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Simply put, Cleverhood is a family business with the will to sell a great product made in the US.

Our focus is on livable cities — at the intersection of culture and smart thinking.

Cleverhood rain capes

Based in Providence, R.I., we’re a small, family-run business with a thing for livable cities. Our products are carefully crafted to ensure quality and reliability. We’re not just saying that. They’re designed for active people (and their dogs too) who are looking for a special combination of style and performance. That means they need to be well made.

We created the eponymous Cleverhood: a smart-looking, waterproof street cape with bike-ready features. We think it offers a special way for people to get out and experience the rain — rather than just getting wet. Like all of our apparel it is designed, crafted and manufactured in the US, putting a few good people to work around here.

We’re inspired by the slow bike movement and the simple, elegant way that the bike is affecting broad change in our cities. Fewer cars mean less traffic and pollution. Bikes and good walks bring people closer to their local surroundings. It means more open space, more interest in local shops, new expectations — and certainly a new sense of style with function.

“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.”
— Billie Holiday


I received your cape a few weeks ago and, since we have been having a lot of rain recently in Saskatchewan (Canada), I have had ample opportunity to use your cape on my bicycle on my way to university. The cape works fantastically well! I do not have to worry about wet pants, legs, and shoes anymore, and my backpack fits under the hood and stays dry. This cape is awesome and my bicycle friends want one, too, now!

Ulrich T.