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This £26 women's raincoat is perfect for the UK's 'unpredictable weather'

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Be prepared for unexpected weather with this affordable and stylish raincoat. (Mountain Warehouse / Yahoo Life UK)

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that the weather is very hit and miss right now. One minute we're outside making the most out of the sunshine, the next we're sheltering from a torrential downpour. The solution? Preparing for those unexpected showers with a lightweight, easy-to-wear waterproof jacket. And we've found the perfect one, Mountain Warehouse's Pakka II Women's Waterproof Jacket, just £26.99 down from £39.99, and available in nine different colours.

The basic raincoat every woman's wardrobe needs, it's affordable, comfortable and super convenient (it packs away into a little bag for ease).

Dodge the weather with this affordable waterproof jacket from Mountain Warehouse, available in nine different colours and designed with taped seams, a foldaway hood and two zipped pockets. 

£26 at Mountain Warehouse

Not just that, it has over 1,000 reviews and scores an average of a full five-star rating, with numerous users claiming it fits perfectly, is great in an emergency, is a good size for travelling, and is ideal for summer.

Affordability aside, the jacket itself has been cleverly designed to work great wherever you are, especially if you're on the move.

Complete with a packaway bag, it's as easy as opening it up and throwing it on, and then, once the rain has passed, giving it a little shake and packing it back away into the drawstring bag.

Key features:

  • Waterproof: Suitable for light to moderate rain

  • Taped Seams: Making the item fully waterproof

  • Stretch Cuff: For a comfortable and secure fit

  • Adjustable Hood: Easily adjusted for the perfect fit

  • Zipped Pockets: For safe storage

  • Packaway Bag: Comes with its own 'stuff' bag, perfect for convenience

As for the shape of the jacket, it takes on a classic silhouette with taped seams, a foldaway hood and two zipped pockets.

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This is the perfect basic to invest in for year-round use. (Mountain Warehouse)

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The seams are sealed with waterproof tape for optimum protection from the rain, while the stretch cuffs make for a comfortable and secure fit on the arms.

Then there's the choice in colours — there's nine different colours to choose from, each easy-to-wear and style, whether that's for a hike in the countryside, dog walking or running errands. It's also a great option to pack if you're off to a British festival, which we all know typically ends rather wet.

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Choose between a neutral like black, navy or khaki, or something more standout like berry, mint or red. (Mountain Warehouse / Yahoo Life UK)

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Best of all, it really is waterproof, with Mountain Warehouse claiming it's been tested against 1,500 millimetres of rainfall, and shoppers saying it's "excellent in the rain". What more could you want from a trusty summer raincoat?

Reviews for this waterproof jacket couldn't be better, with major consensus over its comfortable fit, lightweight design, and value for money.

  • "Perfect fit. Very lightweight. Comfortable. Nice deep pockets. Love this product."

  • "Good value for money, perfect for [the] unpredictable weather in the UK."

  • "Great waterproof jacket that packs away easily into its bag."

  • "Lightweight, folds away easily and keeps the rain out but material does stick to you in the warmer, muggy weather."

  • "I love the deep green colour of this jacket. It is very light, roomy and a go to jacket for walking the dog on cooler days."

  • "Got caught in a shower and this was perfect. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and kept me dry. Light to carry in backpack."

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Made from a breathable fabric that keeps you cool and comfortable, this option comes with an adjustable hood and cuffs, as well as side pockets and taped seams for extra protection in the rain. 

£40 at Mountain Warehouse

Choose between four colours in this more premium design, which is made for use in the heavy rain, complete with a mesh lining which helps with breathability by allowing air to circulate through your clothing. 

£80 at Mountain Warehouse

This longer-length jacket comes in four colours with two convenient side pockets, an adjustable hood and cuffs, and taped seams. 

£55 at Mountain Warehouse