Global warming is screwing up the weather across the world with the winters getting colder, the rainy season getting wetter and the summers getting even hotter than before. Even though most people around the globe are trying loose-fitted linen and cotton clothing to keep cool this summer, the ever so inventive and trendy folks over in Japan are all set to revolutionize summer clothing with air-conditioned pants. Yes, you read that right, we’re talking about pants that come with in-built air-conditioning. Of course the clever folks who invented this thing we’re more than reluctant about sharing exactly how the pants work but they did let on that the pants come with a handful of battery-powered fans. The trousers are created using 65 percent organic polyester while the fans feature a ball-bearing operation and are powered via rechargeable 3-7.4V lithium-ion batteries.
These fans improve the circulation of air inside the trousers to allow the natural thermal control of the body, i.e., sweating, to function more effectively. So when you wear these pants, you basically are merely accelerating the process of skin cooling and not cooling the body down artificially. Given the half-natural goodness of the product, The Japanese might really be on to something with this crazy idea. No word on whether you stand to lose a fingertip or two if you accidentally get your hand caught in the blades of the fast spinning pants but it seems like the trousers could be the must have item for the fashion-forward crowd this summer. The Kuchofuku fan-cooled trousers retail for US$208.
Via: Tree Hugger