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When you live in a tropical country like the Philippines, umbrellas may not provide you with enough protection during the rainy season, especially when the wind matches the intensity of the rain. That is why many opt to buy raincoats to stay dry and shield their bodies from the heavy showers.


Many have the misconception that raincoats are outdated, unfashionable, and baggy. Well, we're here to change your mind! Over the years, raincoats have grown in both style and popularity. In this article, you will find a buying guide, our top raincoat recommendations, and a delicious hot chocolate recipe to keep you warm during the rainy season!

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  • Last updated: 04-04-2022
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How to Choose a Raincoat - Buying Guide

With how helpful they are against harsh weather, it is no surprise that there is a large selection of raincoats on the market. With so many options to choose from, there are a couple of things to consider. Check out the buying guide below to get started.

Choose Among Raincoats of Varying Lengths and Coverage

Raincoats come in many styles and variations. The three most popular types are trench coats, ponchos, and rain jackets. All of them can protect you from the rain, but they differ in length and coverage, so pick the best one that suits your needs.

Trench Coats Are Good for All Kinds of Weather

Trench Coats Are Good for All Kinds of Weather

Invented in the 1820s, trench coats have a rich history. Traditionally made with the waterproof fabric gabardine, it is a long coat with many buttons at the front. It often ends below the knees and looks similar to a suit jacket with its collar, lapels, and long sleeves.


Though a trench coat protects against light rain, it is versatile enough to use for all kinds of cool, damp weather. Trench coats are very stylish and come in different colors, with camel and beige as the most popular choices. They also usually come with belts for added security and body-shaping. 

Ponchos Offer Complete Coverage During Heavy Rains

Ponchos Offer Complete Coverage During Heavy Rains

June to November is known as the tag-ulan season in the Philippines. That is why many invest in a poncho raincoat during this time of heavy and intense rain. This kind of raincoat easily folds up and will come in handy if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors for work or leisure.


Poncho raincoats are baggy, loose, and made with light and breathable plastic materials. They also often have hoods and fall either at hip or knee-length. Although they aren't the most stylish option, they provide the most protection and coverage from the rain.

Rain Jackets Are Multi-Layered and End at the Waist or Hips

Rain Jackets Are Multi-Layered and End at the Waist or Hips

Rain jackets have a similar design as a windbreaker. They usually end at the waist or hips, have attached hoods, and are less bulky than trench coats. They protect against light to heavy showers and are an excellent garment to wear outdoors in bad weather.


This kind of raincoat is multi-layered and made from a combination of breathable materials like cotton, wool, and polyester. Rain jackets are also usually collared and have multiple closures to keep out water and moisture. 

Disposable Raincoats Are Often Used for Emergencies

 Disposable Raincoats Are Often Used for Emergencies

Disposable raincoats are often used for emergencies or when we get caught in a storm unexpectedly. This kind of rain gear looks similar to a poncho raincoat but is less durable and more flimsy, which is why it is only ideal for one-time use.


Disposable raincoats are usually unisex, come in one size, and are made with translucent plastic or other waterproof materials. They also end below the knees, have hoods, and are long-sleeved. They are available in different colors and typically have no pockets. 

Check Whether the Material Is Waterproof or Water-Resistant

Check Whether the Material Is Waterproof or Water-Resistant

Before settling on a raincoat, always check if the material is either waterproof or water-resistant. Many still confuse the two since both protect against rain. Water-resistant fabrics are more lightweight and can withstand water, but only to a certain degree. On the other hand, waterproof materials are truly impermeable to water and are best for heavy and intense downpours.


Water-resistant fabrics are more breathable than waterproof materials. They create a barrier to prevent water from being absorbed and are best to wear on days when there is light rain or ambon. Some examples of water-resistant fabrics are wool, nylon, and polyester.


On the other hand, if you need a raincoat that will completely protect you from the rain no matter the intensity, get one with waterproof fabric. It will keep you dry through all kinds of storms or typhoons. However, keep in mind that this type isn't as breathable as water-resistant raincoats.

Consider Getting a Raincoat With Pockets

Consider Getting a Raincoat With Pockets

Other than keeping yourself dry and protected from the rain, you may want to make sure that all of your essentials and valuables are safe, too. That is why we recommend getting a raincoat with built-in pockets that have waterproof zippers.


