‘Air-Conditioned’ Clothes Keep Japan Cool

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With temperatures rising the last thing you’d want to do is put on a jacket, but Japan’s ‘air-conditioned’ coats have built-in fans to keep you cool. Via France24:

As jackets go it looks far from fashionable, but its Japanese maker cannot meet sky-rocketing demand for “air conditioned” coats with built-in fans.

Kuchofuku Co. Ltd — whose name literally means “air-conditioned clothing” — has seen orders soar amid power shortages in Japan after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

As parts of the nation sweat out an uncomfortable summer shackled by restrictions on electricity use, demand has grown for goods that provide guilt-free respite from the unrelenting summer heat.

Two electric fans in the jacket can be controlled to draw air in at different speeds, giving the garment a puffed-up look. But this has not deterred those happy to be cool rather than “hot” when it comes to fashion.

[Continues at France24]

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  • jasonpaulhayes

    Just take your shirt off !

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Just take your shirt off !

  • dumbsaint

    Excellent. William Gibson is proud of you Japan.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent. William Gibson is proud of you Japan.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, I’ve had this idea for so many years.

  • SF2K01

    Damn, I’ve had this idea for so many years.

  • Hadrian999

    I don’t know about the clothes but the air conditioned mattresses would be awesome, where I live it;s been in the 80’s at night all week

  • Hadrian999

    I don’t know about the clothes but the air conditioned mattresses would be awesome, where I live it;s been in the 80’s at night all week

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    This is the most Genius Idea EVER! Then again, I’m probably only believing that because I’m really, really hot right now. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    This is the most Genius Idea EVER! Then again, I’m probably only believing that because I’m really, really hot right now. 

  • wizard

    i want that on my fake muscle suit 

  • wizard

    i want that on my fake muscle suit 

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