Rhode Island’s Cleverhood Debuts Electric Houndstooth -- US Made Rain Cape for Livable Cities

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Cleverhood, the Rhode Island Company with outerwear for livable cities, today introduced the Electric Houndstooth rain cape. In a twist on the smart classic style, the new Cleverhood provides a dramatic illuminated grid when reflected by headlights. Inspired by the slow bike movement and urban sustainability efforts, the Cleverhood is a US-made garment of traditional style with modern performance features.

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Cleverhood: US-Made Outerwear

Cleverhood uses U.S. garment workers and high-quality features like rugged zippers, reflective materials and elastics, many from nearby suppliers.

Cleverhood, the Rhode Island Company with outerwear for livable cities, today introduced the Electric Houndstooth rain cape. In a twist on the smart classic style, the new Cleverhood provides a dramatic illuminated grid when reflected by headlights. Inspired by the slow bike movement and urban sustainability efforts, the Cleverhood is a US-made garment of traditional style with modern performance features.

“The Electric Houndstooth Cleverhood makes a distinct impression, particularly on dark, rainy nights,” said Susan Mocarski, managing partner and founder of the Cleverhood company. “This rain cape is designed for active people looking for a combination of performance and a certain style. The reflective qualities of this houndstooth are stunning – it’s a look that’s smart and safe.”

In an early review, [Discerning Cyclist UK declared the Electric Houndstooth “snazzy with a capital snaz.”    US-made, it is waterproof (10K rated) and seam-sealed with a Velcro trim tabs. Like the TF Green model, it is well tailored with a fitted hood and special features like magnetic arm closures and elastic thumb loops for bike commuters.

Cleverhood uses U.S. garment workers and high-quality features like rugged zippers, reflective materials and elastics, many from nearby suppliers. Designed for urban explorers and upright bikers, the ‘hood combines a unique style (which “freaked out” Vice Magazine) with reliable, high-performance standards.

Cleverhood is sold online at http://www.Cleverhood.com. It is also available at a growing number of select independent fashion and bike shops. It is currently available in two models, with additional styles soon.

Based in Providence, Cleverhood LLC, is a small business that produces a special brand of outerwear that reflects an affirmation of American ingenuity, local places and solid reliability.

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