The Best Waterproofs To Protect Against Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice

The Best Waterproofs To Protect Against Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice

If Storm Dudley didn't blow your socks off, then get prepared for the arrival of Storm Eunice, a separate and even more violent storm.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain, so we've put together a guide for the best waterproofs to protect you against severe weather.

So grab yourself a cup of tea and get yourself prepared from the comfort of your own home.



1.   Jack Murphy Lambourne 

 Jack Murphy Lambourne Men's Long Bush Coat



Now we've mentioned the women's version of this jacket in our previous blog (The Malvern), and the men's version is equally as impressive.

This rain jacket has a waterproof rating of 20,000m, making it the perfect companion to keep you dry in bad weather. It's also worth mentioning that it has a large hood and adjustable cuffs to stop the rain seeping in.

One of the main reasons this jacket is a firm favourite is the length. There's nothing worse than returning home to find your top half is toasty warm but your trousers are soaked through. However, with the Lambourne, the bottom hem sits around the calf area, making it the perfect length to wear your wellingtons under to stay completely dry.

The sizing of this jacket does come up larger than other brands. However, as the temperature isn't planned to drop dramatically, it does come in handy as you can add or remove layers underneath and still have full length protection.

We would suggest using our measurement guides on the product page to help assist with sizing on this one!



2.  Didriksons Waterproof Sou'wester Rain Hat






Hold on to your hat! As storm Eunice prepares to unleash gale-force winds, we think the Didrikson's Rain hat would be the upgrade you won't regret.

It has the STORMsystemTM technology for unbeatable wet weather protection and a waterproof rating of 8,000 mm. Not only does it tick all the technical boxes, it also has an adjustable chin string to stop even the strongest winds from blowing it away.

Though the weather might be gloomy, Didrikson's has made sure this hat comes in a selection of rainbow colours, which we think adds a nice touch to the design.



3.  Deerhunter Ladies Waterproof Rain Poncho




Take the weather in your stride with one of our ladies' best sellers!

The Deerhunter Rain Poncho is stylish yet 100% waterproof with a unique Deer-Tex® Performance Shell membrane that will keep you completely dry, no matter how heavy the downpour. 

It can feel a little worrying when buying a product when you see that "one size fits all", but we've found with this product it works. It is long, roomy, and sealed at the side to form a wide body area. In no way does this poncho feel tight or fitted; in fact, you could easily layer up underneath.

It is worth mentioning that it is also easy to clean by wiping down with a damp cloth.

Overall, we're not surprised it's a favourite with our customers; it combines all the technical features you need with a stylish country look.



4. Fort Airflex Fortex Breathable Waterproof Jacket 




The Unisex Airflex Fortex Breathable Jacket is our top selling agricultural waterproof jacket, and for good reason. It has a breathable and waterproof PU tricot fabric to help you stay dry without the clamminess of a basic waterproof jacket, and if that wasn't enough, it sits below £25!

Though it might not be as premium as others, it has a substantial and lightweight material which is proven to be hardwearing. It even has a concealed peaked hood inside the collar, storm flaps to protect the zip from water and a knitted storm cuff sleeve.

We would recommend double checking your chest measurement when choosing this product, as it does tend to come up quite generous.

Overall, for the price, we think it's great value for money. It even comes with a pair of matching trousers if you want full protection from any storm



5.  Didriksons Grit Waterproof Set




The next product on our list is not only practical but has a smart, sleek design element. The Didrikson's set, which includes both the breathable jacket and trousers, is fully windproof and has a waterproof rating of 10,000 mm.

They feel lightweight and roomy, which enables you to wear them over another pair of pants. However, they can be adjusted to achieve a different style fit if you wish. Size wise, we would say the brand is quite true to size.

Didriksons is a well-known brand that has a reputation not only for quality but also for the durability of its products. Though it sits at the premium scale, we see it as an investment piece. 


 6. Nikwax TX.Direct Wash in Waterproofer






We wanted to add this product to the blog as it is a great way to bring those trusty waterproofs back to life!

We all dread the day when our jacket starts to leak water, but after numerous washes and general wear; no matter the brand, the waterproof membrane will become less effective. A simple solution is the Nikwax wash. It's easy and quick to apply in a washing machine, and its highly durable water repellency develops on air drying.

How does it work?

It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres, allowing moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and water repellency.



Need your waterproofs quickly? Don't panic!

We offer a Royal Mail 24 Tracked service which can have the item delivered straight to your front door within 1-2 working days!

We hope this guide will help you stay protected from the great British weather and not let Storm Eunice interfere with work life or your day to day routine.

Stay Safe!

- Hollands 


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