The best all-weather technical outerwear

Hi-tech materials and innovations in manufacture make this clothing perfect for standing up to the elements


William & Son Regent Technical Coat

William & Son has long-standing expertise in jewellery, silverware and leather goods, but where it truly comes into its own is in the arena of outdoor sports. As a maker of some of the finest bespoke, handcrafted shotguns available on the market, it's little surprise that its country clothing is also more than sturdy enough to hold up to the rigours of the sport. This fully waterproof single-breasted jacket, made from 100% British cotton with breathable membrane, comes with a number of features specially designed for the job. These include pivot sleeves to facilitate movement while shooting, elasticated storm cuffs and plenty of pockets.

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Barbour Irvine Jacket

This season’s unpredictable weather calls for adaptable, everyday pieces that can withstand unforeseen downpours. This chic and minimal design from Barbour more than fits the brief; its cinder orange colour lends a modern edge, while its hood, which can be tightened via toggles, and zipped welt pockets will help keep both you and your essentials dry.


Belstaff Vapour

In 1909, Belstaff founder Eli Belovitch used his experience in weatherproofing to create the brand’s now iconic wax cotton, and ever since, it has been leading the way in robust, all-weather gear. In its latest collection this technical know-how has been manifested in high-performance pieces such as the Vapour jacket. Made from ultralight stretch nylon, allowing for ease of mobility while remaining completely water repellent, other practical details include a large front-centre pocket and elasticated waist adjuster.


Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia's love for the natural world has driven its eco-friendly ethos, as the brand aims to reduce pollution and recycle where possible as part of its manufacturing process. It’s also spurred on by a sense of innovation that has filtered down to the technical details of its products. The Micro Puff Hoody offers maximum warmth for minimum weight, filled with a synthetic insulation that provides a toasty alternative to traditional down jackets.


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