Rainy season essentials

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    THE adventure continues even as rainy weather has descended upon us with essentials that will keep you protected and dry from Outdoors by SM.

    After all, rainy seasons are also “off” seasons for tourism, and you’ll encounter fewer crowds, your travel budget will stretch further, and you’ll rack up tons of unique experiences.  And if you’re traveling while braving torrential downpours and muddy walkways, the good news is that top brands have invested in revolutionary technologies that highlight waterproofing materials.

    Top brand Columbia has jackets featuring its Omni-TECH technology with guaranteed waterproof yet breathable material. Mountain Hardwear has backpacks with OutDry, a patented construction technology that bonds a waterproof-breathable membrane directly to the shell fabric; while Merrell has shoes with GORE-TEX, a waterproof membrane.

    Outdoors by SM also has outdoor gear from The North Face along with camping and hiking essentials from Black Diamond, Coghlan’s, Discovery Adventures, Gerber and Sea to Summit.

    Klean Kanteen, Hydro Flask, 360 Degrees, Contigo, Nalgene and Stanley help keep you hydrated with their array of bottles.

    Walk safely even in wet weather with footwear for hiking from Salomon and iconic Filipino-brand Sandugo. Timberland and Palladium provide not only comfortable but also reliable boots while German-brand Birkenstock continues to present the sandals it has long been known for.

    You can also weatherize your traveling with durable luggage options from Dakine, Deuter, Eagle Creek, Osprey, Pacsafe, Thule and Timbuk2; as well as backpacks by Fjallraven, Herschel, JanSport and Parkland.