Waterproof Commuter

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)


The Commuter offers a truly flattering shape using a technical performance waterproof fabric for ultimate weather protection. Slim sleeves, with a flattering, gentle cocoon shape to the body. Side zipped security pockets, and full hood with adjustable draw cord stowed in back zipped collar.

  • Soft, feminine, tactile fabric incorporating four-way stretch
  • Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • Every seam taped for complete waterproofing
  • Fully concealable generous hood stowed in collar
  • Full soft drape front when open (minimalist look when closed)
  • Side pockets with waterproof zip
  • Waterproof performance guarantee
  • Read here for care instructions
  • Our model is 5’8″ a size 8 and is wearing a size 6-8
  • The Commuter is true-to-size (and will allow for layering)

For sizing advice please click here

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Product Details

Waterproof Commuter for Women

  • Soft, feminine, tactile fabric incorporating four-way stretch
  • Every seam taped for complete waterproofing
  • Waterproof ratings of 15000mm, breathability 15000gms
  • Fully concealable generous hood stowed in collar
  • Perfect for all styles of commuting including cycle-commute (unrestrictive)
  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • Generous side security zipped pockets
  • Front fastening zip with storm flap
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Read here for care instructions

Signature clean minimalist design

Fully concealable hood stowed in collar

Full weather protection


Sizing and specifications

UK size 6-8
UK size 10-12
UK size 14-16
UK size 18-20

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 medium will fit a standard UK size 12, with a slightly looser feel on the size 10. If you are between sizing, for example you are normally a 12-14, we recommend choosing the larger size.

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 imagery is wearing a size 6-8. She is 5ft 8″, a dress size 8 and bust 32″.

Reviews (16)

16 reviews for Waterproof Commuter

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie Edwardson (verified owner)

    Just bought the commuter in black and absolutely love it. Can’t wait to wear it and will be buying the Mac very soon

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    faymcconkey (verified owner)

    Bought the commuter in black, it arrived yesterday, love it so much I’ve just bought the city walker in white.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Purchased the commuter in Black and love it! Owned it for a week now and it’s rained every day so it’s been a blessing! Love the feel of the jacket and it hangs perfectly on so will not be the last protected species jacket I buy, city walker next on my list!
    Asked for some size advice and had a reply within half an hour so first class service also. Might be a small company but it’s a fantastic product and although not cheap, I do think it’s value for money.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Jack

    I have just received my “Commuter” absolutely delighted!
    Looking forward to the weather forecast at the weekend to try it out.
    Sizing is spot on. I am a size 14 and took the size 3.
    Fits really well. There is room for an extra layer in winter weather without taking anything away from its stylish looks.
    Material is so tactile!
    This is my second “Protected Species” buy. Eldest daughter has all 4 designs, younger daughter has just purchased her second.
    They design practical jackets with a modern twist that are suitable for all age groups.
    Customer service is excellent.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pauline (verified owner)

    I’ve never spent so much on a coat in my life but I’m so glad I did! The “Commuter” is fantastic – it’s truly waterproof and wind proof, cosy and warmer than I expected. You can just shove it in a bag and it doesn’t crease. It’s very stylish and looks good with everything. The fabric feels lovely, and amazingly, dog hairs just seem to fall off (Very important when you’re wearing black!)
    I love the slim sleeves and the ability to adjust the fit at the wrist.
    My only wish would be that the hood could have some method of adjustment at the crown as it tends to fall over my eyes and I have to turn the front edge back.
    I’m a size 10 at the top and 12/14 at the bottom and the size 2 fits fine.
    I would definitely buy another in a different colour, just not sure which.
    Customer service is excellent! Thank you

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen (verified owner)

    In the few weeks since I’ve bought this (in black) it’s accompanied me to important meetings, up a hill in Scotland in the pouring rain, cycling to work, and out for cocktails. It’s worked perfectly in all these situations and kept me warm and dry – notably when others’ “proper waterproofs” have failed. It also feels beautiful and goes with everything and has zipped pockets. And folds up in a bag and comes out looking perfect. Overall, the best thing I’ve bought in ages.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shona Menzies

    I was looking for a lighter weight jacket, I bought the commuter in burnt orange. This is a quality jacket the perfect fit performs really well, I like the pocket venting and the hidden hood arrangement as well as the beautiful colour it’s perfect! Worn on a number of occasions and I continue to be impressed with it.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cara Jack

    This is my go to coat – it’s uber stylish, beautiful colour (olive), hangs beautifully – quite frankly it makes me feel amazing when I wear it. Like the other reviewers I get a lot of compliments and am always delighted to let people in on our little secret 😉 Oh and it’s waterproof as well with roomy pockets – what’s not to love! You won’t regret buying this piece….

