WHAT KIND OF RAINCOAT TO BUY??
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OTOH, I live in the Seattle area and was looking for a good excuse to buy a new rain jacket, so I bought a really nice one before our Alaska trip. I use it all the time. :-)
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Get something with a hood!! The hood over the baseball hat combo works great for coverage and maximum visiblity.
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Only problem I can see with the 'cheapo' rain ponchos is they aren't weighted at the bottom so when the strong winds of Alaska kick in (I've experienced gale force winds while docked in Skagway and in Ketchikan) the poncho will be up over your head. Otherwise, they're workable for the drizzles.
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Raining cats and dogs when we got off train to go to bus to go to Denali, we pulled out ponchos out of back pack and we were one of the few people not drenched. Used those ponchos from Sea World almost everyday of a two week trip (land/sea tour).