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Monsoon special: Accessories that will keep you rain-ready

Soak in the season’s most challenging and adventurous monsoon treks and trails with the guide’s shopping list of the best gear, gadgets and accessories to keep you dry, safe and in good shape

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A strong footing

Vivobarefoot Ultra Barefoot shoes

Vivobarefoot Ultra Barefoot shoes
Available in several colour combinations, this textured soft sole shoe not just looks good, but also serves as a great product for the monsoon. Its puncture resistant sole, rubber body and cutwork detailing makes it an attractive option.
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Cost: Rs 5,097

Multi-colour crocs

Multi-colour crocs
These ballet flats for women will make water draining easy and their colourful design will look good as well.
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Cost: Rs 3,995

Pack it all in

High Sierra Titan range

High Sierra Titan range
This comes with a tuck-away rain cover, front-load sleeping bag compartment with divider and  high density
foam padding.
At: Bagzone stores and Samsonite stores in the city.
Cost: Rs 9,690

American Tourister backpack

American Tourister backpack
Made of nylon fabric, this waterproof bag also has a laptop compartment. It has additional back padding for more comfort.
At: Bagzone stores and Samsonite stores in the city.
Cost: Rs 1,890

Now’s the time!

ScubaTec diving watch

ScubaTec diving watch
This diving watch can be an ideal companion during downpours. Its attractive, robust and easy-to-read design increases its functionality.  
At: Ethos Summit, Backbay Reclamation, block no 3, Nariman Point.
Log on to: Ethoswatches.com
Cost: On request

Orange Ice watch

Orange Ice watch
This waterproof orange watch will keep you connected with time without worrying about it getting spoilt because of the water.
At: All multi-brand watch stores in the city.
Cost: Rs 6,275

The ultimate cover up

Rain jacket

Rain jacket
This waterproof jacket will keep you protected from the rain and also from strong winds.
Log on to: Outdoortravelgear.com
Cost: Rs 3,499

Rain poncho

Rain poncho
This rain poncho is most suited for heavy monsoon areas and for treks. Put this on and stay protected while enjoying the weather.
Log on to: Junglee.com
Cost: Rs 344

Wide checked jacket

Wide checked jacket
For this water-repellent jacket, you might have to loosen your purse strings a bit more, but the attractive design and elegant cut will make it all worth it.
At: SS HOMME, Deccan Court, SV Road, Bandra (W).
Cost: Rs 48,000

Gadgets on the go

Mini electronics case

Mini electronics case
You can easily protect your phone in the rainy season by using this waterproof case. You can use the phone through the case. It also protects the phone from dust, dirt and sand.
Log on to: Outdoortravelgear.com
Cost: Rs 1,790

Mini camera case

Mini camera case
This is for small digital compact cameras. One can click photos through the case — even underwater.
Log on to: Outdoortravelgear.com
Cost: Rs 2,490

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