Raincatch was a project at CIID, a garment which acts as a coat and as a water gathering, purification, storage system that allows the wearer to take a drink whenever they’re thirsty. We worked with existing raincoats to reinforce the realism of the project but altered the coat enough so that it has a distinct look and feel of its own. The collar of the coat collects rain, which is then filtered down the back of the coat where it would be passed through charcoal filters and then purified using a chemical process. The water is then stored around the hips of the coat where the weight can be ergonomically carried by the wearer without strain. The aesthetics of the coat are simple but elegant, showing the water and the internal workings of the coat, but hiding the water storage.