As much as I love stalking weather apps and websites while packing for a trip, we all know that the weather forecast can change at the drop of a hat.
I always pack some rain gear when traveling just in case the forecast calls for rain.
Nobody wants to get caught in a rain storm without an umbrella!
Check out my picks for stylist, yet functional rain gear for traveling.
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Rain Hats + Umbrellas for Traveling
Umbrellas are obvious rain gear for traveling, but don’t forget a rain hat, too!
If you’re looking for a rain hat specifically for when you travel, aim for something that is compact so that it can be packed easily and doesn’t weight down your day pack.
Personally, I’m not a fan of super compact umbrellas.
That said, if space is a concern for you, they are usually cheap enough to try so you can see if they work for you.
Rain Jackets + Trench Coats for Travel
Why are rain jackets always in dreary colors? Brighten up a rainy day with a rain jacket in a fun color.
I have a rain jacket similar to the beautiful green classic trench and I always get compliments when I wear it!
If you’re traveling during rainy season or to a destination that is known for rainy weather, I highly recommend packing a rain coat.
Yes, it’s an extra item taking up space in your suitcase. But no one likes to wander around feeling like a drowned rat!
Rain Boots + Rain Flats for Travel
If you’ll be walking outside more than a few steps, rain boots or flats are a must.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got my eye on those moto rain boots!
Hunter, well known for their rain boots and other rain gear, makes a pair of packable rain boots.
If you’ll be outside a lot and the weather calls for rain at your destination, these are well worth the investment!