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Monday, September 12, 2011

Bike rain cape

How rad is this Bike Rain Cape by a Seattle designer? Two thumb loops pull it over your hands, arms, body and legs, so all those parts stay dry. The hood fits over a helmet, and the cape cinches to fit snugly. The bottom hem covers your bike seat, and the jacket has reflective piping. Genius!

(Photos by Kyle Johnson)

65 comments:

nicole addison said...

perfect! i need this:)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is brilliant!!! I so need one of those capes:) Totally going to vote for her. Thanks, Joanna. Happy Monday.

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, such a smart idea! i always ride in the rain and get soaked.

LeeLee said...

This is genius!! I would love one of these.

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. also would be smart to put a washcloth in the pocket of the jacket to wipe off the wet bike seat! :)

naomi: said...

Perfect! I would wear this just walking around campus to keep myself & my books dry! haha :]

Christy said...

Awesome idea! Love that it's not a yellow poncho, but looks chic instead!

Kersey Campbell said...

Brilliant! And it's not terrible looking either :) I would love one in a color!

Lotta said...

just what I need! I can't believe it's raining all the time.. greeting from Finland.

That's Not My Age said...

Fantastic! Practical and stylish.

Becca said...

That's great! As a runner, I think someone needs to come up with a similar solution for our sport - I've gone on countless runs where it starts raining I end up soaking wet. I'm thinking some stylish shoes are in order :)

Becca

grace said...

brilliant! with all the rain that we've been having here, this is perfect! :)

KateK said...

This is genius! Joanna, all of you bicycle posts inspired me to get a bike. It's just a Schwinn, but I love it!

Heba said...

I loved the idea but I don't think that I can wear one :)

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Ana Degenaar said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

K said...

As a seasoned rain bicycler, I think I can safely say this will not keep you completely dry....you gotta have rain pants for that! But it is cute, and would be great in a drizzle.

Paislea Elyse said...

ahhhh! i love it!!!

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Mode in Italy said...

Fantastic!!!

Sara Szatmary said...

Perfect for a chic urban commute!

VanillaBerry said...

great idea Jo :)
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Happy Cactus Designs said...

Such a smart design! And sure beats wearing a terribly un-chic poncho!

M said...

Oh, it is lovely all right! Although I'm also not sure it would be enough for the showers we sometimes get here in Estonia.

I would acctually need a cape for my bike. Something to put over the bike as I have to leave it outside when I go to classes. I wouldn't even mind getting wet myself, but it's so sad to leave my brave little one in the rain.

Simply Mily said...

that's the best thing I've seen!!!! How clever =)& it's cute!!! Bonus.

Joanna Goddard said...

K, good point, will change the text now, and kate, i'm so happy to hear that, yay!!!!!!

Briana said...

Wow. I definitely need this.

Lauren said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com
@lrstewar

jen fuller said...

It was pouring here in salt lake yesterday...I wish I had one then!

Courtney said...

Leave it to a Seattle woman to create a solution to cycling in the rain! How brilliant!

Eliza Jane said...

This is such a good idea.

*^_^* said...

Brilliant! Perfect!

Anonymous said...

The Brits have been using these for years, usually in bright yellow, and they do keep you remarkably dry (if you have fenders, too). My friend's granddad used to ride with one to work daily back in the 50s. Glad to see an old idea come back.

Manding. said...

first the banana saver, now this! you're on a roll, joanna !

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous, that's awesome! and haha, manding, thank you :)

Meta Musings said...

Um, this is pretty darn awesome...heading over to vote for her! xx

Wouterra said...

This is great! It's very modern. Carradice a company in the UK has been making them for ages and I don't think they've changed the design much if you'd want a more old fashion feeling. One plus is that Carradice sells spats to help keep your feet and lower legs dry too. Carradice also has a larger size for those outside the "one size fits most" group.

http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=other&product_id=69

Amy Saas Denison said...

This is a great idea!!!

