BONCHO: The Bike Poncho That Actually Keeps You Dry
BONCHO covers riders' bodies from head to toe when riding in the rain and neatly folds up for easy and compact storage.
Every day, bad weather deters countless people around the world from riding their bikes. Now, an innovative bike company that's committed to removing all barriers to biking has created a unique solution to eliminate this barrier: BONCHO, a full-body poncho that keeps bikers completely dry. Finally released from the drenched and soggy feeling while riding in the rain.
Shane Liu & Vicky Lin, designers
VANMOOF's research and development team created BONCHO based on designs by Shane Liu and Vicky Lin, two design graduates who had previously designed an innovative new type of umbrella that features a metal folding structure, allowing large umbrellas to fold into compact packages. Liu and Lin met with VANMOOF team members in Taipei, a city known for frequent rainfall, and they collaborated to design a fresh solution for keeping bicyclists dry.
The Amsterdam-based bike maker VANMOOF (known for its innovative, award-winning city bikes) just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring BONCHO to bike lovers worldwide. The brand new product features a hood for keeping riders’ heads dry and an extended structure that fits snugly over handlebars to form a cover for riders’ legs and feet. BONCHO uses a patented folding structure, similar to pop-up tents, allowing it to easily and efficiently fold up into a compact package that fits into virtually any bag.
"The VANMOOF team is constantly seeking new ways to remove the barriers that deter people from commuting by bike, and bad weather is one of the biggest barriers of all,” said Ties Carlier, co-founder of VANMOOF. “BONCHO changes the game, empowering riders around the world to bike confidently and stay dry in the rain.”