How do you stay dry and comfortable when walking in the rain? What gear do you wear? How do you change your attitude to enjoy a rainy day walk? Share Your Tip
- Some races prohibit or discourage using trash bags. They can become a slipping or tripping hazard on the course, since they tend to just get tossed along the side of the road rather than thrown into a trash can.
- —Guest JKay
What about Visibility?
- Keeping dry is certainly important but what about being seen? Bad weather can certainly hinder the visibility of drivers sharing the road with walkers and runners. Being from the Northeast, I'm used to dealing with inclement weather. I found this site to be a great resource for high visibility and keeping dry:
- Rain suit made from Tyvek like material that is light weight and breathes.
I've worn these on long motorcycle rides and stayed dry so they work well for WALKING in the rain.
rain! Love it!
- When I walk in the rain I like to be with my friends, especially my best friend. As for umbrellas? No way! Rain jackets yes, but wearing the hood is optional because there's nothing better than raindrops on your face and head!
- —Guest bestbear
- I find that walking in the rain is just a different experience entirely, and the best way to enjoy it is to be prepared and really pay attention to how things are different in different weather conditions. I love walking with wind and gusting rain. The treeslook like they're dancing!
- —Guest thevail
- A hat with a bill will help keep the rain out of your eyes while you run. Visors are great in temps over 40 degrees.
Other Rain Gear Option
- I'm working with a private North American manufacturer of rain wear to help him get the word out about his products, and I've handled his product and I do think it's worth a test drive by anyone considering purchasing heavy-duty rain wear. It's quite popular with fisherman and offshore workers. His website is http://www.raingearpro.com/ and like I said, is worth a look
- —Guest andre
The Jacket - Northwest USA (Guest WB)
- My tip for walking in the rain is to dry off afterwards!!!!!
- —Guest Gray
- In the Northwest USA, we wear waterproof jackets for walking in the rain. It's traditional not to use an umbrella, but to use the jacket's hood to keep the rain off. People without waterproof jackets use umbrellas, but I find umbrellas tend to invert in the wind and are more trouble than the rain they keep off you. I have waterproof trail running shoes I wear if it's going to be really wet. I usually don't bother with rain pants unless I'll be standing out in the rain for a long time. My walking pants wick away moisture and dry fast.
- —Guest WB