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.

TWO … 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.

THREE … Ronhill Trail Quantum Jacket

If 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

A 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.