do you still use raincoat during rainy season?

raincoats and umbrella! - you can stand under my umbrella..
Philippines
August 24, 2007 3:58am CST
when i was a kid,I usually use raincoat during rainy season,especially if the rain was so heavy..my parents wanted me to use it instead of using umbrella.and It was fun to use raincoat..but now,I prefer to use umbrella and a jacket..even if it rains so hard that the umbrella couldnt contain it anymore..that the rain will destroy my umbrella.lol.I dont know but I still dont want to use raincoat.It doesnt look good to me now that i've grown up..lol..unlike before when i was a kid.^__^how about you?do you still use raincoat especially if the rain is so heavy?--thank you for responding!
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@youless (87456)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Oct 07
I like to use umbrella much more. It is not very common to use the raincoat today unless you are riding a bike or motocycle.
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• Philippines
31 Oct 07
me too..I prefer umbrella.rain or shine. -thanks for responding!
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@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
31 Oct 07
I too, used to have a raincoat when I was a little tyke. When I reached high school and onwards, I eventually ditched the raincoat and just bring with me my jacket with hood. Nowadays, I ditched the jacket and hood thingy and just bring a foldable umbrella so that it's easy to squeeze into my backpack.
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• Philippines
31 Oct 07
yeah..me too. I prefer umbrella now. -thanks for responding!
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• Philippines
28 Aug 07
Yep i still do.I use a very heavy raincoat(not really raincoat but it is used during rainy seasons).It si actually a type of clothing gar used by the Russian Special Forces during rainy seasons and it is kinda heavy lol but fits my size.I kinda lookm like a clown in it but it really looks cool and does protect me from the elements
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
seems like it is very heavy..lol..well,atleast,you're comfortable in it.. -keep on responding!
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
yeah i am...its not as heavy as u think but when ur not used to BDU's(Battle Dress Uniforms), it coudl feel uncomfortable but for me i liek stuff liek that
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
ok..i dont have any idea how it looks like..
@vinzen (1022)
• India
24 Aug 07
Hi, oh i remeber my childhood days and my mom used to get colourful raincoats for us every second year. I guess those days umbreallas were rarely used, as rain coats to date are comfortable as you are free to do what you want in the rain. With an umbrella, our hands are tied up with holding the umbrella and half the time if its windy they keep flying off and invariably leave us half wet too! But as we grow up and mature up into men and women, we tend to use the umbreallas more. The umbrealls to have their charm and look so colourful and bright of various shapes, sizes and designs. Its more convenient to carry them around and no matter the rain or the fact that we maybe getting wet, we still prefer using the umbreallas now, than the rain coats. But i still use rain coarts for my kids as they are small as yet, though my elder ones stepping into my shoes and wants an umbreall now, seeing me and her other class mates do the same.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
I also remember when i was a kid,I have raincoats with mickey mouse and donald duck design in it..it was very fun to use than umbrella..you are right.now that we are getting older,we prefer to use umbrella than raincoat.even during stormy days,even if it was being destroyed buy the wind.lol. me too..i also want my little sister to use raincoat and umbrella also..I dont want her to get wet because she's more prone to sikness..I guess that's the reason why kids really have to use raincoats than umbrella...and kids doesnt care if it doesnt look good to them..^__^ -thanks for responding!
@vinzen (1022)
• India
28 Aug 07
Hi, thanks for marking my reply as the best response, i really appreciate that, and i agree with your views too. bye, and hope to see you around :)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
its your reward for your good response.. --keep on responding!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
24 Aug 07
No I havent used a raincoat since I was a kid. I dont even have an umbrella.LOL I really have to get an umbrella but I keep forgetting.LOL
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
so...its better for you to go in the rain without even using protection..but are you using any jacket?..
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Yea I do use a regular jackett.LOL
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Well,that's good..
• India
25 Aug 07
i still wear them when i can, kind of smart. apple.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
that's good..wear it especially if the rain is heavy.. -keep on responding!
• India
28 Aug 07
haha. i will and try and be like humphrey bogart or phantom.lol.thanks, i will keep responding. smiles, apple.
• United States
24 Aug 07
Raincoat? What's a raincoat? I live in California, not much rain comes to this place.
• United States
25 Aug 07
Lol, Rogue13.... Last time I wore a raincoat was in 1st grade. Now I just wear my hoodie jacket. But after it absorbs the rain I feel..all....."dirty."
