9 Items to Waterproof Your Runs

With the right gear, you can run comfortably through every sprinkle, shower, downpour or deluge.

Aquapac Mini Whanganui
Turn your smart phone or mp3 player into a 100-percent waterproof device with this touch-screen-friendly case that will give you ease of use with peace of mind. $30, aquapac.net

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RumbaTime VanDam Go
Leave your fancy GPS watch at home and strap on this simple timepiece that won't ruin in the rain. $35, rumbatime.com

Adidas Sequencials Wind Pants
Nothing is worse than waterlogged legs. These pants prevent wetness from weighing you down with Climaproof fabric, designed specifically for rainy conditions. $65, adidas.com

Dermatone Skin Protector with Z-Cote
Transparent zinc oxide plus waterproof sunscreen protects wet skin from UVA rays. A certified skin protectant, this balm wards against windburn and chapping as well. $6 for 0.5 oz., dermatone.com

SealSkinz Waterproof Crew-Length Socks
Spending nearly 40 bucks on a pair of socks might make you chuckle, but this footwear is no joke. Worn by Olympic biathletes and Marine Corps sergeants, SealSkinz socks, made from waterproof fabric, will keep your toes cozy all workout long. $38, danalco.com

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The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket
When you need a little extra warmth on your rainy run, this jacket has got you covered. The three-layer fabric includes a waterproof shell, a moisture-wicking mid-layer and a mesh lining that's soft next to skin. $150, thenorthface.com

Mountain Hardwear Women's Geist Running Cap
Slap this cap on your noggin and enjoy the benefits of both a reflective print and moisture-wicking brim. $30, mountainhardwear.com

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Nathan Reflex Reflective Snap Bands
Light-catching strips for your wrists and ankles keep you visible even in the cloudiest conditions. Bonus: These bands are loads of fun to snap on and off. $10 for 2, nathansports.com

Moving Comfort 7.5" Compression Short
The wetter the weather, the better the chances of falling prey to the dreaded chub rub. Compression shorts ward off chafing. Wear them on their own on warmer rainy days or under wicking pants when the temperature dips. $40, movingcomfort.com

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Jessica Sebor is Florida-based writer, runner and the editor in chief of Women's Running magazine.


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