I thought it prudent that I purchase myself a new dririder outfit before we head to NZ as my old one must be approaching 15 years old or more. My old dririder didn't leak last time I used it but I don't think I want to chance it. A kiwi I met recently said that I should upgrade as it doesn't just rain cats and dogs in NZ it rains cats and dogs, cars, houses and small continents.
I didn't need to think about it too long as Milford Sound gets over 7 meters of rainfall each year. Yeah that's lots of cats and dogs.