Four students of Universitas Gadjah Mada made a creative product in the form of a multifunctional raincoat, namely Jansel. It is a raincoat model consisting of waterproof jacket and pants that can protect the body as well as the backpack from the rain. Those four geography students are Ikhwan Arbi Kurniawan, Aji Purnomo, Syiva Fauzia Lestari, and Dwiana Wulandari. Jansel is included in one of the products funded by Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education through the Students Creativity Programme on Entrepreneur (PKM-K) 2017.
The team leader, Arbi Kurniawan, said Jansel is a raincoat which protects not only our body but also all of the things in our backpack. According to Arbi, currently, the existing raincoat in the market consists of waterproof jacket and pants that can only protect the body. If we try to cover the backpack, it tears the the raincoat. On the other hand, there is a “bat” model raincoat that can protect the body and backpack but it is less comfortable, not fashionable, and the feet can still get wet. “Jansel can also be used to replace rain bag cover, thus more efficient,” said Arbi on Wednesday (14/6).
Jansel has a fashionable design, too, with many color choices and uses material that is light, smooth, strong, and, of course, waterproof. Jansel consists of jacket and pants which can protect the body and backpack with the maximal volume of the backpack at 25 liters. It is equipped with coatings glue on every stitch to keep the rain water from seeping in. “Despite its quality, the price of Jansel is cheaper than the existing raincoat in the market,” said Syvia, the marketing manager.
Jansel is suitable to be used during activities and riding in the rainy season. Moreover, it can be the right choice of raincoat for the students or academicians who often do field course. Jansel is expected to give solution for the society in the rainy season so they can still be productive while wearing a fashionable raincoat.