I hate the rain – light rain, heavy rain, raining cats and dogs, misting – basically I hate every type of rain. But besides choosing to not live in Seattle, there is nothing I can do about the weather, so my solution was to get a rain jacket in a beautiful, bright color. I searched high and low for a rain jacket that would make me happy when I put it on for dark and dreary days. My final pick was this turquoise blue jacket from the North Face that has an amazing waterproof soft shell with leak-proof seams. Five years later and I am still perfectly dry! And while this jacket is more than I would ever need as I do not hike, will not be wearing it with a “pack” or a harness, and will not be weathering tough terrain I am glad that this cute options can handle those conditions.
As April is the rainiest month of the year in New York I am sure I will be keeping this jacket in frequent rotation over the next few weeks. I racked my library to find photos of me in this rain jacket, but the thing is – I try not to take photos in the rain! Haha. Over the course of five years of having this jacket I only found three photos: one in Washington, D.C., one at Niagara Falls, and one from the beautiful Villa D’Este in Tivoli, Province of Rome, Italy.
(You can find them here!)