Scott Solar SeV Jacket

solar_sev_back.JPGIf the number of electronic gizmos you carry makes you feel like Inspector Gadget, the SeV jacket's "Personal Area Network" will finally give you somewhere to store everything: concealed pockets (30 of 'em!) and channels let you keep all your devices connected without strangling yourself in wires. Cool. But it's the solar version that gets the TH a-ok. The flexible panels on the back are perfect for days when you don't feel like dragging your solar backpack all over town. With a middleman battery, they charge most USB-chargeable devices, including cell phones and MP3 players—direct sunlight will give a full charge in 2-3 hours, but the battery is usable as soon as it starts charging. The downside: won't charge an iPod, which apparently has to be authenticated by a computer to be charged (they're working on a fix). But with another player, the panels can be removed and used without the jacket—we're thinking lazy picnic afternoons filled with solar-powered music. Special prices $425-$535 USD at ::SCOTTeVEST [by KK]solar_sev_front.JPG

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