Seems like the April showers we usually get were delayed a couple of months—as a slew of cities around the country have been enduring some torrential downpours as of late. Serious rainfall calls for serious rain gear. We're not talking about heavy trench coats or waxed canvas jackets. In the summer, you need some waterproof yet lightweight. Thankfully, there are a bunch out there that are relatively affordable. Some even zip up into a handy carrying size. Keep one in the office or car for emergencies, and don't forget a good umbrella either.
This Parisian brand is a good balance of style and function: heat-sealed seams keep out the rain.
Made to withstand monsoon seasons in tropical rain forests, it can probably handle an urban downpour.
$338 / $270
Made of a synthetic blend, the designers added a contrast check at the hem and a back stash pocket.
Made of lightweight nylon, there's also a breathable laminated membrane to keep you cool and dry.