Even though the official start of summer is not far off, there will likely be some more late-spring showers and chillyish days (and nights) ahead. Weather like that will require an extra layer if you’re going to step outside for a walk or trip to the grocery store — ideally, a layer that’s light, water-repellent, and easy enough to pull off should rain or crisp breezes quickly give way to sunny, clear skies. Enter this eye-catching, lightweight jacket from Uniqlo’s collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko (known for its cheery colors and patterns), which seems the perfect outerwear for this transitional period. It is not only hooded and water-repellent (making it ideal for those neighborhood strolls when the sky is threatening rain) but offers UV protection, too (making it equally ideal for sunny-but-still-cool days). The roomy silhouette will keep you comfortable at any temperature, because this won’t cling to you like other rain jackets can, and it also packs down super-small — in fact, it comes with a pouch that you can stuff it into and then stuff into a tote bag. At $50, the jacket is already pretty reasonably priced, but today, it’s 40 percent off, making it an even more appealing $30. If you’d rather something a little more subdued, it comes in a cool black-and-white version that’s also on sale as well.
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