Rain, Rain, Go Away: Heres Everything You Need to Weather the Rainy Season

Keep storm clouds at bay this season with our picks for the best umbrellas, raincoats, waterproof bags, and more.

Ray and Charles standing beneath an umbrella next to historic eucalyptus row that dates back to the 1880s and is still standing today.


Basil Bangs Maple Rain Umbrella

Arm candy. Step right up, weve got the umbrella upgrade youve been looking for. Youll pop out in a crowd of plain black parapluies with these bright and beautiful patterns printed on double-layer, top-shelf fabrics. Thanks to its flexible fiberglass frame, itll hold up in a squall. Two of the patterns, Modernist and Four Seasons, come with a black exterior and patterned interiorits all business on the outside, party on the inside to brighten up those cloudy days. And when the rain lets up? Sling this beauty over your arm or through your bag loops with the single piece, turned and bent maple timber handle. Classy. Photography by Ty Mecham, James Ransom

Tumi Large Auto Close Umbrella

With just a push of a button, you can quickly and easily protect yourself from the elements with this full-coverage umbrella that folds up nice and small for added convenience. Photo Courtesy of Tumi

Snow Peak Umbrella

An ultra-lightweight Snow Peak umbrella, made to collapse under heavy wind gusts to prevent permanent damage. Packing case included. Photo Courtesy of Shopbop

Blunt Classic Umbrella

The worlds first radially tensioned umbrella, designed to fight rainstorms and win. Inspired by the extreme weather of their native New Zealand, Blunt set out to completely redesign the umbrella and the results speak for themselves. With telescopic ribs, a modern wind-shearing shape and a unique radial tensioning system, Blunt umbrellas wont blow out, give up, or fly away. The Blunt Classic is their original masterpiece, designed to survive the most extreme conditions.

ShedRain Auto Open Stick Clear Dome Umbrella

Brighten the drizzliest of daysand get a clear view of the sidewalkwith a dome umbrella featuring an easy auto-open design. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

ShedRain 'WindPro' Auto Open & Close Umbrella

Inside-out umbrellas have met their match. A wind-resistant, Teflon-coated canopy provides dry coverage on a specially engineered umbrella that opens and closes automatically for fuss-free function. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Davek Traveler Umbrella

A compact travel model which features an extremely convenient, small frame system for easy portability. Go anywhere and always be ready for a rain shower with this sunny, collapsable umbrella. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Tumi Small Auto Close Umbrella

A compact umbrella that opens and closes with the push of a button. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Barbour Tartan Walker Umbrella

This extra large umbrella is a classic. With its bright tartan plaids and wooden handle, perfect for taking a long walk in the countryside with a companion. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Raincoats and Water-Resistant Jackets

On Waterproof Anorak

This fully waterproof and windproof anorak is ultralight and breathable for staying active in all weathers. Made with sustainability in mind, it features a recyclable membrane and a PFC-free water-repellant coating. Photo Courtesy of On

Rains Rain Jacket

With a functional design and clean-lined style, this Rains jacket a no-brainer for any cloudy days. Drawing inspiration from classic, vintage rain gear, it's a style that transcends seasons. Photo Courtesy of Shopbop

Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket

Bundle up with the help of the Marshall jacket for comfort and style. Born and bred in Portland, Bridge & Burn is all about quality apparel thats inspired by the outdoors and the wild terrain that surrounds their HQ. Their lineup of cold-weather gear has us beyond ready for days spent knee-high in powder and evenings spent around the fireplace, cranking up the vinyl, and pouring another round for a thicker "bourbon blanket". The Marshall is a flannel-lined windbreaker that is just as well suited for a fondue dinner as it is a sled ride down the biggest hill in your neighborhood. Photo Courtesy of Huckberry

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket

A mainstay in the Arc'teryx lineup since 2000, the Beta AR is the do everything, most versatile waterproof/breathable jacket for activities in mountain environments. Hand pockets, regular fit, pit zippers, an updated length to accommodate layers and a hood with an internal collar mean comfort in storms, climbing, skiing or simply enjoying the outdoors. GORE-TEX Pro is with the highest level of waterproof/breathable performance. The helmet compatible DropHood gives quick storm protection and has been updated to include Cohaesive cord lock adjusters. Photo Courtesy of Arc'teryx

Outdoor Voices RecTrek Jacket

A versatile, weather-resistant softshell jacket. Made in durable, stretch-woven RecTrek for comfort and mobility. Photo Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

BARO the Brockton Waterproof Raincoat

A seam-sealed waterproof raincoat has plenty of pockets to store your essentials and offers great breathability so you don't overheat. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Stutterheim Mosebacke Rain Jacket in Green

Timeless raincoat from Stutterheim. Mid-weight waterproof fabric. Hooded design with drawcord. Full snap button closure. Front welt pockets at waist. Double welded seams. Tonal hardware. Subtle stamped branding at left hem. A-line silhouette. Soft cotton self lining. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co.

