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Apr 29th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Raincoat for travel?

My old trenchcoat is, well, old, and not very packable. Any suggestions for fabric or style of presentable women's raincoat? What about microfiber?
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Apr 29th, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Hi S,

When and where are you going?

You might not need a raincoat.

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Apr 29th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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I have a Lands' End packable rain jacket (about $30) which is great for travel. For colder months, I use another one with removable liner.
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Apr 29th, 2006, 04:13 PM
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Check out the brand London Fog. I bought a raincoat from an outlet store of theirs years ago. It is light weight and very handy for packing.
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Apr 29th, 2006, 08:50 PM
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I always pack a raincoat with hood whether it may rain or not. It's a terrific extra layer (and a fabulous windbreaker) and the pockets are fabulous.

For years, I've favored the H2Off raincoats at L. L. Bean. I've never worn one out, just love the colors.

My favorite is taupe, the same color as dirty rainwater, so if it drags on stairs or the floor of a cab, bus, subway, nothing shows.

If you decide on a longer one, make sure it's not too long, so you won't have to make sure it's all in the cab before closing the door or worry about tripping on the bottom going up stairs.
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Apr 30th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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I just purchased a waterproof microfiber raincoat with removable liner from TravelSmith. It has a hood and is very roomy for layering. It folds into a carrying pouch as does the liner. I comes in many styles - I purchased the car coat length. It comes in many colors. It is a little pricy but seems well made and comfortable.
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Apr 30th, 2006, 10:40 AM
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Thanks, all!

We'll be in Loire Valley, bicycling a lot, then in Paris and London, briefly Dublin, for most of September.

Will probably bring current thin windbreaker for the country, but think I'll need something that I could wear to the Globe or opera (without someone staring appalled at me through her lorgnette,) an extra layer for chilly evenings, and something I could tramp around in all day on wet city streets.

Will check out your suggestions.
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Apr 30th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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for biking in the rain I like using a rain suit. I got mine in Norway and it is basically a formfitting jacket that goes past my butt and has a hood that goes pretty tight over my head. The pants are a little looser, but they have elastic at the bottom, which helps them from getting caught in my gears.

Before that I used a poncho until a mighty wind came and blew me off the road. I don't recommend that one.
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