Waterproof City Walker

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)

Embrace multifunctional urban style with the waterproof, windproof and fully breathable Protected Species Waterproof City Walker. Contemporary design features such as laser-cut and heat welded details contribute to a fluid fit, while large security zipped pockets offer practicality. The concealable and adjustable hood ensure a minimalist solution. You’ll also love our technically sophisticated super soft four-way stretch fabric and waterproof protection, which comes with a 2 year guarantee.

Atmosphere White
Burnt Horizon Red
Dark Olive Green
Night Sky Navy
Storm Dark Grey
True Black
UK 6-8
UK 10-12
UK 12-14
UK 16-18
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Highly technical fabric

Discover highly technical fabric stretching softly with movement, creating an effortless performance-led City Walker. Our innovative designs ensure impactful style, tactile to the touch. Multifunctional features include high waterproof and breathability ratings (15000mm H20/ 15000gms/m2). With fully seam sealed construction, a 2 year waterproof guarantee is included.

Generously sized hood

A generously sized hood ensures protection from the elements, complete with draw cord keeping it in place during wet and windy conditions. Folding away neatly into the collar, show off sleek outerwear sophistication.

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Large side pockets

Pop your phone, purse and keys in large side pockets, complete with waterproof zip closures. Explore the city, experiencing style conscious rain apparel freedom.

Style Conscious Details

Everything is sleek and minimalist on the City Walker but designed to keep you watertight at the same time, so you never have to compromise.

Heat welding details

Our high-tech design elements incorporate laser cutting and heat welding, creating the chic minimalist City Walker.

Subtle Branding

The Protected Species collection features muted tones and style conscious details, with subtle branding and a sleek design to set you apart from the crowd.

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Minimal laundry fuss

Enjoy minimal laundry fuss by machine washing at 30° and hanging up to drip dry.

All seasons

Wear the City Walker during all seasons, looking to extra layers for warmth on chillier days. Style up your Protected Species jacket, adding in your own layering flair.


Sizing and specifications

UK size 6-8
UK size 10-12
UK size 12-14
UK size 16-18

Eur size 32-34
Eur size  36-38
Eur size 40-42
Eur size  42-44

Eur size 34-36
Eur size 38-40
Eur size 42-44
Eur size 44-46

US  size 4-6
US size 6-8
US size 10-12
US size 12-14

Jacket specific size guides

Our collection is dual sized but the fabric handle and many adjustable parts used for shaping the jacket, means that each size will fit both sizes indicated. for example, size 12-14 will fit a standard UK size 14, with a slightly looser feel on the size 12. If you are between sizing, for example you are normally a 14-16, we recommend choosing the larger size. Our products are all true-to-size to generous to allow for layering (they are suitable for all year round use).

If in doubt, please refer to the charts below or drop us a line and we will come straight back.

The model used in the studio imagery is wearing a size 6-8. She is 5ft 8″, a dress size 8 and bust 32″. The model in the lifestyle imagery is 5′ 11″ a size 10 and wearing a size 10-12


Product Care

We recommend using Grangers products with our garments. They are a brand, like ourselves, dedicated to keeping you dry no matter what the weather.  As a technical garment, your Protected Species jacket will need a bit more TLC than your regular clothes. Using the recommended products will keep your jacket performing well and ensure longevity of your Protected Species garments. (Note – regular washing powder can affect waterproofing and repellency)


Grangers Performance Wash is what we recommend for washing our garments as well as preparing them for reproofing. Performance wash will clean, remove odours, optimise breathability, and maintain existing water-repellency. It also provides all garments with a clean, residue-free base for optimal re-proofing.

Grangers Performance Wash is designed to work at 30°C (86°F). Simply place the product in the washing machine’s drawer before washing. Ensure the drawer is free from detergent residue. Afterwards, drip-dry your Protected Species garment (don’t tumble dry) – it will look as good as new once dry.

Click here to watch a short video on how to use.


All waterproof jackets need reproofing from time-to-time as DWR coatings wear off with day-to-day use as well as washing. You will know to reproof when the fabric on your Protected Species starts to “wet-out” and the water doesn’t roll off it so easily. Note – this doesn’t affect the waterproofing. We recommend Grangers Clothing Repel on our waterproof garments. This is a fluorocarbon-free wash-in waterproofer to replenish the durable water-repellent finish on your jacket. The product will also enhance breathability. Grangers Clothing Repel is designed to work at 30°C (86°F). Simply place the product in the washing machine’s drawer before washing (ensuring the drawer is free from detergent residue). Grangers Clothing Repel does not require heat activation therefore garments can be drip dryed (don’t tumble dry your Protected Species jacket). Ensure garments are completely dry before use.

