, also referred to as anoraks, are heavy, waterproof coats. They provide optimum warmth, and as such, are generally reserved for colder climates. These raincoats have an attached hood and may also contain a drawstring waist. Parkas are usually waist or hip length, and some are lined with natural or faux fur. They may also be padded with down fibres or other material for added insulation. These raincoats feature large pockets, providing warmth to the wearer’s hands.
To find a great raincoat that’s lightweight and packable, look for a coat that comes with its own travel pouch. If those pouch-style coats aren’t cute enough or if they don't fit, try searching for an unlined trench or a lightweight reversible jacket or coat in wrinkle-free fabric.
are typically less expensive than the cloth varieties. However, they may cause the wearer’s body to perspire more easily. In order to prevent this from happening, many manufacturers have created plastic raincoat styles with zips near the underarm sections. This helps to keep the area ventilated. Some plastic raincoats have an inner lining to facilitate comfort and warmth.
If you are extremely tight on carry-on space, I recommend that you pack a raincoat-in-a-pouch instead of an umbrella, because a raincoat will keep your whole body warm and it's easy to scrunch a coat into an odd-shaped space. More tips: