11 Very Dependable Pieces of Rain Gear

Stay dry, stay handsome

By The Editors
April 13, 2015 9:00 am

In the interest of keeping you dry — both in wit and apparel — we provide this style guide for the rainy days ahead.

Your Raincoat

The new(ish) and aptly monikered Danish company Rains offers modern interpretations of classic long coats, breakers, bombers and mac coats. Sporty. Polished. More casual than typical raincoats. Sport flashes of color if you want ‘em.

Your Bag

Your bag’s job in life: keep things organized and easy to access. Your bag’s job in rain: keep things dry. The Granville does all three things well. Taped seams and a flapped top with a dual-closure system (including magnets) makes for a watertight seal, and padded laptop and document sleeves inside keep your stuff in place. A solid backpack for urban commuting or the outdoorsman life.

Your Rain Boots

Keeping Scandinavians bone dry since 1891, Tretorn knows from rain boots. Their ankle-high Bo boots feature microfleece lining and extra grip on the soles, and can pass for dressy in the worst of weather. For more casual rainy day adventures, Tretorn also makes a stellar waterproof sneaker.

Your Umbrella

With a shaft and handle hand-carved from a continuous piece of Italian chestnut wood, no two Davek Saviles are alike. But they’re all incredibly strong, come with a lifetime guarantee and are handsome enough to make you look forward to the gloomy days ahead. No guarantees if you leave it at the bar, though.

And the rest of your rain gear:

  • Your waterproof speaker: The Ultimate Ears Megaboom, equally colorful, deceptively powerful and rain-resistant
  • Your umbrella for two: Cuddle under the Filson Cover Cloth Umbrella, with a 40” span and a classy maplewood handle
  • Your unlosable umbrella: The high-tension canopy makes the Blunt Classic+Tile ideal for strong winds. The Tile compatibility means your smartphone can track it anywhere.
  • Your dry pants: The dressy El Segundo from Ortiz Industry is water- and soil-repellent with a tailored cut through the leg
  • Your iPhone protector: LifeProof cases are much svelter than their waterproof brethren, but no less rain/snow/dirt/shockproof
  • Your dress shoe guards: Swims offers slip-on galoshes for when its raining but you still want to rock your new double-monks
  • Your cycling jacket: Highly versatile, the Showers Pass Refuge Jacket has multiple vents for breathability, a drop-down tail and a removable hood

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