There’s nothing I like better than entrepreneurial women who come up with something clever, stylist and really useful. One day last Summer, at a preview, amidst lots of pretty, shiny objects like jewelry, sandals, scarves. and other accessories, I spied a rack of colorful outwear called RAINRAPS. These are a cross between a shawl, a poncho and a raincoat with a hood. Some were knee length, some longer. But the thing that really grabbed me was that these colorful, fold-able, pack-able,. lightweight rain ponchos that can keep the wind and the rain off your body no matter where you are, do so without making you look like a tourist wearing a plastic bag, Yes, they’re stylish. And yet, Rainraps store flat in a pouch, so you can take them anywhere you need to go.
If you’ve walked the streets of any city in the world, you’ve seen them — the obvious tourists looking cold and tired and miserable, wearing cheap, clear, plastic raincoats that really look like plastic trash bags. They’re not warm, they aren’t attractive, and you can stick a finger right through them. . But for $60.00 you can get a Rainrap that keep the damp and cold off your body, make you look chic, and it will last you for years. For $70.00 you can get the longer Spiritwrap (great for stadium wear) with hood and rock a football game or your kid’s romps in the park, and never feel like you have to compromise fashion for function. Creators Stacy Struminger and Rachel Teyssier are the two heads of genuius behind the RAINRAP™ — water repellent, reversible — light-weight — fast drying — easy to store (folds up to fit in your handbag and/or suitcase). It’s a traveler’s must have and a great holiday gift idea, too.
I particularly like this eemerald green and blue combo which I found on Amazono but Y0u can learn more and see all the colors and styles and order online (I’ve just shown a few here) at https://www.rainraps.com/