Nothing fills me with dread in the morning quite like the little cloud icon of my weather app, with five little light blue drops of rain. Cold weather is something I (finally) know how to deal with. But rain? Not a clue.
So this winter, instead of cowering in fear from the daily ‘Seattle liquid sunshine,’ I’m arming myself with plenty of cool rain coat options! The first is a rainy wardrobe must-have. In that classic bright yellow vinyl, the BDG New Fisherman Rain Coat is a modern staple complete with a drawstring, pockets, and full hood.
For more sophisticated protection from a drizzle, checkout the Curve Jacket from Father Rabbit. This water-proof interpretation of the classic trench is made by a brand called RAINS that comes from the native and rainy nation of Denmark. An everyday kind of piece, I love that is has an adjustable belt for a cinched in waist.
The Parka Cape looks so flattering and stylish I’d wear this even if there wasn’t a cloud in sight! It’s made in England from a soft and highly water-repellent Swedish fabric and finished with subtle reflective taping on the cuffs and back for extra visibility at night. What’s especially cool is that the drawstring and snaps on the sleeves can open it into a rain cape in seconds.
Petit Bateau is a classic French brand that’s been making some of the best rain coats for well over 100 years. I’m so excited because this season their Women’s Water-Repellent Rain Coat comes in this gorgeous ‘fleur pink’ color! It has a straight hooded style, striped lining, and flap patch pockets. This is definitely the first coat I would reach for in a deluge.
The final rainfall defense is a heritage staple from Bridge & Burn, the Erie Waxed Cotton Rain Parka. Fully lined with a deep hood, double hand pockets, and concealed zipper-front closure this super warm coat will keep you both warm and dry. Made from waxed cotton canvas, is the same materials sailors have been using to stay dry since the early 1900’s.