raijn – whatever the weather
easily from suitable coat to rainproof jumpsuit
raijn – whatever the weather
easily from suitable coat to rainproof jumpsuit
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 16 2019 7:03 AM UTC +00:00.
Your new weather companion through all kinds of weather challenges – raijn is an extremely lightweight, aesthetically pleasing and dynamically modifiable rain gear. Available in spring 2020!
whatever the weather: raijn is easily modifiable from coat to jumpsuit within seconds. All benefits of a waterproof, windproof and breathable garment in shape of a belt bag.
We want you to get out there and welcoming rainy days with a smile! Our soft 3-layer fabric has an unbeatable water column of 20.000mm. Thank's to excellent performance in terms of breathability and smart air circulation features you won't sweat. Best of all: raijn is 350g lightweight and easily stowed away in a belt bag.
No compromises in function, comfort or design. raijn is your reliable cover through drizzle and downpours, designed for your daily ride to work and any outdoor adventure. By bike, kayak or hiking - raijn is always up for fun! The helmet compatible and fully adjustable hood ensures an optimum view.
We want you to be seen! For your visibility reflectors are placed on all importants spots. For a high level of safety we provided arms, legs, hood and back with reflector strips, so your movement will be seen even from a great distance.
Find practical pockets for your personal items. With a weight of just 350g raijn is packable in a reversible pocket that comes as a carrying belt bag.
We want you to feel comfortable! raijn is made for a relaxed fit and provides a lot of sporty comfort. raijn has been made with the consideration that it can be worn over your normal outfit. Our sizes are joined, for that reason there is a larger interval between the sizes. We considered anatomical characteristics and created both women and men sizes. raijn comes in the following sizes: S/M or L/XL. For standard size of XS to M we recommend the smaller grade (S/M), standard sizes of L to XL the larger grade (L/XL). Good to know: raijn is made to be worn while keeping your shoes on.
Bright colors against gray clouds! After your participation we will make a survey where you can choose between four colors: yellow, dark blue, stone grey and black. After our survey raijn will be manufactured in your two favorite colors and delivered in spring 2020.
High quality, fair and responsibly crafted.
To us, sustainability isn’t a buzzword, it’s embodied philosophy. We ensure a responsible use of resources during the production with minimal negative effects on humans and the environment. We are using fabrics certified by BLUSIGN and rely on responsible manufacturing where employees are payed fairly.
It’s the ultra light 3-layer fabric of 75 g/m² which keeps you dry in every bad weather situation. The membrane is exceptionally breathable (breathability of 25.000 gr/m²/24h) and highly water-repellent (waterproofness of 20.000 mm). Compared to conventional rain gear, raijn ensures a natural temperature regulation and wearable comfort.
Besides the high performance fabric, raijn offers an intelligent air circulation system. Ventilation slits are located on the back and under the arms, which can be opened for a fresh breeze.
Our fabric is unique - not only its lightness, but also its tiny packing size. At any time raijn can be stowed in a belt bag to be fastened around your hips or easily attached to your backpack, belt or handbag.
We are an experienced team of engineers, designers and product developers who created a premium all-weather protection for you. With extensive experience in creating as well as developing textile products, market research, business case analysis, exchange and dialogue we are came up with a very unique solution. raijn is designed from cyclists for cyclists.
Alexandra is a graduate fashion designer with focus on design and technology. She has been self-employed for 16 years and has implemented many projects in the fields of sustainable, intelligent or technical textiles for companies from all over the world. For Alexandra, the bicycle is the most uncomplicated means of transport in urban space. That’s why she uses it every day.
Lydia studied conceptual fashion design and holds a Master of Fine Arts. Particularly interested in simplicity and resource-saving solutions, she’s convinced that the future of textiles is circular. With high respect for animals, nature and environment, Lydia is passionately attached to her compact and cherished folding bike.
Studied economy and psychology at the University of Leipzig and MLU Halle. Afterwards he spent one year in Auckland, New Zealand and since 2016 he found his professional vocation in marketing. "I have retained the feeling of riding off alone with your bike as a child for the very first time. In my everyday life and on my journeys I enjoy the freedom the bike offers me."
Our vision: smart features for every generation. Looking into the future we see a wide variety of raijn. For example an all-in-one festival edition with bright and fresh colors. For even more safety in the traffic, it could be possible to integrate a light system. Jumping into puddles could be even more fun with a collection for kids. We are already making plans for making raijn recyclable and producing in Germany or Europe.
Mariama & Robin for looking good in any weather situation | Tobi, Micha & Thomas for moving and touching pictures | Stephan for maximum graphical performance | Lida & Chris for assist and advice on social media | Maria for ideas, texting and patient support | Helmar for IT-services | team tex – lock for ideas and fittings | Riccardo for the business case | Alejandro for the final wording | Spinlab for the basic training in startup being | Jörg for networking | Gerd for the champagne ;-)
Our friends from FLECTR are also on Kickstarter right now with their latest invention – FLECTR 360 WING. This bicycle wheel reflector provides unique 360 degrees of reflectivity and all-around visibility during rides in the dark. FLECTR 360 WING wraps around the rim from both sides and from wherever car headlights are approaching, it grabs the driver´s attention. This internationally awarded concept is now available in its latest generation. Just one door away, here on Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
raijn is a prototype offering mature design and function. The large-scale production presents us as the developer with the challenge of ensuring a smooth and efficient manufacturing process. Our stringent requirements concerning all components guarantees the highest quality. To ensure this, we cooperate with professional and reliable manufacturers and suppliers, and use materials which are BlueSign certified. We purchase our materials and produce the raijn together with professional and premium suppliers and manufacturers who attach value to fair and responsible payments as well as best working standards. The products are usually finalized and available within a few weeks. Nevertheless, technical or temporal delays may occur. Due to our competent partners, suppliers and logistics, we are determined to fulfill the prerequisites to deliver the raijn to all our backers on schedule. If temporal delays occur in the course of the production, we will do our best to compensate for these in a timely manner without any loss of quality. As a backer you will be kept informed. We are delighted you decided to support us.
Raijn ist ein Prototyp, der in Design und Funktion ausgereift ist. Eine Produktion im großen Maßstab stellt uns als EntwicklerInnen vor die Herausforderung, den Produktionsablauf flüssig und effizient zu gestalten. Wir stellen höchste Anforderungen an die Qualität aller Materialien. Und um das zu gewährleisten, arbeiten wir mit professionellen sowie zuverlässigen Produzenten und Lieferanten zusammen, und nutzen Bluesign®-zertifizierte Materialien und langlebige Zutaten. Wir beziehen unsere Materialien von einem Premium Anbieter und lassen diese bei einem zertifizierten Produzenten weiterverarbeiten, welcher hohen Wert auf faire Löhne und beste Arbeitsbedingungen legen. Das Produkt wird in der Regel innerhalb weniger Wochen lieferbar sein. Trotzdem ist es möglich, dass es an manchen Stellen zu technischen oder zeitlichen Verzögerungen kommt. Dank unserer kompetenten Partner, Lieferanten und Logistikpartner sind wir aber überzeugt, die besten Voraussetzungen mitzubringen, um raijn planmäßig an alle unsere UnterstützerInnen auszuliefern. Kommt es während der Produktion und Lieferung zu zeitlichen Verzögerungen werden wir unser Bestes tun, diese zügig und ohne Einbußen hinsichtlich der Qualität auszugleichen. Als UnterstützerIn wirst Du von uns kontinuierlich auf dem Laufenden gehalten. Wir freuen uns, dass Du diesen Weg mit uns gehst!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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