Howler Brothers Aguacero Rain Shell

The all-purpose shell that crushes wind, rain, and snow. Always in pursuit of the next great adventure, Howler Bros and their roundup of cold-weather garments are sure to keep us properly insulated and plenty comfortable no matter what we find ourselves getting into this fall. If you happen to catch yourself in a sudden October rain storm or a January snow dump, having the Aguacero Rain Shell is your best bet to ensure you stay bone dry and toasty warm. Lightweight by design and waterproof in construction, the Aguacero has hidden ventilation zips and just the right amount of stretch so you canand shouldpush it to the limit. Photo courtesy of Huckberry

Everlane ReNew All-Weather Jacket

Windproof. Water-resistant. Made from plastic water bottles. A better approach to everyday weather protection, designed down to the last detail. From urban wind tunnels to this-wasnt-in-the-forecast rain showersyoure going to want to bring this jacket. Made entirely* from our technical, 100% recycled fabric. Photo Courtesy of Everlane

Everlane ReNew Long Parka

For ah-come-on kind of cold weather. The ReNew Long Parka has a long, relaxed fit, oversized cargo pockets, fleecy handwarmer pockets, and a roomy, removable hood. Plus, its made entirely* from our technical, 100% recycled fabric and filled with 100% recycled high-performance PrimaLoft insulation. Photo courtesy of Everlane

The North Face Venture 2 Waterproof Jacket

Lightweight, breathable and packablethis rain jacket also features a seam-sealed DryVent shell to withstand the heaviest downpours, whether you're commuting in the city or hiking in the mountains. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Patagonia Isthmus Hooded Parka

A wind-blocking nylon jacket with a DWR (durable water-repellent) finish provides serious protection against the elements. An optional, adjustable hood adds versatility. Adjustable snap cuffs and an elastic drawcord at the hem ensure a great fit to block errant breezes. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

RAINS Waterproof Trench Coat with Detachable Hood

Chic and understated style meets smart functionality with this raglan-sleeve trench in a waterproof yet breathable tech fabric with sealed seams. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Barbour Peggy Waterproof Raincoat

Turn up the collar of this breathable raincoat to reveal a pop of plaid that's repeated at the button placket for extra style points. Photo Courtesy of Nordstorm

Waterproof and Water-Resistant Bags

Topo Designs Water Repellent Light Backpack

Durable, water-repellent 420-denier tech fabric means lasting appeal for this compact backpack that's ideal for short hikes, campus life or daily commutes. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Rains Waterproof Tote Backpack

Style and practicality combine on a convertible, waterproof bag that will keep your laptop and other gear dry during rainy-day commutes. For added convenience, webbed straps allow it to be carried as a tote or as a backpack and an exterior pocket keeps small essentials within easy reach. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Rains Field Backpack

Crafted with a completely waterproof polyurethane-coated shell, this practical day-use backpack is ready for anything Mother Nature sends. The minimalist construction adheres to the brand's Danish roots with simple details, from the front zip pocket to a padded laptop sleeve built into the main compartment. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Timbuk2 Foundry Pack

A premium waxed canvas and leather backpack, the Foundry is designed for daily commuting and the occasional out of office meeting. It meets all the workday standards of laptop protection and phone, cord, and key organization, and features a padded shoulder strap for easing heavy loads. Secure, silent magnetic closures offer a smarter way in and out of the main compartment, and a water bottle pocket expands because, why not. And for trips out of town, a clever slip pocket doubles as a luggage pass-through for attaching to a roller. Photo Courtesy of Timbuk2

Rains Waterproof Backpack

This waterproof backpack offers a modern and stylish way to safely transport your computer and important documents on a rainy day. A hidden pocket on the backside gives you quick access when on the move. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Rains Small Waterproof Wash Bag

Made from waterproof material with a secure, water-resistant zip, this toiletry bag is great for packing along on your globetrotting adventures. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

FJLLRVEN Foldsack No.1 Water Resistant Backpack

Take on campus or your commute with a streamlined backpack that's simply an essential. Heavy-duty G-1000 fabrication and a spacious, padded laptop compartment make this bag as practical as it is stylish. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

TUMI Innsbruck Backpack

With a padded laptop compartment, plentiful pockets and a waterproof reflective cover, this streamlined backpack is ready for whatever the day has in store. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

KNOMO London Thames Water Resistant Roll-Top Commuter Backpack

Durable technical construction means lasting appeal for a compact backpack that's ideal for travel, commuting or hiking. Plusexterior pockets provide easy access. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Weatherproof Boots

