Introducing the hottest holiday gift for your favorite narcoleptic or habitual pass-out-drunk friend: the wearable bed. I totally thought Japan had outdone itself numerous times with brilliant inventions, such as Pokémon, instant Ramen noodles, Blu-ray players, and the extendable selfie arm, but no way–this one takes the fucking cake.
I’m just sitting here wondering how the hell it took modern humanity 2,014 years to come up with this ingenious idea. They always say inventions are the result of solving problems. Well, before, you couldn’t sleep anywhere you wanted, right? Boom. Make a futon that you can wear at all times and now you can.
Airline passengers, children with boring teachers, first-time ice skaters…the list just goes on. This thing will benefit so many people. It’s Nobel Prize-worthy, no doubt.
From the Daily Mail:
The somewhat bizarre Wearable Futon Air Mat Set was created by Tokyo-based Japanese office supply manufacturer King Jim.
It can be fastened at the neck and the bottoms of the legs fold up to adjust for different heights.
This can also change the fit of the ‘coat’ depending on the season.
The pack includes an air mat to provide a full blanket and futon set so you don’t necessarily have to sleep on the ground with the wearable futon by itself.
While the main coat-futon can roll up into a sack like a sleeping bag, the air mat can be folded into a small A4-sized bag.
Who even needs an air mat if you’re already wearing a futon? King Jim has gone above and beyond with this one.
The sleeves and legs can also be folded up so that you don’t trip over yourself while you are walking around with it in ‘coat mode’.
The product itself is made of nylone, polyethylene and polyester.
In total the coat weighs about 1.5lbs (700g), which should make it relatively easy for most to wear and carry.
“Coat mode.” I love it.
Not only is this thing fashionable, but it wears really well, too. It could probably double as a wing-suit if you’re into skydiving or BASE jumping, and at a pound and a half, it’s pushing sweater territory, so you know you’ll always be warm and cozy.
[It] should be comfortable enough for most people, but if someone wants to share your ‘bed’ they’ll probably need a Wearable Futon Air Mat Set of their own.
Yeah, that’s what you think. Any girl who sees you walking down the street in one of these won’t even have time to buy one herself before the instinct to hound you and make love kicks in. And just imagine if business booms enough for King Jim to incorporate some patterns into its product. Game over. The fashion world would be forever changed.
It’s available for $40 now–I can’t wait to see what this thing does for office productivity worldwide..
[via The Daily Mail]
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