It is not raining men, but it sure is,
well, raining. Beijing has seen it’s fair share of summer showers recently, with
everything from the occasional short drizzles to heavy downpours. But never let the weather (or anything for that matter), stop you from having
fun. So whether you're running around in the rain, or having a warm night in, here are the rainy day essentials to get you through the stormy
We know, shoe covers, the ultimate
turn off to any outfit. But Warrior, a popular Chinese sneaker brand, has introduced their
own version of shoe covers. Just slip these rubber covers over your sneakers, and
you’re good to go. They’re made to be incredibly resistant, and with a range of
colours from neon yellow to muted grey, they do just look like regular shoes
from a distance. It’s worth a shot if you don’t want to risk your shoes getting
muddied up in the rain.
We’re obsessed with automated
objects. This automatic umbrella that opens and closes with a click of a button
is everything you need for your rainy day errand. If it’s one thing less to do,
we say take it. They're also made of hyper-resistant material and are 1 metre wide, so you're guaranteed dry-free sessions.
For when you encounter, as Forrest Gump describes, 'rain that flew in sideways,' you’ve got these waterproof
visors you can don for the ultimate rainy day cover. These visors offer full facial protection, not just from the rain, but also
from hot oil (as advertised). Pair these
with a raincoat and you’ve got the ultimate rainy day outfit.
Nobody likes getting soaked
when commuting from one place to another, that’s for sure. These convenient
raincoats are designed especially for riding on two-wheeled vehicles, comfortably covering
two people. It even has a separate head opening to keep both you and your buddy sheltered from the
29.99RMB for a single person version, 54.99RMB for the pair version, from TMall
Curate your own home film festival
You can’t go out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time at home. Use your rainy days catching up on all the missed episodes of Game of Thrones, or all 22 Marvel movies, sounds like a solid good time doesn’t it. Just imagine having the ultimate cinema experience without ever leaving your couch.
Rainy season, just call it cuddle season, right? These cool looking jianbing designed blankets are the perfect cover up for a cosy snuggle sesh. They’re warm and made of microfibre material. At 200RMB, envelope yourself in the never-ending warmth of this Chinese street food legend.
Self-stirring mugs, or shall we call them the invention of the century? There’s nothing we crave more than a cup of hot beverage when it’s cold and rainy outside. Never have to stir your coffee again with these automated stirring mugs that will, well, do the stirring for you. These handy devices spin when you throw them into the mug. Waiting’s probably the toughest thing you’ve got to do to get a hot cup of tea to sip on.