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The zips running down the side of the Legs Jacket pants make them easy to take off and put on
The zips running down the side of the Legs Jacket pants make them easy to take off and put on
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From the outside, Vear's pants look like regular rain pants
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From the outside, Vear's pants look like regular rain pants
The front pockets on the Legs Jacket pants are fully waterproof
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The front pockets on the Legs Jacket pants are fully waterproof
Legs Jacket pants are aimed at cyclists and comuters
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Legs Jacket pants are aimed at cyclists and comuters
The zips running down the side of the Legs Jacket pants make them easy to take off and put on
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The zips running down the side of the Legs Jacket pants make them easy to take off and put on
The elastic waist on the Legs Jacket means there's room for growth
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The elastic waist on the Legs Jacket means there's room for growth
All the seams on the Legs Jacket are taped
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All the seams on the Legs Jacket are taped
Taking the Legs Jacket on and off is a zip-and-velcro driven affair
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Taking the Legs Jacket on and off is a zip-and-velcro driven affair
A look at the waterproof Vear Legs Jacket
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A look at the waterproof Vear Legs Jacket
Vear is a Danish brand
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Vear is a Danish brand
The Vear Leg Jacket is fully waterproof
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The Vear Leg Jacket is fully waterproof
Vear is trying to get consumers to recycle their Legs Jackets 
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Vear is trying to get consumers to recycle their Legs Jackets 
The Vear Legs Jacket from the front and rear
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The Vear Legs Jacket from the front and rear

Cycling to work is good for your health and the planet, but being caught in an unexpected downpour and arriving at the office soaked to the core is no fun. A team from Denmark has created a pair of waterproof pants for cyclists that use a unique fastening system to make them faster to put on and take off ... 77.5 percent faster, to be precise.

From the outside, the Legs Jacket looks like any other pair of rain pants. There are two different versions available, one of which uses a regular waterproof material and another made of Sympatex. The team at Vear says the regular design is suitable for everyday cyclists and hikers, while the more expensive Sympatex pair are suitable for sports like skiing and snowboarding.

Where the Legs Jacket sets itself apart is with the full-length zippers running down both sides. Some rain pants have half, or even three-quarter length zips to make them easier to slide over shoes, but the Vear design completely unzips and allows the wearer to put them on without bending over or taking their shoes off.

The elastic waist section is fastened with velcro, and simply comes undone when it's time to take the pants off. As well as allowing people to take their pants faster – apparently up to 77.5 percent faster – this design allows them to be easily packed up into a compact pouch.

The Vear Leg Jacket is fully waterproof
The Vear Leg Jacket is fully waterproof

All the seams on the pants are taped and reinforced in crucial areas, like the knees and crotch. The zippers are all YKK, and the company says all the pockets are completely waterproof as well, so your phone and wallet won't be drenched on the way to work.

At the moment, Vear is seeking funding for the Legs Jacket on Kickstarter, where it has raised more than US$18,400 of its $22,000 initial goal with 44 days remaining. Pledges start at $5, but you'll need to lay down $99 for a pair of Standard Legs Jackets. Those keen to reserve a pair of higher-end Sympatex Legs Jackets will need to pledge at least $129.

Deliveries are expected to start in February 2017 if the crowdfunding campaign is successful, and retail prices are expected to start at around $150.

Check out the pants being whipped on and off in the video below.

Source: Vear

⛈The Legs Jacket (Waterproof and Breathable)✌

3 comments
possum1
Will they remain waterproof as I ride my motorcycle through a storm ? If the answer is "yes", then you have doubled your marketing potential !
AndreiUrsachi
HI possum 1. Yes, you will stay dry with the performance version. :)
unklmurray
I went to the ''Vear''site and the Rain Suit was NOT available.......So where does one [me]buy it??