I am a firm believer that one of the very core reasons why Singaporeans seem to perpetually be in a sour mood is because we’re constantly in heat. As someone who’s averse to our hot and humid weather, I cannot explain the number of times I’ve been in a bad mood or been absolutely physically drained just by walking outside. I am not exaggerating, this is a very real problem.
‘Like that how to live in Singapore?’ You may wonder, the simple answer is to perpetually stay indoors or in an air-conditioned environment, but that is clearly not a feasible long-term solution. But not all hope is lost, I’ve perhaps found a solution to my heat woes.
Octocool describes themselves as “The Leading Air Conditioned Shirt Distributor” and as their tag line suggests, they make wearables with built-in mini aircon units. We truly are living in the future, people. It’s simple, these garments look like your everyday clothing but with the addition of one or two fans fashioned at the back of the shirt.
When powered on, the shirt puffs up as cold air blows into the shirt, creating a cold air vacuum of sorts. The fans run on a rechargeable battery and can last eight and a half hours when on high and a whopping 59 hours when on low. Like any other shirt, the fans and battery pack can be removed when you have to do your laundry.
Of course, this shirt very much seems like a last resort type of product. Can you imagine walking around looking like Michelin Man? On top of looking funny, these air-con clothes are not cheap, with prices starting from USD$189.95 (approx. S$265).
What do you think? Would you be willing to walk around with puffed-up sleeves and a dent in your wallet?
Price: USD$189.95 (approx. S$265) and up
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