With BC experiencing not one, but two major storms in the past few weeks, we are undoubtedly in wet weather season. If you need to brave the elements, then rainy day clothing for Vancouver is an absolute must. Forget that gas station umbrella, because we’re creating entire outfits that will keep you dry no matter what the elements are bringing.

Here’s how to waterproof yourself with the best rainy day clothing for Vancouver.

The Jacket


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It’s the backbone of any outfit. Whether you’re opting for a technical (and expensive) Arc’teryx shell, staying frugal with a non GORE-TEX jacket from Patagonia, or going all-in on a trench coat/long coat, one piece of rainy day clothing that is an absolute must for Vancouver is the jacket.

Technical- Arc’teryx Beta LT Shell
Everyday- Patagonia Torrentshell or Stutterheim Stockholm
High Value- Herschel Long Rain Jacket

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The Shoes


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Puddles are a neverending battle in Vancouver, and waterproof shoes are practically a must during the winter months. Here, you have some options, with choices ranging from full-on technical shoes to casual ones that have received waterproofing additions.

Technical- HOKA ONE ONE Kaha Low Gore-Tex
Everyday- Blundstone 584 Winter or Dr. Martens’ 1460 Winter
High Value- Native Shoes Nova Hydroknit or Vessi Weekend Sneakers

The Pants


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We’re creating a whole outfit or rainy day clothing for Vancouver, after all. While these might stay reserved for those super rainy days, a pair of waterproof (or water-resistant) pants will have you feeling that much better after your daily commute. Because nobody likes that weird line left by water coming off your jacket.

Technical- Arc’teryx Beta LT Pant
Everyday- DUER All Weather Lines or Kit and Ace Navigator’s Collection
High Value- MEC Aquanator Rain Pants

The Bag


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It’s happened to all of us at least once- we finish our day at work or school or whatever and wouldn’t you know it, but the rain started while we were there. Never again will you have to worry about soggy papers and weird drying techniques, thanks to these bags made for the rain.

Technical- lululemon Pack and Go Backpack
Everday- Rains ‘The Backpack’
High Value- lululemon Multi-Pocket Belt Bag

Unsurprisingly, some of the best options for rainy day clothing in Vancouver come from brands that started right here! Who would have guessed, hey? Now, get out there and transform your wardrobe into one that’s ready for the elements this winter.