Rainy Season Essentials
It's that time of the year again when we brace ourselves for the torrential downpours that come unexpectedly. During these times you would rather stay indoors than brave the conditions outside or, worse, get stuck because of a flood. But for those that need to step out and get things done there is a way to dress for the rain without ending up looking like a wet cat.
Every man needs a waterproof rain jacket that allows the body to breathe yet provides maximum protection against the elements. The North Face Venture Jacket is made of an environmentally-friendly, waterproof membrane and a breathable outer layer. It has underarm vents to keep your body cool and has an adjustable hood to make sure your head is protected.
Available at The North Face boutiques
Canvas sneakers will not survive the rain so what is needed are a pair of sneakers that have a waterproof upper and a rubber sole with good traction on wet surfaces. The Fabio sneaker from SWIMS features a cashmere nylon upper with multiple airvents allowing your feet to remain cool and dry. It is lined with leather and canvas and has a ventilated footbed so your feet won't smell after wearing.
Available at Generals, Bonifacio High Street, Php 7,490
When the rain is really heavy it helps to wear a pair of boots. Tretorn's Strala is a slip-on rubber boot that you can wear while on your way to the office. It is lightweight and the all-rubber construction guarantees you keep your feet dry. It's easy to put on and slip off with its gore side panels.
Available at Tretorn and Res Toe Run boutiques, Php 3,490
Even with the right outerwear, having an umbrella ready is still important during heavy rains. Choose an umbrella that provides a large amount of coverage like this JL Bradford Stick Umbrella. Skip the smaller umbrellas because they're not robust enough to handle the strong winds of tropical typhoons.
Available at Lazada Philippines, Php 289
Power outages do happen when the winds are strong so it's good to have a flashlight handy. This LED flashlight by Sonca is powered by two ultra-bright LED bulbs and is made to be tough and durable. It is also weatherproof so you don't need to worry about using it in wet conditions. It is energy-efficient to provide you with long hours of operation.
Available at Lazada Philippines, Php 500