Everyone in Seattle is more than used to the rain.
But getting through the season in style and lessen your ecological footprint has never been easier. Here are a few Seattle rainwear companies that are sure to help you survive the next thousand showers.
A trusty raincoat is what you’ll get when you buy Freeman. The company launched in 2011 from the kitchen table of Scott and Brittany Freeman who had the goal of creating their ideal rain jacket. The two believe that producing locally is incredibly important, as it allows them to maintain a high level of interaction with their products.
Try out their original Freeman Rain Jacket, the one that started it all.
Where: 713 Broadway E, Seattle
Born during the Klondike Gold Rush, thousands of fortune hunters were racing into Seattle, unprepared for the rainy weather ahead. Then came CC Filson, an outdoor-loving pioneer. He realized these new Seattlites working in rugged conditions needed tough, comfortable outdoor clothing. He kept in close contact with all of his customers, improving his goods to meet their needs. Now, over a century later, his goods are refined and perfect for any weather coming your way. Filson’s philosophy has remained the same over the years: make sure it’s the absolute best.
Sport one of their fishing raincoats for absolute rainproof wear.
Where: 1741 1st Avenue S, Seattle
Which side of the debate are you on? We’re pro-umbrella, and very pro Certain Standard. They have set out to design the world’s best umbrella for the style-obsessed and are certain that they have achieved it. With bright colors, Portuguese cork handles, 40 UPF rated fabric, hand-cut canopies, and lightweight composite frames, Certain Standard may convert you into an umbrella user.
We recommend their small umbrellas to stash in your pack.
When thinking of sailors, water is the first thing to come to mind. Lindsey Lawrence, founder and owner of Metamorphic Gear, is an avid sailor and outdoorsman who has come up with reliable, waterproof gear. With a focus on eco-friendliness, each item is crafted with sailing materials that are given a new life. Pick from an array of items including dog leashes, boat totes, wallets, and more.
The largest bag in their collection, the boat tote, is large enough to carry everything you need for your next weekender.
Although the raincoats are designed by NYC clothing designer Wendy Feller and made from cotton sourced from a British company, these international coats were designed in Seattle. The FELLER coats go above and beyond in terms of style: they offer trench coats, fitted coats, jackets, parkas, and toppers. While functional and sporty, FELLER coats still fight the rainy weather and last a lifetime.
Keep an eye out as FELLER is soon to be launching a collection of rain boots and bags.