Rainy Season Travel: How to Stay Dry in Style with These Essential Products

Don’t let the rainy season stop you from traveling to a destination, because these days there are so many products that take the messiness, cold and discomfort out of being wet. So whether you’re heading to Bangkok for work in monsoon season, taking advantage of off-season cheap flights to the Caribbean or simply heading to a rainforest, these products are designed to keep you warm, dry and happy when it’s pouring.   

1. Showers Pass: Atlas & Odyssey Jacks

Based in a city that knows rain, Portland, Oregon, Showers Pass covers all the elements. The company, which is popular with pro athletes, specializes in waterproof and breathable active rain gear, but also include baselayers, waterproof socks and waterproof bags. We love their Atlas Jacket for men. It is perfect for world travel to rainy destinations or simply for rainy day commuter life when you’re dreaming about them: the fabric design features a screen printed reflective map pattern of 11 International cities known for cycling, and is visible 200 meters with car headlights. Fully waterproof and breathable, the technical fabric provides stretch to move comfortably and stands up to the elements with 3-layer waterproof breathable fabric.

Atlas Jacket for menFor the ladies, we recommend the Showers Pass Women’s Odyssey Jacket, which is perfect for an urban setting with its lightweight, waterproof softshell material and the same signature reflective map fabric used on the men’s jacket to keep the wearer stylishly visible after dark! We love how the jacket features zippered hand warmer pockets with micro fleece lining.


2. Brooks England: Cambridge Rain Cape

If you’re traveling light, and just need a poncho in case it rains, we love the Cambridge Rain Cape by Brooks England. Constructed of waterproof nylon, the Cambridge is designed to be easily carried inside a bag or folded into its own reflective pouch and attached to your wrist. It is available in three different colors and sizes, each trimmed with matching leather details. 


3. Chooka Rain Boots

Want to keep your feet dry but remain stylish when walking in a rainy, tropical city? Don a pair of cropped skinny jeans or a skirt and slip into these ballet rain flats by Chooka. Slim, lightweight and waterproof they feature a classic silhouette you can wear all day.


For something with a bit more ankle coverage try the top solid mid rain boot. These come to mid-calf and come in either bright purple or matte finish. The adjustable leather strap and pull tab make them easy to get in and out of and we love the pop of color.


4. Unbound: 1-Pack Merino Wool

You’ll need to wear something under the rain gear, and we love the 1-Pack by Unbound for short haul trips, as it includes a crew or V-neck Merino wool T-shirt in black, navy or grey, one pair of Merino wool underwear and one pair of Merino wool socks, making packing a breeze. This product is great because it absorbs odors and stays fresh without washing for quite a while, and it also doesn’t absorb water the way cotton does, so when you are on the road in rainy weather you don’t have to worry about staying wet. 


Whether you’re trying to avoid coral while snorkeling or cuts and blisters while hiking to a waterfall or in a stream, a way better option strapped sandals are amphibious VIVOBAREFOOT Ultra III shoes. These patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant soled shoes make you feel like you are walking barefoot while protecting your feet. They are also perfect for rainy travel in general, as they allow for a seamless transition from land to water, accommodating multiple terrains and trying environments.   

6. Hood To Go: Rain Hood

The ultimate portable rain accessory to protect your hair while traveling in wet weather, the Hood To Go is a cute idea for ladies. It allows you to keep your hair dry thanks to a stylish, portable rain hood attached to a mini-vest that can be worn under any coat or jacket. It is easy to stow when the sun comes back out too.


7. Everyday California: Waterproof Floatable Hat

California-based ocean adventure and apparel company, Everyday California has created a waterproof, floatable hat. Designed with an adventure travel in mind, the hat combines style, comfort, and practicality, delivering optimum breathability. With durable, water-repellant finish that beads off all water and keeps your head dry, the hat is perfect for rainy travel as well as any type of water sport and outdoor adventures.

8. All-Terrain Sound: Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker

When you need a soundtrack for you wet weather travel, grab a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker from All-Terrain Sound. ATS is designed for the person who needs a speaker that can keep up with their active and adventurous lifestyle. Whether white water rafting, mountain biking, or playing a round of golf, this amazing speaker can hook to just about anything, allowing you to listen to your favorite music and answer phone calls in any travel or outdoor environment.

9. The PortaPocket

We love the PortaPocket if you’re looking for a hands-free mini wallet that works well in wet climates as it is water and sweat resistant. This carrying case is streamlined and lightweight and is perfect for travel to places where snatch and grab theft is an issue as it can be discreetly concealed under clothing. Simply attach the wallet with a velcro band or slide it on with belt loops, it’s very versatile and works on the thigh, calf, ankle, arm or hip. If you’re traveling with a dog, it can even be attached to the pup. The wallet is large enough to carry cell phones, small cameras, passports or prescription medications. 

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