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Bowsprit Jacket

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Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable

A stylish and fuss-free, hip-length raincoat in our famous Tin Cloth® fabric. Our Bowsprit Jacket has a simple, flattering silhouette, with a dipped parka-style hem, adjustable drawcord hood, zip and popper placket closure, cotton lining and turnback cuffs. Our Tin Cloth® is made from organic cotton with a hi-tech waterproofing treatment – our interpretation of an oilskin. This special Seasalt fabric is waterproof, windproof and breathable, with a soft yet durable finish. We’ve improved the fabric this season, giving it a softer feel so it’s even easier to wear.

Part of the Seasalt RAIN® collection - find out more.

To keep your Seasalt RAIN® coat performing at its best, wash with Nikwax Tech Wash® and reproof with Nikwax TX Direct®

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* * * * * Rated 5/5 (271 reviews)

Average customer rating 5 out of 5, based on 271 reviews.

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Lovely jacket, not keen on change in design

I had owned a previous incarnation of the Bowsprit a few years ago and loved wearing it so much that when it came to looking for a replacement I headed straight to SS to buy another. The cut is flattering for my shape and I loved the selection bright and cheery colours from seasons past until last year Seasalt decided to change the cuffs on the jacket. Previous versions were a press stud and tab cuff which was brilliant, no faffing when taking my hands in and out of the pockets. Whereas this new style has the most impractical extra bit of fabric cuff which in my opinion ruins the jacket. I found it incredibly impractical when taking my hands out of the pockets as the cuff would unfold on itself with an unsightly looking flap of fabric and I was constantly having to adjust it. I tried folding the cuffs a different way to tuck it in but looked even more silly. I think I may understand the logic behind it that its there for those with longer arms but I have long arms and would never unfold the 'flap' even when unfolded, I am sorry to say it but it looks naff in my opinion.Sadly I ended up returning the coat for this reason.

Please SS bring back the old tab cuffs.

Posted by  •  4th February 2019

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Not for long walks in the rain

This is a great coat for light rain. If you plan to walk in moderate rain for more than 20 mins then I would consider buying a different coat. My coat soaked through and it took ages to dry. Very disappointed as this coat was to replace a very good waterproof jacket, I am going to buy the wash recommended to keep it waterproof to see if this helps. Otherwise it will be back to purchasing Helly Hansen jackets.

It would be great if you could put waterproof ratings on the descriptions eg waterproof to <5000mm.

Posted by  •  2nd December 2018

Fit: Small Fit
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Nice jacket but not sure how waterproof

I’m reviewing the bowsprit jacket I bought last year as it wasn’t worn in heavy rain until last week. It’s a stylish jacket in a lovely bright colour. I had worn it quite a few times in non rainy weather until last week when I spent a relatively short time wearing it in heavy rain. I think the waterproof backing on the tin cloth stopped the rain seeping through but it definitely didn’t bead up and roll off. The jacket ended up very soggy on the surface and took hours to dry out properly. Therefore I will just wear it as a jacket. I’ve just bought the porthchapel coat which I’m hoping will be more useful as a waterproof.

Posted by  •  17th October 2018


Dear Jane,
Thanks for your review of the Bowsprit Jacket, and we're glad to hear how much you like this lovely Rain coat.
From time to time, your coat will need to be reproofed, and we recommend that you do this either once every two or three washes or at least once annually.
One of our team will email you some Rain Care suggestions to get the best performance out of your coat.
Best Wishes Seasalt

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Lovely coat but not waterproof... wore in the rain yesterday... rain soaked through hood, neck, shoulders and sleeves... very disappointed - I will be returning the coat today 🙁

Posted by  •  23rd September 2018


Dear Deb,
Thank you for your review of the Bowsprit Jacket. This certainly doesn’t sound up to our usual high standard. One of our Customer Service Team will be in touch with you very shortly.
Best wishes, Seasalt.

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Not waterproof

So disappointed with this coat. I ordered one and the first time I took it out in the rain, the seams leaked. I contacted seasalt who said I needed to send it back for "tests". They then contacted me to say yes, the seams leaked, and if I wanted one, I'd have to purchase another one as they don't do automatic replacements. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I ordered a new one and took it out in the rain this morning. I was outside for no more than 2 minutes, and once again, my clothes are wet around the neck and shoulders. I don't have time to be faffing around with printing returns labels and post office queues again. Save yourself some time and money, and choose another coat - this one may look pretty but it does not do the job it's made for.

Posted by  •  16th August 2018


Dear Kp

Thanks for your review; we’re so sorry to hear that the Bowsprit Jacket you received wasn’t up to our usual high standard. We have a rigorous process for testing our waterproof fabrics and taped seams to make sure that every raincoat we make is fit for the worse of downpours. For this reason, faults are rare and we always take any reported defects very seriously.
I understand you have already been in contact with our friendly Customer Service team and an acceptable resolution has been reached.
If we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate in contacting us by email, or phone our friendly customer services team on 01326 640075 or please contact us via Live Chat which can be found on our website

Best wishes, Seasalt.

Fit: Small Fit
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Really good quality. However, I had to return it, because it was too tight for me round the hips. I am not tall, and it would have fitted a taller person perfectly.

Posted by  •  6th August 2018

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Lovely coat

Unlike previous reviewer, I am delighted with the colour of this coat! I don't tend to wear green either, so was a little apprehensive but was still in need of a coat for walking the dog in the rain. The colour is SO much nicer in the flesh, so to speak. Great coat, good fit, and I like the style. I shall no longer curse the rain (or the dog) when it's time for walkies.

Posted by  •  10th July 2018

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Where's the rain!

Bought this for the summer rainstorms, but not a drop since I bought it!!
Coat is a lovely shape and fits true to size but the colour was a little disappointing as it is not as bright a green as in the photo ... it's a little sludgy and as I am not really a girl who suits green, was a little disappointed, hence the 4 stars. I am sure it will be very waterproof when the rains finally arrive.

Posted by  •  25th June 2018

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Bowsprit coat

Lovely coat, but I was expecting a soft shade of green and it is quite bright, so sadly have returned.

Posted by  •  16th June 2018

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Never disappointed

As a Seasalt fan, I always feel chic in any of their clothes. People comment or casually glance because their clothes look designer inspired which is what they are. Every purchase I wear with confidence.

Posted by  •  26th May 2018

Seasalt Tin Cloth

Our very own interpretation of an oil skin using hardwearing organic cotton canvas and a high tech waterproofing treatment.

Seasalt Tin Cloth


1. Machine wash at 30°C with NIKWAX TECH WASH to keep your coat clean and breathable.

2. Every few washes, follow the tech wash cycle with another using NIKWAX TK DIRECT WASH IN to restore your garment’s ‘bounce off’ finish.

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& fully taped seams

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