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Rain gear in mild climates (Read 814 times)


Queen of 3rd Place

    Hi - I'm wondering what people wear when it's rainy and not particularly cold (I'm in central Calif.). Rain gear I've tried in the past just leaves me in a steambath. Arla

    2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


    A Dance with Monkeys

      I wear my regular running clothes, which are moisture wicking. I get wet. It is great. I get wet in the summer heat when I sweat. I get wet when I run in the rain. When I am done running, I dry off.


      Queen of 3rd Place

        Even when it's pouring out? Today it's 48 and raining hard. Yes, I'm a wimpy Californicator. Arla

        2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


        A Dance with Monkeys

          48 and raining hard is the BEST Big grin Go out and get wet!
          pandajenn19


            I have a jacket with vents in the side that I wear when it is too cold to be soaked and too hot to be covered. The vents are extra zippers in the sides that look like pockets, but really they just let extra air out (and in). Maybe look for something like that?


            A Dance with Monkeys

              Yeah, but in a heavy rain, don't you get soaked under the jacket anyway?
                I just bought a nike winderbreaker that is waterproof yesterday, and wore it today (raining, 54 degrees). I liked it a lot-I was pretty warm but was also wearing a long sleeve tech and a compression shirt (testing shirts for a race). Its definitely a keeper and I can make it as warm as I want in the rain. Warmer rain-no shirt or sleeveless and have fun! It is black with a reflective strip around it for nightime running.

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                Needs more cowbell!

                  48 and raining hard is the BEST Big grin Go out and get wet!
                  What he really means to say is HTFU! Wink 48 and pouring rain is fun! Big grin

                  Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  pandajenn19


                    Yeah, but in a heavy rain, don't you get soaked under the jacket anyway?
                    Not yet, but then the heaviest rains I've been in were either in the summer, or while on my bike. The latter of which is no fun at all.
                      48 and raining hard is the BEST Big grin Go out and get wet!
                      I'll be the second to agree. How can you not feel like a little kid out playing in the rain?


                      geekfarm@centurytel.net

                        I'm with Trent, the rain is great. That's coming from someone up in the Pacific Northwest though. It rains in the winter, spring, fall, and yes even in the summer. Go the other way, the more rain the less clothes. Oh, and what zoom-zoom said HTFU I just love that. Got to find one of those bracelets you guys have talked about.


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Oh, and what zoom-zoom said HTFU I just love that. Got to find one of those bracelets you guys have talked about.
                          I really want one, too. I know they are available in the US, now. Smile The only thing that REALLY sucks in heavy rain is fleece. We had a pouring rain maybe a month ago that I got caught in. I was in a big, baggy fleece top and it got REALLY heavy. I had no idea that poly fleece could get so waterlogged. I think I must have weighed an extra 10#s when I got home. k

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)