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Regulate Your Skin Temperature with Apollo Shirts

If you live anywhere in the US or Canada, you’d have to live under a rock to not realize we are in the middle of an historic heat wave. Of course, if you do live under a rock, the odds are good that you’ve been baked under it, so you would have known anyway. Many workplaces are making exceptions to their dress codes in the face of record-setting high temperatures, but some of them are simply sticklers. Me, I cannot fathom having to put on a dress shirt and tie on a good day, much less when it’s in triple digits outside. But the Ministry of Supply has come up with something that could quite possibly make it comfortable, albeit at a fairly spendy price tag.

The shirts, called Apollo shirts, claim they can regulate the temperature of your skin so you are always comfortable. When you’re hot, the “phase-change materials” the shirt is made of pull heat from your body, keeping you cool. But then if you cool down (say, entering an office where the air conditioning is kept at glacial temperatures), the shirt will release the heat back into your body, keeping you warm. The shirts also have an anti-microbial coating which will serve to keep any unpleasant body odors from permeating your workspace.

Do they work? I have no idea. But I really, really hope they do. Because while I do not need to wear a dress shirt to work very often, I might just start. It’s gotta be better than what I’m already wearing, right?

This is currently a Kickstarter project, but they are already well above their goal. I mean, seriously above it. Their goal was $30,000 US, and as of this writing they are sitting over $270,000 US. But you still have a couple of days to get in on it if you want…the project will be funded as of 4:00PM EDT on July 11. Expected retail for these shirts is $129.00 US, but if you pledge on Kickstarter before the deadline, you can get yours for $95.00 US.

Source: Ubergizmo

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