Meet the Aegis Parka — a jacket that lights up to warn you about polluted areas in real time. Â It reminds me of the movie Cherry 2000 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome all rolled into one crazy looking piece of clothing:
It detects toxins in the air, offers oxygen, and features a very durable ceramic scaly fabric that is supposed to be pretty tough. Â From the Nieuwe Heren website on the Aegis Parka:
Aegis: as stated in the Iliad, is theÂ shieldÂ ofÂ Zeus,Â possessingÂ great powers, forged by Hephaestus with a surface of gold like scaly snake-skin.
With Urban pollution growing out of hand, and lifespansÂ diminishing due to airborne pollutants we felt the urge to design a jacket that counters those effects.
A sensor in the parka registers hazardous molecules and signals you of the intensity. The more Ledâ€™s illuminated the worse the air quality. A built in respirator with an active carbon filter helps you inhale fresh air.
Biking/walking through the city wearing this garment even contributes to the air quality, as the suit is treated with a TiO2 (titaniumdioxide) solution, which cleanses the air due to itâ€™s photocatalystic properties.
The garment is created from schoellerÂ®-Ceraspaceâ„¢, a scaly fabric created out of ceramic particles, making it far more abrasion and heat resistant then leather.
The inner lining consists of schoellerÂ®-PCMâ„¢ a special textile containing millions of microcapsules filled with Phase Change Materials (PCM). They balance out temperatures which are too high or too low to achieve the wearerâ€™s personal comfort climate.
Very cool! Â Welcome back to JimOnLight, Nieuwe Heren!