Posted November 05, 2019 10:24:19When I went to the mall a few years ago, I saw an old-school windbreaker and wanted to try it out.
When I looked around, I could see wind jackets in a lot of stores, and I was thinking, ‘This is a cool idea!’
But I couldn’t find a way to fit them all on my shoulders.
I didn’t know what the heck to do with them.
I thought about making them my own, but then I remembered the windbreakers I saw in the stores and was like, ‘OK, I’ve got to find something else.’
“One was a windbreaker with a belt on it, like the ones you see in some of the mall windbreaker stores. “
I didn’t want to make my own windbreaker, but I had a couple ideas,” Daniel said.
“One was a windbreaker with a belt on it, like the ones you see in some of the mall windbreaker stores.
The other was a pair of shorts, with the windbreaker at the bottom and the shorts at the top.
I had one that had the windproof zipper on, so I could put it in my purse and carry it everywhere I went.”
The idea of the shorts was to give me some style without costing too much.
I started with a pair, but Daniel added a few extras.
One was a zipper pocket in the bottom of the windbag, so if I needed to take it out, I wouldn’t have to dig it out of my pants or take it to the store.
The second added an extra layer of protection against rain, while the windblocker would also be waterproof.
So far, so good.
I tried out the windblocking on my head and shoulders, but my boyfriend thought it would be a bit too revealing.
So he made me a pair that went down the back of my neck, so my hair wouldn’t be visible while wearing it.
Daniel added a couple more items for the windbags, and after getting some feedback on his idea, he added a button that you can flip up and slide up, so you can change your shirt if you need to change your outfit later.
He also added a pocket in front of the zipper to hold a smartphone, and a button on the back that you’ll be able to push to open the wind bag.
“The more you get into it, the more comfortable it is,” Daniel added.
“You can’t tell that this bag is a windbag until you pull it out.”
As soon as I put on the windshield, it feels like you’re wearing a full-length windbreaker.
I have to say, the best part of this whole process was the attention to detail.
Daniel did a great job of getting the materials just right.
It’s made out of soft materials like fleece, which is nice because it absorbs water and wind.
“We put the fleece inside the wind protection to make it water resistant,” Daniel explained.
“And we put a layer of polyurethane on top so it won’t be wrinkled up if you put your hands in it.
I put the rainfly in the front to keep it off the rain.
I added a small piece of fabric on the top to keep the rain off, and that’s what holds it all together.”
I wore the windy jacket for several hours.
It was great to have the ability to take off the jacket and just walk around, and the wind blocking worked out great.
The rainfly was great too, but we could have gotten away with a different one.
When it comes to windproof jackets, Daniel and I like to stick with the ones that we already own, so this was a good purchase.
“This is definitely a new windbreaker for me, because it’s so versatile,” Daniel joked.
“It’s really cool to be able do this in your own home, and you can wear it with any outfit.”
Daniel and I started working on the details of the next prototype, which he will share in a couple weeks.
“If you look at the model I showed you last time, it’s just a few pieces of fabric and a zipper.
We need to make a zipper and a pocket, so we’ll start off with that,” Daniel teased.
“Next, we need to figure out how we can get the zipper up to the zipper on the bag so it doesn’t just pull up, but that the zipper actually holds the wind in.”
Daniel has also created some other designs for other weather-resistant windblockers, including a windblock that’s actually waterproof.
“My wife and I are going to make another one in a few weeks,” Daniel promised.
“There’s something about that fabric that’s waterproof and