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Raincapes yes/no?

We Amsterdammers cycle a lot. But it also rains a lot. A normal raincoat doesn’t really do the trick. Don’t you hate those wet patches on your thighs? And waterproof trousers are such a hassle to pull on and off. Perhaps a rain cape is the answer.

We tested three raincapes out for our viewers. And here’s what we found …

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IMPORT > CLEVERHOOD CAPE

$249 | cleverhood.com

CLEVERHOOD

 

 

 

 

We tried out the Electric Gingham raincape, but there are lots of different designs. Plus points:

  • loads actually!
  • quick drying
  • easy thumb loops and magnetic arm holes
  • can tailor to your head size with the fitted hood
  • reflective grid
  • high quality finish.

Cleverhood is offering 15% off for Broadcast Amsterdam viewers. Ask for details. 

MID RANGE > VAUDE’S VALDIPINO PONCHO

€42 | vaude.com

 

 

 

 

The sensible choice. Good for:

  • sustainable materials
  • big front pocket
  • fitted hood
  • value for money
  • also available in the Netherlands from the Bever chain.

BUDGET > HEMA 

€2,50 | hema.nl

hema raincape

 

 

 

 

For when:

  • you are broke
  • you need a quick high street fix
  • you really don’t care how you look.

ALSO SPOTTED, RAINCAPES FOR SALE FROM:  

Praxis, Ikea, AGU.

+ BONCHO

Dutch bike company, VanMoof, have been promising their all-singing all-dancing rain cape, Boncho, for ages and it is now shipping. It’s what they call the “love-child of a pop-up tent and a rain poncho”. NB  For a good comparison of the Boncho and Cleverhood see here: https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/raincape-comparison-boncho-cleverlite/ (now that’s the way to do a raincape test, btw!)

But tell us what you think? Raincapes YES/NO?

AFS | Cinemasia’s Lorna Tee: “there are very diverse stories that come from Asia these days”

Lorna Tee talks to the Amsterdam Film Show about what’s new in the Cinemasia festival this year, the new venue of the Kriterion cinema, and shares some of her personal favourites from the films screening.

cinemasia.nl

Interviewer: Julian Ross
Camera & Editing: Cathy Leung.

This feature was first broadcast as part of the Amsterdam Film Show on Amsterdam’s Salto 1 TV channel on 31.03.15.

AFS 3 March 2015 | New cinema releases

Watch this clip for a summary of all the new cinema releases in Amsterdam from 5 March 2015. There’s action, a sci-fi drama, Swedish comedy and a documentary or two.

… and this clip for our film chat about American Sniper. Includes Amsterdam cinemas screening the film.

Also, see our partners, Cinedam, for more on each film.

AFS | New cinema releases, 26 February 2015

Watch this clip for a summary of all the new cinema releases in Amsterdam from 26 February 2015.

 

And this clip for our chat about AFS film of the week, Wild

Also, see our partners, Cinedam, for more on each film:

week 9 film

AFS 17 Feb 2015 | New cinema releases


 Watch this clip for a summary of all the new cinema releases in Amsterdam from 19 February 2015.  With our pick of the week, ‘Selma’.

Also, see our partners, Cinedam, for more on each film:

Cinedam

AFS | Shortcutz: “a very good thing for young directors and writers”

We asked filmmakers participating in Shortcutz Amsterdam about their entries and why this weekly competition is so important for the local filmmaking community.

Thanks to our partners, Cinedam, who helped make this report.

AFS 10 Feb 2015 | New cinema releases

Watch this clip for a summary of all the new cinema releases in Amsterdam from 11/12 February 2015. It’s not all about Fifty Shade of Grey, some other interesting options also released this week, including the very, very dark comedy The Voices.

Also, see our partners, Cinedam, for more on each film:

CINEDAM