This Waterproof Bike Poncho is the Rider's Full-Body Umbrella

By: Amelia Roblin - Dec 24, 2015
References: kickstarter & contemporist
With this clever bike poncho, fair-weather cyclists have no excuse not to ride under a bit of rain. Called the Boncho, the garment has been designed specially to keep the rider near totally dry by providing cover where a typical rain jacket falls short.

The creators, VANMOOF, recognize that it's difficult to shield pedaling legs from showers. They came up with a lengthy front side that extends just beyond the handlebars, protecting hands as well. Just below the visor hood, a tall collar limits the droplets that could find their way inside the jacket; meanwhile an open underside allows for ample breathing room to prevent the wearer from overheating.

Significantly, this bike poncho can be easily rolled into a portable case, making it convenient to carry on questionable weather days. It is well-considered designs like this that will encourage more people to choose healthy and green forms of transit more often.