Raining? Put A Roof On Your Bike

As city transportation goes, the bike is unparalleled—immune to traffic, never filled with urine, and much faster than walking. It has only onnnne major disadvantage—it ain't ideal in the rain. Even with fenders and a rain jacket, which are de rigueur for commuters, the experience in the rain is pretty unpleasant, unless it's a warm, loving rain and you have a fresh set of dry clothes waiting at the end of your ride.

As one German company knows, it might just be better to toss a roof on it. It's called Dryve.

Inspired by kite and windsurfing, Dryve uses fiberglass rods, ripstop nylon, and clear PVC to create a portable roof and windscreen with good visibility. After you outfit your bike with the three contact points, you can easily toss up the roof in the event of some inclement weather.

When it's sunny, the top can be put down and rolled up into the Dryve bag that can be secured to the bike. Yep, your bike is now a convertible.

Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.