The Latest in Travel Wear

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström Sep 28, 2010
We’re always on the lookout for lightweight and practical travel clothing, and well, we’ve found two more…
Tent Jacket
Tent Jacket

This hobo-chic jacket designed by Justin Gargasz easily unfolds into a tent (pictured above), thus saving you tons of luggage space.

Termed the “vessel” by its designer, the jacket can also be transformed into a sling sack which can be used as a daypack.

According to Gargasz,

Individuals feel the need to escape interactions in their environment everyday.

Whether it be interactions with excessive technology or other people, this psychological and physical need to get away is where I began my investigation.

A physical as well as psychological escape is achieved when the user has the option to efficiently get away from inside of building and come back when ever they choose. I focused on expandable clothing for concept exploration.

Read more about the tent jacket on Fast Company’s site.

Spray-on Clothing

Eliminate the need to do laundry all together while traveling with handy spray-on clothes. Developed by scientists at Imperial College London, this liquid clothing spray “hardens on the body and turns into a reusable garment.”

Watch the spray in action below:

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