Waterproof City Coat

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Dark Navy
Classic Beige
In stock or pre order

Pre-orders arrive September 28th, 2020. Pre-payments are refundable if you change your mind. Full details here

The FRAHM Waterproof City Coat is elegant urban protection that stays smart. It's versatile, understated and tough.

A smart, true waterproof to complement a suit and tie. We wanted to add greater longevity and a wider range of use too, so it can be taken on country walks and it's ok getting chucked into a pile in the pub.


Fabric is everything. What strikes you immediately is the beautiful matt finish, unlike most waterproofs that have that nasty plastic crinkle. It has fantastic structure - holding an elegant shape, even when folded or even crushed. It doesn't crease.

It is independently rated an outstanding 20,000 for waterproofing and breathability, rare even for hardcore mountaineering jackets.

There's a lot of thought put into the hood and collar. The hood is buttoned on under the collar and is removable. The crisp collar can be turned upwards if preferred. The hood itself isn't floppy, with a smart button closure across the neck. Italian cord adjusters and leather stops mean you can tighten it in heavy storms and stay smart.

As ever, everything is beautifully detailed, in a simple package. An zipped internal chest pocket maintains clean lines and protect your phone. There are flashes of deep red internal trim. The internal waterproof lining is has contrast waterproofing tape across the seams. A ticket pocket and two elegant hand pockets just where you'd want them.

As ever, we have built a jacket with room to move and room over a suit, and rated 20,000 breathable fabric. The shoulders and hood are pleated for movement and fit, with large rear shoulder vents to dump warm, moist air.

Lastly, the arms offer lots of movement, with more length and scalloped cuffs for extra protection.

Brilliant, beautiful, tough and understated.

Ideal weather range is 1c (room for a thick jumper or suit) to 20c, in all conditions including torrential rain and high winds. 

£10 from each jacket sold will be donated to Mind mental health charity.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Simply excellent - I look forward to the rain

My second Frahm jacket and just brilliant. It has a really sharp modern design, bulletproof construction and just plain works. Recent Storms Ciara and Denis have not posed a challenge to my Frahm!


Just love it!

Great attention to detail

I have been wearing my City Coat everyday since it arrived. I’m very happy with the quality and attention to detail. I think this jacket will be with me for years to come.

Future classic

This is my third coat from Frahm. I also have one of the original black Utility Field Jackets and a French Blue Lightweight Workers jacket. I believe the quality and attention to detail in all of the jackets I own represent excellent value for money, especially when taking into account the small runs they are produced in.

My Waterproof City Coat does an amazing job of keeping the rain off, looks smart enough for any formal occasion and feels very durable so I feel comfortable wearing it in informal settings too. I wore it watching some fireworks in pouring rain and it got covered with mud from my daughter’s wellies. I machine washed it and it’s back to looking brand new and keeping me dry on my daily commute.

Looks good, feels strong

I’ve only had the coat a couple of weeks but it looks good and feels strong.