A Yiddishe Kup is a terrible thing to waste. And so after years of only hatters and roofers enjoying the Shabbos downpours, www.shaynecoat.com has produced a Line of Levush that satisfies the need to keep one's self and one's clothing, particularly the hat, dry, while simultaneously satisfying the halachik stringencies against carrying.
The price is right, and the concept seems good, yet for some reason I just can't seem to get past the clown factor. I simply laugh inwardly each time I pass a black-clad Martian-Man.
One day I might succumb, but for now I'll settle with wearing an older hat in inclement weather and replacing my good one when finances allow.