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Category - Insights

Who’s Going to Dumbo?

Insights, Livable Cities

Looks like a dynamite party this Friday in Dumbo. It’s under the Manhattan Bridge with local brewers, people, bikes and a panoramic view of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and two sister bridges. We wouldn’t miss…

Customer Tested: Niagara Falls vs. Hooded Cape


We’re lucky to get lots of nice notes from customers. They come from all over the world and reflect all sorts of situations. Sometimes, they impart a message that’s worth sharing with others who are looking for smart…

Who’s Ready for Some Adventure?


Sam: So, what do you want to be when you grow up? Suzy: I don’t know…I want go on adventures I think–not get stuck in one place. How about you? Sam: Go on adventures too, not get stuck…

We All Wear Cloaks


It hardly matters if Cleverhood inspired Beck or Beck inspired Cleverhood. The point is simple: we all wear cloaks. Here the hot group Royal Canoe joins the party in fantastic fashion at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music…

Considering Visual Perception – Style & Safety at Work


When you see the Electric Houndstooth in the daylight you’ll note the familiar pattern of the elegant houndstooth and assume you have it all figured out. But later, at night, there’s a flash of light and an illuminated…

Historia of the Street Cape


“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.” ― Stephen Colbert Here at Cleverhood, it’s not enough to make a stylish outerwear garment. We’re focused on form plus function. While…

Worldwide April Showers Game

Insights, Livable Cities

In honor of April Showers (and our 1st Anniversary), we’re happy to roll-out the… Cleverhood Worldwide April Showers Game. In livable cities like Atlanta, Chicago, London, Montreal and Zurich several, clever operators have one brand new Electric Houndstooth…

Electric Houndstooth rain cape: De-Constructed


Houndstooth, also known as dogstooth (and other variations), is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white. Up close it looks like this: Houndstooth checks originated in woven wool…

Bicycling: Enter the Rain Cape

Insights, News

If you’re looking for some sharp, objective 3rd party Cleverhood rain cape review, hold on right there. Here’s a nicely detailed report for you from a noted bike obsessionist. Writing for Bicycling, the lovely and talented Constance Winters,…

News from Bike Town USA

Insights, Livable Cities

Where else but Portland, “America’s Best Bike City” according to Bicycling magazine, would there be an Eyewitness TV News report on a woman’s stolen bicycle. Unusually, for most everywhere else, the story has a happy ending: woman reunited…