Posts Tagged ‘ rain ’

the packable jacket

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it’s rain season and travel season and that means you need a rain jacket to take on all of your trips.  but you don’t need a big bulky number that’s gonna weigh you down and make you sweat.  you need something light and portable.  behold the penfield chevak packable jacket.  it’s lightweight, nylon and fits in its own pocket.  not evening kidding.  is your mind blown?  i thought so.  it will fit nicely in your suitcase, backseat car pocket or even your golf bag.  and you can eat it too if you run out of food while camping.  i’m just kidding.  i thought i sounded way too much like an infomercial.  for real though, this is a solid rain jacket for spring and summer.

penfield gibson jacket

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it’s been a rainy summer here in nashville.  i’ve had to wear my 10 year old northface rain jacket almost every other day.  and, i’ll be honest, i’m a little self conscious about it, because of it’s fratty nature.  i bought it when i was in college; it’s time to update my rain gear.  enter the penfield gibson jacket.  it’s a light-weight, fitted rain jacket made of penfield’s signature hudson waxcloth.  you can buy one on penfield’s website or at j. crew.  i may not be able to wear it while i’m camping with my bros (i don’t camp btw), but it will keep me dry from my car to starbucks.

how to protect your boots

it’s about that time to pull out your fall and winter boots, but before you wear them be sure to apply a nice coat of sno-seal to protect them from the rain and snow.  it’s the best leather waterproofing stuff you can find.  here’s what i do with mine:

  • leave them in the sun for a couple of hours to heat them (or use a hair dryer if you don’t have that kind of time).  the warm leather will melt the sno-seal and get it in the pores.
  • apply sno-seal liberally to the boot with a cut up old t-shirt or soft cloth.
  • remove all the excess wax with another piece of t-shirt or rag.
  • buff with a brush.

it’s an easy process and i’m sure you can read the instruction on the can, but i figured it was worth noting.  the most important part is heating the boot so the sno-seal can get into the fibers and pores.  we spend good money on our boots, so we might as well take care of them.