In 1989, the makers of the film Back to the Future II thought that in 2015, our jackets might be able to dry themselves. Thanks to startup company Falyon, the first self-drying jacket now exists.
After coming up with the idea about a year ago, Falyon is introducing the SDJ-01 to the world via a Kickstarter campaign. The design is practically an exact copy of the jacket worn by Marty McFly in the movie. Because you probably weren't born yet, here's what the famous movie clip looks like:
"We spent the summer refining the design, racing against time as we were determined to bring the self-drying jacket to life in 2015," co-founder Aaron Coleman told Mashable. "We purposely set the funding to end early because we want everyone to be able to say 'self-drying jackets were real in 2015.'"
The SDJ redirects air with extreme high pressure, similar to a hair dryer, using three exhaust vents which are activated by a power button. You can also blow cool, dry air on your face and hair if you've gotten caught in a rainstorm or something and look like a wet rat. The jacket is powered by a rechargeable battery that can blast air for up to 30 minutes - it comes with a six-foot long charging cable, in case you want to wear the jacket at your desk while simultaneously charging it. These guys thought of everything.
Falyon says in lab tests the jacket dried in 30 seconds. Leave the dryers on for a minute and more than 90 percent of the moisture should be gone. Isn't wearable tech magical?