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(SPOT.ph) The rainy season is upon us yet again, which means reconfiguring your outfits and bags in preparation for the unexpected downpours that may come. The world is yours for taking and a little rain can’t keep you locked inside for too long. Below, we list waterproof and water-resistant essentials that will help you weather the storm and hopefully get around dry and safe, all the while being lightweight, practical, and reusable.
These water-resistant and waterproof essentials will you through a rainy day in a jiffy:
UV Protection Compact Umbrella (P990) from Uniqlo
In the Philippines where sidewalks are thin and the commutes are long, it’s best to leave the extra weight at home so it doesn’t wear you down on long walks. That means either leaving the umbrella behind or lugging it around like a brick in your bag. Stay dry and mobile with this compact foldable umbrella from Japanese lifewear brand Uniqlo which can protect you from the rain without taking up too much space, or shield you from harmful UV rays on sunny days. It also comes in pastel shades that will add a dash of color to an otherwise cloudy day.
The Semi-Automatic Dual Umbrella (P1,499) from Xiaomi
Forget bigger umbrellas, skip to the option that offers the most coverage—this two-person umbrella from Xiaomi will keep you and a companion dry from the rain. The priority is keeping the droplets at bay, but having an excuse to cozy up with someone you like to bring those K-Drama dreams to life is a pretty good add-on, too. It opens automatically and looks like a regular umbrella when closed so you can get double the real estate without taking up storage space at home.
Transparent Raincoat (P193.50) from Lazada
Keep your entire person and OOTD dry with this full-body raincoat that comes in a pullover version and one with buttons you can snap close. It has sleeves that go up to your wrists and a hood to keep your head dry, which you can fasten tight with the drawstring pull. Take your pick from translucent white, pink, blue, purple, and yellow. Rain got heavier? Match it with waterproof pants from the same listing.
Available on Lazada.
Torrent Chelsea Rain Boots (P4,795) from Sperry
Add a pep to your step with rain boots that can withstand slippery floors and deep puddles. Look no further than Sperry’s Torrent Chelsea Rain Boots to shield your feet from the elements and a bright pop of lavender to your rain-day ensemble. Leaning towards neutrals? The boot also comes in a full black version and grey one with a brown sole.
Rain Shoe Cover (P299) from Mokoto
There’s no doubt you’ve amassed quite the sneaker collection over the years—too bad they’re not immune from the damage rain water and mud can bring during storms. Protect yourself and your footwear with reusable shoe covers that go up to your calf. This pair has rubber-lined soles so your feet are not only dry, you also minimize the risk of slipping on wet surfaces.
Waterproof spray (P153.45) from Eykosi
Grant your things waterproof capabilities with this waterproofing spray for fabrics. Simply take your trusty jacket or pair of sneakers and coat it with the spray. Once dry, it will be immune to water droplets and drizzle. For best results, use it on textiles like cotton and canvas.
Available on Lazada.
Elisa Raincoat in Beige (P2,589) from ONLY
Stay chic and dry with this shorter waterproof raincoat from ONLY that comes in black and dark beige. The coat’s relaxed fit will drape over any outfit without a hitch and the snap button closures make for a secure fit to keep water away. For maximum protection from the rain, the hood also comes with a drawstring pull you can tighten. The two front pockets also have snap button closures to keep your phone, keys, and other essentials dry.
Available on Zalora.
Casual Backpack (P1,351.50) from MAH
Spacious, lightweight, and waterproof—what more can you ask from a bag? This backpack is lined with multiple pockets inside and outside for all your essentials and more, including a compartment that can fit a 14-inch laptop. You also don’t need to worry about shifting the weight around during storms as this bag has padded straps for maximum comfort and two snap closures to keep your stuff safe when you’re out and about. Take your pick from 12 colors.
Available on Lazada.
Foldable bag (P1,024.10) from Shupatto
Weightless and barely there, this foldable water-resistant bag from Shupatto will come in handy for days you need to bring home extra stuff or haul back wet clothes or footwear that got soaked in the rain. It comes in bright designs that will add an oomph to your outfit all the while carrying the manageable weight of your world—just take it out, unfurl, and easily roll back up when not in use.
Splashkit Mini in Frosty Mint (P590) from Viajecito
Some things are more important than others and it makes sense to group them together in one go-to bag you can just pull out. No better place to store them than in a water-resistant pouch that can withstand the elements and the systematic chaos in your bag. This Viajecito pouch can be toted around as is, but the strap also comes off, and is small enough to fit in your bag to separate the real essentials. Just don't fully submerge the pouch in water!
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