Sweaty bottoms may soon be a thing of the past – at least in Japan.
A Japanese company has unveiled a pair of trousers with a built-in air conditioning fan.
Whether Western consumers will be willing to endure a gentle whirring from their underwear as the price for a bone-dry posterior.
The battery-powered fans also have another drawback – your trousers inflate in a manner that their creator describes as ‘like a Michelin man’.
The Kuchofuku Air-Conditioned Cooling have two battery-powered fans built in, and direct cooling streams of air down the legs and into the nether regions.
The fans are built into pockets in the outside of the trousers, which are made of a polyester-cotton blend and come in Khaki.
Normally, sweat is produced and evaporates, causing a cooling effect – but clothes interfere with this process by trapping the droplets.
But the jacket, invented by former Sony technician Hiroshi Ichigaya, produces a layer of circulating air which enhances sweat evaporation.
The fans – four inches in diameter – are powered by AA batteries, which last for several hours, or by plugging into a computer using a USB cable.
The electrical parts can be removed for washing. The only drawback is the balloon effect caused by the air flow.
by The Punjapit Alliance