With fall finally here, cool weather is on the horizon and cooler temperatures usually mean that unsettled weather isn’t far behind. But don’t get caught in the rain, prepare now to ensure that you have the best and coolest foul weather gear for the fall and winter seasons. Here are our favourite picks for the best, brightest and most functional foul weather gear so that you can look slick (pun intended) even on the rainiest of days.
Rain Boots are great, but they can be cumbersome, especially when getting on and off a bike. These dry steppers are the perfect accessory for when the rain is falling and you don’t want to get your feet wet. Whether you’re walking around town, or jumping on the bike, just slide them on, zip them up and you’re good to go – no more soggy shoes! Dry Steppers come in small, medium and large and can be purchased from Coral Coast Clothing for $30.00.
Helly Hansen Raincoat
Everyone needs a raincoat, and Helly Hansen is undisputedly one of the best you can find on-island. Durable and lightweight, Helly Hansen jackets can be easily stored under your bike seat or in the back of your car in anticipation for poor weather and not only can they be used for the rain, but they make great windbreakers to keep you warm on chilly fall mornings. Helly Hansen jackets range in price from $99.00 to $280.00 and can be purchased at The Booth, A.S. Cooper MAN and Island Trading.
Just because is dreary doesn’t mean you have to be too – instead, go bold in a trendy waterproof trench from Marks & Spencer’s ($85). It comes in an array of colours (including beige) to suit any personality and is guaranteed to keep you dry and stylish all at once.
An Excuse for a Dark n Stormy
If you can’t beat em’ join em’. When the weather is really making up and you want nothing to do with the outdoors, mix yourself a Dark n’ Stormy and surrender.
Gosling’s Dark n’ Stormy
1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer
In a tall glass filled with ice add 4 – 5 oz of Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer and top with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional).