Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36HERE ARE SOME TIPS ➤ WOOL Keeps you warm, even when it’s wet. It dries quickly and keeps odors down. Wool should be your best friend for Seattle winters. Best for: everything. ➤ RAIN JACKETS A hood is imperative! Then choose a jacket based on fit, weight and your budget. This is one item to NOT skimp on, whether you walk or bike. ➤ PIT ZIPS Look for jackets with ventilation zippers in the armpits and on the back. What’s the point of keeping the rain out it you start to sweat? ➤ GO SLEEVELESS In conjunction with pit zips, nothing keeps you cool like a sleeveless shirt under your rain jacket. The surprised look on your co-workers’ faces is another plus. ➤ WATERPROOF BAG Simply put, who wants a soggy sandwich for lunch? ➤ SHOES Special waterproof shoes can be expensive, but feet have stayed warm and dry inside leather for centuries. Wool socks and leather boots can wed fashion and function. Other options include shoe covers, hiking boots, waterproof socks and rubber rain boots with a second pair of shoes. Experiment and see what works best for you. ➤ BE PREPARED Not just a Boy Scout motto. Conquering Seattle winters is about being ready for anything. If you are riding, keep front and rear lights on your bike, stuff a plastic bag under the seat so you can cover it when needed, find a good fender to keep the rain from splashing up your back (some can easily go on and off) and RIDE! Photo courtesy of Nuu-Muu exercise dresses Photo courtesy of Nuu-Muu exercise dresses Stay DRY SEATTLE F2016 SWFIN.indd 3 11/29/16 9:13 AM