Wet dog smell, bad. Dewy oriental rose, good.
October 31, 2012 11:58 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a ladies' raincoat that won't make me sweat?
posted by halogen to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
To my horror, lately I've been coming home sweaty and – here's the real problem – stinky after walking my dog in Seattle, where it's been raining pretty much non-stop for a couple of weeks. The, ahem, smell is new to me and I can't tolerate it. The culprit is my raincoat – it's not an issue for my dog's evening walk when I carry an umbrella instead (I like to pick up a cup of coffee to drink on the way home and need one hand free in the mornings).
I have this supposedly breathable shell
and an older, shapeless Columbia Sportswear raincoat, and both have the same problem. Neither is insulated or lined. I usually just wear a t-shirt or a capilene tank top underneath since it hasn't been particularly chilly. I don't know whether they are causing me to sweat excessively – although I do feel rather warm and clammy in them – or just won't let my sweat evaporate.
I get a lot of results when I search for breathable raincoats, but mine are supposed to be breathable and still won't cut it. Do you have one that you know for sure keeps you cool while moving? Bonus points if it's fitted, has a defined waist, and comes in reasonably stylish colors.