So...I take my edith on vacation. It's wonderful! a great carry on bag and a fantastic tote around town (I alternated with my mini paddy to keep my arm from getting sore). well...one day the weather called for rain. Since I was planning to visit the chloe store that morning I decided to bring my edith and got a little more dressed up than I normally would. the skies are overcast but not threatening, so I figure I'm good. 5 minutes after I leave the hotel there is a horrible downpour and the wind is so bad my umbrella breaks! edith (naked and untouched by applegard) is soaked! I might as well have thrown her in the Hudson river. well, I kept going all morning (even though i looked like something the cat dragged in) in and out of shops. edith continued to get baptized everytime i went in and out of a store. I was pretty zen about the whole thing- she was wet and there really wasn't a thing to be done about it. I got back to the hotel at noon propped her up on a table. left again with DH and mini. by the time we got back later that evening edith was almost dry and...NOT ONE SPOT! I couldn't believe it. nothing. It's like it never happened. yay for edith! she's a sturdy girl!