Mavari is a cleverly conceived "surf cloak" that uses a triple-layer fabric to keep you warm and dry in bad weather, and dry you off after a session in the water. Its versatile design also means that, like the Vamoose jacket, it can be folded into a backpack.
Designed primarily for surfers, the multi-purpose Mavari would also be suitable for other watersports enthusiasts and sporty folk in general.
The reversible cloak is made from a patent pending triple layer fabric which has "waterproof, wind-proof, absorbent, wicking, breathable and antibacterial properties." One side is a waterproof polypropelene, the other side is an absorbent microfiber, and in between the two is a breathable membrane. Completing construction is a water-resistant coating, and rust-free buttons and zips.
This all means Mavari can be used a number of different ways: to dry yourself off after a session in the water, to hide your blushes while you change in and out of your wetsuit, to stay warm and dry in light rain, or even transformed into a backpack.
Mavari is expected to retail for US$215, but a pledge of $145 should be enough to secure one through Kickstarter, where the project has raised funds well in excess of its $30,000 goal. Delivery is slated for April 2015.