Overlooked & Amazing Fabrics That Actually Work In The Rain

Rainy Day in New York

Today is a rainy day in New York. It’s also still a day to go out to work, which means we hope you’re wearing layers of fabric that actually work for the rain. Less running up and down those subway stairs? Sounds like a plan to us- here are three overlooked and amazing fabrics you could wear in the rain.

Silk in Hot Rain

Silk might not be ideal in colder wet environments. If you’re somewhere hot and steamy- this is the fabric you’ve been waiting to wear on a rainy day.

Nylon in Rain

There’s a reason that bathing suits have been based on nylon- because while nylon is not waterproof by nature it is a good core material for many water-resistant items. Enhancing production procedures or applying an external coat so that nylon repels water better can make nylon water resistant.

Nylon would be the ultimate sidekick or young hero in a story. Nylon scratch and cut-resistant, simple to clean, and resists wrinkles and shrinking. It dries rapidly and holds folds really nicely while staying resistant to grease and the harm that it might inflict.

Wool in Rain

What we’re about to say sounds like common sense, but it isn’t. The fibers in wool can repel water droplets, which is why wool is a good choice for rainy weather. They bead up and roll off the wool fabric to keep you dry, warm, and comfortable.

But, that being said- there are very few truly waterproof fabrics. Wool’s ability to absorb moisture is limited. Wool fibers still absorb up to 30% of their weight in water without passing through it. A thicker wool will keep you warmer in the cold and dryer in the rain than thinner wool. Essentially, wool can be a great fabric to wear in the rain. Natural fibers will help to keep you warm and dry. It will also protect you from the wind. Either way, even in the rain, be sure to avoid any light colors, as they will show wetness more easily.


Polyester, usually faulted for its inability to be a breathable fabric, is also considered “everyday waterproof” which means although it’s not 100% waterproof, it is protective enough for most everyday situations. It’s perfect, especially for things such as being out in the rain or snow. For the most part, polyester cannot be submerged under water for a prolonged period of time. If you still want your skin to breathe, wear cotton under your polyester options.

So, the question from here on out is, what are you wearing? And if you stained what you already have- when did you schedule sending it to CleanBlink?

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