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The Best Waterproof Jackets | Buyer’s Guide to RAINS

If you’re lucky enough to live in less wet parts of the world, then this might not be as crucial to you. But here in the UK, we need those waterproof, durable, windproof styles which can work for us throughout the year.

Introducing Rains the brand that has streamlined those essentials to look sleek and stylish. They specialise in modern, uni-sex styles that are completely effortless with uncompromising our style. Here’s what you need to know about the brand…

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#1 Are Rains jackets waterproof?

Yes! Rains have been designing waterproof jackets since 2012. Initially launching with a poncho, the brand started with a goal to reinterpret the traditional rubber raincoat in a more contemporary way and bring us the perfect balance of fashion and function. Influenced by its Scandinavian heritage, the Danish brand designs proper rainwear that doesn’t compromise on style and will withstand even the stormiest weather. Today, the label has multiple collections of weatherproof raincoats, ready-to-wear, bags and accessories.

#2 Are Rains jackets unisex?

Yes, most styles of Rains jackets can be worn by both men and women, with most styles designed in a regular or casual fit. The brand does have separate collections of men’s and women’s waterproof jackets but can be worn by all genders.

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#3 What are Rains jackets made from?

Rains jackets are designed to not only be completely waterproof but also lightweight. Each jacket is made from strong polyester and topped with a flexible polyurethane coating. The fabric is bonded together using ultrasonic welding which ensures quality products. All extras including zips and trimmings are designed to excel in the wettest weather.

#4 How to look after your Rains jacket

Looking after your jacket is really easy. If you accidentally mark your jacket you can spot clean it with mild soapy water or if you want to give it a complete wash you can pop it in the washing machine on a cool 30-degree cycle. When drying your jacket don’t put it in your tumble dryer, just leave it out on your washing line or rack.

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#5 Where are Rains jackets made?

Rains jackets are manufactured in China, and are been produced in factories with more than 15 years of expertise working in rainwear and performance clothing. The ethical factories are all aligned with the brand’s employee standards including health insurance, working schedules and clean working environments.

#6 Are Rains backpacks good?

As well as their rain jackets, Rains bags and accessories are equally a specialist when it comes to keeping you dry. Coming in a variety of sizes for all occasions including backpacks, duffle and weekend bags, all with RAINS’ signature sleek Scandi design and crafted from premium fabrics to be 100% wet weather proof.

Their rucksacks have certainly become a favourite for workwear, if you enter any office you will certainly see a whole host of their rucksack collection. Pick from the square styles specifically good for laptops or the tote styles which you can carry multiple ways. Rain’s signature colours are usually muted, with green, navy, green and black popular but they do have bright colours such as pink if that is more your style.

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Written by Emma Bowkett



Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

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