7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

The Summer heat is starting to abate, just in time for Hurricane Season. So when foul winds begin to swirl, reach for these devices to protect you—and your gadgets—from the elements. [top image courtesy of Shutterstock]

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Blade Runner-Style LED Umbrella

Whether you're hunting replicants on the mean streets of 2019 Los Angeles or just practicing your Cityspeak in a noodle shop, stay dry with this Blade Runner-Style LED Umbrella. The light-up shaft runs on a trio of LR44 batteries. $25

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Nubrella


Now I'm not saying that you'll look like a jackass wearing the hands-free Nubrella, but I am thinking it pretty hard. It rests on the shoulders using a proprietary strap system and is designed to never invert like normal umbrellas do but yeah—you've got to wear it. $40

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

SLR Camera Case


Sure, taking your Nikon D90 on that trip to Niagra Falls seemed like a good idea—until you dropped it off the observation deck. Shoulda packed it in a Aquapac SLR Camera Case. They're waterproof to 15ft/5m, include a clear pvc lens to shoot through, and they float. $140

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Surge Waterproof Headphones


It doesn't matter if you're walking around bareheaded in a monsoon or diving for abalone, the Surge headphones will keep working in up to 12ft/3.6m of water. They're designed to automatically align with the ear canal for a snug, watertight fit and minimize stress on the cord.
$50

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Chrome Soyuz Laptop bag

Biking through the rain is bad enough—opening your bag to find your spare set of clothes soaked is a downright day-breaker. The Chrome Soyuz laptop bag holds 26L of gear, fits up to a 17" MacBook, features waterproof welded seams and a watertight roll-top closure. $160

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Patagonia Men's Rain Shadow Jacket


For summer showers, you don't need a heavy-duty fur-lined parka to keep you warm, you need a waterproof shell to keep you dry during the downpour and to quickly wick moisture afterwards. The Patagonia Rain Shadow keeps you cool and dry with its lightweight 2.5 ply nylon construction, waterproof H2No® barrier and Deluge® DWR finish. $180

7 Tools for Staying Dry When It's Raining Cats and Dogs

HPX Ocean Drysuit


Nor' Easter'? Psssh. With the HPX Ocean Drysuit, you could sit on an iceburg in the North Atlantic through three Nor' Easter's and barely notice. It protects against wind, waves, rain, and cold. It even includes an inflatable lining for additional insulation, allowing you to survive up to 3 hours in 40°F swells if you happen to fall in. $1600