Friday, 29 August 2008

Taxi keeps tramps warm and dry.

"In 2007, TAXI celebrated 15 years of success. To mark the occasion, they wanted a big idea, one that would give back to the community." So they invented a jacket, but this was no ordinary jacket it had lots of pockets. Now thats what we call a big idea.

Ok so there was a little more to it.

"The jacket would be breathable, waterproof, lightweight, and the lining would be made up of pockets throughout. And these pockets would be able to be stuffed with newspaper to provide adjustable levels of insulation from the cold."

We're shocked at just how good a jacket stuffed with newspaper can actually look, let alone work.
There is a site dedicated to the jacket where you can get a load more info on the jacket, you can even see it being tested in a humongous freezer.

Our only problem is if you aren't a homeless man/woman sleeping on a sidewalk in America somewhere, you don't seem to be able to get your hands on one. Wouldn't they be great for the weight conscious backpacker or festival goer, we recon they would be an autumn essential here in the UK.

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