Raincoats are not known for being stylish or following fashion trends. Yet, there are brands out there that will offer stylish design, perfect for the wet-weather season we are about to enter.
The west coast of Norway has a mild and wet climate, and is often affected by weather fronts coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, so much so that it is rain and wind pretty much throughout the year.
No wonder the leading rainwear brands in Scandinavia have their head offices on the west coast of Norway.
AE Rainwear from Norway
AE Rainwear is a small independent brand from Vatne, near Alesund in Norway. This region is world famous for its dramatic scenery with deep fjords and tall mountains.
The brand has quickly become popular for its feminine design, which is perfect when spending time outdoors on rainy, windswept days – in style.
All our functional rainwear are versatile and comfortable to wear, and can be used anytime and anywhere with or without rain.
The fabrics used are highly technical, but still feels very soft and comfortable. There are seasonal collections as well as a classic collection, that includes accessories like hats and gloves to match.
Blaest from Norway
Blaest offers contemporary and cool design, perfect for urban living. The quality pieces are made with innovative and highly technical fabrics, to withstand the elements, come rain or shine.
Made to be used anytime, anywhere. With or without rain.
We adore the oversized Bergen poncho, the unisex Aalesund poncho and last but not least, the corduroy jacket that are wind and waterproof.
Blaset is about to launch world wide shipping. Watch this space!
BRGN from Norway
BRGN was co-founded by to female entrepreneurs in Bergen in 2015 and since grown to be a leading outdoor clothing brand in Norway.
The YR coat and the BRIS poncho are among my favourites. Especially the black BRIS receives so many compliments. It is BRGN’s statement piece, with a timeless, contemporary design. Regardless of the occasion, this is my go-to outerwear; it’s a stylish oversized coat on a sunny day, water repellent during drizzle and a 100% water tight with the concealed hood when it’s a complete wash out.
Best thing? They offer shipping to the UK.
Do you have a favourite raincoat?