Raincoat Water Filter
Raincoat Water Purifier
Imagine for a second a raincoat water filter?What do you think? Will a raincoat water filter work? Would you buy one?
No need to imagine anymore because two college students have created a raincoat purifier that is actually designed to be a water filter.
Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble thought that a raincoat water filter would be perfect for travelling, under developed countries and places where the water is poor and not suitable for consumption.
So how does the Raincoat water filter work?
When rain falls (of course), the water is captured into the collars of the coat.
The water then flows into the jacket and passes through a built in charcoal filter and a chemical purifier.
All the water is then stored into the sleeves and pockets of the coat.
The multiple tubes that you see in the picture is connected to the water storage areas and allows you to drink the filtered water.
The idea of a raincoat water filtration system is great but one has to wonder how effective is it at purifying water.
Most persons argue that the raincoat filter does not have to be very effective because rain water is not as contaminated as other water sources.
Personally, for those persons that travel in rain, this is a good alternative to carrying those heavy bottled water. Remember that it is also a raincoat so it actually protects you from the rain.
A lot of questions concerning cost, replacement filters and weight still need to be answered.
Personally, I like the idea and I am willing to try it.