First it was Marty McFly's Nike Mags, aptly released on October 21 of this year, and now you too can own Marty's self-drying jacket. Designed by Faylon Wearable Tech, the SDJ-01 (Self-Drying Jacket take one) has almost reached its Kickstarter goal in just 5 days. The jacket comes in 5 colours, including the original design, and will retail for $199 with shipments beginning in April of next year.
The jacket uses air amplifiers with pressure similar to commercial hair dryers, which circulate air between the jacket's exterior and inner lining. Under normal conditions, such as getting caught in the rain or having a drink spilled on you, the jacket will dry in 1-2 minutes, while a jacket submerged in water may take longer to dry. The reachable amplifiers operate for about 30 minutes.
As reported in Wearable Style News,
In an interview with Refinery29, Falyon cofounder Aaron Coleman acknowledged the difficulty of developing the correct technology that would allow for the self-drying process to take place. In fact, where once the process of creating the futuristic jacket involved mounting fans to manage airflow, it quickly transformed into finding more ways to leverage air pressure instead.
Why wear a waterproof jacket when you can have a self-drying jacket, with the added bonus of ventilation and back to the future style? With many gadgets and capabilities from Back to the Future (i.e. tablet computers, teleconferencing) already realized, connected clothes are the category of the future.
Source: Wearable Style News