Rain Ready Essentials for April Showers

Early spring weather can be unpredictable, but you can still master your style when the forecast isn’t in your favour. Prepare for damp and soggy days ahead with our favourite rainwear essentials that are as functional as they are practical. We have pieces that will fit all your needs and a wide variety of styles for everyone in the family! Sporting Life is your one stop shop for all things rain.

Coats and Jackets

The rain won’t dampen your spirits with our large selection of waterproof and windproof raincoats and jackets. We have options for every budget, activity and lifestyle. Depending on the type of rainfall you will endure, there are a variety of different lengths and fabrics available to suit your needs. It is important to understand the levels of water protection: Waterproof fabric repels non-stop precipitation and protects you in a downpour, while water-resistant and water-repellent fabrics will protect you from light rain and drizzles.

Best Value
These budget-friendly jackets from K-Way are lightweight, packable and come in a variety of colours suited for everyone in your family. Layer them over your favourite sweater to keep dry and comfortable during a downpour!

Active All-Weather Use
For an active day in the rain, you need a practical jacket that you can depend on. These styles from Arc’teryx, Black Yak and The North Face can be worn around town for urban adventure as well as on a hike or run on a damp day. These waterproof, lightweight and packable styles are perfect for on the go convenience.

The packable Torrentshell jacket from Patagonia is the perfect rain jacket for the eco-conscious shopper. Patagonia is a bluesign approved brand committed to the conservation of the environment. The design features a waterproof and breathable shell and an adjustable hood. Get one for every member of your family and enjoy a day of hiking – even when the clouds unleash some rain!

Fashion Friendly
Give your rainy day outfit a fashionable boost with styles like ponchos, trench coats, a-line cuts and details like large military pockets and vibrant colours. These chic styles will be the silver-lining to any gloomy rainy day ahead. Our fashion forward picks will get you excited for April showers!


The umbrella may be the most important rain essential. They are equally cute, compact and functional and are key to keeping you dry in a pinch. Undoubtedly an umbrella will keep you dry, so it is important to have multiple at your disposal: one for your car, one to keep at work and one at home will ensure that you are prepared for those surprise rainfalls. With all the fun prints and colours available, you can also coordinate your umbrella to your spring outfits!

Rain Boots and Waterproof Footwear

Step outside in confidence during a downpour and splash around in any puddles with waterproof footwear and rain boots. Your footwear preference in the rain can depend on the activity or style you are going for. Rain boots come in bright colours and prints that are sure to brighten your rainy day and match all your outfits. For a fun vibe, feel free to mix and match your outfit from head to toe!