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Best Places For Rain Gear In Pittsburgh

October 2, 2012 5:55 AM

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October is one of the rainiest months for many cities, and Pittsburgh is no exception. The city typically averages nearly 8.5 inches of rain between September and November. When fall’s damp and dreary weather moves in, there’s nothing that can brighten up your day like a brightly-colored umbrella, funky pair of printed rain boots or a protective poncho. Don’t get caught in the rain without Pittsburgh’s best selection of rain gear, which you can find at these five stores.
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Totes-Sunglass World

2200 Tanger Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-8014
www.totes-isotoner.com

The whole family will be ready for rain season when you shop Totes-Sunglass World’s vast selection of umbrellas, rain boots, hats and ponchos. The store’s Washington location at Tanger Outlet promises a variety of merchandise as well as significant price reductions of nearly 40 percent off retail price. Pick up a playful printed bubble umbrella for the kids for less than $20, a Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Pirates poncho for dad for $11.99, and an adorable women’s bucket rain hat for $18.

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Pittsburgh Cycle Center

1216 Ensign Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
(412) 431-5878
www.pittsburghcyclecenter.com

Riding your motorcycle in Pittsburgh often means being prepared for the region’s unpredictable, ever-changing fall weather, which often includes heavy downpours, hail, wind and cooler temperatures. When you’re searching for the best rain gear for biking, turn to the Pittsburgh Cycle Center where you’re sure to find everything you need to keep you dry from head to toe, be it a rain jacket or water-resistant riding boots. Suit up in a River Road High-n-Dry one-piece rain suit for less than $100 and waterproof rain boot covers priced from $38.95 to $42.95. Don’t forget to stock up on rain accessories for your ride, like rain repellent for your windshield and a $2.95 stuff sack to keep your belongings dry.

Related: Best Places To Take Toddlers/Preschoolers On A Rainy Day

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Tractor Supply Company

100 Tractor Lane
Gibsonia, PA 15044
(724) 449-5700
www.tractorsupply.com

Despite the tough-guy image many men put on, most don’t enjoy working in the rain, even if they won’t admit it. That’s where Gibsonia’s Tractor Supply Company comes in handy. The store stocks some of the leading, most durable waterproof men’s work wear from brands including Husqvarna and Carhartt. For around $40 for a West Chester Men’s 20 mm PVC/Nylon two-piece rain suit and $14 for a pair of Servus men’s comfort technology knee boots, rain is no match for this rain gear.

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Steelers Sideline Store

Gate B at Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 432-7800
www.shop.steelers.com

There’s no denying Pittsburghers love their Steelers and true fans won’t let anything put a damper on their black and gold pride. The Steelers Sideline Store located near Gate B at Heinz Field not only boasts a huge collection of jerseys, automobile accessories and Super Bowl memorabilia but a nice selection of Steelers raingear to keep you dry on game day as well. Snag yourself a Pittsburgh Steelers totes umbrella for $16.95 or a Pittsburgh Steelers PVC rain cape for $11.95. Parking on Art Rooney Avenue is free to all shoppers.

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L.L. Bean

1000 Ross Park Mall Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(888) 552-5571
www.llbean.com

If you’re in the market for a stylish new pair of rain boots or clogs, look no further than L.L. Bean located next to The Cheesecake Factory at Ross Park Mall. The store carries limitless styles, colors and prints available for men, women and kids. Toddlers will have a ball puddle stomping in L.L. Bean’s adorable toddlers’ puddle stompers rain boots ($36.95), and you won’t mind chasing after them when you slip into a pair of storm chaser shoes priced at $49.99 to $69.99. Check out the store’s wellie warmers for kids and women priced from $19.95 to $29.95 to complete your rainy day footwear.

Related: Fall Boots For Less Than $100

Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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