Tommy Hilfiger has launched a limited edition of Solar Powered Jackets for both men and women. A jacket with a number of medium-sized, water-proof solar panels on its back.
Those are used to charge the battery in the jacket’s front pocket, which is connected to them through a cable that runs discreetly along the linings of the jacket. The battery itself offers two USB ports, so you can charge up to two devices simultaneously.
According to Pvilion, which designed the solar panels, when fully charged, the pack can juice up a standard 1500mAh device up to four times.
What isn’t clear is how long it takes for the sun to charge the battery pack that’s been put on the jackets but looks like it takes quite a while.
Pried at $ 599, these jackets look trendy and stylish and are very wearable. These wool and nylon jackets are adorned with seven to then solar panels on the back, which charge a battery that gives juice to your mobile devices.
The solar pack is totally removable, and the jacket also comes with a removable bag to stow the solar panels when you’re not using them.
According to Tommy Hilfiger, the jacket can charge most smartphones beyond their capacity.
The sale of these jackets are linked with a cause as fifty percent of all net proceeds from this particular jacket go to support the Fresh Air Fund, which sends inner city children to host families to experience country life.
Tommy Hilfiger and Pvilion have only made a few Solar Panel Jackets for this year’s holiday season, and despite only going on sale recently, it looks like they’ve already sold out.
Whether the experimental, tentative move into wearable tech inspires Tommy Hilfiger to come up with more mainstream and affordable items, remains to be seen.
Tommy Hilfiger is selling a unique jacket for men and women for the cold winter months. It's designed to keep you warm and your phone fully charged a...2.0