Click here for a short video on how to reproof

Reviews (26)

26 reviews for Waterproof City Walker

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harriet (verified owner)

    Fantastic jacket! I’ve been looking for a stylish, waterproof jacket for ages that will keep me dry on dog walks up on the moor, walking around town, to & from school as well as on the rugby touchline. I bought the 12-14 which is perfect with layers underneath. The delivery was super quick too. Best Buy in ages & I’d highly recommend!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty McDonald-Hogg (verified owner)

    I switherd about this purchase for months and eventually took the plunge, I wish I had ordered sooner. My city walker arrived last week and I love it! I took it away for the weekend when attending a photography course with a mixed weather forecast. I’m usually really bad at packing far too much, and decided to try and travel a bit lighter, so I only took the city walker with me and it worked perfectly for all scenarios over the weekend. Going out to drinks and dinner on Saturday night, it still looked really smart with my outfit. It rained on our way back to the hotel, so got use of the hood (which is fab by the way, I love the adjuster, much better than the hood on my other rain coat which I can’t see a thing when I put it up/on). The following day was practical application of photography theory we had worked on the previous day, which involved outside photography as well as some indoors. The jacket was great, light enough not to be a pest when carrying it around indoors, then when heading back outside again, there was enough room inside the jacket to protect my camera from the drizzle!
    I’ve definitely found my new favourite piece of outerwear!! Thank you so much!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    ElizabethB (verified owner)

    I ordered the City Walker after many months of coveting a Protected Species jacket and am thrilled with it. The material is so soft and it sits well on the body, draping nicely from the shoulder rather than making you look wide and bulky like other rain coats. The workmanship is also of very high quality – I look forward to wearing it out and testing it in the rain!
    I’m a size 14 and the 12-14 size fits well (thanks for the advice Linzie) – I wouldn’t necessarily get a big chunky sweater underneath but thin layers work fine.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    janetnicolson (verified owner)

    My new city walker arrived a couple of days ago and I absolutely love it. I finally decided on the white so it would be summery and go with everything but i had some worries about the colour as white can sometimes look a bit cheap….neednt have worried, this jacket is stunning, it looks so classic, the colour is fabulous kind of warm white. I now have a Mac and a parka as well so it’s maybe a bit excessive but i am a convert and just love the design and the whole look of these jackets. I have mountain jackets but don’t always want to look like i have just come off the hills. Now just need some rain. Practical and stylish…just perfect.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    helencory (verified owner)

    I ordered the City Walker and the Parker with a view to returning one and keeping the one that fit best…I have ended keeping both, they are so flattering, the material is fab, I may need to buy more!!

    Had a a very small issue so sent them an email, all sorted within an hour, that’s what I call excellent customer service..I can’t recommend this company highly enough!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    joharrison197 (verified owner)

    Received my City Walker in black this week after much deliberation and dithering. Absolutely love it; the material is gorgeous and the black is a true dark black. I was worried that it would be too short for me as I’m 5ft 9 but it looks just fine with the hem coming to my top hip. Very versatile and I can imagine wearing for work or casual.
    Linzie was a great help with sizing advice (I’m a standard size 12 and opted for the 10-12 in this style which fits just fine) and delivery was amazingly quick arriving the day after I ordered it.
    I don’t think this will be last purchase!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lorna (verified owner)

    I bought my City Walker in the Spring, with the plan for it to get me through any spring showers. The weather then became horrific (March/April 2018), but no bother, the jacket stood up to all of the torrential rain and freezing winds, I felt like the only person not complaining about the weather as I was getting so much use from my new purchase!

    The jacket is not only practical, it is beautiful to.wear. I smile everytime the opportunity arises to put it on. I simply LOVE it

    I um’d and ah’d for several months before taking the plunge and I haven’t regretted my purchse, just the time I wasted deciding whether or not to buy it.

    Now I’m hanging my nose over the new navy parka. I’m sure it will be equally lovely and fabulous quality.

    Thank you Protected Species

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie McLean (verified owner)

    This is my fifth protected species purchase and I continue to love them. This is the 1st city walker as I thought I wasn’t the right height or body shape for it so stayed with Mac and Parka, how wrong I was. It is amazing, the fit is lovely, lots of great little details that really make it stand out. I went for the new Nightsky which is a lovely navy colour. The ease of ordering and the speed of delivery is very impressive and the team are so friendly and willing to help with any questions etc which makes the whole process a joy.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trish (verified owner)

    This company was mentioned during an online discussion so I was just supposed to look at the jackets. The City Walker caught my attention and the reviews persuaded me that owning one was an investment. It arrived today and is lovely; not sending it back. The white is actually a warm cream colour and will be perfect for wearing with summer colours for warm but showery days. I am usually a size 12 so ordered 10-12 and it fits perfectly on me.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    lakshmigangadharan (verified owner)

    Thank you for designing the best jacket ever. This is truly the holy grail of waterproof jackets, and I’m glad I followed my instincts.
    The jacket fits perfectly, makes me stand apart from the herd ( you know what’s around in the market) and is waterproof! It is chic, now I can wear my formal clothes under it without wincing.
    I also admire the ‘all woman’ team who have put it all together. Outstanding job!
    Now I need a longer version in some other colour which will suit my Asian skin.

