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27 Ways To Waterproof Your Whole Damn Life

Keep the rain from ruining your life.

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1. Wrap yourself and your kids in this wind, rain, and cold-proof blanket so you never miss a game again.

Promising review: "This thing is pricey but it’s worth investing in if your kids play sports in cold temps or rain. Plus it’s big enough to wrap around ourselves and our little 3-year-old, and keep everyone warm. Also great for hunting. I keep in in my truck at all times. Rain proof. Wind proof. Retains heat. Can’t ask for more." —Lodi GuyGet it from Amazon for $169 (three colors).
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Promising review: "This thing is pricey but it’s worth investing in if your kids play sports in cold temps or rain. Plus it’s big enough to wrap around ourselves and our little 3-year-old, and keep everyone warm. Also great for hunting. I keep in in my truck at all times. Rain proof. Wind proof. Retains heat. Can’t ask for more." —Lodi Guy

Get it from Amazon for $169 (three colors).

2. Stow your most important items in this lightweight waterproof bag on your next water-park adventure.

Promising review: "I kept everything in here when we went to the water park. Money, car keys, and the cell phone. Easy to open and close, and kept everything 100% dry, even after my son dumped me out of the raft on the lazy river." —L LongGet a two-pack from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising review: "I kept everything in here when we went to the water park. Money, car keys, and the cell phone. Easy to open and close, and kept everything 100% dry, even after my son dumped me out of the raft on the lazy river." —L Long

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

3. Switch to a water- and smudge-proof eyeliner that'll hold up against rain, sweat, and oily skin.

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Promising review: "My favorite eyeliner ever. I hope they never discontinue this. I have been using this since I was in high school and am sticking with this eyeliner pen. I wear it every day and because it has a sharp edge, you can use it to create a big winged eye, or a subtle tight line. Since it is waterproof, once it dries, it does not smudge. I have oily skin and oily eyelids, and it never smudged, not even on hot summer days." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

And check out our pick for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

4. And try a waterproof mascara to complete your look, (it will even hold up against watery eyes).

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Promising review: "I have dry eyes and also wear contacts, thus making the use of restasis (prescription eye drops) necessary. Ironically, sometimes this causes my eyes to tear too much. This waterproof mascara is a Godsend, my mascara almost always stays put and is easily applied, even on lower lashes. I find it's easily removed by using Almay gentle oil free eye makeup remover pads." —Carolee Meek

Get it from Amazon for $6.15.

And check out our pick for the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!

5. Make your own waterproof travel container to keep your jewelry, SD cards, and more safe in your bag.

Learn how to make a DIY waterproof travel container from Nifty.
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Learn how to make a DIY waterproof travel container from Nifty.

6. Stuff your wet swim suit(s) into these dry bags so your gym/beach bag stays dry.

Promising review: "Used these for our swimsuits on a cruise and just stuffed the wet stuff into our backpacks. They kept everything nice and dry, and worked perfectly. One bag held both our swimsuits with room left over." —Brandi MartinGet a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (three colors).
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Promising review: "Used these for our swimsuits on a cruise and just stuffed the wet stuff into our backpacks. They kept everything nice and dry, and worked perfectly. One bag held both our swimsuits with room left over." —Brandi Martin

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (three colors).

7. Slip your laptop into a waterproof laptop case (available in six colors!) and tell the rain to go ruin someone else's computer.

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Promising review: "My job changed a lot over the last year. We're working on repairing all 300+ bridges in the rural areas of the Smoky Mountains. The waterproofing was put to the test. Where there's bridges, there's water. I am always worried about dropping my two-thousand dollar laptop in the water, so I tested the bag with paper towels in it. The paper towels would show an immediate dampness if the water got in, but there was none. Another strength for this bag is the size. Because I'm a desktop user trying to work with a laptop, I need a keyboard and mouse. I bought the wireless Logitech smaller keyboard and mouse set, which fits right into this bag along with my laptop. That's harder to do than some realize. There are also pockets and storage areas. It really does work similar to how a briefcase would." —TW

Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (14", 15.6", 17.3" sizes, six colors).

