Henry Wadsworth Longfellow must have been a traveling golfer for him to write, “Into each life, some rain must fall.” Fall it does, and the best defense beyond an umbrella is superior outerwear. Ideal rain gear lets you move unencumbered, is easily accessible for that sudden squall and, naturally, keeps you dry. Linksoul’s Galway Packable Rain Jacket ($175) achieves all that and more. The waterproof, lightweight and micro-suede-soft fabric keeps things Sahara dry and provides maximum freedom of movement.
It folds so small into its own packet and its so snugly into your bag that you’ll forget it’s there—until you need it. Made of 100 percent polyester, with a crinkle-free, four-way stretch, the rain jacket measures 8.5” x 5.5” x 4.5” packed, and is machine washable. Matching Galway Packable Rain Pant ($150) is also available.