Rain On Me

Top choices in raincoats this season

Rains parka; Zambesi parka. Pictures / Supplied.

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice looking good. Raincoats get the fashion treatment as this season’s top choices combine style and utility.

1. Halcyon Day
A new line designed by Olivia Mann and Candice Upperton, focusing on 100 per cent waterproof rainwear made in New Zealand. Vibrant shades such as chartreuse and fuchsia will be a welcome hit of colour on the sombre days ahead.
Halcyon Day waterproof jacket $289.

2. Huffer
They’ve cornered the local streetwear market for over a decade and with Huffer’s latest line of waterproof outerwear, that tradition of technical know-how with a street wear edge continues. Classic down jackets and vests with functional features have been designed to perform in varied elements, from the mild to the extreme.
• Huffer jacket $199. Ph (09) 304 2606.

Halcyon Day waterproof jacket; Huffer jacket. Pictures / Supplied 

3. Rains
Function and a clean-cut aesthetic are at the heart of Danish design, an ideal familiar to Copenhagen-based brand Rains. The rainwear specialist has developed a following for its contemporary take on classic raincoat styles, along with rubber travel bags and backpacks for the active traveller.
• Rains parka, $190, from Area 51. Ph (09) 809 1922

4. Zambesi
Zambesi’s winter collection features eye-catching waterproof jackets for both men and women, including this standout parka in vibrant blue. A dramatic hood provides plenty of protection from the drizzle, as well as being the perfect way to remain hidden from anyone you’re trying to avoid on the street.
• Zambesi parka $795. Ph (09) 303 1701.

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