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5 simple things you’ll be happy to have when it rains

Wednesday, September 21st 2022, 1:15 pm - Autumn rain is inevitable. Make sure you’re prepared to run between the raindrops with this list of easily packable waterproof gear.

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As fall settles in, we are bound to get some rainy weather. These items will help you stay as dry as possible if you’re planning to enjoy some outdoor activities or have a long list of errands to attend to during a downpour.

Unisex Adult Hooded Rain Poncho

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At Shop the Weather, we try to search for products that are easily portable so you can take them with you in case inclement conditions strike. This packable rain poncho is waterproof, windproof, and sandproof making it the ideal option to bring on hikes, camping trips, sports events, or pretty much any outdoor adventure you’re embarking on. The design allows it to be used as a picnic mat, sunshade, groundsheet, or even a small tent. It also includes a compact storage pouch.

Why you need this:

  • An outer layer that keeps your clothes dry from the rain
  • Available in 14 different colours
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on more than 6,000 reviews

Unisex Kids Hooded Rain Poncho

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Ensure your child is prepared for fall rain showers with this extremely lightweight and packable rain poncho. It comes with a colour-matched storage pouch that will easily fit into a backpack for those ‘just in case’ parental thoughts. The poncho is waterproof, windproof, quick-drying, and it’s offered in a variety of sizes based on your child’s height and age range.

Why you need this:

  • Kids play outside rain or shine!
  • Available in 15 different colours and patterns
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 based on more than 2,000 reviews

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Windproof Travel Umbrella

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Don’t get caught in the rain without a reliable umbrella! This compact option features just about everything you would want in an umbrella at a more affordable price. It’s reinforced with nine fibreglass ribs, made of heavy-duty material to stand up against anything Mother Nature throws your way, and has an automatic opener with a rubberized non-slip handle for a better grip.

Why you need this:

  • Suitable size to travel with or tuck into a bag for rain showers
  • Teflon coating also resists the sun
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on more than 38,000 reviews

Unisex Waterproof Socks

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Designed with a COOLMAX fabric, these socks will not only help keep your feet dry from sweat but also during outdoor excursions where you might walk through a stream, shallow water, puddles, mud, or encounter rain. The material does not add bulk or sacrifice any comfort as they are ultra lightweight with a cushioned sole. They are ideal for daily wear, outdoor sports, camping, hiking, or raking leaves! These waterproof socks are sized extra-small to large with measurements available in the product description on

Why you need this:

  • Keeps your feet as dry as possible during outdoor activities
  • Available in 39 different colours and styles
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on more than 3,000 reviews

Waterproof Backpack

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Vaschy is known for making durable backpacks. This 26.5-litre bag is suitable for students or commuters. It has an extra padded laptop compartment, five interior pockets, a secret zip pocket for safe storage of important items, side pockets for your umbrella or water bottle, reinforced shoulder straps for added comfort, and of course, a water-resistant finish.

Why you need this:

  • Keeps your gear and tech items dry
  • Available in 13 different colours and patterns
  • Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on reviews

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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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