Waterproofing Posted on September 29, 2014
Waterproofing September 29 2014
Well, it's official - the rainy season has returned. As we wave goodbye to the setting sun of a long, hot summer, we look forward to cozy sweaters, big scarves, hot chocolates, crunchy leaves, movie nights, good books, seeking refuge from the rain in little coffee shops, giant puddles, actually being excited to get on the bus - oh no, I'm rambling about my favourite season again.
Okay, so Fall is here, no doubt. Here in Vancouver, it's hard to find a balance between the practicality of wearing rain pants non-stop for the next six months and the temptation to continue wearing your favourite jeans until the rain seeps through and turns all of the receipts in your wallet into pulp.
Wait a second - don't commit to the rain pants just yet. Introducing Bellroy:
Bellroy wallets not only keep your stuff dry, they keep your wallet slim. These wallets were designed to keep you organized and let you live outside without compromise. PLUS they are committed to environmental practices (which you can read about here), so you can feel even better about toting this little beauty around. Here's another thing - there are not one, not two, but THREE different waterproof styles to choose from. So you and your two best friends can stand in the rain, wallet to the sky and say "Not today rain, not today."
Or you can just be quietly confident that your stuff is dry, but either way I'm not judging.
If waterproof is not on your agenda, they do have other styles that may be more appealing to you. If you travel a lot, like I do in my daydreams, they have an awesome travel wallet that fits your passport, your bills, 4-6 cards, a SIM card and it even comes with a really nice pen.
All in all, we are very excited about these super slick wallets. Come by and check out what all the fuss is about for yourself.
Bellroy Wallets $59.95 - $149.95
Here comes the RAINS September 18 2014
There are always a few signs that autumn is on it's way; the leaves changing colour, the children back in school (usually), and for us here in Vancouver - the rain.Our weather is constantly a topic of discussion, and whether you welcome the cooler temperature or you pine for the days of sun worship, everyone can agree that getting caught in a surprise rainfall is not ideal. But please, don't fret! We have you covered - literally.
RAINS jackets have arrived!This danish company draws inspiration from rainy Copenhagen to combine style and practicality seamlessly. Well, ok, the jackets do have seams like all clothing but the great thing about these seams is that the jacket is completely waterproof! Fairly important in a city that gets 168 days of rain a year (Vancouver, if you were wondering). And because RAINS thinks of everything, these jackets are breathable, with ventilation holes under the arm and back shield. A perfect addition to your cycling outfit.
They also put together a great lookbook that includes some of the other styles and colours that we offer.
But sometimes, even a perfect fitting hood (another RAINS jacket quality) can't protect you from a torrential downpour. So again, we have you covered literally.
Westerly is a homegrown Vancouver company that operates under the intent of creating quality products that also keep you dry (go figure!). These umbrellas feature a fiberglass frame that is flexible and durable, as well as a sturdy wooden frame and handle - perfect for a windy rainy day. The colours they've chosen reflect the pacific northwest and probably look great with whatever you're wearing right now.