They add value to the raincoat and are also a way to ensure that you won't leave anything of value behind. You can also move with more ease since you won't have to lug around any additional baggage. Some companies even go the extra mile and make hidden pockets to help prevent instances of pickpocketing.

Unless Its Unisex, Always Check for a Size Chart

Unless Its Unisex, Always Check for a Size Chart

Many raincoats on the market are unisex and come in one size. They are usually baggy and half a size larger than regular clothing. However, if you want a raincoat with a better fit, look for one made specifically for your gender.


For these kinds of raincoats, you would have to take note of your measurements and compare them with the store's size chart. You can start by either grabbing a measuring tape and writing down your upper body dimensions or by looking at the sizes of any raincoats or jackets you already have.

10 Best Raincoats to Buy Online

After going through our buying guide, it's time to look at a list of the best raincoats for men, women, and children that we could find online. We've considered everything from length and coverage to fabrics and sizes.


**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**

1

The North Face®Men’s Dryzzle FutureLight™ Jacket

From ₱7,270

Product TypeRain Jacket for Men
Available ColorsBlue
Size S, M, L, XL, XXL
With PocketsYes
MaterialBreathable-Waterproof FutureLight™
2

TolsenRain Coat With Side Pockets and Zipper

From ₱415

Product TypeUnisex Knee-Length Raincoat
Available ColorsYellow
Size M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
With PocketsYes
MaterialWaterproof Polyvinyl Chloride
3

The North Face®Women’s Arque Active Trail FutureLight™ Jacket

From ₱7,270

Product TypeRain Jacket
Available ColorsLemon/Black
Size S, M, L, XL, XXL
With PocketsYes
MaterialBreathable-Waterproof FutureLight™
4
Product TypeUnisex Rain Jacket
Available ColorsNavy Blue, Green, Blue
Size One Size
With PocketsYes
MaterialWaterproof Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate
5

Tristar PlasticHercules Heavy Gauge Poncho with Reflector Strips

From ₱450

Product TypeUnisex Poncho Raincoat
Available ColorsOrange, Yellow
Size One Size
With PocketsNot Specified
MaterialWaterproof Polyvinyl Chloride
6

ColumbiaWomen's Arcadia II Jacket

From ₱3,861

Product TypeRain Jacket for Women
Available ColorsBlack
Size XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
With PocketsYes
MaterialWaterproof Omni-Tech™
7

ColumbiaKids Watertight Jacket

From ₱1,920

Product TypeKids Rain Jacket
Available ColorsRed, Blue, Pink
Size XS, S, M, L
With PocketsYes
MaterialWaterproof Omni-Tech™
8

MangoWater-Repellent Cotton Trench Coat

From ₱8,495

Product TypeTrench Coat for Men
Available ColorsNavy Blue, Black, Medium Brown
Size XS, S, M, L, XL
With PocketsYes
MaterialWater-Resistant Polyester, Cotton, Polyurethane
9

MangoFoldaway Water-Repellent Raincoat

From ₱3,495

Product TypeTrench Coat for Women
Available ColorsOlive Green
Size XS-S, M-L
With PocketsYes
MaterialWater-Resistant Polyamide
10

Tristar PlasticHercules Unisex Disposable Soft Raincoat

From ₱30

Product TypeUnisex Disposable Raincoat
Available ColorsYellow, White
Size One Size
With PocketsNot Specified
MaterialWaterproof Polyethylene

Compare the Best Raincoats

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1
The North Face® Men’s Dryzzle FutureLight™ Jacket 1

