I couldn't get my hands on any Shining Monkey, so I used Apple Garde on my new BH. It has rained for about 32 days straight here in San Jose (not kidding). I almost put the BH away until sunnier days, but I am a firm believer is using lovely things. I've had a few moments of wrapping my handbag in my coat to protect it, but overall I've just been using it normally. It's been rained on untold times, and zero water spots. None. Yesterday I had it clasped between my legs (I'm not totally insane) as I was washing my hands in the bathroom at a restaurant, and a woman reached over for some soap, and a veritable RIVER of water from her sopping wet hands plopped onto my BH handles. I was HORRIFIED. But they dried spotlessly.