The Raincatch: The Latest In Fremen Fashion

Copenhagen students come up with a jacket that captures, cleanses rain for you to drink. No word on whether they have created the Water of Life yet.

I’m a huge fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune, and I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of the stillsuit, a garment that captures all waste water from a person and filters it until it’s potable. Not a drop of moisture is wasted among the desert nomads who live on the planet Arrakis.

This jacket, created by students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction and Design, is sort of like a stillsuit, except that instead of collecting and cleansing your pee it collects and cleanses rainwater. The Raincatch filters that water through charcoal, and then it collects in pouches at the shoulders. Tubes allow the wearer to take a drink whenever they’re thirsty - assuming it’s been raining lately.

Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo.

via Lost at E Minor