April showers bring May flowers — but until May comes, we have those pesky showers to deal with… If you’re looking for some new outwear to take spring for all it’s worth, check out these new offerings from Mountain Hardwear, Marmot and The North Face:

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Capacitor Jacket — $280

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Capacitor Jacket — $280

Mountain Hardwear claims this is their “ultimate 2.5-layer fully waterproof spring shell.” And when you look at the specs: Dry.Q EVAP (which accelerates evaporation for more breathability and comfort); 100 per cent waterproof protection; stretch back- and side-panels for increased mobility and comfort; fully adjustable hood with single pull adjustment and more — it might be hard to argue. Available in four colours; weighs 310 grams. Mountain Hardware
The North Face Men’s Shaffle Jacket — $499

The North Face Men’s Shaffle Jacket — $499

This insulated jacket from TNF will serve you well in early spring, before the snow melts. Featuring 700 fill Eastern European down — which offers “superior” warmth and compressibility — and specially mapped baffles that capture heat where it’s needed, this is one toasty item. Pre-cinched hood, cuffs and lower hem enhance warmth and aid in fit; its two interior utility pockets will hold a one-litre water bottle each (with room to spare) and zippered, harness-friendly hand-warmer pockets are cozy and easy to access. Weighs 800 grams. The North Face
Marmot Women’s Speedri Jacket — $380

Marmot Women’s Speedri Jacket — $380

Marmot’s Speedri Jacket is an ultra-compactable, lightweight, high-tech fully waterproof shell perfect for wet-weather ventures. Marmot’s MemBrain FusionDri technology makes it extremely waterproof, breathable and moisture wicking. The 15 Denier stretch fabric offers loads of mobility and the integrated cooling vents keep your body cool when you’re active or Mother Nature turns up the temperature. An attached adjustable hood with reinforced laminated wire brim, chest pocket with water-resistant zipper, elastic-cord hem and full seam-taping round out this versatile hard shell. Marmot