© Klepper Faltbootwerft AG [dim_it:pic_desc]Klepper made more than just kayaks. The company was known, widely for its raincoat, the Klepper mantel. The name became generic for raincoats in Germany not unlike the use of the word McIntosh for a certain kind of coat in Great Britain. The Klepper coats clothed German postmen, policeman and other public servants. Like other folding kayak companies, Klepper also made tents and umbrellas; the basic principles for making these is the same as for a folding kayak. The company also branched out to make motorboats and sailboats and pop-up camping trailers. (Source: Klepper Faltbootwerft AG)[/dim_it:pic_desc]