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Our choice for apparel and accessories to keep those spring showers at bay

Friday, March 25th 2022, 1:30 pm - Spring's first walks around the neighbourhood or hikes in the woods are a special joy that needn't be dampened by spring showers.

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Whether the winter was brutal or mild where you are, there's always that anticipation of when the temperature is consistently warm enough that you can get back into your regular walks around your neighbourhood, or jaunts through the woods. Spring is also a time of regular showers, so we had a hunt around, and here are our picks for apparel and accessories to make sure you keep dry.

Helly Hansen Women's Moss Helox Rain Jacket

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When considering affordability and quality, we decided to go with his Helly Hansen rain jacket for women. It’s simple, well-reviewed by users, and its sturdy polyester and polyurethane weave will keep you nice and dry if those spring showers start to fall during your first walks of the season.

Why we’d order it

  • Great protection from wind and rain
  • Hand pockets with sealable snap buttons
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 by users who bought it from Atmosphere

Helly Hansen Men's Moss Rain Jacket

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Similarly priced and designed, this Helly Hansen rain jacket for men will be a real asset for anyone surprised by a burst of rain while they’re out and about putting their winter cabin fever to bed.

Why we’d order it

  • Great protection from wind and rain
  • Hand pockets with sealable snap buttons
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 by users who bought it from Atmosphere

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Columbia Men's Rebel Roamer Pants

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With the rain comes the mud, particularly if you’ve opted for the trails rather than the sidewalk. Another easily solvable problem, thanks to this pair of rain pants for men, from Columbia, which are one of the most-reviewed, and best-reviewed, of their kind on Amazon.ca.

Why we’d order it:

  • Two side zippered security pockets and two back pockets
  • Nylon and elastane fabric improves comfort
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 by Amazon.ca users, based on more than 2,700 reviews

Columbia Women's Storm Surge Pant

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Another one from Columbia, this time for women, there are several versions available for purchase on Amazon.ca, and with a 100 per cent nylon shell, and 100 per cent polyester lining, they all look like they'll keep the rain off with aplomb.

Why we’d order it

  • Includes two side pockets
  • Adjustable waist and leg openings help keep out the rain, and the chill
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5, based on 450 ratings on Amazon.ca

Azarxis Hiking Gaiters

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Aside from a sturdy pair of boots, many trail-lovers opt for a good pair of gaiters which, happily, add an extra layer of protection against any bugs hoping to hitch a ride. We were drawn to the Azarxis Hiking Gaiters ourselves, not least of which for their affordability and very high rating among Amazon.ca users.

Why we’d order it:

  • Waterproof material makes it useful for most outdoor activities, in any season
  • Made from durable thermoplastic Polyurethane
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 by almost 1,500 Amazon reviewers

ZOMAKE Lightweight Packable Backpack

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We’re talking short-haul spring walks or hikes here, rather than camping or gruelling cross-country jaunts, so if you’d like to take along some snacks or suchlike, a relatively light backpack will do, provided it’s water-resistant. For that, we liked this one, from ZOMAKE, the best – not least because it’s completely collapsible, making it a cinch for packing if you’re taking it on vacation.

Why we’d order it

  • Roomy and lightweight, only 0.6 pounds empty
  • Comes in 11 different colours
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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