why this product

Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh invented both waterproof cloth and the raincoat in 1823. Improvements upon that original prototype continued up to 1959, when two gentlemen from Ohio patented the rain cape.

This particular rain cape is handmade of British medium weight waxed cotton in order to shield you from the elements while still retaining a comfortable fit. The roomy hood will keep water droplets out of your eyes, while straps inside the cape cinch at the waist for extra protection from wind and water.

use & care

Pull this cape on over your head and adjust the drawstring hood to your liking. Internal straps attach around your waist, creating a secure fit that prevents flapping. For maximum coverage during a downpour, drape the front of the cape over the handlebars of your bicycle to keep your arms and hands dry while biking.

To clean, hose or wipe off your rain cape, but do not machine wash. Hang dry. It is recommended that you reproof the rain cape with a wax reproofing cream every year to restore the water-resistant finish.

production & design

For the Dutch, biking is not just for sport or transportation, but a relaxing social endeavor as well. It is common to see a group of friends cruising leisurely together on their upright bicycles and chatting and laughing all along the way.

The husband and wife team that designed and created this rain cape opened their first bike boutique in London in 2007, eventually expanding to add outposts in New York City, Sydney, Bangkok, and beyond. The impetus behind their first bike shop was to import the Dutch style of biking to the United Kingdom, having been charmed by the pervasive bike culture while living abroad in Amsterdam. Being such avid bicyclists themselves, the duo does not advocate being just a fair weather biker. This waxed cotton rain cape was designed in an effort to encourage biking in all seasons - come rain, snow, sleet or hail.

about the designer

Waxed Cotton Rain Cape

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Water-resistant waxed cotton cape for all-weather biking. Drawstring hood and internal straps for a secure fit. Available in Forest Green or Navy Blue. Handmade in London from British materials.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Unisex - one size fits all

    Waterproof waxed cotton

    Made in

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282658

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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