Many Back to the Future fans have been desperately waiting for years for the crazy inventions depicted in the movie to come to real life. Most of those doohickeys have been invented already – or at least their prototype versions, such as the hover board.
Among those terrific inventions was Marty McFly’s self-drying jacket. When soaked, the jacket could auto-dry itself by releasing high-pressure air that would puff-up the jacket and dry it within seconds…and yes all the while drying out Marty’s face and hair….
Wondering why I’m reminding you that scene? Guest what! The self-drying jacket is finally invented and already attracting huge amount of funding on KickStarter.
Falyon, a wearable tech start-up, has successfully created the iconic self-drying jacket from Back to the Future movie. According to what the start-up claims, unlike the movie version where the jacket dries itself within second, this 21st century jacket would take a minute or two to completely dry out by circulating high-pressure air released from the built-in amplifiers.
The jacket is made up of a breathable material that is also waterproof. The amplifiers are powered by a lightweight battery that sneakily sits in the jacket’s pocket. Falyon claims that the battery weighs as same as an iPhone 6. Plus, the jacket is extremely tech-friendly, i.e., you can fit in as many gadgets as there are pockets in it.
The start-up tried its best to keep the jacket similar to the iconic, Marty Mcfly’s jacket in all aspects like the color of the jacket (red and charcoal color) and the vents near the collar that expels the air near the wearer’s face and hair. However, the only disappointing thing is that the jacket doesn’t talk.
Other than the red and charcoal color, the jacket is also available in several other colors such as cobalt, blue, metallic silver, etc. According to Falyon, the product will be available in April 2016.