    I am absolutely delighted with my protected species city walker jacket. You must now try developing work bags!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    I received my City Walker (in black) in the mail this week! The jacket is beautiful, the quality is top notch and cant wait to wear it, especially during my upcoming trip to Europe. Also, the customer service is AMAZING! Anne was beyond helpful…from assisting with the shipping to the US to following up to make sure I received the jacket. Truly the best customer service!!!

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Abigail Haley (verified owner)

    I get compliments every time I wear this jacket. It looks so stylish, yet it is so practical for the unpredictable ‘summer’ weather that we’re currently experiencing in the UK. I bought the white colour (more of a lovely warm cream). It is a bit of a magnet for marks, which I have simply lightly sponged away. I have yet to properly wash it, but the quality of the finish makes me think that this will be a breeze. I’m so happy that I have just placed an order for the commuter coat in black.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    After trying many different jackets (thanks for your patience Anne) I settled on the city walker in black. I needed a jacket to take me from Hebridean beach to city gallery and that’s exactly what this is. Stylish and tough enough for Scottish weather, I’ve been looking for one of these my whole adult life. The rain rolls off and when you dont need it, you can stuff it in your bag. Now I feel the need to get every lady I know on to these beautiful jackets.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this jacket! I adore the swingy fit and the craftsmanship is impeccable! I’m disappointed it got sunny out as soon as the coat arrived…I can’t wait to put it through it’s paces. I can attest to the wind protection and breathability! I would love to see these in navy. I may need to try out one of the longer styles next time but I really do love this style!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought the white one specifically for a March trip to Rome. I wanted something that was more stylish than a traditional waterproof, but that still had all the performance. I LOVED the look of this when I saw it and the reality didn’t disappoint. In fact, I loved it so much when I got it that I bought the black one too! It was absolutely perfect in Rome – living up to its name admirably. It’s lightweight, looks good zipped up or open, good at keeping the chill breezes off too – especially if the hood is stowed, the collar provides a great neck warmer! After two delightfully sunny, if chilly, days I was beginning to get worried that it wouldn’t rain I was so keen to get my hood out – luckily we had showers on our third day so I got to test the whole kit and it worked brilliantly. I felt so good not being encased in crackly brightly coloured Goretex while walking for miles around Rome. A brilliant purchase that I would recommend to anyone. The only criticism I have, and I am really going some to split this hair, is that the flap at the back quite often folds itself up when you first put the jacket on, but a quick sweep as you ‘adjust your dress’ sorts this out immediately. This is a lovely thing, with stylish details like the longer sleeves and the angles on the hems / zips. If you’re wavering at all just try it and see what you think, they’ll take it back if you don’t like it (that’s another thing, the people are great, you get personal emails, outstanding service!). I bet you won’t be disappointed!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dharmista (verified owner)

    I am out on site (in all weathers) for my work in both urban and rural environments and needed something lightweight, practical and stylish. I bought the City Walker (Atmosphere), which I have worn non-stop since it arrived and not just for work. I especially like the long sleeves, funnel neck and soft material.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane Wilson (verified owner)

    Love this jacket. Wore it nearly non-stop through to winter and lots of people commented on it. Great for walks, saw me through school sports day (always inclement in west of Scotland) and smart enough for work! Feels so soft, looks great and yet completely practical, a great investment.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judy (verified owner)

    I have one of each Protected Species style, and I can’t do without them. My city walker is great for in-between days, when I’m not sure about the weather. It looks beautiful, even when the sun is shining, and it give extra effort when it’s wet.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    A great jacket looks fantastic and keeps me 100% dry.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ava Bracher (verified owner)

    super nice jacket – maybe a bit short but extremly stylish! love it.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layla Johnson (verified owner)

    Amazing jacket, stylish and waterproof!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love my City Walker and have had loads of compliments. Even my kids noticed I had a new jacket on and approved! Well made, very light and comfortable. And the rains just rolls off it.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynn Gatherer (verified owner)

    A real pleasure to wear. I don’t think there is a jacket like this on the market. Fully technical and waterproof yet doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a heavy waterproof jacket. Great for packing on holiday as lightweight yet reliable. My favourite!!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love my city walker, wear it in all weathers. Doesn’t feel like a traditional waterproof but it’s saved me from many a West of Scotland downpour flawlessly. Customer service brilliant and friendly too, I bought 2 as wasn’t sure on size and then sent 1 back and they organised it all without a hitch. Highly recommended!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    I already have the Parka (black) which I love but wanted something short for the ‘summer’. I have it in white which looks great with summer clothes and shorts!
    It’s 100% waterproof – I can guarantee that as I’ve been rained on a lot! Smart enough to wear to work but I’ve also worn it for walks too!
    I have had a lot of compliments from people who want a smart, stylish yet practical coat.
    I love it, can’t recommend it enough!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teresa shering (verified owner)

    I have worn this non-stop since I bought it! Its ultra -chic but the main thing is the versatility. I’ve worn it to work, going out, on walks, on holiday. – its a pleasure to wear and completely unlike any other waterproof, its just a great jacket that happens to be weather-bomb proof.

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