We could bore you with details about the Southwest Monsoon Season that Singapore is now experiencing, but you likely already get the gist: it’s raining. A lot.

You could always whisk out the original social distancing device — the umbrella — if you’re caught in the rain, but if you like being prepared, a waterproof jacket will go a long way. Even more so if it’s made by fashion brands whose offerings are made to weather the storm, like Moncler or Patagonia.

Whether you’re looking for something that will protect you from a light drizzle or a heavy shower, the stylish options below will keep you covered.

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1
Birdwell striped nylon jacket

The retro look of this army-green nylon jacket makes it a great layering option for an outfit as simple as a white tee and jeans, whatever the season. It’s durable, waterproof and features pockets like any good jacket should. This one just looks a lot better.

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Price
S$304
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2
Stutterheim 'Stockholm' lightweight raincoat

Stutterheim offers all sorts of rainy-day essentials (check out its sleek rubber chelsea boots) but the brand’s signature Stockholm raincoat is the must-have of the lot. The hooded jacket is made of waterproof polyurethane-blend, and it boasts a pared-back appearance marked by press-stud buttons and side pockets. You can get a matching design for your pet pooch, too.

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Price
S$166.58
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3
Sease 'George' jacket

Sease is portmanteau of “sea” and “ease”, if that tells you anything about the practicality of the Italian label’s designs. This ‘George’ jacket is actually made for sailing, what with its triple-layer linen fabric lined with wool and nylon-blend. The garment is also treated with a special fabric technology that makes it waterproof, breathable and wind-resistant. Get this for stormy days.

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Price
S$514
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4
Filson 'Swiftwater' shell jacket

Filson is another heritage brand that has perfected performance-driven outerwear with deceptive simplicity. This ‘Swiftwater’ jacket is a testament to the fact, seeing as it’s sealed and taped at the seams to keep you dry under its waterproof shell. It comes complete with an adjustable hood and hem for maximum coverage.

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Price
S$350
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5
District Vision 'Theo' jacket

The sporty ‘Theo’ performance jacket will keep you covered from the neck down, with its stand collar, long sleeves and elastic cuffs. It’s also made with a three-layer technical Japanese fabric that is both lightweight and waterproof.

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Price
S$312.46
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6
Belstaff 'Racemaster' jacket

Motorheads will get a kick out of this Belstaff jacket, drawing from a 1981 design called the ‘Roadmaster’. And you’ll look like one too, in this waxed-cotton (read: weatherproof) jacket, which is fully lined and full of pockets. Fasten the velvet-lined throat latch for when it gets a little too chilly for your liking.

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Price
S$545
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7
Barbour 'Bedale' jacket

Barbour has been keeping British folks covered from rainy seasons for over a century. This design is one from the archives, reworked with a slim fit silhouette to fit Japanese (and, by extension, Asian) proportions. Details like the spread collar and the press-stud placket on the front gives the jacket an air of sophistication that is not often found in outerwear, too.

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Price
S$382
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Pameyla Cambe
Senior Writer
Pameyla Cambe is a fashion and jewellery writer who believes that style and substance shouldn't be mutually exclusive. She makes sense of the world through Gothic novels, horror films and music. Lots of music.