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By Christina Butan
February 21, 2019 04:22 PM
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Move over, Orolay coat, there’s a new jacket in town.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start shedding your heavier winter gear and switching over to your lighter, and hopefully waterproof, spring attire. It’s no secret that the weather can get notoriously rainy during the spring season — which is why having a dependable rain coat in your closet is a must. Whether you don’t own one yet, have been meaning to replace your old one, or just want to add to your rain jacket collection, we’ve found the perfect coat for you: the Charles River rain jacket.

This windproof and waterproof rain coat is an Amazon best-seller in women’s rain coats and is loved by over 2,000 customers, who have all left raving five-star reviews. Lined with a lightweight mesh material for ultimate breathability, the jacket also boasts zippered, fleece-lined pockets, a drawstring hood, and comes in 18 different colors (we’re not kidding), including options with reflective stripes. Plus, many of the shades — like bright yellow, periwinkle, coral, and pastel pink — give off super spring-y vibes.


Buy It! Charles River Apparel Women’s New Englander Waterproof Rain Jacket, $36.39-$64; amazon.com

“I bought this jacket for a horseback riding adventure in Ireland last year. We got poured on a couple times during the trip. I can honestly say this jacket TRULY is waterproof! Everything else got so soaked, I actually poured water out of my boots! But my torso was nice and dry!” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “A year and a half later, and it still is as waterproof today as it was when I first got it.”

The top-rated rain jacket comes in a variety of sizes — from extra small to plus sizes — and most customers say it fit as expected. It also comes with a two-way front zipper and a drawstring closure around the hood, so it can be tightened or loosened as needed.

“I haven’t owned a rain coat in probably 20 years, but I was spending three days in Seattle and Vancouver Island, and didn’t want to spend it wet. This was a fantastic purchase. It fit well, and had plenty of room in the body and the arms,” another shopper said. “It folded up small to carry in my pack when the weather was nice, and unfolded to be fairly un-wrinkled when I needed it.”

Our advice: Get your hands on this best-selling jacket now, so you can stay dry and comfortable the next time another rainy day sneaks up on you.