Living in cities where torrential rains tend to ruin your bikes for you, I have become accustomed to staying away from them for those few months of monsoons. It’s great to hear that incessant rains in Southern China got this quartet set of designers to come up with a bicycle seat that doesn’t get wet, despite the heavy downpour. Basically the seat is created using tubes, which is a molded block of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) with a porous structure. Water simply drains through the seat, which is constructed using a carbon fiber frame.
The Drain-Saddle is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.
Designers: Qiao Yu, Chen Xiaoying, Wu Xiaohui, Li Mu & Liu Hanze