There comes a time in life when you realize wearing your ski jacket around town isn’t a good look. For many, a sized down rain shell is the solution. But even this staple isn’t fit for all occasions. Enter the Mackintosh, Britain’s sartorially-inclined answer to inclement weather. The ultra lightweight, topcoat length is sleek, and stylish enough for city wear, and equally functional on more aggressive outings too. We’ll admit “real” Mackintosh jackets may be a bit too stuffy for this crowd, and instead suggest you get familiar with the new Bremen Topcoat release from Mission Workshop. Not only is this iteration perfectly minimal, but it packs down to about the size of a Coke can, making it great for travel or simply tossing in your tote bag on iffy spring weather days.

Constructed by hand in Vancouver, BC with hyper lightweight and equally waterproof + breathable Polartec NoeShell fabric, this handsome rain jacket is a real Swiss Army Knife for fashion conscious outdoor goers (apologies for using the F word). The advanced fabric responds to changes in the body’s temperature, allowing for more moisture and heat to escape when needed. In addition to the technical fabric, the Bremen proves its worth as more than a city show piece with functionality from removable, three-point adjustable hood to storm flaps throughout and adjustable cuffs. And as you’d expect, all seams are fully sealed.

Part of being an adult is investing in your future. Invest in pieces like this, you won’t regret it.