Weather or Not

By The Editors
October 30, 2012 9:00 am

Sandy has come and gone – but left behind the sobering realization that your wool overcoat doesn’t exactly wick away hurricane rain. Get prepped for the winter season with these, our top picks for squall-proof, stylish gear.

Barbour Jackets


The British know a thing or two about natty dress – and crap weather – so it’s no wonder that 100+ year-old UK brand Barbour’s ruggedly-tailored waxed jackets earned them a royal warrant to supply “waterproof and protective clothing” to the Royal Family. Also: they were the favorite of style icons like Steve McQueen. Barbours are guaranteed for life and can be mailed in or dropped off at the shop for repairs or re-waxing.


Hunter Boots

Also hailing from Scotland and endorsed by Her Royal Majesty, Hunter’s “wellie” style boots have been keeping feet dry since 1856 – problem was, they were a fairly bulky footwear option. But now, their brand-new Original Tour boot features a lightweight, flexible upper allowing you to fold up and tuck away your boots in your bag or desk drawer once you’ve (hopefully) made it to the office.


The Best Umbrella


An umbrella, as any New Yorker cursing at a $3 brolly will tell you, is only as good as its ability to withstand the wind. Hence, the Gustbuster: featuring a double canopy and unique raindrop-shaped “wind release vents” that allow air through but keep water out. Wind-tunnel tested up to 55 mph gusts – giving it a better chance against the wrath of Sandy and her ilk than anything else out there.

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