Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell – Women’s

The Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell for women is a protective, comfortable, and mobile rain shell that is versatile in many conditions. Despite not being the lightest or the most breathable, this shell provides great layering abilities to make it usable in various climates and precipitation levels. Although we wouldn’t recommend wearing this as a stand-alone layer during heavy precipitation, the soft material and great fit allow you to easily layer this shell.

Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket – Women’s

The Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket for women is a lightweight, breathable, and packable layering option that is highly-transportable due to being compressible and lightweight. Despite some user issues with the tight fit and questionable waterproofing abilities, this jacket could be a good choice for those who want to bring a back-up layer on a hiking trip that won’t take up lots of space or weight in your pack.

Marmot Celeste Jacket – Women’s

Marmot’s Celeste Jacket for women is a soft, breathable waterproof rain jacket that will keep you dry and looking good on the trails and walking around town. While it looks like an urban fashion piece, it is fully functional on the trail, with a longer cut to protect you when you sit down, zippered pocket to stow valuables, a hood that tucks away when you don’t want it and stand-up collar. The jacket is made of recycled nylon, so you can feel good inside and out wearing it.

Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket – Women’s

The Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket for women is loved for its almost unbelievable lightness and breathability. While users generally find this jacket waterproof, some are underwhelmed after getting wet while wearing it. This jacket is more useful as an emergency rain jacket, as its lightness and packability make it easy to take anywhere, but its less-durable fabric make it more prone to wearing out quickly.