8. Wade in all the water you want with the help of these water-resistant, breathable pants.

Promising review: "I bought these pants to have cool and comfortable pants on the Florida trails that I hike. They did not disappoint! These pants are breathable, offer great maneuverability, and they felt like they dried almost immediately after wading through knee-deep water." —MagnGet them from Backcountry for $51.35+ (sizes 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, four colors), Nordstrom for $79 (sizes 0–12, two colors), REI for $79 (sizes 0–14).
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Promising review: "I bought these pants to have cool and comfortable pants on the Florida trails that I hike. They did not disappoint! These pants are breathable, offer great maneuverability, and they felt like they dried almost immediately after wading through knee-deep water." —Magn

Get them from Backcountry for $51.35+ (sizes 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, four colors), Nordstrom for $79 (sizes 0–12, two colors), REI for $79 (sizes 0–14).

9. Shake off the stress in the shower, or play some tunes on a kayaking trip using this powerful, waterproof bluetooth speaker.

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Promising review: "I was sold the second I dropped this speaker in the river, fished it out, and it was still playing music. I have also dropped it in the shower, brushed the soap off, and stuck it back on the wall. It gets loud, easily connects to Bluetooth, and is waterproof. I cannot imagine anything better than this portable speaker." —Viciouslikeme

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (four colors).

10. Invest in a good pair of rain boots that'll make you say "rain? I don't know her."

Promising review: "I love Hunters so much. They are a must for Seattle weather, and the red ones are so fun!" —assetGet them from Amazon for $99.94+ (sizes 5–10, 19 colors), or from Nordstrom for $150 (sizes 5–11, 11 colors).
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Promising review: "I love Hunters so much. They are a must for Seattle weather, and the red ones are so fun!" —asset

Get them from Amazon for $99.94+ (sizes 5–10, 19 colors), or from Nordstrom for $150 (sizes 5–11, 11 colors).

11. Or, strut your stuff in a cute, waterproof bootie because sometimes style can't be compromised.

Promising review: "Finally a bootie that is both functional, cute, and comfortable. Blondo has a way of making the perfect bootie. These have made it through a couple inches of snow. They are waterproof and rich in texture." —kleigheGet them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (sizes 5.5–12, three colors) or from Zappos for $149.95 (sizes 5.5–12, seven colors).
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Promising review: "Finally a bootie that is both functional, cute, and comfortable. Blondo has a way of making the perfect bootie. These have made it through a couple inches of snow. They are waterproof and rich in texture." —kleighe

Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (sizes 5.5–12, three colors) or from Zappos for $149.95 (sizes 5.5–12, seven colors).

12. Protect your phone (and take awesome underwater pictures) with this handy case.

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Promising review: "My family and I went on a 7-day cruise and I gambled with this purchase and hit the jackpot. It not only easily waterproofed my big iPhone 6 Plus with a slim protective case, it had some wiggle room to put my credit card, room key and some cash. It ALSO took amazing, clear, and crisp pictures and video through the clear plastic. The videos had pretty clear sound too! This case surprised me and my family, and it gave us an opportunity to capture memories of a lifetime." —M. Lopez

Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

13. Or keep a plastic bag on hand so you can keep your phone from getting wet in an unexpected downpour.

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The cheaper solution.

14. Put an end to excessive dog drool, spills, and muddy shoes/paws messing up the car seats with these waterproof covers.

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Promising review: "These covers are awesome. I bought the same ones two years ago. They stay in place, are water-resistant, and comfortable. I just purchased another set so I can cover the back seat before putting my granddaughter's car seat in. I expect these will protect the fabric from any of her spills of food and drink. Highly recommend them, worth the money. I have purchased too many 'bargain' ones in department stores, only for them to rip after a while or wear through. I love these." —sandy

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

15. Jump in all the puddles you want in these lightweight waterproof sneakers.

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These are perfect for anyone who doesn't want to wear boots.

Get them from Vessi: women's for $119 (sizes 6–13, four colors) and men's for $119 (sizes 6–13, four colors)

16. Use beeswax to make your own canvas shoes waterproof with this easy hack.

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Get a 5-pack of beeswax blocks from Amazon for $5.49.

17. Find a waterproof jacket that has plenty of pockets to stash your stuff and stay dry.

I have this jacket, and it's so good I got rid of two other coats. This one does it all. It has adjustable velcro straps for the wrists, reinforced shoulders, plenty of pockets, blocks the wind, and a ventilation system so you don't over-heat. Get it from Shower's Pass for $199 (sizes S–XXL, two colors).
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I have this jacket, and it's so good I got rid of two other coats. This one does it all. It has adjustable velcro straps for the wrists, reinforced shoulders, plenty of pockets, blocks the wind, and a ventilation system so you don't over-heat.

