How often do you actually wear a proper raincoat?

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balramdau94
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How often do you actually wear a proper raincoat?

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I'm moving to the UK in a few days and am currently working on packing outerwear. In my home country, I rarely wear proper waterproof raincoats when it is raining and will usually just use an umbrella and wellies. Travel blogs and UK fashion blogs seem very contradictory, with tourist information insisting that waterproof everything (even trousers) are required and fashion bloggers running around in wool coats or blazers all the time.

What do normal people do on the many days where it is just cloudy and drizzly? How much wear do you get out of non-waterproof coats or leather jackets?
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Re: How often do you actually wear a proper raincoat?

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You wouldn't need full head to toe rainwear all the time but it depends on if you drive or if you like walking when its wet outside. It rains a lot and often it's cold sideways rain when I find an umbrella useless.

A cagoule is always permissible and a commonish sight.
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I think umbrellas should carry a warning on the dangers of use. The times I have nearly had an eye poked by one is beyond belief, dam thing's should be banned. I'll excuse the see through ones as they tend to wrap around the wearers head more than project their spokes into the face of unwary passers-by.
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I like umbrellas!
Anyone annoy you quick poke in the eye works wonders!!
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I'll usually grab one of my lighter Grundens raincoats that are calf or knee-length when it's raining out.
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I've just deleted a couple of unpleasant and unneccessary comments.

Please keep it nice, or don't say anything at all. Thank you.
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mason wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:11 am I've just deleted a couple of unpleasant and unneccessary comments.

Please keep it nice, or don't say anything at all. Thank you.
Thank you Mason for the quick work !

As for how often do I wear a long coat? Only in the winter months. Texas is normally too hot.

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I bought this one from the UK several years ago balramdau94. I guess I am very partial to things from the UK. I would not buy anything from china.
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spitfire617 wrote: December 30th, 2020, 7:06 pm I like umbrellas!
Anyone annoy you quick poke in the eye works wonders!!
I love umbrellas, especially the glass clear pvc dome ones. I wish someone would invent one that drops all the way down to the ankles.
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MissRachel wrote: December 31st, 2020, 12:39 pm
mason wrote: December 31st, 2020, 7:11 am I've just deleted a couple of unpleasant and unneccessary comments.

Please keep it nice, or don't say anything at all. Thank you.
Thank you Mason for the quick work !

As for how often do I wear a long coat? Only in the winter months. Texas is normally too hot.

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I bought this one from the UK several years ago balramdau94. I guess I am very partial to things from the UK. I would not buy anything from china.
I agree. The Texas summers absolutely suck. Do you have any unlined garments for sale?
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raincoatboy wrote: December 31st, 2020, 2:41 pm
spitfire617 wrote: December 30th, 2020, 7:06 pm I like umbrellas!
Anyone annoy you quick poke in the eye works wonders!!
I love umbrellas, especially the glass clear pvc dome ones. I wish someone would invent one that drops all the way down to the ankles.
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