Style Guide: Waterworld

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Whether you live in a rainy city or are patiently waiting for Mother Nature to reach your side of town, it’s safe to assume everyone is in for an unpredictable winter, no matter how short they may start to seem. While you can pin that on whatever (or whoever) you want, you’re better off saving your breath and preparing for the seasonal shift — no questions asked. As we’ve reached the year’s final quarter, it’s time to get ready for stormy weather and pick up a slew of waterproof gear to combat it.

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This technical piece of outerwear is touted as “the heart of Boathouse” by none other than the brand itself, going to show it has set a standard for decades. The GORE-TEX Waterproof Stevenson Jacket was introduced at the 1976 Olympic Games, serving as a go-to choice for the United Studies rowing team. It is equipped with the brand’s signature Orbital Shoulder Gusset for optimal freedom of movement and strategically lined with micro-mesh to keep cool and warm in the right areas.

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Rains Tote Bag Rush

Even if most of your gear is waterproof, what good is it if the bag you’re tossing them into can’t weather the storm? RAINS’ Tote Bag Rush is crafted from nothing but polyester and coated in polyurethane so that raindrops bead right off.

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Snow Peak tsuzumi bottle

Realistically speaking, most water bottles are already waterproof, but few of them are as sturdy (or sleek) as this one from Snow Peak. Its ergonomic, stainless steel composition is bolstered by vacuum insulation that maintains your drink’s temperature for as long as six hours, whether filled with steaming hot coffee or ice-cold water.

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This convenient catch-all is the perfect carrying case for all your small gear. Whether you plan on using it as a Dopp kit or a tech organizer, Pioneer’s technical rip-stop fabric and AquaGuard main zipper guarantee your EDC essentials are safe and kept in place thanks to a handful of internal pockets.

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If you’re tired of getting your pants soaked in the pouring rain, it’s time to make a change. Not only do Boathouse’s GORE-TEX Pants have you covered, but they’re probably as comfortable as your favorite pair of pants. They have a straight leg fit that promotes breathability and are rounded out with a velcro storm flap for extra water protection.

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There’s no hotter shoe in the performance world than Salomon, and it’s taking it to a whole other level. The French brand is coating its ever-so-popular XT-6 silhouette in a weather-ready GORE-TEX membrane with a lower carbon footprint than ever, ensuring that you can still wear them in the winter with no fear of damaging the shoes or the planet.

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You won’t find a better pair of exercise-tailored in-ears on the market — after all, LeBron James has been rocking these around the court for a reason. Powered by Apple’s mightily-capable H1 chip, the PowerBeats Pro earphones offer seamless Spatial Audio compatibility and an IPX4 rating for sweat-and-water-resistance.

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Oakley Castel Performance Glasses

Like any pair of Oakley sunglasses, the Castel features the brand’s proprietary Prizm Lens tech and durable impact protection. However, these particular lenses benefit from Oakley’s HDPolarized lenses, paving the way for a glare-free outlook on your whole day. Plus, it’s hard to go wrong with this sporty look.