Top 5 monsoon must-haves

Danna Peña
Top 5 monsoon must-haves
If you live in a place with unpredictable weather, they’re useful all throughout the year, too!

MANILA, Philippines – As we bid goodbye to August, September slowly inches away with unpredictable bouts of rain.

While we’re still in the monsoon season, it’s not too late to rainproof your outfit choices and tailor fit on-the-go essentials for troublesome rain showers.

May it be habagat (or amihan later on in the year), these wet season must-haves will save you a lot of time – and trouble! – scurrying to purchase these items when you’re already drenched and haggard from the rain.  

1. A hooded windbreaker you can carry everywhere 

Lanbaosi’s lightweight jacket, P900

Hooded rain jackets are often too bulky to carry around all throughout the day, especially when the weather unexpectedly changes from rainy to sunny. Own a lightweight waterproof windbreaker that can easily fit in the tiniest nook of your bag to shelter yourself from rain – these can keep you warm inside cold offices and cinemas, too!

2. A compact, foldable umbrella 

London Fashion’s windproof automatic foldable umbrella for P399

An umbrella always comes in handy when you least expect it, so bring a compact, foldable one  whenever you go to work, the gym, or on leisurely trips to the mall. If you find that a rich emerald green is not akin to your style, London Fashion’s windproof and automatic umbrella also comes in delicious shades of red, violet, and pink, too.

3. Durable, rainproof boots


Left: Yingwei’s black boots for women for 1,079

Right: Waterproof work boots for men for P6,350 

Rush hour commutes in the rain are hellish to say the least. A lot of waiting and a lot of walking call for a durable set of waterproof boots that look good and keep your feet dry at the same time. 

4. Waterproof work bags


Left: Waterproof leather bag for P6,408.19

Right: 2-in-1 laptop bag and backpack for P2,130 

Keep your important work files, precious laptops, and daily essentials dry with work bags that you can easily lug around when it’s pouring rain outside. 

5. A high capacity power bank 

Romoss 10400mAh power bank for P699 

The rainy season brings about power shortages and gadgets that are regrettably not charged enough to last the entire duration of the day. Be prepared and keep your gadgets alive with Romoss’ high capacity and long-lasting power bank that you can also bring with you to remote out of town trips. 

Conquer the monsoons with these essentials and know that preparation, as with many things in life, is key in dealing with all kinds of troubles – in this case, ones that arise from burdensome rainy days. –

Editor’s note: This article contains Lazada affiliate links.

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