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen (verified owner)

    Fabulous coat – stylish, practical and comfortable – I love it! I admit I was worried about spending so much on a coat but having had it for about 6 weeks I now consider it to be a good investment and the “cost per wear” will be very reasonable! I’ve worn it most days to work and at the weekend, and was even glad to wear it on a blustery city break in Berlin in June! I thought I might not need the hood, but given all the rain recently it has come in very handy! It also washed well and dried quickly after I spilled a takeaway coffee over myself in the car. My only constructive feedback is the cream/beige patterned lining looks grubby and you do see it when the hood is down but not zipped away in between showers (the lining colour was also not shown very obviously on the product images online). The coat is pretty roomy so I went for the small size and normally wear a 10-12.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bella (verified owner)

    You could say I am a fan of the Protected Species brand- this is my fourth purchase. I love the way this jacket ‘flows’ and the fabric is so soft. I get so many compliments when I wear any of the jackets and (begrudgingly) pass on details of the website.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Love, love, love this coat. I am rather annoyed it’s warm weather at the moment because I want to wear it all the time. I have never had such a beautiful coat, and the fact that it’s waterproof too is fabulous. The team is delightful to deal with, speedy responses and great advice. I have also bought another style (City Walker) for my daughter, and might have to get another for myself.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Margaret Baker (verified owner)

    I LOVE the commuter – it arrived today. I ordered the parka first and I really liked the fabric but the style did not suit me – the collar was too big. The free return process and money refund was excellent. The only reason I did not buy the commuter to start with was the colour. I really did not want black and the red and olive were the ‘wrong’ shades for me. However I will just have to wear a scarf to lighten it up. The coat has a lovely feel and the shape is perfect – obviously I have not tested out its weather capabilities yet but judging from the references I am sure it will be perfect. Please could we have some ‘spring’ colours in the range – you do Winter, Autumn and Summer colours – but no spring – what about a clear navy or a stone? I think this will turn out to be my go to coat

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love it. It’s just arrived this morning so I haven’t had a chance to try it out, but frankly I don’t care. I’ve tried it on and it looks amazing. Plus I know that when I take it to wet blustery Cape Town next week, it’s going to be the perfect top layer, stylish but practical. And the team were amazing. I initially ordered the wrong size, realised in a panic when it arrived and hastily asked them to send me a replacement in time for my trip. Incredible service. Thank you!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caterina Coates (verified owner)

    I ordered the Commuter in Burnt Horizon after seeing it on a fashion website, it might have been Stylist or Emerald Street; I fell in love at first sight. When it arrived I was so excited and as I opened the packet I knew that this was going to be The One, a lifelong love. It’s just so beautiful, all clean lines and perfect draping, it feels so comfortable and light, yet it protected me well from the cold wind of this unseasonally miserable spring. Wearing it makes me feel better looking , stylish and elegant. I have received innumerable compliments about it and I have recommended it – and Protected Species – to more people than I can count. Not only this is the most stylish outdoor garment I will ever possess, it is just so well made and carefully finished. A very important bonus on top of all this joy is the fact that all your manufacturing is ethical, which is a major issue for me when deciding what to buy. Thank you, Protected Species, in me you now have a customer for life!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Sparkes (verified owner)

    I too have have purchased the Commuter after owning the trench for some time – in my case, the black. For me, the relaxed feel of the style of the commuter in the body was ideal as I ride my bike to work and whilst the trench kept me totally dry and looked smart, even on an upright Brompton I felt slightly constrained by the belt. The Commuter, however, is absolutely perfect with the room in the body area, fitting nice and neat on the shoulder and still looking sleek and smart elsewhere. The zipped pockets are ideal for my Oyster card as I do a mixed mode commute. The high neck was lovely and cosy and the fabric is some sort of magic in blocking wind along by the Thames. This coat should see me into all but the deepest winter with another layer on – today at 8 degrees I had only a short sleeve merino top and jeans, and was plenty snug.

    I am a 12-14 short and did have to size down from the size that my trench is due to the roomier style of the Commuter. Return and exchange for the Small was quick and easy.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just purchased ‘The Commuter’ in burnt horizon after owning a blue trench for some time
    I loved the original but for me this is even better. It’s really gorgeous. It’s versatile and will be suitable for both visits to London and walking the tors in Devon
    It has a very relaxed feel and a so neat hood concealed in the collar
    I am anywhere between a 10 and 14 with a small frame and the size 2 fitted me perfectly.
    Thanks for the coat and your excellent service

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