Ride Out the
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Ride Out the Rain in Style

The season’s best gear to survive the rain and wind while coming out looking great

Best rain gear in 2023

Nothing quite has the potential to screw up your style like waking up to an overcast day spitting rain at you. Who wants to go out in that? But now that we're entering that time of year when spring showers seem to take up much of the 10-day weather forecast, it's a good idea to think about how you're going to stay dry while looking good. After all, a little precipitation can't keep you from going to work or meeting someone for a drink, right?

Besides, here's a truth that doesn't get talked about enough. Rain gear is kind of cool. Badass, even. Cut from rugged material, with unique technical specs and features, they're legitimately engineered to a do a job, which is to keep you looking and feeling good no matter what the clouds are throwing at you. In fact, some of these jackets and footwear options are so good, you'll be hoping for inclement weather, just so you can pull them on. Yes, we've nearly made it through April, but there's still plenty of stormy weather ahead. So we've pulled together the season's best gear to survive the rain and come out looking sharp.



Nike Axis Performance System Jacket

Axis Performance System jacket,
$250 / $126.97 by Nike

Water-Resistant Outerwear

Of course you'll wear your raincoat when it's storming outside, but really, any vaguely overcast day is the perfect excuse to throw on a handsome, water-resistant jacket. The real decision is do you want a traditional style like a trench or a more modern, zip-up slicker? Do you go classic black or grey, or opt for a bright pop of yellow or bold throwback plaid?

Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat

Stockholm raincoat,
$325 by Stutterheim

UNIQLO Water-Resistant Utility Parka

Water-resistant utility parka,
$39.90 by UNIQLO

J.Crew Heritage Hooded Cotton Parka

Heritage hooded cotton parka,
$450 / $315 (w/code SHOPNOW) by J.Crew

Adsum Caliper Jacket

Caliper jacket,
$270 by Adsum

Filson Swiftwater Technical Jacket

Swiftwater technical jacket,
$370 by Filson



Blunt Radially- Tensioned Metro Umbrella

Radially- tensioned Metro umbrella,
$89 by Blunt


Here's an undeniable certainty: a cheap umbrella will always let you down. It's time to invest in a well-made version and thankfully, there are plenty of options engineered to withstand gusts of wet wind that won't bankrupt you. From modern, travel-sized styles to more traditional English brollies and even a Japanese-inspired clear option.

Weatherman Windproof Collapsible Umbrella

Windproof collapsible umbrella,
$74 by Weatherman

Balios Automatic Folding Umbrella

Automatic folding umbrella,
$26.99 by Balios

Fulton Huntsman Walking Umbrella

Huntsman walking umbrella,
$32.50 by Fulton

Hunter Transparent Bubble Umbrella

Transparent bubble umbrella,
$50 by Hunter

Brooks Brothers Tartan Stick Umbrella

Tartan stick umbrella,
$80 by Brooks Brothers


Rainy Day

Salomon X Ultra Pioneer Sneaker

X Ultra Pioneer sneaker,
$135 by Salomon

Rainy Day Footwear

Wet weather footwear doesn't have to mean bulky rubber galoshes. These days, there are a handful of good looking sneakers, slides and boots built to take on puddles and downpours—all while preventing you from slipping and keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

Arc'teryx Aerios GTX Sneaker

Aerios GTX sneaker,
$180 by Arc'teryx

Blundstone 585 Chelsea Boot

585 Chelsea boot,
$219.95 by Blundstone

Suicoke Mok Mule

Mok mule,
$165 by Suicoke

Rain drops illustration

The Wettest American City?

It’s not Seattle. Hilo, Hawaii, takes the top spot for the rainiest city in the U.S., with an average of 276 days of rain per year.

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