Rainwear
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Women’s rainwear

PERT IN A STORM

First look: Our first entry, a nylon/polyester Mycra Pac Donatella raincoat, is featured in the Kaehler World Traveler catalog. Wear it on one side, it’s iridescent bronze; reverse it for black. The coat is lightweight and packs in its own storage pouch, which doubles as a matching tote. A pleated, crinkled hood can also be worn scrunched around neck. It has a double button closure at neck and waist; gathered cuffs have a single button. Machine washable. (Kaehlor World Traveler)
GOING TO LENGTHS

First look: Travelsmith’s line of raincoats comes in several lengths and colors, and can be customized with optional Thermolite liners to add warmth. We tried a red, double-collar, dress-length coat. Like the others, it owes its waterproof abilities to microfiber construction with sealed seams. Our coat had a zipper front, a hood and Velcro patches to snug up the sleeves against wet weather. Packs into its own pouch, which is lined in plastic, just in case you have to pack the coat while it’s still wet. Machine-washable. (Travel Smith)
A SPORTY SHORTY

First look: This sporty-looking TravelRite jacket from Magellan’s is lightweight and packs into its own pocket for easy traveling. It’s mesh-lined, has adjustable cuffs and a storm flap to shelter the zipper. The hood can be cinched tightly around the face, and there’s a visor to keep raindrops from streaming down your nose in a downpour. A hidden pocket keeps money and ID safe and dry. Machine washable. (Magellan)
SLEEVELESS SIMPLICITY

First look: This waterproof women’s rain cape is an upgraded version of the garden-variety plastic poncho. The cape stuffs into a sack for easy portability. It is made of lightweight polyester with a full front zipper, adjustable drawstring hood and two front pockets. Comes in four colors. (Richard Salas)
DOWNSCALING IN THE DOWNPOUR

First look: This waterproof women’s rain cape is an upgraded version of the garden-variety plastic poncho. The cape stuffs into a sack for easy portability. It is made of lightweight polyester with a full front zipper, adjustable drawstring hood and two front pockets. Comes in four colors. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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