Dutch bike maker Vanmoof is the final days of a kickstarter campaign for the “Boncho” bicycle poncho designed specifically for keeping cyclists dry in the rain. It has shattered its $16,300 goal — currently at $92,000 pledged — and as a result of the success, a number of significant enhancements are being made to the product.
Boncho has a unique design that extends out over the handlebars and completely covers bikers’ legs. It also draws from tech used in pop-up tents, to collapse into a tiny package when not in use. Now, amid the overwhelming Kickstarter response, Vanmoof is adding design enhancements as the result of feedback from excited supporters — including reflective materials for increased visibility, an expanded selection of colors, and the ability to customize the Boncho with a company logo, making it a great fit for companies that want to encourage bike commuting among employees.
What do you think? Would you use one, and would it keep you dry while on your rides? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boncho/boncho-the-bike-poncho