If there is one guarantee in life (when living in Vancouver), it’s the rain. Love or hate it, eventually you’ll have to venture outdoors.

Perspective is a wonderful thing, allowing many different views to arise while looking at a single source. Is a relentless, heavy downpour a blessing or a curse? Is the hushed sprinkling of drops from a mid-winters precipitous formation a ruinous effect on the plans of outdoor activity or a quiet message of renewal from the heavens?

Whatever the rain is to you, Gastown is a fine place to get properly dressed for the weather. Each of the items selected below are waterproof, made to last, and created to keep you looking good while staying warm.

When you look out the window and see the rain, pause for a moment, asking yourself: “Perhaps in this moment, rather than curse the rain, may I sing in it and choose to be happy?”.

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Maison Michel

Lara Bear-Rain Hat


White patent leather with decorative paint design by Maison Michel, tonal stitching & closure for a secure-comfort fit. A playful & artistic rain-hat. 100% Leather.

Nettle’s Tale



Don’t let the name of this hoodie deceive you; the waterproof camping hoodie is perfect for both the outdoors and the city. A staple in the Muttonhead roster since day one, the Waterproof Camping Hoodie is a best seller for both men and women. Fully waterproof/Wind resistant/Bonded to fleece for warmth.Mia Melon

Waterproof Bucket Bag


Crafted with Cotton/Polyester Denim fabric, this modern and simplistic bucket bag will take you from day to night, from sunny to stormy weather. Like Mia Melon’s waterproof jackets, Bucket Bags are armed with the same innovative technology that makes them weatherproof and waterproof. Adjustable faux leather straps make it easy to customize your bag for your body, and a top cinch, internal zipper pocket and magnetic flap add to the effortless convenience. Designed in Nelson, B.C. and Portland, Oregon.Neighbour

MACKINTOSH Bonded Cotton Mac Grape Leaf


A recurrent classic with innovative Mackintosh design, this 3/4 mac coat features 100% bonded cotton. The special fabric treatment creates a fully waterproof cloth, not to mention an added strength and durability to the textile. As for construction, the coat is made by hand in Scotland to exacting standards using century old skills passed down through the Mackintosh reins. Details include fully taped, rubberized seams, concealed placket with removable throat latch and two slant pockets at the hip. It also features ventilation grommets at the underarm and back center vent. The coat comes with a removable interior liner made of lightweight wool for multi-weather purposes. Knee length and true to size. Made in Scotland. 100% cotton, 100% wool lining.One of a Few

Rachel Comes Height Boot Black


This incredible knee high boot is made of Tech Stretch. It’s a neoprene imitation material with high drying, waterproof technologies. It is Eco sustainable certified material. There is a thick rubber sole for durability and a seam runs from the middle of the toe to the top of the boot. The boot sits above the knees and hugs the leg comfortably. Tech Stretch and rubber with a wood stacked heel. Made in Peru.

Army & Navy

Misty Mountain 15″ Rainboot with Collar Buckle


Strike MVMNT

Bomber Jacket – Mens


The classic fit of a bomber jacket updated in a technical performance fabric, with thoughtful details to keep you moving forward with ease. Made from our “FWD” lightweight, bonded, ripstop fabric, featuring a DWR water resistant outer layer and a soft brushed inner layer. With four way stretch this fabric allows for the ultimate in mobility, comfort and protection from the elements. Bonded Ripstop Fabric with DWR water repellent coating. Made in Canada.

Rowan Sky

Aigle Miss Juliette Bottillon Black


Made in France. Man made shoe, made of natural rubber.Roden Gray

Aimé Leon Dore

Woolrich Hooded Down Jacket in Rust


Woolrich collaboration waterproof jacket in ‘rust’ orange. 60% cotton, 40% nylon. Made in Italy.