Raincatch – A Raincoat That Turns Rain into Drinkable Water

Raincatch is a water purification raincoat that turns collected rain water into drinkable water the wearer can enjoy on the go.

Let’s just put it this way, wearing Raincatch in a rainy city like London means you’ll probably never be thirsty again. Sure, in some regions of the world rain water is still clean enough to be drunk as it falls from the sky, but in today’s polluted climate drinking it without purifying it first poses a real risk. But thanks to the invention of two CIID students, Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble, you’ll be able to enjoy refreshing rain water on the go, without a care in the world.

Although it looks like a plain giant plastic bag full of tubes, Raincatch actually hides a complex water purifying mechanism. The collar of the raincoat captures rainwater which is then passed through charcoal filters and a chemical purifying system. The drinkable water is then stored in pockets around the shoulders and the wearer can take sips at any time via a series of plastic tubes sticking out of the raincoat.

 

I don’t know about you guys but I’d love to have my own Raincatch raincoat when drinking water shortage becomes a problem for the civilized world, as well.

via Fashioning Tech


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