Must-Have Raincouver Raincoats

Accurately dubbed the name ‘Raincouver’, Vancouver’s wet season means colder commutes to work and at least a couple of guaranteed bad hair days.

January 22nd, 2018

Accurately dubbed the name ‘Raincouver’, Vancouver’s wet season means colder commutes to work and at least a couple of guaranteed bad hair days. The question is, are you prepared? Not just mentally, fashionably too. Although there are plenty of reasons to stay inside, armed with the appropriate rain gear you can brave the wet weather and enjoy the city in style.



Have you been in search of the perfect lightweight raincoat? If so, we have great news! RAINS, a Danish company, was originally founded on the idea to reinvent the traditional rubber raincoat. Today, the brand produces a large selection of waterproof yet stylish jackets, bags and accessories. Find RAINS jackets at giovane market, located in the lobby level of Fairmont Pacific Rim. Available colours include (but are not limited to): black, dark teal, scarlet, rose and more.

Why We Like It? RAINS has reinvented the old-school, rubber raincoat that you wore as a kid. Their products remind of us our youth, splashing in puddles and singing in the rain, complete with all the bright colours we still love.

Do you have a RAINS raincoat? If so, tag us on Instagram in your coat, the next time you stop by the hotel @fairmontpacific


Helly Hanson

Helly Hansen has been keeping people warm and dry for over 140 years. Now that’s a brand we would like to invest in! The highly praised Norwegian company specializes in making professional gear for those who love to go on adventures and play outside. This year they have released a special 140 Year Anniversary Collection. The Anniversary Collection features retro inspired pieces with the same functionality as their timeless outerwear.

Why We Like It? Helly Hanson is reliable. It’s no secret that more than 55,000 ski professionals wear the brand to keep warm. It’s a must-have for sailors braving the open ocean, backcountry boarders in dangerous climates and outdoor adventure thrill seekers. Need we say more? Check out the latest collection here.


The North Face

The North Face is a west coast inspired label, founded in San Francisco, California. Over the past 40 years, The North Face has become a staple in every North American household. Their rain collection grows each and every year with new designs & details to keep you dry.

Why We Like It: What’s not to like? The North Face is effortlessly cool. The brand continues to pop up on Christmas wish lists year over year, without fluctuating from its level of ubiquity. You don’t have to be an outdoor addict to embrace the brand, although it won’t disappoint you if you are. Shop the collection here.



gorman is an Australian fashion brand that was founded in Melbourne, Australia, by Lisa Gorman in 1999. gorman’s designs consistently feature whimsical prints with bold colour palettes while maintaining a modern look and feel. The clothing is inspired by several Australian artists and has become an iconic addition to the Australian fashion landscape. Their raincoats in particular, are light-weight and fun!

Why We Like It: Rich in colour and crazy fun patterns, these raincoats are made for those who were born to stand out. Check out the latest collection here.



If you are from Vancouver, you are probably already a fan of Arc’teryx. Founded in 1989 in North Vancouver, this brand is truly local. Created for the everyday Vancouverite, Arc’teryx creates products for the active, outside no-matter what the weather conditions are, adventurer.

Why We Like It: We can’t help but love Canadian brands. If you ski, snowboard, climb, or hike, this brand will protect you from various weather conditions and encourage you to get outside no-matter the forecast. View the collection here.


lululemon athletica

Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is by far the most popular Canadian brand around the globe. From yoga class to training and everything else in between, lululemon’s technical athletic apparel has turned into an athletic community that inspires you to live your best life. Their raincoats are made with high-quality materials and will last through the entire wet season, year after year.

Why We Like It: Beside’s the company’s manifesto and Canadian roots, lululemon’s raincoats are an athleisure-classic. You can’t go wrong with the quality materials and neutral colour palette they use year after year. For the latest lululemon raincoats, click here.


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