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Anonymous 06/19/14(Thu)16:18 UTC+1 No.335513 Report

/out/, how do I become rainproof?

I wanted to spend the day outside but it started pouring rain and it doesn't look like it's going to let up.

Is there gear I can get that could make sure my shoes, socks, pants and backpack don't get soaked?
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Anonymous 06/19/14(Thu)16:30 UTC+1 No.335515 Report

>>335513
First, note that there always will be a compromise between waterproofing and breathability.
you can just put on a plastic jacket and be rainproof, but you'll sweat like a pig.

Secondly:

Get a rain jacket, pants and a cover for your backpack. Goretext shoes. And layered clothing.
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Anonymous 06/19/14(Thu)16:53 UTC+1 No.335526 Report

>>335513
Umbrella or big ass tarp draped over you, OP.
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Anonymous 06/19/14(Thu)17:36 UTC+1 No.335539 Report

Not to be a dick man but this seems like a really obvious question.
Rain jacket - many choices
Rain pants - many choices
Waterproof boots - easy to find for cheap these days
Pack cover - most packs come with this included

waterproof. pretty standard.

One tip I would give you is spend a little extra to get good quality rain jacket+pants. You can get them for 25 bucks each, but it'll be shit and not breathable. I got a set from columbia, 60 for the jacket and 40 for the pants, they are amazing and keep me dry in very heavy downpour, good features.
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Anonymous 06/19/14(Thu)18:17 UTC+1 No.335545 Report

>>335539
>Not to be a dick man but this seems like a really obvious question.
This.

You can buy just the thin outer layer waterproof jacket/trouser combo that goes over your regular clothes if you don't want a proper jacket or you could buy a poncho.

Rain cover for your pack if one's not included.

Leather/Goretex boots.

Gaiters.
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