Weatherproof Windbreaker Spectrum

Styling Tip

Looking for water-resistant pants to complement the techy windbreaker? We suggest Levi's Commuter Trousers or Outlier's Slim Dungarees.

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.

K-Way, $68

This Parisian brand is a good balance of style and function: heat-sealed seams keep out the rain.

Patagonia, $129

Made to withstand monsoon seasons in tropical rain forests, it can probably handle an urban downpour.

Our Legacy, $338 / $270

Made of a synthetic blend, the designers added a contrast check at the hem and a back stash pocket.


Carhartt, $105

Made of lightweight nylon, there's also a breathable laminated membrane to keep you cool and dry.

Aether, $235

A trim silhouette with an Italian microfiber shell, it's got the added bonus of an interior headphone pocket.


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June 5, 2012

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