You need more than just a wind-fighting umbrella to get through the rainy season
Lead photo courtesy of Pacsafe
With the unpredictability of the weather these days, it’s important to always be prepared wherever you go. Having the essentials on hand will help you get through the rain, especially when you’re heading to work and trying to leap through the train doors as they close. You’ll be needing more than just an umbrella for that. Here, we put together a list of the best rain gear and water-resistant essentials that can get through the rainy season:
Pacsafe rain cover
This light rain cover will save your cloth backpacks and bags from the rain. It can fully wrap around your bag in order to block water droplets from seeping in. Plus, it will save you from the hassle of having to dry your bag when you get home.
Urbanize Korin Clickpack (P8,490)
When you commute to and from work and you have gadgets with you, there’s a real challenge of not only keeping them safe from theft but also from the rain. The Korin Clickpack from Urbanize has double layered protection, thanks to a water-resistant front panel and a rain bag cover. The bag also has a slash-proof exterior, RFID magnetic strips, and a three-digit combination to keep you and your gadgets safe in the streets. Lastly, it also comes with an inner sleeve where you can keep your laptop.
Uniqlo Dry-Ex printed short-sleeved polo shirt
Uniqlo’s Dry-Ex printed short-sleeved polo shirt from its latest Peter Saville collection is the perfect wear for casual rainy days at work. The shirt is made of Dry-Ex fabric, which is light and breathable.
Adidas W.N.D. water-repellent jacket (P3,800)
The best part about sports jackets like Adidas’ WNB water-repellent jacket is that you can use them even when you’re not working out. And with this weather, you’d be wise to take it with you all the time. The W.N.D jacket features a water-repellent finish and zip vents that can help circulate airflow. It also has a hood with a visor and a bungee-adjustable feature perfect for extra protection from the rain.
Merrell Moab Adventure Mid waterproof wide width
These shoes from Merrell offer all-day comfort while delivering a nice, laid-back look. They’re made of nubuck leather and it comes with a traditional lace closure. The durability of these materials (in addition to the shoes’ breathable mesh lining) means that you won’t have to worry about walking through flooded streets.