We’ve already seen the release of self-lacing Nikes and Pepsi Perfect to celebrate the recent Back to the Future Day (October 21st, 2015 – the date visited by Marty McFly and Doc Brown during Back to the Future II), and now, a little late, we have the opportunity to buy our very own self-drying jacket, similar to the one worn by Marty while posing as his own son in 2015:
A Kickstarter, launched by startup Falyon Wearable Tech, is seeking support for its Self-Drying Jacket, or SDJ-01, the special edition of which is styled on its fictional counterpart from Back to the Future II. Backers can get the BTTFII version of the jacket in return for a $159 pledge, with standard versions available for $10 dollars less.
The jacket’s drying power is powered by its built-in air amplifiers. Falyon describes the process:
“The air amplifiers are capable of redirecting air with extreme high pressure and flow at rates equal to or surpassing commercially available hair dryers. Despite their power, they are not exceptionally bulky or heavy, weighing about 4oz each. For comparison, an iPhone 6 weighs 4.55oz.
The air amplifiers function in the space between the jacket’s exterior and the inner lining. This serves to keep the high pressure air circulating in an enclosed space, maximizing the drying capability. This also ensures that the jacket dries from the inside out so the layers closest to your skin and clothes dry first.”
The SDJ-01: Self-Drying Jacket has raised $5,131 of its $12,000 goal, with 20 days remaining.