I'm moving from a place that has less than 5" of rainfall and about 10 rainy days per year to a place that has 35"+ of rainfall and 160...

I'm moving from a place that has less than 5" of rainfall and about 10 rainy days per year to a place that has 35"+ of rainfall and 160+ rainy days per year.

How the fuck do I dress? I want to wear those big green PNW looking jackets, but I have no idea what I'd be looking for. I don't even own an umbrella currently, but I suppose I'll need one? Help LULZ, this desert rat is about to get wet for the first time.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy an umbrella and a waterproof pullover, stay out of the rain.

    /thread

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if it's windy at all then umbrellas are useless.

    avoid anything that is "treated" waterproof, usually that just means a teflon spray over regular fabic that will disintigrate and become useless almost immediately. tbh anything marketed as "breathable" won't hold up to a real downpour.
    be wary of polyurethane, it works but it's easy to cheap out and make it too thin. shit can crack and crumble.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      teflon spray doesn't disintegrate and become useless.
      breathable means there are vents under the arms and ass to let out humidity and they are essential in a real downpour

      polyurethane is a wood sealant and is not used in clothing

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >teflon spray doesn't disintegrate and become useless.
        then why do you have to reapply it frequently?
        >breathable means there are vents under the arms
        breathable means it's some shitty goretex knockoff that soaks through in 20 minutes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you don't.
          you spray it and let it dry in three consecutive coats and then it is protected

          you're probably randomly spraying shit with a fan on and most of it is going on your walls

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No i follow directions as indicated and then I go outside and get wet within 20 miutes because sprays are hot garbage that don't work.

            maybe it's fine in a little drizzle but we're talking about real rain here.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you have to let it dry for 24 hours before going out into wet weather
              you obviously aren't following directions or else you're in some shithole 3rd world country where they sell fake products

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Obviously I am not spraying right before going out the door asshole
                if you think these shit ass sprays actually work then you don't have actual rain.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get an oilskin duster. I got a ton of use out of mine when I lived in western WA.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a trench coat, arcteryx goretex coat. You definitely won't need a Canada Goose jacket. It's never that cold that you'll need something like that. (get heaters or sweaters/layer instead).

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't even own an umbrella currently, but I suppose I'll need one?
    No. Waterproof jackets are fine but if you use an umbrella people will call you a fag. People in rainy climates just get used to doing things in the rain and getting wet.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a good raincoat. hard shell, with a hood. North Face, Columbia, any hiking-focused brand really. Oilskin coats are also great, but it's a good idea to have more than one piece of serious rain gear.
    Good boots are a must. You don't strictly need Wellingtons or other rubber boots, leather is fine and does very well in wet climates overall. Wear thick socks.
    As many have said, umbrellas are worthless in real rain, and it rains literally every day for months and months in the Pacific Northwest, so it'll get tiring dragging your umbrella everywhere and getting it out for what turns out to be just sprinkle or drizzle.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Does waxed canvas work? They kind of look like shit IMO but they seem like they'd work. Id just be worried about getting big grease spots on my regular clothes

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    if I were moving to such a place I'd probably go all in on an ivy type wardrobe. Well, maybe not all in, but I'd get myself a good set of stuff. A Barbour waxed jacket, Bean boots, maybe a big yellow raincoat for the hell of it.

    Umbrellas are nice sometimes but they have their issues. And so do jackets and coats. I have both so I'll decide if I want to bring one or the other, or both, or of course none at all if I think it won't rain.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Barbour waxed jackets will not protect your pants from getting wet and you have to rewax it/maintain it. Other than that they are okay and are easy to find in sport stores.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Rain coat, rain boots, umbrella.

    /thread

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah bud, you try lugging that around every single day. You need something both functional and fashionable.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Get a solid Gore-Tex jacket, spend a decent amount. Make sure it's a larger size then just layer underneath if you need warmth.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Oregon here. Everybody is gonna do the weird umbrella hate shit to flex. Umbrellas have their moments, so get one and use it with a jacket and boots.

    All that shit out of the way, hardshell
    Is great for proper rain and any old jacket for the sprinkle days. Invest in a good overshirt, flannel or whatever. They are solid gold for cool days with light rain.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sexpat.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Best you'll get is a lady boy, sexpat scum.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Polizei Vetements rain coat :^)

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