Go outside much, and you’ll inevitably end up in the rain. Good rain gear can make the difference between enjoyment and a really miserable time.
by Leon Pantenburg
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At some point in my life, I must have really irritated the rain gods. That would explain why I’m always getting wet outdoors. On my through-hike of the John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Mountains, it rained for nine days straight. On a 1978 hike in Death Valley, California, an area that gets about two inches of rain annually, rampaging flood waters from heavy rains took out the road. (I have witnesses!) The last month of my end-to-end canoe trip of the Mississippi River featured constant precipitation. At one point in Louisiana, it rained for 40 hours straight. The next few days featured thunder storms, high winds and really cold, wet weather.
As a guide with Quapaw Canoe Company and Big River Wild Adventures on the lower Mississippi River, I need a good rain suit. So I was very open to checking out the Beretta Active WP Packable Jacket and rain pants.
Your first decision when it comes to rain gear is: Rain suit or poncho? (Here’s how you decide which is going to work better for you.)
Assuming you have decided a rain suit will work best for you, here is what the Active WP Packable Jacket offers.