Packable Raincoats

I’ve been trying to find a link since yesterday for the packable raincoat I use, but the online company I purchased from last year seems to no longer be in business. However, I have seen these raincoats recently at Nordstrom’s. Looking at mine now, the only brand information I can find is “MPM” as the coat is reversible and does not have any labels. The collar doubles as a generous hood, and this coat kept me quite dry during the periodic downpours we encountered while walking around the gardens at Versailles. When the sun comes out, it stows away nicely in the small shoulder pouch.
Edited to add: Thanks to Nancy in comments who identified the brand as Mycra Pac, I was able to locate online retailers. Here’s one. And another.
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  1. May 27, 2008 / 1:22 pm

    A find! Looks stylish for a packable item, usually they are utilitarian.

    Regret not buying silk raincoat several years ago, it was $600, and I balked. Same idea, light and just enough protection.

  2. Tessa
    May 27, 2008 / 7:30 pm

    I, too, have a reversible raincoat albeit with no hood. Mine is black and baby pink. On the pink side, I carry it with a vintage pink clutch.

  3. May 28, 2008 / 4:46 am

    I believe what you have there is a Mycra Pac reversible raincoat, possibly the “Donatella” style. The company is based in Moraga, California (near Walnut Creek), where it operates an outlet store; it also sells to online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

  4. May 28, 2008 / 1:38 pm

    Nancy, yes that sounds familiar.

  5. laurieann
    May 28, 2008 / 2:28 pm

    nancy, thanks for the brand name. It was easy to find with just a “google.” I’m curious if anyone here purchases travel clothing from If so, have you been satisfied? I’m not a stylish traveler, though I draw the line at white trainers and anything resembling a track suit, and I need serious help finding packable travel clothing for fall/winter travel. (My DH can’t travel in Spring/Summer he works in agriculture.)

  6. May 28, 2008 / 4:30 pm

    laurieann – I’ve actually purchased several items from and coincidentally am wearing one of their tops and jackets today. Though not the most fashion-forward stuff, their quality seems to be good and their pieces are designed to be packable and washable.

  7. May 28, 2008 / 8:20 pm

    C’est fantastique! The collar is wonderful.

  8. May 28, 2008 / 11:54 pm

    Miss Janey – merci encore!

    LBR – as of a couple of weeks ago there still were raincoats available in LA. I think Nordstrom carries some here year round. Not sure about Austin though, but don’t they get rain in the summer?

  9. La Belette Rouge
    May 28, 2008 / 11:46 pm

    Ooh, I need a raincoat. I don’t have one. And, in Paris it is a necessity. I bought the red Burberry but it looked shlumpa-dumpa on me. I think I need to start shopping for raincoats. Are there any in the stores?

  10. La Belette Rouge
    May 29, 2008 / 12:00 am

    Thanks for the tip. I am off to call Nordstroms. It didn’t even occur to me that I would need a rain coat. All this heat has baked my brain.;-)

  11. April 1, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Really good theme for a post. I’m always looking for the perfect travel items as well. I come to Buenos aires for a few months and am working on the right clothes. Scarves and jewelry go a long way to dress up. My problem can be shoes. How to look chic and be comfortable. Little leather booties work! I love the interaction on this post, helps to know brands too. Great blog!

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