Hunter Norris Chelsea Boot

A new take on a classic style from Hunter, this ankle-height rain boot was named for Hunter founder Henry Lee Norris. Hand-crafted from durable, waterproof rubber, this comfortable boot features elastic side gussets and a handy pull tab. Photo Courtesy of Zappos

Tretorn Lina 2 Rain Boots

Legendary Swedish brand Tretorn was founded in 1891 by tire manufacturer Henry Dunker. Moving away from industrial goods, the company refocused on footwear for Swedens growing workforce. By the 1970s, as tennis shoes became a favorite of players at Wimbledon, the brand evolved further into sporty, lightweight shoes anyone could wear. Today, Tretorn shoes include a range of casual and classic styles crafted with the same dedication to quality Henry Dunker envisioned over a century ago. Photo Courtesy of Shopbop

On Cloudrock Waterproof Shoe

The speed-hiking shoe built for traction, pace and protection in tough terrain and any conditions. Missiongrip enhanced. Photo Courtesy of On

Hunter Original Tall Waterproof Rain Boot

Perfect for wet weather conditions, this women's Rain Boot has been at the heart of the Hunter Original brand since its introduction in 1956. Formed of natural rubber, each pair is made from 28 hand-cut parts and assembled over three days on an aluminium last bespoke to Hunter, before being vulcanized for superior protection. Featuring the Hunter Original tread pattern, and a comfortable polyester lining, this classic black waterproof boot is a rainy-day necessity.

Cole Haan Wakefield Grand Chelsea Boot

Grand.OS cushioning in the leather-covered molded footbed brings comfort, and a proprietary-tread rubber sole ensures traction for this sleek Chelsea boot. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

The North Face Back to Berkeley Redux Waterproof Bootie

A bootie merges classic design and modern technology, with waterproof construction and PrimaLoft insulation to keep feet warm and dry as you tackle the trail. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Hunter Original Refined Short Waterproof Rain Boot

Your favorite Hunter rain boot gets a sleek update from thinner, more flexible rubber in a streamlined silhouette with an equestrian vibe. The curve of the toe has been pared down to be less prominent and the sole has been molded for a more classic appearance. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Other Accessories

Artek Umbrella Stand 115

The Artek Umbrella Stand 115 has a triangular shape that is both visually appealing and useful for tucking away into the corners of entryways. The stand is composed of two bent birch triangles connected by three solid birch pegs. The bottom includes a brass tray for catching any water that runs off wet umbrellas. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936. Founded in Finland in 1935 by four self-proclaimed idealists, Artek stands strong on the company's ethics, product aesthetics and ecology. With products that offer the Scandinavian look--clean lines, minimal fluff--Artek has built a line that incorporates a modern, approachable appeal into modern furniture and lighting design. Photo Courtesy of Finnish Design Shop

Graphic Rubber Boot Tray

Protect your entryway floors from wet and dirty footwear with this watertight boot tray, each one cast in recycled rubber. Featuring a minimal, Scandinavian-inspired design, inspired by Scandinavian aesthetic, its a practical addition to the winter home. Photo Courtesy of Terrain

Mika Tolvanen for NakNak Hoop Umbrella Stand

A reinterpretation of an antique umbrella stand that he spied at a flea market, this Hoop Umbrella Stand consists of a slender oval steel wire rim above a weighty cast-iron base with compact footprint for stable umbrella storage. Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach

Jason Markk Repel Shoe Protectant Spray

Keep your shoes looking pristine with this easy-to-use spray that repels liquids and stain on any material. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Magpul DAKA Waterproof Windowed Pouch - Set of 3

Heavy-duty pouches for hardworking applications. Magpul is legendary among those in the know for designing equipment with form, fit, and function far superior to that of your "standard issue" gear. The DAKA Pouch is a reinforced pouch thats tough enough to handle anything you put in it, from heavy-duty tools to personal electronic accessories. Built for those tough times where you cant see your skin under the layers of dirt, these bags can easily handle any grade of work you need. Now complete with a transparent window for full view of the contents, proper organization has never been easier.

Atsko SNO-SEAL Waterproofing Wax

Protect your boots from rain, sun, snow, and salt. A good pair of boots is an investment, and one that can last a long time if not a lifetime with the right care. Sno-Seal Waterproofing Wax protects your leather from the elements and keeps your boots, leather shoes, and canvas sneakers dry by shedding water before it can soak in. Take care of your boots, and they'll take care of your feet. Photo courtesy of Huckberry

FJLLRVEN Knken Rain Cover

To accompany your Knken backpack, this cover offers extra protection from the rain and can be packed into an integrated pocket when not needed. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Eva Solo Rain Gauge

Measure the rain with Eva Solos Rain Gauge. Can easily blend in with the plants and serves a purpose by enabling you to know how much rain has fallen. Features a funnel-shaped clear design made from glass materials that attaches directly to a spike. Can hold up to 60mm of rain. Photo Courtesy of Eva Solo

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