Rainwave Journal

Urban Hikes

We're big fans of the urban hike. One of our top ten is the walk from Camden to the Olympic Park along the Regents canal, or the other way to Little Venice which isn't as long.  Also depends what you fancy, Eastbound - interesting and eclectic, the other way to Little Venice, majestic and monied....

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Waterproofs like no other

It's finally here - the matching zip up trouser set - in our signature rain print.  Look amazing and stay protected from the elements in style.  I have worn this set in the Lake district in terrential rain, so much rain in fact we were wading through thigh high puddles, it's been worn on the scho...

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Made in Britain

 This article appeared in the Sunday Times yesterday.  Rain-wave was featured as a company who have succesfully re-shored manufacturing to the UK.  We didn't consider the UK when we first started the business but after a few years of manufacturing overseas we realised we needed more flexibility a...

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Dreaming of the Lakes

  The start of the year is always a busy one as we finalise new season prints and colours, designs and plans for the coming year.  But while we beaver away in the city planning rain ponchos and more rain ponchos it's good to let the mind wander and dream about getting out into nature.  I've been...

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Mindully Outdoors

We are delighted to bring you a new series of monthly articles written especially for Rain-wave on mindfulness and the outdoors by Anna Price.  Being outside whatever the weather and combining that with meditation is something we aspire to find time for in our busy lives.  We hope, like us you fi...

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Stella Loves

Stella Mag this Sunday featured Rain-wave's waterproof trouser/poncho combo.  "Time was that if you wanted a waterproof you had to forgo style.  Not any more.  We love the waterproof trouser and waterproof poncho set by new British label Rain-wave.  The best we've seen."  (STELLA 23.11.14)  Delig...

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Layer up this winter

One of the great things about the zip up poncho is how it's both chic and practical.  It's all about layering up this winter and the zip up poncho is the ideal piece.  It works brilliantly over thick jumpers and looks equally good slung over a coat.  It's exceptionally useful all year round and w...

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#Walk

Where will you walk this weekend.  There's a saying -  I may be a wage slave on Monday but by Sunday I'm a free man.  You never feel more like this than after a weekend of walking.  Head to the hills, the coast or the countryside walk for a day, by Sunday you'll truly feel refreshed and inspired.

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#Interesting Conversation

We caught this on TV last night and liked it.   David Lynch / Patti Smith in conversation was a humorous and interesting, though brief insight into the minds of two uniquely creative people.  

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Walking and the mind

We love walking and part of the reason we needed a good rain poncho was because we like the great outdoors rain or shine.  Not necessarily walking up a mountain - although we wouldn't say no - it's the everyday walk to school, work etc, whatever the weather it's great to be outside.  It helps cle...

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Cycle Chic

We don't know about you but this time of year can get really chilly on the bike.  The bike poncho is a life saver because even if it isn't raining it acts as a seriously good barrier to the wind plus the sports luxe reflective stripe across the whole of your back means you can just throw it on an...

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Who Are You?

Have you been watching Grayson Perrys new series Who Are You?  He has to be one of the best presenters going at the moment. So interesting and clever.  It's a brilliant series exploring identity through art.  Moving and Funny.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a family favourite for days out any time of year.  It's vast so you get a great walk plus interesting sculptures/features to stop off at along the way and exhibitions which change throughout the year.  The current one - Ursula von Rydingsvard is great.  If you want a w...

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Rain-wave loves

We took a break to visit the Anselm Keifer exhibition at the Royal Academy.  Not knowing much about him, the exhibition was a brilliant introduction to such a phenomenal artist and his work.  It's one of the best exhibitions we have seen in ages, so go along if you are in the area and let us know...

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Introducing the new Zip Up

We are so excited to cut the ribbons on our new zip up poncho.  It's an upgrade from the classic poncho.  Zip front opening.  Fully lined.  Two pockets (perfect for those of you who need it for walking the dog).  What we particularly like is how you can layer it up over another coat.

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Matchy matchy

The much longed for trouser poncho combo has arrived.  Antique brass popper details, gorgeous rich tone, fantastic quality and perfect for walking this season.   We've been striding out whatever the weather.  Windproof too - perfect for keeping out the chilly winds.

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Famous Faces

The outstanding performance award goes to..... No not Noel Gallagher or Bradley Cooper but the chap in the rain-wave poncho on the left!

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One from the archives

Here's one from the archives.  We love this pic of Fearne in her Rain-wave.

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Don't travel without us!

  Rain-wave ponchos have been all over the world.  We love hearing from our customers and finding out where they have been travelling with us.  From stylish city breaks to trekking up Machu Pichu, we've stood up to the worlds worst weather!

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Welcome to our brand new website.

Welcome to the new look Rain-wave website.  It's finally here so drum rum roll please.  Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make it happen.  We hope all our customers find it much easier to use and very enjoyable to visit.  Keep checking back, we'll be keeping you updated on things we li...

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