Spring has sprung and I am so excited for the warmer temperatures. April is notorious for being a rainy month in many parts of the world, and where I live is no exception. I don’t mind rainy days and I actually love an afternoon thunderstorm, but I definitely have to select my bag of the day wisely when I know it’s going to rain.
I tend to wear bags that I know will hold up well against water and won’t absorb the rain. I think of my bags as water resistant versus water proof, since most bags will show some signs of moisture if the rain is heavy enough. However, some really great materials for wet weather are nylon, PVC, coated canvas, patent leather, and even Saffiano and embossed leathers. Calfskin or lambskin leathers, silk, and suede handbags should be avoided during wetter days, as they can soak up the moisture and show signs of water damage. Some finishes on calfskin will make a bag more prone to absorbing moisture and others will repel it, but I don’t like to take any chances on my bags.
I am planning on spending a lot of time outside this season, and I have rounded up my favorite weather resistant bags for spring as a result. My favorites are below. Do you have a go-to rainy day bag? Share with us in the comments!