Mavari is a versatile, waterproof cloak that transforms into a backpack.

Mavari is a versatile, waterproof cloak that transforms into a backpack.

mavari is a versatile, waterproof cloak that transforms into a backpack
all images courtesy of mavari

the design of the ‘mavari‘ cloak considers a mulipurpose lifestyle: outdoor recreation, unpredictable weather changes and ease of portability are important parts of an active, everyday routine and the objects that guide it.

a team of designers — juan carlos viso, bryan capriles, oscar solorzano — have conceived a  multifunctional, waterproof surf cloak that transforms into a backpack, among other functional modes of use, and are seeking funding on kickstarter to make the project a reality. options include the dry mode, to dry off after your session in the water; change mode, to re-outfit in and out of your wetsuit; backpack mode for portability; cruise mode for everyday use; and shelter mode, to resist the elements of cold, light rain. 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
the design of the cloak considers a mulipurpose lifestyle

‘mavari skin’ is the tripple layer fabric that gives the design its reversible quality. it has waterproof, windproof, absorbent, breathable and antibacterial properties — one side of the fabric is waterproof, while the other is absorbent microfiber. these layers are bonded to a membrane that is both resistant to moisture and breathable. additionally, an embedded code allows the wearer to use their cloak as a scanner, connecting with friends, sharing information and even providing discounts on future products.

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
varying product views 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
demonstrating the wearable’s versatile qualities 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
used as a backpack

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
used to keep warm and dry during a light rain 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
dry mode allows the wearer to use the design as a towel and body warmer 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
different uses of ‘mavari’

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
on male and female models 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
the design of the coat is versatile and functional in numerous ways 

mavari cloak by juan carlos viso transforms into a backpack and wetsuit
two views of the wearable in use as a cloak