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You can stand under my raincoat... (and drink from it!)

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*scoff* Your raincoat just keeps you dry? Well, my Raincatch keeps me dry and provides me with a fresh sip of rainwater. And not dirty, pollution-riddled rain water either. It's purified.

Watch this:

Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo.

In all seriousness, this raincoat while a little crazy -- and highly unfashionable -- is... nope, still just weird. The collar of the raincoat serves to catch water, which then trickles through purifying carbon filters until it reaches pouches in the shoulders where it is stored. Little tubes, similar to those on CamelBak backpacks, allow the wearer to sip whenever they so desire.

The raincoat was created by students at the Copenhagen Institute for Design (via Fashioning Tech), according to the website, in an effort to "develop a water-supply system suited to a nomadic, water-stressed future":

Water scarcity is one of the biggest challenges the world faces. At present, 1.2 billion people–one-fifth of the world’s population–live in areas where water is in short supply; by 2025, according to the United Nations, that number will grow to 1.8 billion. How we’ll cope with the impending crisis on a macro level remains to be seen, but small-scale solutions abound. A project at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, by master’s students Joshua Noble and Hyeona Yang, for instance, allows people to store and filter rainwater for drinking using the jacket on their backs.

So, now you have no excuse getting caught with hanging your tongue out in the rain.

[H/T Oddity Central]

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