Hulk Rain Coat features a center front zipper with storm flap to keep moisture out. The corduroy collar keeps your neck warm, while adjustable snap cuffs keep your arms dry. Pull the drawstring hood snugly around your face, wear it loose, or remove it altogether. There are 2 lower pockets for convenience. The Rain Coat stores compactly in the included carry bag.
The simple aesthetic of the L.L.Bean H2Off Mesh-Lined Rain Jacket works equally well for commuting to the city or standing on a soccer field, and it’s comfortable to wear from spring through fall. It has the most style and size variations of any of the coats we tested—it’s available in 13 sizes and three lengths, and comes in an insulated version for winter. It also has the most thoughtful details of any women’s raincoat we looked at. One of our testers noted, “I have very little to say about this coat, which is a good thing! It just does its job.”
In the rain, water rolled right off the H2Off jacket. This was typical for most of the coats we tested, but it seemed to roll faster from the H2Off than from the J.Jill and Eddie Bauer coats. The H2Off’s fabric was thicker than that of the Columbia and J.Jill coats we tested, and it felt smoother than the fabric of any of our other women’s picks. The fully taped seams help to block water, and the top half of the lining is mesh, which makes the coat breathable. The hood is adjustable with a Velcro strap (though testers didn’t need to use this feature), and it’s deep enough for most hairstyles, except high buns, and hair thicknesses. Testers said the H2Off’s two-way zipper was among their favorites. The design allows you to unzip the bottom of the coat for ventilation, and this makes it easier to sit down in longer versions of the coat. Testers also loved that the colors of the zippers matched the coats’ colors.