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
hi rogue13xmen13!just like RLfinNash wrote up there.. -A RAINCOAT IS A WATERPROOF OR WATER RESISTANT COAT WORN TO PROTECT THE BODY FROM RAIN.THE TERM RAIN JACKET IS SOMETIMES USE TO REFER TO RAINCOATS THAT ARE WAIST LENGTH.A RAIN JACKET MAYBE COMBINED WITH A PAIR OF RAIN PANTS TO MAKE RAIN SUIT.--thanks for that infor RLFinNash! -rogue13xmen13,Im sure,some of the people in the california are using raincoat.. hi CONCRETESURFER! I used raincoats from 1st grade upto 6th grade..but as i grow old,i prefer to use umbrella and just like you,a hoodie jacket..you are right,when it gets wet,you'll feel really dirty..but i suggest to use a water proof stylish jacket.. -thanks for responding!
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
8 Feb 08
No, and I do not think that I ever have used the raincoat before. I prefer to just use an umbrella whenever there is rain happening that day.
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
yup.me too. -thanks for responding!
• United States
29 Aug 07
When I was in Mexico and it was pouring like mad I baught a rain puncho and I still have it and have worn it here. We do not have lots of rain here in California but at times when I do not want to get wet or do not have the extra hands to carry an unbrella I will wear my poncho. I walk with a cane so I only have one hand free. LOL Rain ponchos are great for me to wear.
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
so in your country,rain poncho is the term for raincoat..that's funny..
@nill_07 (1105)
• Bangladesh
28 Aug 07
I never used raincoat before.. but now a time my friend & room met swopon use rain coat. I have a wish to taste the feelings of wearing rain coat...
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
so how does it feel to use raincoat?^__^
@vivasuzi (4126)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Nope, I never used a raincoat and I guess I don't see why people do. I guess I don't mind a little rain :) I rarely use an umbrella unless it's a special occasion and I have my hair done or something like that. If the rain is heavy, I stay inside!
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
lol..me too..but i always bring umbrella even during sunny days! -thanks for responding!
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
Hello, yup me too I used to wear raincoats when its raining and I am going to school but I stop during highschool and switch to jacket instead. Eversince I have never worn one again and usually I prefer jacket and umbrella when it is raining. Take care and have a nice day!
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
i prefer hoodie jacket also..its more comfortable and stylish.. -keep on responding!
@royanne (372)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
yeah, i prefer using umbrella too because carrying a rain coat is really hard and makes it hard to just bring it around... and when it gets wet you don't know how to or where to put it when your traveling sometimes it's just a nuisance sometimes...
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
i agree with you..and its very difficult if you will ride into a public utility vehicle..it will annoy some people because they might get wet if you'll take off your raincoat..use jacket instead.. -thanks for responding!
@surajpkn (584)
• India
25 Aug 07
Ya when i was a kid i really used rain coat but now i dont use it at all. Its now fun to get wet in the rain and have fun u know. I always do so. It has become a habit for me to get wet in the rain.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
lol..what if you need to go to work and it rained so hard?..will you still go and and get wet? -thanks for responding!
• United States
24 Aug 07
oh!dear I love rainy season and I remember using umbrella and rain cot when i was kid and now i m grown up but still use rain coat when season comes.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
lol..atleast,you're still enjoying using it..that's good. -thanks for responding!
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
24 Aug 07
No I don't. I'm fine just going out with an umbrella. Even if the rain is heavy, I'll just go out in an umbrella; those rains are rare though I don't really have to worry.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
me too..even if the rain was so hard,..i only bring umbrella..but the bad thing was,it can also destroy if the rain is so heavy.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
Hi zer0charly! Oh when I was so much,much younger, my mom makes me wear one. However as I was growing up, I prefer the jacket with hood and an umbrella and until now that I am older. Take care and have a nice day!
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
me too..i also prefer jacket with hood..it is more stylish to use.. -thanks for responding!
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
when i was a kid its so cool to use rain coats and i really am having fun using it..but when i turn into a lady, i just want to use umbrella and jacket as well..very lady thingy and its very uncool to use rain coats..its as if like i get embarrassed to use rain coats..i got leather jackets and cloth jacket..when its raining hard i use the leather one..so i can be rain proof..
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
lol..me too,raincoat doesnt look good anymore in a big girl like me.haha!..jacket with hood especially the water proof one is more comfortable to use and more fashionable than the raincoats.^__^ -thanks for responding!
• Malaysia
24 Aug 07
Yeah...for me better to have raincoat rather than umbrella. Raincoat can freely make any activities under the rain, as our hand not gripping any material or things.
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
I agree with you..it's more huzzle free than using umbrella..and it's better to use during stormy days.. -thanks for responding!
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
i usually use umbrella during rainy season. i'm not comfortable on using a raincoat anymore and i stopped using raincoat when i was about 9 years old lol