What’s seen below is the fabulous work of an inventive design duo who finally decided that sipping rain water can’t be a bad thing. Definitely better than drinking it from a puddle in the ground. The garment is called the Raincatch and it converts all the water pouring over you to drinkable and refreshing liquid. Ahhh!
If you’re wondering how it traps water, note the wide funnel-shaped collar. So as the water falls down from the sky, a lot of it that’s coming your way gets caught and slides into their containers. There are strategically located pockets around the shoulders and pockets for storing that precipitation. Finally, small charcoal filters make sure the water is safe for drink. It actually reminds us of a stillsuit from Dune. The sandworm-riding Fremen wore them all the time to trap the body’s moisture and turn it into water.
The Raincatch is a slight departure from the original Frank Herbert concept, however. It does offer a glimpse into the future of clothing. With gadgets being a constant in everyday life, it’s about time that what we wear be turned into more functional accessories that have a purpose beyond the stylish. Well, that and preventing us from being naked.
To give credit where credit is due, Raincatcher is a collaboration between Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble.
Here’s a video to explain it’s use:
Source Fashioning Tech