Back to the Future II Self-Drying Jacket is on Kickstarter Now
A startup called Falyon is making fans and their Back To The Future fantasies come alive with almost a complete replica of the jacket seen in the 1989 film. Called the SDJ (Self-Drying Jacket)-01, the item launched its campaign on Kickstarter.
“We went through many frustrating failures and many ruined jackets,” recalls Aaron Coleman, one of the brand’s founders, to Mashable. “We weren’t sure if the tech existed to bring these jackets to life.”
It’s powered by rechargeable batteries, which can run air for up to 30 minutes. The six-foot-long charging cable is included with the jacket, tucked away in many of the pockets found throughout. The brand says in lab tests the jackets dried after 30 seconds, with over 90% of moisture wicked away in about a minute.
The jacket is all about allowing consumers to feel their clothing can enhance their lifestyles, Aaron Coleman, one of the brand’s founders says.
“The SDJ-01, like other wearable tech, is meant to solve a problem and make our lives easier,” he tells Mashable. “In the future, we as consumers need to ask: What can our clothes do for us?”
Head to the project website for more.