paired with smart trousers for that smart casual look

On That Note

Men’s summer fashion can be a pain, especially finding a jacket that you’re not going to roast alive in while it’s hot. However, there are plenty out there – it’s just a case of knowing what to look for and where to find it. Hopefully, this guide has helped you, and you can indeed find the summer jacket you’ve needed for those unexpected rainstorms.


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