Picking out just the right rain gear for that cold rainy day in the Metro Detroit area is important if you want to stay warm and dry. The good news is that buying rainwear that is functional, comfortable, durable and attractive is easy to do in and around Detroit. Included in this list are five of the best places to get rain gear that will outfit you in top-notch products from stores that are also fun and interesting to shop at.
Muddy Creek Rain Gear
11121 Orban Road
Grass Lake, MI 49240
Although around an hour’s drive east of downtown Detroit, this is the ideal spot for quality rain gear. According to Muddy Creek Rain Gear, it designs its raincoats to keep a rider on a horse during a 250-mile trail ride warm and dry. This store sells thousands of its raincoats all around the world, remaining very proud of its high-quality coats that are lightweight, washable and breathable. While the raincoats have been designed with horse people in mind, it is the details and durability that make these coats a great buy for all.
6795 E. 9 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091
A store that is dedicated to the clothing needs of working men and women during inclement weather, Detroit Outfitters slogan is “Tough Enough for Detroit.” It specializes in rain gear that not only looks great but it is durable and well insulated for warmth. With a professional embroidery service, Detroit Outfitters can also add any kind of design or logo you want. While specializing in hardcore workwear, this shop also has fashionable rain gear.
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Busy Bee Hardware Store
1401 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
A mom-and-pop hardware store since 1918 in Detroit, Busy Bee hardware store is a great place to pick up rain gear at an affordable price. It carries rain boots and umbrellas along with many other surprises around every corner in this old store that has the same creaky floorboards that were there nearly a century ago. This is a great place to pick up your rain-gear essentials and have fun shopping at the same time.
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Shop
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
www.diashop.orgWant to pick up an umbrella that is both artistic and practical? Then go to the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum shop and pick up a super-mini auto umbrella. There are several umbrellas to choose from such as a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting “Irises” or Claude Monet’s famous painting “Water Lilies.” It is the DIA’s mission to make sure visitors create personal meaning through the art offered in the museum and gift shop.
Detroit Athletic Co.
1744 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
If what you want to wear in the rain is as simple as a baseball cap and a Detroit sports jacket, then this store is for you. Detroit Athletic Co. has been supplying the Motor City with high-quality authentic specialty sportswear for more than three decades. Located near Detroit’s historic Tiger Stadium, this store carries the largest selection of official licensed merchandise such as Reebok, Nike and Red Jacket. It is this spot’s great customer service, low prices and historically accurate jackets that have impressed customers over the years.