When Rick Pescovitz, CEO of Under the Weather, designed his first personal plastic bubble to protect from the elements, he thought, Who in the world would wear this thing? Then the pandemic hit, and the semi-enclosed space that the pods create found a new, all-weather purpose: protecting frontline workers. Hospitals use the IntubationPod ($69–$99), which covers the wearer’s head and shoulders, to shield both patients and workers during medical procedures, while longer versions, which have openings for the arms and extend to the hips or beyond, appeal to teachers and police officers. Alice Park

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