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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen we travel we aspire to the credo of the US postal service, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”, and that means we must come prepared for all weathers. So as storm clouds gather, we reach for Muji’s Freecut raincoat, which costs just £9.95, comes packed in a neat rectangular bag, weighs almost nothing, and covers the wearer from head to toe. We’’ve worn ours in tropical thunderstorms, London drizzle, and points between. It’’s true that no one has come up to compliment the garment’s styling, but perhaps they were just hurrying too fast to notice as they tried to find shelter from the downpour.

Muji Freecut rainoat

Published 2 July 2014

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