The North Face®

2
Tolsen Rain Coat With Side Pockets and Zipper 1

Tolsen

3
The North Face® Women’s Arque Active Trail FutureLight™ Jacket 1

The North Face®

4
Coleman® Adult EVA Rain Jacket 1

Coleman®

5
Tristar Plastic Hercules Heavy Gauge Poncho with Reflector Strips 1

Tristar Plastic

6
Columbia Women's Arcadia II Jacket 1

Columbia

7
Columbia Kids Watertight Jacket 1

Columbia

8
Mango Water-Repellent Cotton Trench Coat 1

Mango

9
Mango Foldaway Water-Repellent Raincoat 1

Mango

10
Tristar Plastic Hercules Unisex Disposable Soft Raincoat 1

Tristar Plastic

Name

Men’s Dryzzle FutureLight™ Jacket

Rain Coat With Side Pockets and Zipper

Women’s Arque Active Trail FutureLight™ Jacket

Adult EVA Rain Jacket

Hercules Heavy Gauge Poncho with Reflector Strips

Women's Arcadia II Jacket

Kids Watertight Jacket

Water-Repellent Cotton Trench Coat

Foldaway Water-Repellent Raincoat

Hercules Unisex Disposable Soft Raincoat

Features

A Versatile Three-Layer Rain Jacket for Men

For Complete Protection Against Heavy Rain

Best Raincoat to Wear on Rainy Days on the Trail

A Raincoat for Both Men and Women

Features Reflectors for Maximum Road Visibility

Great for Everyday Commutes During Wet Weather

Kids' Rain Jacket With Reflective Detailing

Stay Dry and Beat Rain Showers in Style

A Midi-Styled Trench Coat for Women

Lightweight, Transparent, and Meant for Single-Use

Price Starts at₱7,270₱415₱7,270₱552₱450₱3,861₱1,920₱8,495₱3,495₱30
Product TypeRain Jacket for MenUnisex Knee-Length RaincoatRain Jacket Unisex Rain JacketUnisex Poncho RaincoatRain Jacket for WomenKids Rain JacketTrench Coat for MenTrench Coat for WomenUnisex Disposable Raincoat
Available ColorsBlueYellowLemon/BlackNavy Blue, Green, BlueOrange, YellowBlackRed, Blue, PinkNavy Blue, Black, Medium BrownOlive GreenYellow, White
Size S, M, L, XL, XXLM, L, XL, 2XL, 3XLS, M, L, XL, XXLOne SizeOne SizeXS, S, M, L, XL, XXLXS, S, M, LXS, S, M, L, XLXS-S, M-LOne Size
With PocketsYesYesYesYesNot SpecifiedYesYesYesYesNot Specified
MaterialBreathable-Waterproof FutureLight™ Waterproof Polyvinyl ChlorideBreathable-Waterproof FutureLight™Waterproof Ethylene-Vinyl AcetateWaterproof Polyvinyl ChlorideWaterproof Omni-Tech™ Waterproof Omni-Tech™Water-Resistant Polyester, Cotton, PolyurethaneWater-Resistant PolyamideWaterproof Polyethylene
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A Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe for Rainy Day Blues

When you're spending a rainy day indoors, lying down on your bed surrounded by pillows and blankets sounds like heaven. Add a cup of hot chocolate to the mix, and you're even more set! Check out this video from Nino's Home as he teaches us how to make creamy hot chocolate.


Ingredients:

  • 80g Dark Chocolate
  • 5g Cocoa Powder
  • 25g Sugar
  • 8g Corn Starch
  • 330mL Sugar-Free Milk
  • Whipping Cream
  • Marshmallows

Steps:

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients. Grab a saucepan and pour 300mL of milk.
  2. Sieve 5g of cocoa powder and add it to the saucepan with the milk.
  3. Add 25g of sugar into the saucepan. Whisk all of the ingredients together.
  4. Place the saucepan on the stove with low heat and bring it to a near boil. Using the whisk, stir the mixture from time to time to prevent the milk and sugar from burning.
  5. In a small bowl, place 8g of corn starch and 30mL of milk. Whisk the mixture before adding it to the saucepan.
  6. After adding the cornstarch and milk mixture, whisk everything together until it becomes thick, then take it off the stove.
  7. Grab an 80g bar of dark chocolate and cut it into tiny pieces. Add it to the saucepan and mix.
  8. Pour it into a cup or glass, then add a layer of whipping cream. Top it off with some marshmallows and serve.

Rainy Season Essentials

Rainy Season Essentials

With the rainy season approaching, this is the best time to start buying some essentials. We've listed down a couple of helpful links below. From umbrellas to rain boots, we've got it all for you!

Summary

Raincoats come in several styles, sizes, and fits, from trench coats to ponchos and rain jackets. And while some offer more coverage, they can all protect you from the rain and other elements. With summer at its end, there is no time like the present to invest in a raincoat so that you can stay dry and safe throughout the rest of the wet season! 


Author: Mariah Hannah Beatrice G. Caga


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