New Rain Gear for the Family to Keep Everyone Dry and Happy

in TASTEMAKERS

By Jay Croft

Finding new rain gear for the family ahead of the seasonal spring rain can be as fun as splashing in a puddle. Whether your troop is new to a rainy area, or you just want to freshen your wet-weather options, there’s no reason to limit yourself to dreary shades of gray and shapeless plastics.

From high-styling moms and golfing dads to kids that are bright and boundless, explore the following options to maintain those sunny dispositions, no matter the forecast (even Fido can have some fun!):

Fashionable Footwear

When you love to express yourself via fashion (and especially shoes), it’s easy to feel inhibited by heavy spring rain, but you don’t have to.

Burberry Crosshill Heart-Check Rain Boot, Black from Neiman MarcusRain boots come in a wide range of fun and high-fashion styles—so when you’re shopping for rain gear for the family, you can find something you’ll be happy to put on your feet.

You’ll be covered from the boardroom to the kids’ soccer practice with pretty-but-practical styles like the Crosshill Heart-Check Rain Boots by Burberry.

No Rain Checks Necessary

Your parents always made you come in from the spring rain when you were a kid, right? But now that you’re all grown up, you can keep playing in the precipitation for as long as you want to. They key is having functional clothes and accessories.

For the golfers, that might include a rain suit, a cap, a jacket, or gloves—or a combination of all that. Isn’t buying new gear half the fun of golfing? The PGA Superstore stocks a number of quality FootJoy products, including the DryJoys Select Rain Jacket, which is waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and sleekly designed.

Additionally, New Balance has all-purpose protection for runners, bikers, and other outdoor athletes. With the sportswear company’s Tech Training Rain Jacket, you’ll always have protection handy.

For the Kids

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The older ones might want umbrellas promoting their local college or the school they hope to attend, like the folding umbrella from Seattle Pacific University—where they definitely know about rain—from Barnes & Noble College. (Search for other schools here.)

Don’t Forget Your Pet

Rain gear for the family doesn’t get any cuter than what you can buy to keep your dogs dry in the spring rain. While colorful designs and cute illustrations might be fun, it’s recommended that owners focus on utility for their dogs’ safety. The Safety Hooded Raincoat by One for Pets protects your dog with a reflective raincoat for better visibility. Velcro belly straps make for easy adjustments, and it’s available in multiple sizes and colors.

Finally, it’s a good idea to stash closets and car trunks with extra umbrellas for visitors (and those times when you’re caught by surprise), so that all of your family and friends can stay dry—no matter the season.

Don't forget your pet when shopping for rain gear for the family! Sears has options that are fun and safety-focused—click here to scope out the dog-sized Safety Hooded Raincoat from One for Pets.

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