We’re eager to introduce you to the latest in rain cape style: the Cleverhood Electric Zipster. The creative love child of our Classic Cleverhood and the randy Cleverlite, the new Electric Zipster offers a smart alternative to the usual line-up of rainwear options, including your rubber slickers, trench coats and umbrellas of various shapes and sizes. With its flashy reflective grid, streamlined form, and bike-ability, the Cleverhood Electric Zipster blends style+performance for people with a healthy rain-or-shine attitude.

Cleverhood Electric Zipster rain cape

Available in Electric Blue or Electric Black, the unisex Zipster features interwoven 3M® reflective thread that’s not too obvious in daylight.

Black Zipster rain cape

The Electric Zipster requires no batteries or power cords, but creates a dramatic reflection that will bedazzle nighttime audiences.

Reflective rain cape

There are a number of additional qualities to optimize your rain experience. The Electric Zipster is made with a tough poly fabric that’s breathable and waterproof. Instead of armholes with snappy magnetic closures as seen in our Classic series, the Zipster has an alternative cut to afford easy hand access. You’ll find that handy. There’s also a reliable, waterproof 12-inch zipper from Lenzip of Chicago. (They’re another family-run business that’s been particularly focused, since 1946 in their case). Travelers of all sorts will appreciate the Zipster’s compact, mesh carry bag.

Cleverhood Zipster rain cape

We’ve given a lot of consideration to your head. There’s a hood for that that’s carefully sewn with three panels for a comfortable fit. You’ll note the sturdy brim and an elastic loop with a cord-lock for personal adjustments. The design is intended to optimize your visibility while keeping your head dry and full of good thoughts.

Rain poncho with hood

Of course every Cleverhood rain cape has elastic thumb loops for bike riding. That provides coverage for your head, torso and legs. Helmets can go over the hood. Bikes are increasingly an important part of mobility from Tokyo to Tiverton and the Electric Zipster keeps you moving — rain-or-shine. We’re big fans of bike-share systems like CitiBike (NYC), Hubway (Boston), Santander (London), Divy (Chicago), Vélib’ (Paris) and others (see World’s 25 Best Bike Share Programs here). We appreciate smart trends that make cities more accessible and more livable. Into each life a little rain must fall, so let’s make the best of things.

Cleverhood bike-ready rain cape

The Electric Zipster is carefully cut and sewn in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts. It’s made to last and travels easily with you in its own mesh bag. Sizing is a little different than other rain capes. It comes in Small/Medium and Large. The Large fits folks as tall as 6’5. The S/M size is a good fit for people about 5’0 and up to 5’9 or so. Opt for a Large if you’re looking for a longer length. There’s 2-inches in length difference between the two, which offers you a little flexibility. We’re happy to answer any sizing questions by email at info@Cleverhood.com.

Rain Capes Made in Fall River Massachusetts

The Electric Zipster is priced at $169. We hope you’ll appreciate the thought that’s gone into it. Please feel free to hit us up with any questions or catch us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or better yet over on the West Side of Providence. Stay dry out there!