@palista Thanks for posting this!
We did some internet sleuthing and these are a product called a 'WalkingPod Pro' made by a company called 'Under the Weather'. As this is not a product we carry at REI, we are unable to speak to it's effectiveness for protection. Out of curiosity, did you take this picture? The look on the face of the hiker in the very back of the photo is amazing! We've seen some of their other products for outdoor sports events like soccer games and they seem to work well for weather protection. This is the first we've seen them available to be worn while walking around.
Thanks for sharing!