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PRACTICAL WEAR ︎ Every design choice reveals a practical purpose. The main focus is how you can have a light and joyful bike ride. It is all about ventilation. Every piece has a feature that is based on letting air in and out. The cape can be worn as a long overcoat, resting on your legs
while cycling, or as a cape, hanging over your handlebars.
DESIGN ︎ Starting from a timeless design, every piece was formed through manually drawn patterns, creating flattering and organic shapes. It is possible to think about the design of cyclists rainwear in a different way.
MATERIALS ︎ The fabric consists of a polyester knit with a PU coating. The water column is 10.000 mm and is highly water repellent. The knit feels soft and light. The fabric is a little breathable but mostly the comforness is created by ventilation. With a water column of 10.000 mm, the garments are highly waterproof. The quality of the fabric ensures protection from rain. it has a quick dry finish, the fabric dries easily and fast. The fabric is windproof, it will protect you from chilly breezes.
ALL SEASONS ︎ Unlike other cycling gear, you can wear the pieces when you are not biking. You can wear the cape and trousers without being hindered. They won’t restrict your movements and will also offer protection during a long hike or a city stroll. You won’t have to compromise on style. During warmer days you can wear the cape over your sweater, in winter times it can easily be combined with your winter coat.
ETHICALLY MADE ︎ The garments are handmade in Poland, under good working conditions. The manufaxcturer has a lot of experience in providing high quality products. The fabric is also supplied in Poland, which is keeping the supply chain short and as local as possible.
ABOUT ︎ warenhuys is created by Maren Huysmans. After my studies in graphic design, I studied to become a tailor and learnt pattern drawing. I am a frequent cyclist and for the last few years I have immersed myself into rainwear that is truly fit for cycling. I designed models and drew patterns in my home studio. I worked on prototypes and adjusted them until I managed to find a suitable solution that offers the best biking fit.
In 2019, I produced my first small batch of rain garments; this was a big test. Afterwards, I carried out a survey and collected people’s experiences. This was all concluded with a new, finely tuned collection that was launched through a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign.
credits: photography Eline Willaert ; video Charlotte De Corte & Robert Monchen