Rain Gear to Keep You Dry in Style

There is nothing worse than being caught in the rain with nothing to protect you from getting completely soaked, except maybe being caught in the rain with deeply ineffectual rain gear. An easily broken umbrella or a rain jacket that is more decorative than rain resistant will almost certainly put a damper on your day. So we reached out to our ever discerning SwearBy community to share their best rainy day weather Swears, to keep them dry while looking stylish.

Repel Travel Umbrella

“I moved to New York without an umbrella in the middle of summer. When I quickly learned that New York summers are as wet as they are hot, I turned to Amazon and bought the first top-rated umbrella I found, and I’ve be happy with my hasty purchase for over a year now. This little travel umbrella is compact enough to fit in my work bag but surprisingly durable. I’ve yet to have it turn inside out or snap on me, even on windy rainy days.” — Christie Calucchia 

Jeffrey Campbell Cloudy Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot

“I’m not a huge fan of high rainboots since they always seem to uncomfortably rub against my legs when I walk, so I tend to stick to an ankle boot. I love this Jeffrey Campbell take on the style so much, I’ve been buying them for years when they get worn down from all my tromping around. They’re comfy, have just enough of a lift to them, and go with everything — while keeping my tootsies nice and dry.” — Jayla Andrulonis 

Stio Women's Modis Hooded Jacket

“I’ve worn a number of rain jackets over the years, but this option by Stio is my favorite. Not only is it waterproof, breathable, and super lightweight, but it also folds into a compact size, making it super easy to pack for outdoor adventures. I love that it has an adjustable hemline that lets you customize the fit and air vents under the arms for added ventilation.” — Rebecca Carhart

Hunter Original Refined Waterproof Rain Boot

“I’m from New England where the weather is highly unpredictable and there’s a good chance it could rain at any moment. I love these Hunter boots (which I’ve owned for over ten years) because they’re lightweight enough for a warm spring shower, but they’re also durable enough for a winter blizzard. Plus, they look cute with jeans, leggings, or even dresses. While they’ll keep your feet warm and dry regardless, I do suggest pairing them with the Hunter Boot Socks for added comfort on chillier days.” — Stephanie Perry 

Totes Auto-Open Wooden Handle J Stick Umbrella

“After one too many flimsy folding umbrellas that broke at the mere sign of a breeze, I decided it was time to invest in a stick umbrella that actually holds up against gusty rain. Turns out, this simple investment was one of the best decisions I ever made. I never have to worry about my umbrella flipping upside down with this durable option from Totes, and it’s so lightweight that I don’t mind carrying it around all day even when the forecast only shows a slight chance of rain. Plus, its easy-to-push button makes it so easy to open, that I never have to worry about snapping my fingers like I normally do with a foldable umbrella’s sharp and finicky metal push pin. I actually enjoy taking walks in the rain now, all thanks to this sturdy umbrella.”— Nina Huang

Madewell The Chelsea Rain Boot

“Back when we used to go to the office, I walked 45 minutes to and from work every day. Yep, even in the rain. These durable pull-on boots more than earned their keep. They not only protected my socks from nasty New York puddles, but I love that they aren’t heavy or clunky. Plus, the matte black feels stylish. They do run a little large, so make sure to size down.”— Katie Macdonald

Certain Standard French Concession Large Umbrella

“Can you feel really passionately about an umbrella? I say, yes. Sturdy but light as a feather. Generously sized. And pretty. I’m almost happy when it rains. I have the smaller size as well, which is easier to stash in a bag. I also love that giving back is central to the brand’s message and you can choose where to send a % of your purchase.” –Kate Foster Lengyel 

I am Karla, the Editorial Coordinator for SwearBy. Life moves pretty fast, and nothing makes me happier than curating the amazing product recommendations from this community so women can discover the best new products, quickly. Outside of SwearBy HQ, I spend my days with my kids, dogs, husband...and TRY to find time to travel and hang with friends