Being ambushed by wet weather is something of a city-wide pastime for Hongkongers. Each July, despite innumerable precautions, there inevitably comes a time when you’ll get caught out in the open sans umbrella, ambushed by what may as well be 100 cubic litres of horizontal rainfall — not exactly ideal if your goal is to ‘dress to impress’. All kidding aside, waterproof clothing is crucial in Hong Kong this time of year: the right garment will shield you from Mother Nature’s ire, but more importantly, provide an opportunity to experiment with fabric and silhouette. Lacking in inspiration? Here are 8 of the best raincoats (that are typhoon season-approved) to get you started.