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Rain jacket rental

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Rain jacket rental

We just started our Alaska trip from Anchorage and now it's rains.. was wondering if there are places within anchorage city where I can pick rain jackets for rent. I don't want to buy them as they would be lie my residence in disuse!

Any suggestions are most welcome!

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1. Re: Rain jacket rental

Virtually every tourist gift shop has inexpensive vinyl ponchos for sale for visitors caught unawares. We always, always recommend that visitors pack at least a light jacket and inexpensive umbrellas are readily available around town. Some hotels and excursions even provide them free of charge. It looks like a wet week in Alaska, so I would head to Fred Meyer or Wal-Mart for some inexpensive jackets since you are just starting out your trip. There are also some good thrift stores in the Anchorage area. You could pick up something now and leave it on board ship. Ship crew comb our thrift stores daily for items to send home to their families so I know coats would be appreciated.

Anchorage, Alaska
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2. Re: Rain jacket rental

I 2nd rainbird's response. Pick up an inexpensive vinyl & leave it leave it behind in your cabin/room for housekeeping to have.

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3. Re: Rain jacket rental

aw come on lax. it does rain in Los Angeles. I know as we have been there when it has!

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Yes, but, that's a once upon a time story!

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5. Re: Rain jacket rental

You can pick up Frog Togs for $25-$30 at Walmart, I can't imagine a rental being much cheaper.

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6. Re: Rain jacket rental

Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions! We were able to get inexpensive ponchos from walmart.

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7. Re: Rain jacket rental

I purchased my wife and I North Face rain jackets for $130 shipped from moosejaw.com it was well worth it and we still use them.

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8. Re: Rain jacket rental

I'm another Angeleno traveling to Alaska next week. How bad IS the weather?

Lake Tahoe...
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9. Re: Rain jacket rental

What do you mean by bad? Surely rain is not worse than LA smog and one of the reasons we moved from Calfornia

Anchorage, Alaska
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10. Re: Rain jacket rental

The weather is always perfectly the way I want it. That's why I live here.

:)