Sacrificing style and maybe even some dignity for comfort when riding a bike through pouring rain has been a thing of the past ever since Cleverhood launched its eponymous rain cape. But now the brand has announced a new streamlined version of the product commuters and bike aficionados have fallen in love with. Cleverlite pushes the original concept further by simplifying the already minimalist design to offer functionality, comfort and convenience in one chic outerwear item.
This beautifully streamlined rain cape is designed by Providence, R.I.-based Cleverhood and manufactured by skilled local craftsmen in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts. Unisex, waterproof and made from breathable materials, the new Cleverlites will keep the wearer dry, comfortable and looking smart at the same time. There are two materials to choose from: a tough but lightweight ripstop in four color options and a brushed microfiber in brown and green. Both fabric versions feature sleek reflective accents, thumb-loops for bikes, hood with adjustable cinch, and come with an included mesh pack for easy storage and convenient portability while traveling. Designed without armholes or zippers, Cleverlites are easy to put on and take off when commuters are rushing on their way to work and are generously sized to keep the wearer and a bag or backpack dry. Created for the design-conscious urban dwellers and made in the US using traditional craftsmanship, Cleverlite offers premium quality and serious style. Buy here.