Get it from Shower's Pass for $199 (sizes S–XXL, two colors).

18. Don't forget to get water-resistant sunblock to keep your skin safe while you are soaking up the rays!

Promising review: "I have worn this on a daily basis surfing here in Costa Rica for the past 10 months. It is amazing. I apply to my face and have spent up to four hours in the intense sun down here without a single bit of color. Highly recommended to anyone spending time in the sun and on the water." —EricGet it from Amazon for $11.95.
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Promising review: "I have worn this on a daily basis surfing here in Costa Rica for the past 10 months. It is amazing. I apply to my face and have spent up to four hours in the intense sun down here without a single bit of color. Highly recommended to anyone spending time in the sun and on the water." —Eric

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

19. Get a standing umbrella because it is easy to hold, and it will ~take a stand~ against wind.

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Promising review: "This umbrella is absolutely wonderful and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. The design of the handle makes it easy to hold while using your phone, fumbling for your keys, etc. Also, the unique way in which it opens and closes make it easy to get in and out of your car in the pouring rain and keeps you drier than a traditional umbrella." —Cathy Slane

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (31 colors).

20. Complete your next rainy day outfit with waterproof pants so you're not sitting in cold wet clothes all day.

Get them from Wildfang for $70 (sizes L–2X).
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Get them from Wildfang for $70 (sizes L–2X).

21. Wear a classic trench coat with a hood that'll last year after year, so you can head out without carrying an umbrella.

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Promising review: "I ordered the Laney II in preparation for our trip to Paris in mid-April. The lightweight feel and soft, weather-resistant material make it perfect for layering on a rainy day. You can dress it up or down pretty easily. I also noticed that the hood stays up on its own, with a slight bill-shape to the front, which makes it actually useful to keep your head dry — not something you can say for all raincoats!" —StyleYogi

Get it from Nordstrom for $180 (sizes XS–XL, four colors) .

22. Learn how to make a DIY waterproof coating for backpacks, coats, shoes, and more.

Learn how to DIY waterproof just about anything from Yahoo.
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Learn how to DIY waterproof just about anything from Yahoo.

23. If you don't have the DIY materials on hand, try this waterproof spray on your bags/shoes/clothes.

I use this for my sneakers and it works! Promising review: "I used this on my bag and gun case for my kayak. Water beads up instantly, and rolls off. I like it. " —John JGet it from Amazon for $8.48.
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I use this for my sneakers and it works!

Promising review: "I used this on my bag and gun case for my kayak. Water beads up instantly, and rolls off. I like it. " —John J

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

24. Rock sandals and socks with pride and without fear of your feet getting wet via waterproof socks.

Get them from Shower's Pass for $36 (two colors, sizes S–XXL).
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Get them from Shower's Pass for $36 (two colors, sizes S–XXL).

25. Stash your headphones, computer, and tons of other gear in this stylish waterproof backpack.

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Promising review: "I spent four months looking for a computer/work bag that looked professional yet stylish. I'm mid-20's with a lot of interviews, and talking to professors for graduate school. As much as I wish I was a minimalist, I'm not. I always have my huge Nalgene water bottle, an extra layer of clothes, and books. Not to mention, my huge Dell laptop charger. Finally I found this bag, and it was worth every penny. It's weatherproof which is important in Seattle; no rain will get in. The endless pockets inside and out are incredible. My laptop and all my important documents are safe. As with any shoulder bag, carrying it around may get tiresome. But this bag is a winner through travel and all! I get soooo many compliments on it too :)." —Ryan TB

Get it from Amazon for $82.32+ (15.6" and 17.3" sizes).

26. Layer this long raincoat (in many cute prints) over your spring and summer outfits for practical, packable defense ⛈.

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Promising review: "I love this raincoat! I wanted something light for the spring and summer, and this is just perfect. The picture does not do it justice. It is a beautiful blue, and very cute! Waterproof, and folds up to pack. Perfect length." —lisafrog

Get it from Nordstrom for $74.95 (sizes 2–14, 12 colors).

27. And lounge on this waterproof, foldable, durable picnic blanket without worrying about damp grass.

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Promising review: "It’s made of very tough and durable materials. Our family went hiking last week and used the blanket for a picnic afterward. The field was a rocky and uneven, and I was worried but it came out pretty well. Neither the back nor the surface got any damage." —jing

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (four colors).

Stay dry!

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