Our favourite stylish rain-proof, water-repellant workout gear

waterproof workout gear, activewear

When the heavens are pouring, it can be tempting to hibernate or head indoors to the gym (again!) but the wet weather that strikes most during winter doesn’t have to mean waving goodbye to the great outdoors. There’s now plenty of high tech water-repellant gear that looks great to keep you dry (or at least far dryer) when you run, walk or bike in the rain. Here are our team’s favourite pieces right now:

Water-repellant workout gear we love

Bianca’s pick:

Motherd Day Bianca

waterproof workout gear, activewear

Shop → Nike Tech Windrunner, $180

“This winter, I plan to keep my workouts on track no matter the weather with this wind proof and water resistant jacket. I love the bold pattern and flattering fit, which is practical, super sleek and stylish.”


Rachel’s pick:

Rachel Sharp

waterproof workout gear, activewear

Shop → Seafolly Hit Repeat Short, $69.95

“These peppermint green shorts are cute, lightweight and quick drying, so they’re great for my half marathon training in wet weather. The cut is great for mobility and having a full range of motion, which means I can pound the pavements with ease.”


Emily’s pick:

Emily black and white

waterproof workout gear, activewear

Shop → Misfit Shine, approximately $130

“With a silver accent and durable waterproof band, this elegant fitness tracker is the pinnacle of sport and style. Whether I’m running or swimming, it monitors my steps, calories, distance and sleep patterns, plus it’s long-lasting battery and automatic wireless syncing mean I can keep my focus on staying active.”


Melanie’s pick:

Melanie Black and white

waterproof workout gear, activewear

Shop → Lululemon Run All Day Backpack, $119

“This lightweight backpack is perfect for runs or hiking adventures thanks to its durable waterproof fabric and high tech details. I really love the reflective details, which mean I can be seen and stay safe if I’m running in the evening. Plus, it looks fab! The monochrome hues are very on-trend at the moment.”


Emilie’s pick:

Emilie profile black and white

waterproof workout gear, activewear

Shop → Nikwax TX Direct Waterproofing spray, $29.95

“I always use this waterproofing spray to keep my sneakers in top condition. This spray is designed to make things waterproof while still helping them breathe, which is great because it means I don’t have to save my favourite kicks for a sunny day.”

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