From light showers to heavy downpours - a great waterproof coat is the most important piece of outerwear you're likely to need when the skies darken and the heavens open. Although the winter months will welcome in the picturesque beauty of low-arcing sunlight and frost-covered country hills, the cold weather season can often be a washout in Britain, so you need a no-nonsense layer that will keep you fully protected wherever your winter walks and outdoor adventures take you.

Waterproof coats can be fashionable and functional - so depending on your individual requirements and style preferences - you'll need to work out what kind of waterproof you need to suit your lifestyle and occasion. Whether you love the country formality of a field jacket, the effortless practicality of a smock or the versatile simplicity of one of our lightweight waterproofs, we know we've got something for you.

As Waterman's, we understand that a great waterproof is an investment, so we know how important it is to get it right the first time. That's why we've done away with short-lived trends and fad styles and opted instead for timeless pieces inspired by country living and built around the rigours of regular outdoor use.

Waterman's Country Supplies have compiled a compelling list of our toughest, premium quality and practical waterproofs that have been a hit with our customers this year. If your winter walks are threatening to turn into rainy rambles, we've handpicked waterproof coats and jackets from the most trusted brands on the market, including Hoggs of Fife, Fortress, Ridgeline and more...

Hoggs of Fife Kincraig Waterproof Field Jacket

Highly waterproof, windproof and breathable, this field jacket is steeped in military history and British heritage. Perfect for all outdoor uses when you need to be fully shielded from the elements, the Kincraig will keep you protected from the toughest conditions and the heaviest storms with its rugged fabric design and integrated hood.

Fortex 221 Airflex Waterproof Jacket

The Fortex Airflex from Fortress is lightweight, breathable, completely waterproof must-have for any walker's rucksack. Expertly designed with a concealed hood, a studded double storm flap, large pockets and welded seems - this immensely versatile choice is great for changeable weather conditions while hiking, rambling or camping.

Hoggs Green King II Waterproof Jacket – Green

The Hoggs of Fife Green King II is a very popular choice for harsh countryside conditions. Made with a modern style and fit, this versatile wet weather outer layer is filled with features including a 100% polyester ripstop fabric, nylon oxford woven reinforcements and a longer length for greater shielding against driving rain.

Ridgeline Torrent III Waterproof Jacket – Olive

As the name suggests, the Torrent III can hold up against the heaviest rainfall and harshest downpours you're likely to come across. This high-spec jacket from Ridgeline is made with an RL Quiet-Tex 5K membrane which is 100% waterproof, and also comes with a large roomy wired hood and elasticated Velcro cuffs for highest-performance weather protection.

Flexothane Essential Jakarta Waterproof Jacket – Green

This multipurpose "essential" from Flexothane is designed to give you the ultimate waterproof and windproof protection matched with extraordinary practicality. You'll be able to easily wear and remove the Jakarta as showers come and pass. Also includes a foldaway hood in collar, zip closer with press stud flap and press studs for sleeve narrowing.

Hoggs Green King II Men’s Waterproof Smock Jacket – Green

This over-the-head waterproof jacket from Hoggs of Fife is both easy to wear and simple to clean for everyday outdoor use. Lightweight and stylish, the Green King II comes with a protective and rugged ripstop fabric, nylon oxford woven reinforcements and concealed storm cuffs, making it perfectly suited to bad weather and harsh conditions.

Hoggs Tummel Tweed Waterproof Field Coat – Olive/Wine

This countryside classic is a favourite among anyone who enjoys the elegance of quintessentially British menswear. Designed with a timeless tweed check, a suede collar and a rugged Teflon coating, this field coat perfectly balances traditional British country style with ultra modern waterproof protection. It also features an array of pockets including handwarmer pockets for those cold days when you're out rambling, hiking or shooting.

Looking for a great-looking waterproof coat or jacket to impress the woman in your life? Check out some of our storm-beating favourites in The Very Best Waterproof Coats & Jackets For Women In 2023.

Post By Ed Mason