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Backpack rain cover

Automatic rain coverBackpack integrationSpring system

Introduction

The invention consists of a canvas which can be automatically be opened by a mechanism. In its closed configuration the device is completely preserved in a tubular structure which can be attached to any kind of backpack. In its open configuration, the device can cover the head and the shoulders of the user, an it can also cover the backpack itself.

Technical features

The invention consists of a canvas which can be automatically be opened by a mechanism. In its closed configuration the device is completely preserved in a tubular structure which can be attached to any kind of backpack. In its open configuration, the device can cover the head and the shoulders of the user, an it can also cover the backpack itself. The simpler version of the rain cover is based on an automatic spring system for the canvas opening. On the other hand, the canvas closing is obtained by pulling two strings. An advanced version could be based on an electric motor to actuate the opening and closing mechanism. This rain cover can be integrated in a standard backpack or in an excursion backpack, reducing the time needed to pull out and open a conventional umbrella and guaranteeing the rain coverage leaving users’ hands free.

Possible Applications

  • Hikers;
  • Camper;
  • Students.

Advantages

  • Complete coverage of user and backpack;
  • Fast and automatic canvas opening;
  • Compatibility with any kind of backpack;
  • Rain coverage leaving user’s hands free;
  • Canvas held in a dedicated box;
  • Rain drip outside the backpack.