Child wearing yellow raincoat with
is a waterproof
or water-resistant coat
worn to protect the body from rain
. The term
is sometimes used to refer to
raincoats that are waist length. A rain jacket may be combined with
a pair of rain pants
to make a rain
Modern raincoats are often constructed of breathable, waterproof
fabrics such as Gore-Tex
and coated nylons.
These fabrics allow some air to pass through, allowing the garment
to 'breathe' so that sweat vapour can escape.
Important styles of raincoat, often associated with particular