Fall is a special time of year. As the temperature drops, so do the leaves — but not before putting on a spectacular show of color. On the east coast of the U.S. it’s fairly common to travel just to observe this show, whether for a weekend or a quick day-trip — those who do are known affectionately as “leaf peepers.” New England’s leaf peeping display is well worth the effort to observe, though take note: While it’s possible to hit the jackpot and have perfect weather for your journey, it’s much more common to experience the wet weather the region is known for. Having the right kit that’s tailor-made for dealing with just such conditions will go a long way in making your trip that much more enjoyable.
Goldwin Gore-Tex Hooded Coat
At the center of any wet-weather kit worth its salt is a quality piece of outerwear. If there was ever a jacket that fit the bill, it would be Goldwin’s Gore-Text Hooded Coat. To start, it’s built with a 3L waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex fabric — the gold standard for outdoor-oriented garments. But what sets Goldwin’s execution apart are the details. It’s cut long at the waist to keep you dry, whether you’re sitting on a park bench or walking through the woods. It also features a drawcord at the hem and hood, magnetic closure chest pockets for easy access, a drainage hole in the waist pocket for storing wet items and hook and loop fasteners at the cuff.