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Rain Cape - Rubberized Cloth

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Rubberized Rain Cape

The original item that inspired this cape is a rubberized rain cape identified to Lt. Col. James Deems of the 1st Maryland Cavalry (US).  During Deems' tenure with the regiment, they were heavily engaged and part of the Union victories against Stuart's cavalry at Brandy Station and Gettysburg. The original was part of a recent Civil War collection auction.  Our cape is made of rubberized cotton cloth and is lined with brown and natural checked cotton.  The exterior features to buttoned flaps where the wearer's arms can pass through cape and be able to hold reins, etc.  The button holes are hand finished and the buttons are "rivet" style metal buttons like seen on some original rubberized clothing.  This cape is excellent for cavalry or anyone who needs to be protected from the elements while utilizing their arms.  We have also made available a version where the flaps are entrance points to interior pockets, thus allowing the wearer some storage in their rain garment.  Please indicate when ordering which version you prefer. 


As with our raincoats, this will be stamped with the Standard Rubber Company stamp. 


NOTE:  This garment is a cape, therefore, chest sizing does not hold as much value as a fitted garment.  I am a 46 chest and the size 40 fits me comfortably and allows plenty of mobility, so please keep this in mind when ordering.

If your size is not in stock at time of order, there will be a 4-6 week wait for completion.  If you must have the cape for an upcoming event, please email me before ordering or be prepared to wait possibly 4-6 weeks.

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  • 4
    Great Item !

    Posted by Steven on 6th Dec 2023

    I just love the item to to use for the snow and rain , it keeps me nice and warm ! AND THANK YOU !

  • 5
    Rain Cape

    Posted by Vito Sanfilippo on 7th Sep 2023

    This cape is awesome. I purchased it to do a Wide Awakes impression but ended up using it for what it was intended for, keeping me dry in the rain. And it did just that.

  • 5
    Useful period item

    Posted by Charles Smylie on 12th Mar 2021

    Excellent price to quality, was looking for a campaign quality item to protect from the elements and this foots the bill nicely

  • 3
    No Makers Stamps

    Posted by EVAN ELLIS on 23rd Jun 2020

    Nice Rain Cape but there were no stamped Standard Rubber Company stamps as advertised - Sorry Evan, that was an oversight of ours.

  • 5
    Ten stars

    Posted by Nester Simmons on 26th May 2020

    This rain Cape is amazing !! It like , the coolest thing ever ! I cant waite to weare my whole outfit when our Living History Grup , when we do the ' wide awakes ' impression.

  • 5
    A handy and versatile cape!

    Posted by Franklin Van Valkenburg on 10th Dec 2019

    This cape has come in handy in both wet and cold conditions, proving its worth in a number of ways that makes it a neat piece to have on hand for a number of impressions and events throughout the year. While a bit fancier than a painted or gum blanket worn as a poncho, it's perfect for officer and civilian impressions!

  • 5
    Wauhatchie tested

    Posted by Joe Smotherman on 29th Oct 2017

    While my pards struggled to keep gum blankets on their shoulders, and eventually ended up soaked anyway when the gum soaked through, I was at ease, dry and comfortable under my rain cape. Totally worth the investment!!

  • 5
    solid cape

    Posted by CA PRIETO on 18th Apr 2017

    Kept me dry and warm in below 30° rainy weather. Im a smaller guy so covered me well. Really happy with this one.

  • 4

    Posted by Gil Tercenio on 18th Jun 2016

    This cape fits well over a tee shirt, shirt and shell jacket. I bought a size 48 and I wear a size 52 coat. The look is excellent. Haven't worn it in the rain yet. I'll come back and give y'all a heads up then.

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