Jen said...

if only it was a little bit longer, then it would be perfect with ilse jacobsen rain "legs" http://eshoes.no/shop/ilse-jacobsen-rain-30510p.html which are great to keep in your bag if it starts to rain.. especially if you happen to be wearing a skirt since they won't bunch up your skirt and make it all wrinkly like rain pants do.

Susie said...

clever indeed! :)

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Sarah said...

I have a feeling I'll be buying one of these somehow! ;]
Living in Seattle, it's no wonder why it's a "Bike Rain Cape"

http://distantdreamer-sarah.blogspot.com/

Joanna Goddard said...

jen, those rain legs are awesome!!!

Stephanie @ Blawsom said...

But what about your KNEES?! I remember biking in Japan during rainy season... ride the bike with one hand... hold an umbrella with the other. I didn't account for the fact that rain can fall sideways. Of course... my knees got soaked! And so did my mascara... ... ...

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I've been riding my bike more and more, and even though it doesn't rain very often in So Cal, we do get our share of stormy weather. Rain is such a big deal to Californians.

I would love this cape, and that gal looks great in it!

wildchild said...

so smart! riding in the rain is always so frustrating, but this would be perfect

Melissa Blake said...

I love this! I wonder if it would work with my wheelchair. I probably could figure something out. :)

Amy N said...

I live in Alaska where the winters are not only long but very cold and very dark (we're talking -60F and 2 hours of sunlight per day). This is my first winter with a baby; he'll be 6 months in October. I'm really nervous about being cooped up with him all winter but we don't really have the option to go outside because of the risk of frostbite. At -60 it only takes less than 3 minutes for any exposed skin to freeze. I'm hoping to teach him sigh language and some other fun things that we can learn and do together.

Amy N said...

Oops I'm sorry I meant to post [the above] in the story about going outside in the winter.

Linda Lu said...

This is so perfect! I need one of these!

Snappy Di said...

Love it!

Who Moved my Birkin said...

i need one of those! we have a long bike ride to school in the morning :)

Cait said...

I'm from Seattle and I think I need this just to walk around during the winter. Looks cozy!

Fleur De Moi said...

This is a awesome idea! I'll have to get one for myself!

katieorkatherine said...

Joanna thanks so much for posting this! This cape is really great- Ann thought of so many practical features. Go Iva Jean!

The Cyclist's Wife said...

We love it in Northern California too! It's still 90 degrees though, so we'll have to wait until winter and some rain to try it out.

http://thecyclistswife.blogspot.com/2011/09/bike-fashion-with-iva-jean.html

chanel said...

Of course it's from a Seattle designer! It is genius for the rain.

http://bywayofney.blogspot.com

cecileeugenie said...

Yes, yes, yes! Have been thinking the same thing; thank you for putting it into words! I have a toddler who will NOT want to be inside this winter; ours are damp, rainy and cold here in Istanbul. Think I'll get some weather-appropriate clothing and make a point of going out every day, like you! We visited Stockholm last February and it was EASY to go out every day ... because everyone else was. Not so, here.

Traveling Mama said...

This kind of cape is very popular here in Denmark, but I have yet to commit to a rain jacket/cape, so I keep getting wet on my morning commute! Maybe it is time to commit! Thanks for the link!

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You look happy and sweet!

Ally said...

Stylin! I want. :)

xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

miss twinkletoes said...

I really, really like this cape - perfect for that rainy transition from Summer to Fall to Winter!

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crazylittlethingcalledlove said...

That's ironic that you posted this, I was walking around Seattle and just so happened to bump into her and her boyfriend this past weekend. Such a sweet couple! It's a beautiful jacket both in the pictures and in person.I'm hoping she wins, she was so nice and it's such a brilliant idea!

Lizz said...

That's a camera bag that I'd be happy to "hold for a minute" while my husband changes lenses!

Chris said...

I have always struggled to find adequate raingear. I actually got a folding bike just so that I'd always be able to take the bus or train if I got caught in a downpour. But with a rain cape like this, looks like I'd be able to ride a lot more.

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roos said...

This is genius!! Pocket Bikes

xl pharmacy said...

Joanna Goddard, your are the most beautiful girl I've ever seen in my life!

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