No Wet Pants, No Wet Seat!

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

7 Comments

  • I want this NOW. Sick and tired of saddles ripping at the first tip-over and then sucking up rain like a sponge, just to squirt it back into your pants, or freeze into a solid block of far from comfortable freakin’ *ice* (yes, I live in Sweden, and things can get rather cold up here).
    The carbon (not “carben”) fibre frame looks a bit flimsy (can it really support the weight of a heavy-set male?), but why someone hasn’t already come up with this idea is just plain odd. 🙂

  • mervin says:

    You are aware that there is a water proof product in the market. Right ? Where the shoe’s will never get wet. ^_^

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