Charles River Women’s New Englander Hooded Rain Jacket

Last updated: January 10, 2024

The material on this women's rain jacket is both water and wind resistant, with heat-sealed seams to ensure water can't slip in. But you won't have to worry about trouble with breathability. A mesh lining keeps airflow going while you're wearing it to cool you down. There is a reflective stripe on both the front and back side to ensure others can see you in darker lighting conditions.

Charles River Women’s New Englander Hooded Rain Jacket

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This lightweight, reflective rain jacket is great for long walks and hikes.

In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Charles River Women's New Englander Hooded Rain Jacket placed 3rd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

100% Polyurethane. Imported. Hand Wash. Reflective stripe accent on front & back with 2-way front zipper offers freedom of movement. Features covered zippered side pockets, adjustable cuffs with hook & loop closure and A-line styling , front yoke and underarm vents to allow for air-flow circulation. Wind & waterproof with heat-sealed seams. Lined with grey mesh for air-flow circulation and taffeta nylon in sleeves for easy on/off. Front vented capes for breathability and easy decorating access.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The essential jacket that you need for wet weather hiking. It is both water and windproof, while the seams are heat sealed for keeping out rain and wind. The shell, made of polyurethane is tightly bonded to an interior woven backing thus providing the fabric with extra strength. Featuring mesh lining, there is good air flow throughout the jacket.
A great reflective rain jacket with a feminine cut and details meant for everyday use.
Good for travellers on a budget. Simple style.
This is a very affordable rain jacket and doesn’t skimp on style. It is suitable for hot and humid weather.

What reviewers didn't like

Even with the hood cinched, you're likely to get rain in your face.
Not breathable. Heavier than more expensive emergency shells.
It does not have its own storage bag or in-built storage pocket. Due to the polyurethane and woven material, it is not advisable to wash this jacket in the washing machine.
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