Launched as a (successful) kick-starter campaign, the Leipzig-based company Texlock competed for an ISPO Award in the Outdoor, Urban Lifestyle category with its newly developed rainwear “raijn”. The innovation convinced the 42 jurors from 13 countries: On 26 January, the creators of “raijn” will accept the coveted prize as “Winner” in the “Outdoor, Rain Jackets” category. Due to this success the product will also be listed in the ISPO Award Gallery. “We wanted to recombine well thought-out design and detailed functionality”, explains Texlock Managing Director Alexandra Baum. “The award proves that we have succeeded in this.”
The windproof and waterproof but still breathable garment converts a parka into a jumpsuit in a few easy steps by unfolding the trouser legs, which are fastened inside with press studs. raijn weighs 450 grams and in good weather it can be practically stored in a belt bag, which also has space for matching overshoes. In addition to this uncomplicated convertibility, “raijn” offers the perfect protection: the garment is waterproof, among other things, because it is made of ultra-light 3-layer laminate of 75 g/m² with a water column of 20,000 mm and all seams have been carefully taped from the inside. Besides a microporous membrane, additional ventilation slits ensure a sweat-free climate. The helmet-compatible hood with reinforced visor and adjustable drawstrings also ensures optimum visibility. Freedom of movement and wearing comfort are created by the variety of cuts; the women’s and men’s versions are each produced in two sizes.
Currently raijn can be pre-ordered at Backerkit via this link: You can choose between two sizes and four colours (black, grey, yellow and dark blue) for both men and women. Delivery of raijn is then planned for March 2020.