Five packable storm shells for city breaks & hikes

Watery walking tour? Dodge downpours but travel light with these highly compact raincoats that pack into their own pockets


ONE … Mammut MTR 201 Micro Jacket

Packs into a zipped chest pocket, and with underarm ventilation, this emergency raincoat is super-light.

03 Mammut MTR 201 Micro Jacket for womenTWO … Patagonia Houdini

As storm shells go, this one’s tiny, wrapping-up into a chest pocket. The finished package is smaller than an apple, and can be hooked- onto a belt loop. Good hood, too.

04 Patagonia Women’s HoudiniTHREE … Ronhill Trail Quantum Jacket

05 Ronhill Trail Quantum JacketIf you want to travel really, really light, copy what long-distance runners wear. This one even has a micro fleeced lined collar and a keys loop.

FOUR … The North Face Cylone Hoody

01 The North Face Women’s Cylone HoodyA high neckline, snug hood, and zipped hand pocket make this great for brief showers on the road. That hand pocket is also wear the Cyclone stores itself.

FIVE … Helly Hansen Odin Enroute minimalist jacket

This ultra-light storm shell has elastic cuffs that cover your hands, and packs into its own chest pocket.

02 Helly Hansen Odin Enroute minimalist jacket