Wanted: Tall size, nice looking, lightweight men's rain jacket
July 11, 2013 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a men's rain jacket that is available in tall sizes, lightweight, and doesn't look overly sporty or technical?

I need a rain jacket and I'm willing to pay for it after years of being frustrated with cheap rain jackets. I'm in Boston, so I need something that is lightweight enough that I won't swelter during a rainy summer day. And I need it to be available in size Large Tall. I'd also like for it to look like a relatively nice jacket rather than technical climbing gear or something for running a marathon. And if I can be picky, I'd like the jacket to be dark and not a shade of blue or red/maroon; greens, grays, and browns would be preferred. I tried this Eddie Bauer Windfoil Parka, but it was way too heavy and warm, but otherwise fit all of my criteria. Umbrellas are not an option; I'm a photographer and need both hands free.
posted by msbrauer to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
L. L. Bean Trail Model! Fits all of your requirements, and it's pretty cheap too. The style is not overly-technical; I would say it's a very classic, American look. I love mine. Consider sizing down if you want a more fitted look (I wear a 17/37 shirt and got a Large Tall).

Put This On likes it, too!
posted by rossination at 8:02 AM on July 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

Marmot Precip?
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy at 8:02 AM on July 11, 2013

3-1 Squall in Rich Green from Lands' End.
posted by tilde at 8:04 AM on July 11, 2013

I've been loving L.L. Bean's tall stuff recently, and yes, their sizes run large. I was first amazed to find things (any things) in their store that fit, and more amazed that I'm only XLT in their eyes. 6'5", 235 pounds, for reference.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:13 AM on July 11, 2013

I should add--I'm typically 18/39 in dress shirts, and the sleeves on the XXLT shirts were too long.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:14 AM on July 11, 2013

Nau's clothing has declined in quality, but their outerwear has not. It's well-designed and excellent quality.

They don't do "tall" sizes, but they tend to be cut for longer bodies.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:57 AM on July 11, 2013

Response by poster: Unfortunately, I've got a short torso but very long arms and legs, so those Nau jackets might not work for me.

I've ordered the Marmot listed above.
posted by msbrauer at 10:31 AM on July 11, 2013

posted by oceanjesse at 11:50 AM on July 11, 2013

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