How about a raincoat that purifies rain water and boasts an integrated drinking mechanism? That’s exactly what college students Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble have invented. This contraption may look a little strange, but it provides safe water to drink on rainy days and beyond. Continue reading for a video and more information.
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.