Q. Dear Gear Guy, I’ve been searching everywhere for a reversible rain jacket, with one side to be waterproof, the other side just to keep me warm. Think you can help?
—Lost Luis, Dumfries, Va.
A. Hey Luis, Thanks for the question. I can definitely tell you why you haven’t been able to find such a jacket: because it doesn’t exist (at least not as far as I know). Here’s the deal, you’re better off layering with a fleece type pullover to keep you warm, and an inexpensive water-resistant shell jacket for when it’s raining. Cold and raining? Wear them both together. Companies like Columbia (www.columbia.com) sell versatile 2-in-1 jackets that are basically a waterproof shell with a zip out fleece liner — it’s all about the layering!