Rainy days

With the weather Auckland City has been experiencing as of late it’s a wonder anyone leaves the comforts of their dry home.

A couple of product worth mentioning before you do decide to head out in the rain this Winter:

1. Danish Rainwear Designer ‘Rains’, enforces that an unpredictable forecast should not stop you from embracing this enjoyable season. Overcast or clear skies, the great outdoors always calls for exploring these shorter Winter days and nights. Pack your favourite rain-gear, leave the couch, travel to foreign place, visit a friend, experience a snow festival and have a memorable mid-year. I recently was gifted a ‘Rains’ Jacket, and there has been no sign of my old Kathmandu jacket since. The Rains Jacket is a functional and casual outerwear piece – a contemporary unisex rain jacket silhouette. As the name indicates it’s a basic style, an urban version of a conventional jacket with classic rainwear details such as the storm shield and snap buttons at the sleeve hem. The fabric is lightweight with a matte surface and a soft hand feel, very pliant and therefore easy and comfortable to wear.

2. Saving for a rainy day? Buy yourself a BLUNT Umbrella. On a recent stormy Auckland City day, I watched on almost ceremoniously as pedestrians all around me struggled as the wind made their Warehouse-bought umbrellas flip inside-out like starfish stomachs. But not me. My umbrella kept its rounded shape in the nastiest of rainy gusts. Of course, I was using a Blunt umbrella, a water-repelling shield whose design innovations include a robust structure topping that of most umbrellas. On the downside, the Blunt is a bit heavier than most umbrellas, doesn’t fold up quite as compactly as some and for some bizarre reason, lacks a wrist strap. The Blunt is a solid, reliable wet-weather sanctuary. Its uniqueness isn’t readily apparent, but you will definitely notice the difference in a storm. So kit yourself out this Winter and use those links to find your nearest stockists.