Spring has sprung, and with it, the skies have opened up to unleash their watery fury. But just because it's raining outside doesn't mean you should stay indoors! Gear up with these waterproof designs and get splashing.

 

1. Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Jackets

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First of all, you need a reliable rain jacket. Columbia’s Outdry Ex Eco Jackets are sleek, stylish and made of dye-free recycled polyester. Not only will they protect your skin from water, over 13 gallons of water are saved in their manufacturing process—per jacket. Columbia’s environmental efforts alone have earned them five-star reviews and a top spot on our list.

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Shop Men’s: columbiasportswear.ca/mens

Shop Women’s: columbiasportswear.ca/womens 

 

2. Hotcore Guardian Dry Bags

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Don’t let your stuff get soggy with a sturdy dry sack. Hotcore’s Guardian Dry Bags feature taped seams, quick-release buckles and a D-ring for hanging. Available in a range of colours and sizes, they’ll guard your belongings against a sudden downpour in whatever weather you go exploring.

Purchase yours here: hotcoreproducts.com

 

3. Helly Hansen Midsund 2

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Can you conjure up a childhood memory of slipping into rubber boots and jumping in a giant puddle? Relive your childhood in these stylish yet comfortable Helly Hansen boots. Go on—splash around like a kid again. We won’t judge (but we might join).

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Shop Women’s: hellyhansen.com/womens

Shop Men's: hellyhansen.com/mens

 

4. Avventura Camping Tarp

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A little bit of rain doesn’t have to wash away your camping plans. Whether you use this water-resistant tarp under your tent, as an overhead shelter or to protect your bottom from getting damp, it’s a versatile necessity for wet weather.

Purchase yours here: avventuraoutdoors.com

 

 

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