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Six Scandinavian Raincoats That Will Keep You Dry

Almost anywhere you live, a raincoat is a good investment. Raincoats are useful not only for rain, but for windy and cooler weather, as they’re usually fairly well-insulated. Because it rains in Scandinavia frequently, and because so many commute to work via bicycle, weather-proof gear is a must-have. A good raincoat will see you arrive to work looking fresh as a daisy, or at least as fresh as you were when you left your home.

There hasn’t always been much diversity in raincoat choices, but now there’s a style for everyone.

Here are the best Scandinavian raincoat brands to keep you dry, no matter the season:

Stutterheim

Fashion-meets-rain gear-meets-life philosophy with Swedish brand Stutterheim. While they’ve engaged in a number of exciting collaborations – working with everyone from Marni to Henrik Vibskov to Garance Doré – their real strength is in their basic raincoats. Available in a number of cuts, Stutterheims are immediately recognisable for their high-quality heft. They are more expensive than your average raincoat, but they will last for years and, thanks to bonded cotton, are also quite warm. Their philosophy of embracing Swedish melancholy is a charming reminder to revel in the things that make us imperfect.

We recommend

The absolutely classic unisex Stockholm in Yellow

 
 
 

Rains

Denmark-based Rains makes all kinds of chic rain gear, including their ubiquitous (in Denmark), minimalist waterproof backpack. Their unstructured silhouettes and great range of color choices make Rains jackets easy to wear, and the price points are strong for the quality you get.

We recommend

The Long Jacket in Navy for men and women

 
 
 

66North

If a raincoat can withstand the Icelandic weather, you know it’s for real. They’ve got a range of lined and unlined raincoats that both look chic and are extremely durable.

We recommend

The Esja jacket for women and men

 
 
 

Marimekko

Though primarily known for their textiles and home goods, Marimekko also makes a fantastic range of clothes and accessories. If you’re looking for a patterned, fashionable raincoat that’s on the lighter side, the Finnish brand has lovely choices.

We recommend

The Popcorn Wim coat

 
 
 

Norwegian Rain

If Rick Owens designed raincoats, they’d probably look like this. Slightly gothic, voluminous and avant grade, Norwegian Rain coats are perfect for those who need protection from the rain but can’t stand the thought of a conventional raincoat.

We recommend

The unisex 2 Raincho in black

 
 
 

Fjällräven

This beloved Swedish brand makes hearty bags and outwear for all seasons. They’re not focused on fashion or seasonal trends, just highly-functional gear that will last for years.

We recommend

The Abisko Eco-Shell Jacket in black

 

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