Fall in Colorado can be unpredictable. You never know whether it’s going to rain, snow, be unbearably hot or be a perfect fall day. Since it doesn’t rain very often here, it’s easy to find yourself in the middle of a downpour without an umbrella. Fortunately, there are several stores in the Denver area that carry all kinds of rain gear, from rain boots to stylish umbrellas. Shop at some of these places and be prepared.
Strut Shoes Denver
3611 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Strut Shoes carries a full variety of shoes including all weather boots. With rain/snow boots from Sorel and Hunter, Strut is the place to go to prepare yourself for unpredictable October weather. The Hunter line offers rain/snow boots in a variety of colors. These are perfect since they are more than just waterproof. Hunter boots are also lined with nylon to keep your feet dry and toasty, perfect for any rainstorm that may suddenly morph into a snowstorm.
Boulder Army Store
1545 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
If you are a camper, hunter, fisherman or simply don’t like getting drenched in a downpour, the Boulder Army Store has a wide selection of gear. From ponchos to nylon pants, you will find anything you need to stay dry during a storm. People who are brave enough to rough it in the fall will find a wide selection of weather-resistant tents to help protect from wind, rain and snow. Stop by this store if you plan on being outside for a long period of time and need some equipment to help brave the elements.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St. Suite 300
Denver, CO 80204
Cheer on your favorite team with an official Denver Broncos poncho or umbrella. Whether you are at the stadium at game time or any other time of the week that it happens to be open, go to the Team Store at Sports Authority Field to choose from a variety of Broncos gear. If you want to be decked out in orange and blue for tailgating or for attending a game in person, pick up an umbrella or a poncho and ride out the storm while supporting your team.
Trout’s Fly Fishing
1303 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
If you aren’t careful, you may mistakenly drive past this store thinking that it’s just another old house on the street. Though the outside of the store is quaint and residential, the inside boasts 3,000 square feet of fly fishing gear and equipment. With sturdy, waterproof waders and boots, Trout’s is perfect for people who want good, supportive shoes that will help them traverse through mud and puddles with ease. The store also carries nylon hats for anyone who may not want to carry an umbrella but still wants a dry head. Outdoor enthusiasts and students alike will love Trout’s selection of rolling duffel bags. Sturdy, durable and fitted with wheels, these bags will keep your gear and/or books dry while you schlep through the woods or haul across campus.
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The Outlets at Castle Rock
5050 Factory Shops Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80108
These outlet stores have a multitude of retailers at which you can purchase a stylish umbrella to complement your outfit while staying protected from the rain. With outlet stores such as Kenneth Cole, Off Fifth, Eddie Bauer and Timberland, you can find a stylish mix of designer rain boots and umbrellas from top designers for a fraction of the cost. Located 20 minutes south of Denver, this is an excellent place to find a good deal.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.