Yes, the rain gear is overpriced, but it was way too darn cute to resist once I saw it in store. The umbrella opens and closes very easily, and there is a clear plastic strap to put around the doll's hand so she can "hold" the umbrella. The boots are adorable, and are a lot like the current raincoat boots. I love the color scheme, as I and Rory are both into bright colors. A+ for the set, B- for the price.