In 1747, the French engineer francois Frey's create the world's first raincoat, he used to get latex from rubber wood, put in the cloth shoes and coats in the latex after dip-coating processing solution, can have the effect of waterproof. Until now, the word "raincoat" is still known in English as the mackintosh.
A raincoat is a raincoat made of waterproof fabric. Waterproof fabric suitable for raincoat has adhesive, oilcloth and plastic film etc. The modern raincoat is breathable, usually made of nylon and gore-tex. The breathable raincoat is good for people to wear the moisture from the raincoat and to increase the comfort level.
If you want to classify a raincoat, it can be roughly divided into three categories: the first type is a rubber coat, the second is a raincoat, and the third is a plastic film raincoat. The raincoat should be well maintained, otherwise the service life of the raincoat will be shortened accordingly, and cannot use its own value.
After entering the 20th century, the appearance of plastic and various waterproof fabrics made the style and color of raincoat become more and more abundant. There is a waterproof raincoat, which also represents a high level of technology.