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Invest in a Raincoat You Love Invest in a Raincoat You Love

If you live in a rain-heavy city and can’t work from home at will, the public transit/walking commute can be brutal. Treat yourself to waterproof shoes, a great umbrella, and a raincoat you won’t dread putting on.

Two Thousand Years Later, A Fully Motorized Umbrella Two Thousand Years Later, A Fully Motorized Umbrella

Not just “auto-opening and closing”- this is the real deal.

Vivobarefoot's Shoes Aren't Just For Running Vivobarefoot's Shoes Aren't Just For Running

Men’s feet shouldn’t be seen in public under any circumstance that doesn’t involve a beach or body of water, and barefoot shoes shouldn’t look like the stuff of nightmares. Vivobarefoot has a barefoot shoe for every occasion, and none of their styles will get you exiled from civilized society.

You'll Never Have to Throw Away Your Blunt Umbrella, Or Lose It You'll Never Have to Throw Away Your Blunt Umbrella, Or Lose It

Blunt Umbrellas were your runner-up for best in the category back in 2015. They’re also by far the best looking umbrella on the market, and now they have Tile support.

Wear Flip Flops In The Rain Wear Flip Flops In The Rain

It’s Fall in North America, and that means it’s probably about to rain where you live, or it just finished raining, or you’re reading this blog outside in the rain right now and your phone is all wet. Nobody likes to be all wet! That’s for fish. Avoiding wetness is why humans invented the raincoat, the umbrella, and…

Everlane's City Jacket is All the Raincoat You Need Everlane's City Jacket is All the Raincoat You Need

The new Everlane City Jacket is a mid weight, water resistant top layer with a hood that stays on your head. Available in three colors with the blue being particularly good, the City Jacket has easy-to-adjust Velcro cuffs, snap closure hand pockets, and subtle-but-great detailing. It’s an easy to manage raincoat…

How To Ride In The Rain Without Crashing Or Being Miserable How To Ride In The Rain Without Crashing Or Being Miserable

While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to ride in the rain. There are lots more of you who would, if you knew how to do it right—and that’s where we come in.

Easily Collect Rain Water for Gardening or Other Outdoor Needs Easily Collect Rain Water for Gardening or Other Outdoor Needs

Collecting rain water for your garden, indoor plants, or anything else you need to water outside is easier than it sounds. You’ll need a few supplies, but our friends at Old World Garden Farms makes it sound easy—and ever so important now that the weather is warm and water conservation is mandatory in many places.

Wear a Baseball Cap and a Non-Running Jacket to Run in the Rain Wear a Baseball Cap and a Non-Running Jacket to Run in the Rain

Rain is the worst running weather. Even intrepid athletes who head out in the snow can find themselves hiding indoors on gray days, mumbling about how rain gets in their eyes and soaks their clothes. But it’s possible to thwart misery with a few smart choices, so you can turn heads as people say “Can you believe she’s…

Most Popular Umbrella: GustBuster Most Popular Umbrella: GustBuster

Taking down 34% of your votes without getting turned inside out, GustBuster is your choice for best umbrella. The other four nominees, all great for their own reasons, were only separated by about 6% of the votes, so be sure to check them all out if the GustBuster isn’t right for you.

Your Top Five Picks For Best Umbrella Your Top Five Picks For Best Umbrella

We shook out your nominations and found five clear frontrunners for best umbrella (actually only one of them is clear). Which umbrella ella ella is your best bet? It’s time to vote.

What's the Best Umbrella? What's the Best Umbrella?

April showers bring landfills of cheap umbrellas ripped inside out by wind and wear and tear. You deserve a better rain-blocking device, so head for the comments and tell us which ‘brella is best.

Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms

If you keep your gadgets and gear in a canvas bag or backpack, they won't be very safe when you're caught in a sudden rain storm. You can prepare for this emergency ahead of time though by keeping a plastic trash bag tucked away at the bottom of your bag.

AlarMe Weather-Aware Alarm Wakes You Early If It's Raining or Snowing AlarMe Weather-Aware Alarm Wakes You Early If It's Raining or Snowing

Android: AlarMe is a weather sensitive alarm clock that keeps an eye on the weather and will wake you accordingly so you're never late because of weather conditions. If it's raining or snowing, you can get up a little early to beat the traffic or shovel out the car.

Silence Noisy Rain Gutters with Some Rope Silence Noisy Rain Gutters with Some Rope

If you're sick of hearing the noisy THUNK-THUNK-THUNK of water dripping down your rain gutters, you can keep them quiet with a nylon rope and a bit of caulk.

Make a DIY Rain Guard for Your Camera from an Old CD Spindle Make a DIY Rain Guard for Your Camera from an Old CD Spindle

Rain guards for your camera aren't that expensive, but if you'd rather make one yourself yourself, Digital Camera World shows off how to convert an old CD spindle case into a rain guard for those rainy spring shoots.

Soundrown Plays Coffee Shop Noise, White Noise, Rain, and More to Help You Focus Soundrown Plays Coffee Shop Noise, White Noise, Rain, and More to Help You Focus

We've talked about how mild ambient noise can keep you motivated and productive, but finding the right sounds and the right amount of ambient noise to help you focus can be tricky. Soundrown can help. Instead of locking you into one type of sound, the webapp lets you choose, adjust the volume, and offers clean…

Most Popular Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand Most Popular Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand

When you want to give your laptop a little lift to make your workspace more ergonomic and comfortable, you have plenty of great laptop stands to choose from. Some offer added features like cooling fans, extra ports, or space-saving designs, others just get the job done and get your laptop off your desk by a few…

Five Best Laptop Stands Five Best Laptop Stands

Working on a laptop for long hours can be killer on your back, neck, and overall posture. An easy and affordable way to upgrade the ergonomics of your workspace is to grab a simple laptop stand, and whether you build one of your own on the cheap or buy one with a fancy design or added features, it's a great idea to…

Why You Should Run, Not Walk, in the Rain Why You Should Run, Not Walk, in the Rain

Do you stay drier walking or running in the rain? Many of us run, and it seems like common sense, but this question has been debated before. MinutePhysics explains on YouTube the science behind why running is the best strategy if you don't like getting wet.

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