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Waterproof Commuter

(24 customer reviews)

Discover performance-led style, with the waterproof, windproof and fully breathable Protected Species Waterproof Commuter. A soft cocoon shape made in our signature tactile fabric provides an effortless and versatile jacket for all year round use. With slimline sleeves and a fully concealable hood, the Commuter is the modern day answer to a waterproof for the city.

  • Waterproof and breathability ratings: 15000mm H20/15000gms/m2
  • Fully seam sealed construction with waterproof guarantee
  • Soft cocoon shape with slimline sleeves
  • Covered front zip and pocket zips for full protection
  • Adjustable and generous hood
  • Softly shaped cuffs
Burnt Horizon Red
Cobblestone Grey
Dark Olive Green
Deep Burgundy
Night Sky Navy
True Black
UK 6-8
UK 10-12
UK 12-14
UK 16-18
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The Waterproof Commuter is more than just a women’s raincoat with a hood. It’s a performance-led waterproof piece of slimline technology made from beautiful yet reliable fabric. The jacket’s soft cocoon shape adds a unique and feminine touch to the traditional raincoat, making this a coat that will take you from the weekday commute to a weekend adventure. Ladies’ raincoats have never looked so good or performed so well.

Highly technical fabric

Discover highly technical fabric stretching softly with movement, creating an effortless performance-led Waterproof Commuter. Our innovative designs ensure impactful style and are 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.

Style conscious details

Slimline tailored sleeves and simplistic softly shaped cuffs provide full sleeve coverage, with welded adjustable cuff straps to tailor their width and ensure weatherproof practicality too.

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.

Reviews (24)

24 reviews for Waterproof Commuter

  1. G Ong

    Love my black commuter. Great coat, no idea how I managed without it. I got it last year and have worn it almost daily right through the mild winter we just had. Have been in complete downpours and stayed dry. It’s coming in handy this summer too! Only now am seeing the waterproofing start to fail a bit. Am looking at whether I need to re-proof. Customer service was brilliant. Size wise though it’s been a challenge. I am 5’4” with boobs so am usually a 14. Ordered the 12-14 and no joy so had to go for 16-18 which is too big nearly everywhere especially the length of the arms. Commuter is quite straight cut and those super stylish narrow sleeves have to be rolled up on me. However the joy of having a really properly waterproof jacket outweighs the niggles every time. Going to try the Mac next…in the meantime make a commuter for men. My other half would love that.

  2. Ellen Taylor (verified owner)

    Just received my commuter jacket today. Beautiful stylish jacket, fits true to size, 100% happy with it. Service was fantastic, very quick delivery.

  3. Mrs Graham (verified owner)

    Originally sent for the mac in dark storm grey which looked very stylish, except for the colour which made me look ‘washed out’.
    Sent that back and reordered a commuter in olive green which I’m really delighted with. There’s a bit more room in the commuter so I’ll easily get a thick sweater/fleece under it. When it arrived, and I first tried it on, I was wearing a long sleeved T and thick cotton cardigan. It went over those no problem and still looked smart and non bulky.
    The forecast is for snow over the next few days so I’ll be wearing it on my next outing.
    Haven’t given up on buying a mac in a month or so. Just have to think which colour would be best for me.

  4. hannah lister

    Bought the commuter in black earlier on in the year…but with the amazing summer we’ve had, I haven’t had chance to really wear it or test it out till now! Firstly, this is such a stylish coat, I have several waterproof jackets but they’re all a bit too “dog walky” and I wanted something smart. The commuter is perfect – great over jeans and equally perfect over smart work wear.
    All women know that sizing is ridiculous – I range from and 8 to a 14 depending on where I shop! I’m slim but have boobs so sometimes have trouble with too tight on top, too baggy on the bottom issues! I went for the 10-12, it’s quite roomy – over a thin jumper it feels loose although still looks very smart, I’ve worn it over a thick polo neck jumper and also over my winter coat so its very versatile. I did order the 8-10 originally, which still fitted nicely on the body, but the arms were a little too short for me and it wouldn’t have layered as well as the larger size.
    Having now worn the coat on two recent very rainy trips to London and Manchester…I can confirm that the waterproof properties of this coat are an absolute revelation!!! Amazing, I was bone dry underneath. It also dries very quickly as the water literally falls off it. Great hood which doesn’t fall off and covers your head whether it’s a hair up or down day.
    So all in all, I love this coat and it’s well worth the price tag. Does everything it says on the tin whilst remaining classy and beautiful. Just buy one! 😉

  5. Joy P

    Beautiful quality fabric, very stylish, light to wear and very easy to pack… totally waterproof even after a day in heavy rain. Droplets just shake off … without doubt the best rain coat I’ve ever owned ..couldn’t recommend more highly.

  6. Patricia (verified owner)

    This is my second purchase as I bought the City Walker first which I love. The Commuter is the longer version and I live the simplicity: the collar is stylish and the zip hidden. When zipped it is sleek and when left open the collar hangs nicely. The material shouts quality. I was asked by a colleague how I always look so ‘put together’.

  7. Pauline (verified owner)

    Just taken delivery of this coat so can’t wait for it to rain !
    Its everything the company says it is
    Great design , great fabric and great fit
    Service thoughout has been excellent from sending swatches to answering all my queries
    I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for “the waterproof coat “

  8. Indie Shopaholic

    The search is over… This is the coat I have been looking for!
    It is comfortable, chic and 100% waterproof. The fabric is soft and doesn’t feel like usual waterproof fabric. A flattering, draped cut means it is elegant and the zipped pockets and a large, foldaway hood make it entirely practical.

    I couldn’t choose between the Dark Olive and the Deep Burgundy. The Olive is a beautiful colour but it has a cream lining which I worried might get dirty quickly. The Burgundy is equally gorgeous and has a matching burgundy lining. I love them both.

    Customer Service was flawless when I went back to them with questions about the lining. Now my only problem is how to decide which to choose… or should I keep both?!

  9. 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

  10. faymcconkey (verified owner)

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

  11. Jean

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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….

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Tricia

    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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. Chris

    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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Sizing and specifications

Dual sized jackets







6-8 32-34 34-36 4-6
10-12 36-38 38-40 8-10
12-14 40-42 42-44 10-12
16-18 42-44 44-46 14-16


Single sized jackets







6-8 32-34 34-36 4-6
10 36 38 8
12 38 40 10
14 40 42 12
16-18 40-42 42-44 14-16


For dual sized garments,  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).

For single sized jackets we recommend choosing your regular size.

For fuller size guides please click on links below

Parka size guide Mac size guide Commuter size guide City Walker


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