The waxed cotton canvas coating on Tchoup Industries’ Flap Packs is water repellent, making them not only a comfortable bag for sunny days, but also for rain. Handmade in New Orleans with double padded shoulder straps, multiple pockets – including an interior laptop space, and secure flap and hook closure with built in bottle opener. Available at Tchoup Industries, tchoupindustries.com.
Puddle jumpers, it’s time to shine! The Rowan rainboot by Keds comes equipped with a pull tab at the heel and elastic sides to help glide on, in addition to a no-slip rubber bottom. A layer of rubber between the elastic and foot fully protects from splashes. Available at Feet First, feetfirststores.com.
Bella Umbrella’s Vista Umbrella features a white swirl trim on each panel with a lovely flower shaped canopy. Armed with a wooden handle and metal rails, this umbrella is elegant yet sturdy and holds up against strong winds and rain. Available at Bella Umbrella, bellaumbrella.com.
While a hooded raincoat is a worthwhile tool in the fight against torrential showers, a cap with a brim brings an added layer of protection. This waxed canvas cap from Goorin Bros. has a wide brim that promises next-level shielding from the elements. Available at Goorin Bros., goorin.com.
It’s nice to find a rain jacket that’s both good-looking and effective. Outdoor Research’s Apollo jacket is waterproof, windproof, and breathable with storm flaps and zip pockets for extra coverage. Braving a downpour is less of a headache with gear like this on hand. Available at Massey’s Professional Outfitters, masseysoutfitters.com.