Style Pick of the Week: Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover

Filson men's rain jackets

A seemingly simple rain jacket that’s ultra-packable and durable all the same.

Thanks for joining us for another Style Pick of the Week, where today, we’ll step into a seriously stylish, durable rain jacket for spring. Not just any rain jacket, of course: One of the best men’s rain jackets is yours for the taking today, and courtesy of Pacific Northwest heritage outfitters Filson, at that. Filson is, naturally, quite the favorite of the blog (check out this piece on the best waxed chore coat, for starters), but you might normally associate ’em with hard-wearing fall and winter gear. If that’s the case, be prepared to learn something new today, because Filson also makes some of the best rain jackets for men. And it’s all the better that you can get the Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover just in time for, well, spring rain.

Let’s not waste another second, shall we? For $225 at Filson — a steal considering how versatile and well-made this stylish rain jacket is — you’re getting a lightweight, packable pullover you can throw on at a moment’s notice on the trail or in town with ease (as you’d expect from Filson). The kicker here has got to be the nylon ripstop fabrication, complete with a printed membrane that acts as a raised layer to repel rain and provide breathability. It sounds technically advanced, because it is, but the result is one of the best rain jackets on the market, thanks to that innovation.

SHOP: The Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover

Filson rain jacket

The attached hood and drawcord hem and cuffs will surely keep spring rain out, ehh?

The remarkable Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover is built with YKK Aquaguard zippers for the kangaroo front pocket, meaning you can store your everyday carry essentials without fear during driving rainstorms. The half-zip front closure comes complete with a microfleece chin guard, which means the technical material of the coat’s interior won’t irritate, well, your chin. And the hood has a structured brim to keep out rain, plus a drawcord for a snug fit. When it’s time to take the jacket off, pack it into the front pocket — bingo!

As you might expect with one of the best rain jackets, every little detail has covered. This is the type of jacket you can throw on when you want to keep dry while wearing your favorite Oxford shirt or a rugged American-made henley. It’s certainly a more casual rain jacket, so waterproof Blundstone boots or other durable rain footwear should be your go-to move on your feet (along with, say, a pair of the best men’s technical pants as your go-to pants). It’s functional and yet overly technical, like a running jacket — the color is a muted Dark Olive, which pairs up with darn near anything you own. From A-to-Z, Filson has you covered with one of the best men’s rain jackets.

SHOP: The Filson Swiftwater Rain Pullover


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