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28 Apr 2016 by Leanne Coppock

Rainy Day Essentials

We all know when it rains it really does pour in the UK, with torrential downpour hardly a rare sight to behold on your daily commute. Styling the showers is a must if you are to survive your journey unscathed by splattering rain. Any Brit worth their salt will have a collective cache of wet weather essentials, chosen to reflect personal preference in attire, from macs to ponchos and all in between. When it comes to shopping rainwear, a few key brands remain leaders in the field and sure not to let you down when it counts. We’ve rounded up our best offerings in both men and womenswear to give you a fighting chance when the heavens open. Our wet weather collections are so practical they will have you rain dancing in anticipation of wear.
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Women’s
Joules Printed Umbrella
The first weather weapon in your arsenal should always be a sturdy umbrella. No one wants to be seen battling the wind and trying best to avoid taking flight a la Mary Poppins in public. For travel and work use, you may find it easier to opt for a versatile option which can be compressed to a handbag friendly size such as this Tulip offering by Joules. In addition to offering ample rain protection, this stylish accessory serves as a colourful and original piece to brighten your wardrobe and hopefully your day. Complete with chunky wooden handle, this style is a stickler for traditional structure yet sets design apart with a quintessentially feminine look.
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Hunter Vinyl Poncho
Once armed with a brilliant brolly, your next essential is sure to be a covering body piece, where this Hunter Vinyl Poncho comes perfectly into play. Fully protective yet not overbearing, the purpose of a poncho is to cover against rain whilst allowing the freedom of movement not all raincoats can provide. Ponchos can be selected in alternate hues and lengths, making the ideal festival staple to cater to your look accordingly, with the added bonus of easily packing away when the sun decides to show. When choosing your ideal style, make a note of what specific features are key for you needs, is a hood required? Would you need pockets for storage? Any queries must be addressed to ensure you find an all-purpose style which you can wear repeatedl
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Hunter Original Tall Wellingtons
When it comes to staple items, the wellington is a veteran member of rainy day essentials, with British brand Hunter remaining in the top selection of options. Durable and fully waterproof, Hunter offer all the shapes and sizes you could want in a welly, with guaranteed excellent quality assured. Like a faithful pet, you know Hunter will never let you down and can be trusted upon in unfavourable conditions. To stand out against a grey backdrop, these Bright Cobalt Original Boots will see you through dreary weather, adding a pop of colour to brighten your wardrobe and hopefully day. In further personalised convenience, this style is also part of the signature tall collection, accommodating longer legs with the same Hunter structure loyal customers expect.
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Stutterheim Yellow Raincoat
On the menswear front, aligning your outdoor rainy day companions can be easy if you stick to trusted brands. Embrace classical apparel with this bold Yellow Stutterheim Raincoat, paying homage to the traditional style commonly worn by fishermen and future trend setters alike. The vibrancy of the clear yellow hue brings light and character to any look styled alongside it, whilst the simple button through fasten and two front pockets offer functionality without over-elaborate design. This particular raincoat is sure to adds some sunshine to your collection and brighten up dreary days no matter how murky the sky may be.
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Aigle Parcours 2 ISO Wellingtons
To keep your feet well protected, Aigle do not disappoint with these Parcours 2 ISO serving as a key boot of choice. Sturdy and masculine, this high performing pair is made to withstand unfavourable conditions with no trouble.  Boots made for walking; the Parcours 2 ISO are designed to combat fatigue, with a natural rubber sole serving cushioning, stability and abrasion resistance. Guaranteed to keep out water, the natural rubber composition is reinforced with triple density to improve not only last but durability against intense water and harsh terrain, ideal for adventurous trips or country retreats.
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Hunter Original Swamp Green Umbrella
In a sudden downpour, the last thing you need is an abundance of accessories to faff between, especially during travel. Keep things simple and stick to a trustworthy umbrella for shelter, with this Hunter Original style being your ideal companion for steering clear of showers. Practical yet compact, this classic style takes the signature swamp green of Hunter’s branding and incorporates clever design features. Manually opening, the steel shaft hosts fibreglass ribs to make this style sturdy yet lightweight. A complimentary slip over case ensures this accessory need not damage your other items, fully practical to use wherever your outdoor journey may lead.
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