9/1/13 We have a winner!!!
Congratulations to Ceil Duboff!
Thanks to everyone who entered.
Read my review of the latest Delsey Helium Sky suitcase and enter for a chance to win one.
Enter to win a rainrap, the essential rainy day travel accessory.
Like most of us, when I anticipate a city or beach vacation, I tend to picture perfect sunny days with blue skies. By the time I start to pack, a hard dose of reality sets in. Should I check the extended weather forecast? When I do, it’s still hard to decipher weather patterns and predictions for an unfamiliar destination.
Both packing space and airline baggage limitations are never far from my mind so I think twice before adding anything extra to my suitcase. Even when I know the forecast, I’m always stumped about whether or not to take along a bulky raincoat I probably won’t wear. Is the threshold for taking a 30 percent chance of rain? Higher? Lower? Who knows?
The Rainrap™ is a cross between a rain jacket and pashmina that is so lightweight (8.8 ounces) and packable (it comes with its own little pouch) that it makes this packing decision a no-brainer.
Available in six different color combinations, the garment is stylish, reversible and water repellent. It’s hooded (a rain gear essential for me) and is made of a lovely fabric that drapes beautifully and looks expensive. It doesn’t wrinkle, dries quickly and is easy to stash in the side of your suitcase or even a carryon. When touring a city or leaving your hotel in the evening, its easy enough to slip in your handbag—just in case.
Of course, I was smitten by the Forbes story of this unique product being invented by two best friends who went into business together after meeting at a mom’s play group 12 years earlier. The friends, Stacy and Rachel, were generous to offer one Rainrap to me, for review, and another for a lucky winner on More Time To Travel. To enter, add a comment below saying which color combination appeals to you from those shown in the picture.
Have a Labor Day getaway planned? The winner will be randomly chosen on September 1. Only open to residents of the continental United States.
Contest ends August 31, 2013.
Priced at about $60, Rainraps are available from Amazon, other online retailers, from the manufacturer.
Check out this Rainraps video on YouTube: