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Everlane's Lightweight Anorak Is the Perfect Raincoat

Keeps you dry, but won’t make you sweat.

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A tan Everlane anorak jacket
Everlane Elements Anorak ($148)

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Living in a climate where one week it blizzards and the next it’s sunny and 75 degrees means I own a lot of outerwear. Parkas and wool coats for winter, jean and field jackets for spring, leather jackets for going out. Yet somehow, I never owned a raincoat.

Trenches are good in theory for the rain, but the lack of a hood has always been a deal-breaker for me. I’ve tried other raincoats in the past, but they’re either too long, too short, too heavy, or too light. Call me the Goldilocks of outerwear.

Everything changed when Everlane rolled out its Elements Anorak ($148) earlier this spring. I was disappointed at first when there wasn’t a women’s version, but the brand’s pretty simple silhouette make it easy to shop from the men’s section. When I saw an Instagram fit-testing it on women, I was sold.

This jacket is everything I never knew I was missing in a raincoat. It’s warm enough that it got me through the gross 40-degrees-and-raining days of early April, but it’s breathable enough to throw on during a summer thunderstorm.

Nothing about the coat makes it feel like I stole it from my boyfriend, save for having to cuff the sleeves a bit. The mid-thigh length is just icing on the cake, the unequivocal perfect length for a coat. I now find myself wishing for rainy days just to have an excuse to pull this out of my closet.