Waiting for the rain

June 8, 2011


Woo-hoo! Today’s supposed to be rainy! I’m walking to work and it’s going to rain! I’m ever so excited about the RAIN!

As you’ve probably surmised, I can get a little obsessive about things: ukuleles, pies, fire, and reusable bags. Well, what if I told you there was a reusable bag you could wear? Huh?


Doesn’t do it for you?

Really? Well, we can’t be friends anymore.

See, I have two raincoats – one lined with corduroy (cozy) and one lined with whales (awesome). But the corduroy one is too warm and the whale one is a thrift store purchase and it leaks. So, after grilling Beth about her raincoat, I went on a weeks-long obsessive search for a raincoat. I came across the Woolrich Brookmill Jacket from Sierra Trading Post that was on sale and *gasp* packed into its pocket!!

I was so excited when it arrived I believe I screamed a bit. It’s crazy light – only good for summer wear, but I love, love, love it.

Did I mention it packs into its pocket?

You can squish it or fold it. Your choice.

I am so obsessive that after it arrived I went into full-on hoarder mode and ordered another one. You know, in case they ever stop making raincoats? Can’t have too many.

I have my two, so if you want one, you can order it here. (You can even see a dorky picture of me in the reviews.)

Don’t wear your raincoat to my house, though. I’ll take it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Waiting for the rain”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I remember as a kid having a backpack that tucked into itself. It was magical. I never put anything in it so it would always be ready to get tucked into the pouch.


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    It would have been hilarious if you had taken your picture IN the shower just to show how waterproof it is. But why only 4 stars?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Er, because I didn’t see the stars at all, and apparently that’s the default? I don’t know what happened there.

      Hey, I can see you now! Nice avatar! 🙂


  3. Beth Said on:

    It’s starting to sprinkle! 😀


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I really like that coat! I do not own a raincoat…..isn’t that weird? I have jackets that are water repellent, but not a genu…wine raincoat. Hmmmm…..


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