15.11.11

Umbrella Coat

We live in the desert but I've had my share of run-in's with rain.  Growing up in Toronto, one of the worst weather issues is when it is 'freezing cold' but just above freezing, so when it rains it sticks in slushy clumps.  
I never understood umbrellas- after going through the effort of holding it- I always end up wet anyway.
When I saw this article about the Umbrella Coat I thought it is genius- 

The hood of this jacket, designed by Greek designer Athanasia Leivaditou, converts into a clever 'hands free' umbrella.  There are pull strings, similar to a sweatshirt hood, that prevent the hood from popping inside out- another hazard of umbrellas.  
The innovation does not stop there- in case of a monsoon or major down pour- your rain coat can convert into a full length jumper! 
Amazing! 
Would you wear this?
Do you like rain?

20 comments:

Manuela - "Mrs Hardy" said...

maybe yes, so cool, haha

Superblondeep said...

I never dress with that! hahahhah

liza said...

Well, that is fascinating! I think I might wear that... And I do like the rain, especially listening to it at night.

sheba said...

i need this! i can never manage an umbrella, a stroller with a toddler and a bag!

Elisa said...

I like the umbrella hat, and I wouldn't mind wearing it....the body suit is something else, kinda looks like a space suit.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I would DEFINITELY wear this. Mostly because it looks like a futuristic witch robe. :-D

Brissa said...

i would probably wear this because that way i can talk on the phone, hold my thermos and walk to campus without having to juggle an umbrella.
this is amazing.

David Toms said...

Mmm, not to sure on this one! You have to love when it rains in Toronto in the winter. I am not looking forward to it

Pat Tillett said...

I wouldn't wear it, but it's a pretty awesome idea...

Mama Gone Green said...

all I can say is "ha!". It would actually come in pretty handy in Portland. Although I would feel like a complete dweeb.

demie said...

i like rain... but no. i wouldn`t wear this...
except if i had too ; )

Kristin H said...

That is one funny outfit.... maybe in space?

la petite coquine said...

How clever!

Clair said...

Interesting, but looks like it would be difficult getting into and out of. I especially like rain when the sun is shinning.
Clair

drollgirl said...

lol! what a design!

but i would never wear it! too much hassle to get it on! pardon the phrasing! :)

Krystal said...

i would be so tempted to wear that when i'm riding my bike or walking to and from the train station!!!

tulpen said...

Clever yes.

Would I wear it?

No effing way.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

It's pretty unique and you don't have to carry an umbrella- why not!?

cpcable said...

So interesting, but, no, I would never actually wear it. ;)

Getrealmommy said...

I grew up in Wisconsin, I remember the thunderstorms fondly. The dark thunder clouds, flashes of lightning. It was spectacular. I miss those storms. But, no, I would not wear that outfit. Ever.

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