Seven Technical Rain Jackets Keep You Moving Through April Showers

These sweat- and moisture-wicking shells are way better than that free poncho you got at the game. 

The spring shell is more of an emergency item than a day-to-day piece of apparel — something you’ll wear on the trails or yank out of your briefcase when the sky starts to darken. These seven options not only beat back the rain and sweat, but also pack down small. They also offer touches of urban flair that make them look as right in the mountains as they do on a rainy Madison Avenue.