The best rain jacket for the vacation
The rain jacket test from Stiftung Warentest shows which rain jacket is best suited for which purpose. Some of our recommendations are based on this test from Stiftung Warentest. This packing list contains offers for rain jackets that you can order online. These are not only needed for hiking tours. There are travel destinations where rain is simply a part of it. Ireland for example. No matter if your after Dublin, Cork, Northern Ireland or the West, there is actually no travel time on the Irish island without rain. Ireland's green is only there when it rains. But you should also take suitable rain jackets with you in other regions of the world. Appropriate rain protection is therefore essential for good equipment. Depending on the region, this can be a functional jacket, a wax jacket or a Frisian ore.
What's the best way to tackle rainy travel destinations?
Which rain jacket is the best? I asked myself this question too late. Only as me Traveling in Ireland I realized that a rain jacket is more practical than an umbrella. Especially if you, like me, constantly working with camera and mobile phone, you need both hands free. Therefore, an umbrella is not as practical as a rain jacket for traveling through Ireland. For a glider you need a hand. If you wear a rain jacket, you have both hands free. This is important if I want to take photos or shoot videos on the go. In addition, the hands remain free to carry bags, suitcases or other things. However, I recommend this one rather Backpack for the city or backpack take. With such, you also have your hands free to work.
Which rain jackets are really waterproof?
Hardly anyone will experience a trip to Ireland without rain. The island's maritime climate ensures this. At the same time, however, the climate on the green island is so warm that a light functional jacket is sufficient for normal rainfall. It should protect against wind and moisture, but does not have to warm. It is usually best to dress according to the onion principle. Therefore, you should carefully consider which functional jacket to take with you on the trip. In a rain jacket test the Stiftung Warentest only withstood three out of 14 light and breathable functional jackets even after several washes. These were these rain jackets: It shows how the rain jacket test was carried out at Stiftung Warentest this video.
Packing list for rainy travel destinations - what must be in the suitcase?
In addition, you should know what you want to do on the trip. Should it be more of a comfortable trip, where you stay in pleasant hotels? Do you want to spend a lot of time in the cities? Or should it be a trip where you go hiking? Or even want to experience the outdoor life on the Wild Atlantic Way in all its adventurous facets? Then you should think carefully about whether the rain jacket should be light - for city trips. Or whether she should be able to endure something instead, for example when hiking through the Connemara moors or in Donegal. There are other models for this than for a comfortable city stay. With the right equipment, a trip to rainy travel destinations becomes one Travel for connoisseurs.
What do you absolutely need - light rain jacket or heavy duty rain protection?
It is not easy to make the right choice here. Therefore, we have put together a selection here that makes your choice easier. These rain jackets can be conveniently ordered online.
Light rain jackets for the city or a road trip
We recommend this rain protection for city trips or a round trip without major hikes. Together with a large and resistant Umbrella *who can withstand one or two gusts of wind, you are adequately protected in cities. If there is heavy rainfall, you can also use one here Break in a café Insert.
Wax jacket for outdoor adventures
If you are planning longer hikes, for which Ireland is ideal, then you need stronger rain protection. So why not do it like the Irish? They prefer to wear a wax jacket that keeps them dry in any weather. And the waxed jackets are also chic, I think. You just shouldn't wash them. A wax jacket is also often available in large sizes as a rain jacket. A rain jacket in XXL for women is usually not so easy to find.
Or the good old Friesian ore?
Everyone who grew up on the North Sea knows the Frisian ore. The indestructible rain jacket that defies storm and rain. With rubber boots and frieze ore, you can cope with any weather on the North Sea. So why not in rainy travel destinations around the world? You can order your Frisian ore here:
Source: On-site research and the rain jacket test from Stiftung Warentest.
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