There are absolutely going to be times in the season ahead when you need to reach for a jacket that doesn’t mess around when it comes to dealing with inclement, rough weather. For those times — which we’re sure will be here soon — the Grundéns Sandhamn 309 Rain Jacket is your best bet (to say the least).
It’s a jacket that’s so technical and weather-tested that fishermen the world over actually reach for it, and if they can trust it to keep them dry on the high seas, you can surely trust it to get around the city. This Portuguese-made jacket is remarkably 100 percent waterproof, a stunning feat that makes it well worth its listed price of nearly $300. A relaxed fit provides room for layering, while the Navy colorway shown here is classic and essential, whether you use it to keep dry in a light rain or a heavy downpour. – $296