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Right as Rain

by Kate Calamusa


Crafted in tough materials ranging from waxed cotton to waterproofed nylon, and featuring rain repelling accents like welded seams and storm flaps, these locally made options are sure to be your coats of arms against any foul weather.

The Freeman Jacket

This signature style from Seattle’s Freeman brand features a two-layer, waterproof outer shell with a soft flannel interior liner, as well as a reinforced hood brim to keep any stray drops out of your peepers. Designed by a husband-and-wife team, both Pacific Northwest natives, the Freeman not only repels water from the outside, but the innovative fabric allows any body condensation buildup from, say, adjusting the tackline, to escape through its membranes and keep you dry from the inside as well. The style is also available in a variety of hues in addition to this seaworthy blue color, as well as in a waxed canvas fabrication. ($345, freemanseattle.com)

Feller Queen Anne Trench 2

For uptown appeal that boasts stellar performance, look no further than Feller’s newest Queen Anne 2 rain trench, designed in the Emerald City. The imported cotton shell is finished with an eco-friendly water repellent finish, while the interior features zippers for adding an optional inner liner, plus an interior pocket to keep your phone drip-free. The zip-off hood can be removed at your pleasure, and the style is available in an array of punchy prints that play well from Lake Union all the way to the top of its namesake hill. (For another wet weather option, the original Queen Anne Trench style features the same polished look, but in a waxed canvas fabrication.) ($345, feller.clothing)

Bridge & Burn Briar Olive Jacket

This longer hooded parka from Portland, Oregon, company Bridge & Burn comes in a rain-ready waxed cotton made by British Millerain, a century-old brand renowned for their waterproof garments. Featuring a drawcord to cinch the waistline, ample pockets, and a split tail, this olive green-hued, textured style also boasts a storm flap to keep any wily wetness at bay. ($298; bridgeandburn.com)

Herschel Long Rain Jacket

Inject a little sunshine into your next sail with this cheery, finely crafted coat from the British Columbia favorite, Herschel. There’s so much to love, from the waterproof stretch fabric and soft touch fabric interior to the attached three-piece hood, metal snap closures, and welded critical seams that make this bestseller a spring standby for good reason. ($99; herschel.com)

Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket

This nylon jacket is built for durability in even the roughest conditions, with abrasion-resistant overlays at the shoulders and elbows. Utilizing two of Eddie Bauer’s signature technologies—a seam-sealed WeatherEdge waterproofing process and a StormRepel DWR Plus finish that helps shed moisture—this particular style is well suited to the rigors of life onboard with articulated sleeves that allow for enhanced fit and mobility. ($179; eddiebauer.com)

Marine Layer Dawson Stretch Twill Hooded Windbreaker

Rocking a vintage, ‘70s style vibe right alongside modern functionality, the Dawson is wind-repellent and water-resistant, lined with mesh and added stretch for easy movement. This lightweight stretch jacket is the one to reach for when you’re hopping aboard for a seemingly pleasant sunset sail, and one to still keep you dry should that mercurial forecast change. ($175; marinelayer.com) 

Pendleton Waterproof Shoalwater Hooded Jacket
Serious style. Serious rain protection. Enjoy both with this color-rich coat from Pendleton. Available in a bright coral or buttercup yellow hue, both of which are fully lined in the brand’s exclusive Los Lunas pattern, this style is sure to impress with welded seams, waterproof zippers, and a full-coverage hood with adjustable toggles. The roomy cut also allows for easy layering. ($180; pendleton.com)


Even if it’s raining cats and dogs, these colorful rain boot styles will keep your dogs dry and toasty throughout the voyage.

Chooka Eastlake Rain Dot Chelsea Boot

Embrace the drips and drops with this style from Chooka, the urban-aimed line from Washington Shoe Company. The whimsical print is accented by a supremely cozy faux fur lining, as well as a memory foam insole and stretch side gore for easy slipping on and off. The high-content rubberized outer ensures your toes will stay dry and toasty, too. ($65; shopchooka.com)

Staheekum Men’s Ankle Rain Shoe
Whether you’re walking along the beach or navigating a slick deck, this sturdy rain shoe in a sophisticated olive hue from Washington Shoe Company’s Staheekum brand performs like a champ. Made with natural rubber and lined with neoprene for additional water protection, the style’s molded foam insole and hearty traction outsole provide comfort with each step. ($59.95; staheekum.com)

The Great. + Eddie Bauer The Hunt Pac Mid Boot

Rid yourself of any rainy day blues with this limited edition, rainbow-hued style, which combines the sunny spirit of California brand The Great with the adventurous soul of the Pacific Northwest. Boasting a waterproof, seam-sealed, full-grain leather upper and a vulcanized rubber shell, the rubber outsole also features Eddie Bauer’s sure-traction tech so whether you’re combating slippery docks or rocks, it will be no prob. ($150; eddiebauer.com)

Pendleton National Park Chelsea Rain Boots

These puddle-proof boots shine the spotlight on National Parks, each style crafted with a particular park’s vintage logo and bright stripes in vibrant, bright hues. Slip into the cherry-red Mount Rainier style as a nod to our favorite mountain. Plus, the premium rubber construction, cushioned insoles, and moisture-wicking lining will keep you comfy during any long stretch at sea. ($110; pendleton.com)

BOGS Spruce Chelsea Boot

The words “waterproof” and “leather” don’t always go together, but trust the fine folks at Portland-based BOGS to marry those two in a happy union. This lightweight ship-to-shore style is made with 100% waterproof gold-certified leather, odor-protection tech, and algae-based footbeds that are friendlier to the environment than traditional ones. ($140; bogsfootwear.com)

Filson XTRATUF Legacy Lace Boots
Sturdy commercial fishing construction meets finely-crafted style in this collaboration between XTRATUF and Seattle-based Filson. With cushioned insoles, a leather pull-on loop, and taslan laces, the men’s Legacy style combines triple-dipped rubber lowers with waterproof-laced uppers for ankle support, plus the soles are engineered specifically for traction on wet, hard surfaces and are acid and chemical resistant. ($190; filson.com)


Dashing to the dock? Coming ashore for a restock? These tough totes keep your VIP items safe and stowed during the trek from land to sea and back again.

Salmon Sisters Atlantis Dry Bag

A hale and hearty dry bag that’s still cute enough for the commute? Say “yes, please” to this newest dry bag from our favorite pair of Alaskan sisters. This handy carry-all has a wide opening for easy access, simple roll-down closure, and an over-the-top strap to keep things secure and dry inside, as well as slash-proof exterior pocket and comfy, padded back panel and shoulder straps. ($190; aksalmonsisters.com)

Metamorphic Gear Large Marble Boat Tote

Designed and manufactured all here in the Northwest, this tote is made from more than 95% upcycled materials, with a truck tarp base, sailcloth top, and handles made from climbing ropes in an array of colors (you pick your fave!). One percent of each sale even goes to help support cleaner oceans. ($150; metamorphicgear.com)

Filson X Rugged Seas Tin Cloth Seaworthy Tote
Go ahead, leave it on board; Filson and Maine-based Rugged Seas guarantee water won’t seep into this bag. Combining Filson’s tough-as-nails, oil finish tin cloth with waterproof fabric sourced from recycled commercial fishing bibs, the tote is lined with double-wall ripstop nylon on the interior for added protection, plus the straps and base are built from upcycled PVC-coated canvas fishing bibs, each with its own unique markings preserved from its previous life. ($275; filson.com)

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