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1. Constructing a raincoat that won’t leak through at the seams is no joke. Local designer Lizz Basinger, known best for her workwear dresses, began crafting her sleek, princess-seamed wonders after noticing many of the big brands put function ahead of fashion. She says of her 20-hour coat, now available in 15 colors with hood, pockets, and organic lining: “It is by far the most difficult and costly endeavor my business has taken on to date. It’s so time-consuming because of all of the little details, and steps you simply can’t skip if you’re going to have a functional raincoat.” $499

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2Fifteen-year-old Eugene line Bogs moved beyond its old-school work boot for the 4-H set by adding slick galoshes in a plethora of styles—lace-up chukkas and knee-high, slip-on plaid numbers to shiny, Ramona Quimby-esque red ones. $70–125

3. Last spring, Chrome Industries left the Bay Area, plunking its new headquarters underneath the Fremont Bridge. Along with the move came even more rain-friendly options, like this compact messenger-style sling bag made from waterproof truck tarpaulin. $90

4. Socks. They ain’t sexy, but nothing ruins a day faster than soggy toes. Local company Showers Pass—which has a full line of H2O-repelling apparel for serious outdoorsy folks—makes a triple-layered sock that includes a waterproof breathable Artex membrane and a Coolmax FX moisture-wicking antibacterial lining. Translation: Feet will be dry! $35

5. One way of dealing with the rain? Don’t. Whirl up a batch of blended margaritas, put on that vintage Magnum PI ensemble, and settle in for a night of reading local author Ryan White’s hefty Jimmy Buffett bio, A Good Life All the Way. $27

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