Best Rain Gear for the PNW

Get outside this winter with our favorite rain gear

Updated January 21, 2021.

It’s official: winter is here, and those of us in the PNW know what that means for our wardrobes. The uptick in rainy weather signals swapping out sandals and shorts for rain boots, jackets, and -- dare we say it -- umbrellas. We encourage you to look for sustainable options when shopping this season, so to make it easy, we’re sharing a few of our favorite pieces below!

Everlane boasts a ton of stylish and practical options for wet weather. Better yet, the brand is committed to sustainability by using recycled materials and reducing fossil fuel dependency in much of its apparel. We love the water-resistant ReNew Anorak jacket (on sale!) because it’s super cute and made from recycled water bottles with environmentally safe dyes.

We also love Patagonia’s water-resistant quilted down coat. It’s lightweight and allows you to stay warm and dry without the bulkiness of packing on multiple layers. Patagonia also has great environmental campaigns in motion, like donating 1% of its annual sales to nonprofits finding environmental solutions, and eliminating PFCs from garments. PFC chemicals have long been used in clothing for water-resistance, but Patagonia is committed to becoming PFC-free in 90% of its garments by Fall 2022!

We swear by alder’s open-air pants! Great for lounging or moving in colder weather, and so flattering. They are made from Modal, a fiber sourced from beech wood that is naturally regulating, super soft, and biodegradable. Even better, alder’s Modal manufacturer is Bluesign-certified and carbon-neutral.

Let’s face it, sometimes an umbrella is just necessary! We may look like tourists but hey, at least our heads are dry. To keep our head warm under that umbrella we love Five12’s Cascade Beanies. They’re local to the PNW and made with sustainable Polyana Fibers. 

To keep our feet warm and dry, look no further than Everlane’s Rain Boot. The price tag is attractive and the boots are too! We recommend pairing these boots with Posie Turner socks for extra comfy-cozy kicks. The socks are incredibly soft and durable, and their positive messages will boost your mood on even the grayest of Seattle days.

Finally, our favorite skin-care expert Dr. Brandith Irwin always recommends using SPF when outside, rain or shine. One of her favorite sunscreens is the Prevention+ Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 by Image. 

What are some of your favorite rain-gear brands? Let us know on Instagram and Facebook!