The best ultra-light, packable waterproof jackets: stay dry and fly on the trails

The best ultra-light, packable waterproof jackets give you superb protection from the elements, while simultaneously being barely noticeable in your pack. (image credit: Montane)
We've rounded-up our favourite lightweight jackets, perfect for hiking and running. All of these pack down small and boast great water-proof qualities. (image credit: Fabio Comparelli/Unsplash)
Thanks to GORE-TEX’s Paclite Plus waterproof technology, the L.I.M jacket boasts a staggering 28,000 HH rating. (image credit: Haglöfs)
A breathable 2.5 layer Pertex Shield fabric has a 20,000 HH rating, which means it can withstand truly biblical conditions. It's also very light. (image credit: Inov-8)
The jacket uses 100 per cent recycled 40 denier GORE-TEX fabric, so its kinder to the environment, as well as being fully wind and waterproof. (image credit: Montane)
Weighing in at only 100g, the Podium Pull-On is Montane’s lightest ever waterproof jacket and is designed primarily for fast and light adventure runners. (image credit: Montane)
It weighs an almost unbelievable 90g and when the rain ceases, the Phantom packs down into a tiny stuff sac to throw into your bag. (image credit: Rab)