Inspired by wheelchair users the Rayn jacket is designed to keep you dry whilst sitting in the rain. After consultations the final design is now in production, with a crowdfunder campaign underway to get your very own version of this innovative product.

In Summer 2014, Ryan came to Open Style Lab with a challenge: As a wheelchair user, he couldn’t find a rain jacket that would protect his lap in the rain. Our designers, occupational therapists and engineers worked with Ryan to come up with the somewhat eponymous solution: the Rayn Jacket.

A competitive biker before his injury, Ryan described himself as a “hoodie” type of guy. They made a jacket that looks like a hoodie with one difference:­ The hoodie pouch doubles as a lap cover that’s easily deployed in the rain through a simple two-step folding mechanism.

Breathable fabric and a back vent allow for better temperature regulation. Raglan sleeves and stretch fabric mean freedom of movement. Zipper loops and magnets provide easy manipulation. Linings and elastic cuffs are eliminated to decrease hassle during dressing.

You can find more about the Rayn campaign here