Charles River Apparel Women’s New Englander Waterproof Rain Jacket! Wind & waterproof New Englander Best Rain Jacket for Women. Polyurethane bonded to a woven backing to provide additional fabric strength. Lined with grey mesh for air-flow circulation and taffeta nylon in sleeves for easy on/off. Hood & open hem with shock cord drawstrings. Wind flap & heat-sealed seams throughout to seal out wind & rain. Front vented capes for breathability and easy decorating access. Reflective stripe accent on front & back. 2-way front zipper offers freedom of movement. Features covered zippered side pockets, adjustable cuffs with hook & loop closure and A-line styling.
Women’s New Englander Rain Jacket By Charles River Apparel
Wind & waterproof
Breathable mesh lining
Silver reflective accent on front and back
Covered zippered side pockets
Top customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
BySara Y.on October 5, 2015
Size: Small|Color: Aqua Reflective|Verified Purchase
There are so many great reviews here that helped me decide on my purchase, so I only have a little bit of info to add. I ordered the Aqua and the Mint, as I could not tell from the images here or searched online which one I would prefer. I’m attaching 3 pictures that I hope will help future buyers who may have the same dilemma! They’re both very pretty and bright! For the record, I really liked the mint in person but it didn’t go well with my rain boots and it is a much darker hue than I hoped, and I LOVED the aqua, so my decision was easy. For size reference, I am 5’3, about 140lbs and I’m wearing the size Small here with a relatively thin sweater underneath. It’s comfortable and I can cross my arms across my chest pretty well considering the fabric has little give, if any. I would only size up had I planned to wear a heavy fleece under this jacket, but I do not, and sizing up may cause me to lose some of the flattering shape.
I love this jacket (finally, a hood with drawstrings on a rain jacket!) and my only complaint is the zipper, which sticks and seems very cheap/plasticky. It’s not enough to make me return it, not by far. I’ve been looking for a great rain jacket for probably 4 years, and this is the best I have found!
Update: 10/22/16: I’ve had this jacket now for a year and I’m changing my review from 4 to 5 stars. The questionable zipper has held up perfectly and the jacket itself is perfect; warm, breathable, not too heavy, and durable. I managed to snag it on a sharp piece of metal and put a tiny hole in it, so I put a very thin layer of clear nail polish over it and it’s held just fine, not even noticeable. I plan to buy another, one to keep in my car, and I will probably get the purple or a slightly darker color this time because I’m a bit abusive towards my coats and there are a couple of small dirt marks on this one now. I wholeheartedly recommend this jacket!
5.0 out of 5 stars IN LOVE
Byppon October 21, 2014
Size: X-Large|Color: Aqua Reflective|Verified Purchase
This jacket is simply perfect! I live in Seattle and have been searching for a “girly” rain jacket for quit some time. This was exactly what I was looking for. The material is soft, flexible and very comfortable. The color is exactly as pictured! I wear a size 13/14 pant and L/XL t-shirts & sweaters. I was worried about the fit but to my surprise the XL fits perfect and I can comfortably wear a sweater underneath. So grateful to this company for making a wonderful product of good material and fashionable at the same time!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, perfect for camping/hiking, looks good
ByJeu-de-paumeon July 15, 2016
Size: X-Small|Color: Buttercup Reflective|Verified Purchase
I have tested this raincoat in two hiking trips in the last 4 months, and it has worked beautifully. It protects me from the wind (especially if I tighten the sleeves, zip up all the way, and put the hood on), and it stops the rain. I tested it in the rainy conditions while hiking in Peru (at the end of the wet season/ beginning of the dry season), and I can report back that it perfectly protects the clothes from getting wet, and keeps the warmth very well. Additionally, the pockets are very convenient, as they are big and they zip up all the way, so you can put anything you want to have on quick access there (like your phone) without being worried about losing it (or about it getting wet in the rain). Finally, it is also easy to clean: just wipe it with a wet cloth.
So my conclusion: it is highly functional in the camping environment, very well made, and cute. Excellent quality and a great look. I am very glad I bought it, and I would highly recommend it.