Best Places For Rain Gear In Orange County

January 10, 2017 5:00 AM

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Southern California residents are generally content with the weather being steadily warm all season, however we do get rain. For those who are cautious and like to be prepared, their best bet to find rain gear at specialty shops across Orange County.
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J.Crew
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-2739
www.jcrew.com

For the past several years, J.Crew has become a staple for decently priced high-end outerwear. Throughout the many locations, they offer a large selection of stylish jackets and coats for both men and women. From plaid vests to the popular black watch tartan zippered coat, peacoats, and trench coats, this is one place you won’t have a hard time finding trendy, yet affordable rain gear. The store also offers gloves, scarves, and other cold-weather clothing.

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The Gear Co-op
3315 Hyland Ave., Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 749-9355
www.gearcoop.com

The Gear Co-op is dedicated to the best gear selection in the outdoor adventure industry. Men and women can find outerwear from top weather-proof brands such as Helly Hansen, Northface, Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear. Look for water and wind resistant jackets and shells such as Mountain Hardwear’s 15D face fabric and Patagonia Torrentshell’s DWR (durable water repellent) and breathable protection. In addition, The Gear Co-op has ponchos to weather the storm and keep you “bone dry,” waterproof iPhone cases and nylon water-resistant backpacks.

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Doughboys Surplus
9826 E. Artesia Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 867-2063
www.doughboyssurplus.com

In business since 1947, Doughboys is a family-run business offering camping gear, army gear, work clothes and uniforms and a complete line of seasonal/weather-related apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Boots are a good buy at Doughboys. Perfect to get through any size puddle and a slam dunk to keep those toes dry are the Tremor Durashocks Steel Toe Wellington boots, Wolverine DuraShocks (slip-resistant), and Stansport Knee High Boots. If you are seeking full body coverage, Doughboy sells a rain suit with a hood, which is made from a heavy duty vinyl and laminated to a textile backing. The only body parts exposed are your hands. They also sell great jackets from brands like Schott.

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Jax Bicycle Center
17593 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 996-9093
www.jaxbicycles.com

Jax Bicycle Center is a definite think out of the box option for rain gear. Today’s modern rain gear is made of fabrics that allow skin to breathe without overheating. The bike riding retail category features a multitude of options that non-bikers can use in everyday life. Find waterproof outerwear including the Bontrager Rhythm Stormshell jacket, which is fully waterproof and easy to carry along when you are in and out of the rain, and the Race Face Nano jacket is made of rip-stop nylon and is treated with DWR for water and wind repellency.

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REI
The Market Place
2962 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 505-0205
www.rei.com

For a great sporting good stores, REI is always a reliable pick. The store, which opened in 1938, offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. What does that mean? It means you get the best exchange policy offered, well, anywhere. With the rainy season just around the corner, REI offers a wide selection of jackets from such companies as Sierra Designs, The North Face and Patagonia to keep you dry during the wet season. It also provides footwear from Merrell, The North Face and Salomon, among others.

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Shoeteria
The Outlets at Orange
20 City Blvd W.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-9611
www.shoeteria.com

Shoeteria at The Outlets at Orange is a Southern California based shoe business that has been around since 1949, catering to shoppers looking for the best in quality and affordability. Known for its large selection of “work” shoes and fashion shoes, Shoeteria is prepared for shoppers looking to combat El Nino. Weatherproof boots available include different styles and colors from UGG Australia, made of water-resistant leather; Dr. Martens Industrial boots, which are slip and water resistant; and Timberland Premium boots that are the real deal – waterproof, rustproof hardware and rubber soles. Guys like Ralph Lauren boots that are duck-inspired, and chic women prefer Sperry Topsider Saltwater quilted boots that are totally waterproof.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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