KAPS, TEH STAPLE OF THE ALL SEASONS BIKE
To go green, there is nothing better than riding a bike. But options for an optimal protection against nature when it's raging are still limited. If all that's available on the market is either too heavy or not big enough, the revolutionary Kaps, takes on the wind, the rain, the snow and even the sun with its patented lightweight canvas: anti UV, wind deflector, and of course, waterproof.
A SHELTER SYSTEM THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Two words: tent and igloo. It's this famous ultra-resistant 3-seasons tent, really easy to set up that inspired Kaps' inventor. In fact, Kap's protective bubble fits a small shoulder bag, alongside fibreglass poles, and its frames, flexible enough to adjust to your bike. Whether you're used to camping or not, this roof is easily assembled and disassembled within a few minutes, with the help of your hands and the included set-up instructions.
A special feature of the Kaps roof is its shape: bigger at the front end than behind, this simple setting combined with a hydrophobic canvas make the rain slide away from the cyclist, his passenger and anything you put on the luggage rack.
ALWAYS RIDE IN STYLE
Thanks to all of that, goodbye bulky roofs that reduce your field of view, raincoats that don't even live up to their names, and above all, goodbye bicycle umbrellas that are too crude and that you're ashamed to have/haul ! This protection is already unusual enough to make people stop and stare, but add to that, a modern design that will make some pedestrians envious.
AND FOR ALL BIKE LOVERS WHO ARE FOND OF HIKING
Kaps alleviates your even more by lessening a few poles since the ones for your protection can also be used for your tent! And that's not all, it also has a back pocket in which you can put the umbrella you use when you're on foot. A simple trick to have yourself a little hiking kit!
KAPS ITS FRENCH SIDE
Pierre, aka Tonton Pierre, is the French handyman that's behind this ergonomic shelf, he hand makes all his models and want them to be accessible to everybody. Which is why he chose China, where he selects the best materials for the best price.
■ Shoulder bag dimensions: 38 x 10 cm
■ Weight: 1,5 kg
■ Materials: Mixed fibres, plastic
■ Set of 3 transversal poles compatible with Igloo tents
■ Hydrophobic canvas, anti UV
■ Optimal visibility up to almost 360°
■ Set-up instructions included
Pierre, a French engineer who works in China for 10 years, elaborates a bike roof idea in case of rain showers. This idea is born from Beijing's rain season in 2013, this bike lover and inventor in his spare time got tired of always being completely soaked despite a good raincoat.
20 prototypes later, he launches a fundraising campaign for his improved product on KissKissBankBank reaches his goal within 21 days. Kaps, inspired by igloo tents, is an innovative protection against bad weather. Its inventor worked hard so that it will be lightweight, affordable, suited for all bikes, but most of all: efficient! A real gift for all cyclists that love to cycle without getting wet.
1. Is there a significant wind surface area?
No. The bubble protection is an effective wind deflector, in any season, whatever your speed.
2. Does Kaps protect the sides enough?
The choice was made to limit congestion in the traffic, which means the roof width, and to reach maximum visibility. It makes Kaps a light and practical accessory. As long as the bike moves, rain, even lateral, is stopped by the windshield, based on the model of some scooters with roof that we see in the city.
3. Can Kaps be set up on any type of bicycle?
Kaps adjusts to big and small bicycles. At the beginning, it was designed to be easily set up on a bike that has a front rack and a luggage rack at the back to firmly hold the flexible poles. However, any bicycle that doesn't have those can use Kaps with different fasteners. Please refer to the set-up instructions for help.
4. Can I use Kaps with a child seat?
Definitely. Different types of child seats are easily set up under the roof. Kaps is designed to make the water slide on the shelf without getting the passengers wet.
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