Tommy Hilfiger has launched a new solar powered field jacket. In both a men’s and women’s fit, the jacket generates energy on the go with its built-in flexible solar panels on the back. The solar jackets feature a waterproof upper and custom tartan wool details as well as a removable battery pack which lightens your load if you don’t need to re-charge. 50% of the proceeds of the jacket are donated to the Fresh Air Fund, who helps NYC kids experience being in the outdoors.
The Solar Panel Jacket by Tommy Hilfiger features flexible solar panels on the back that can generate enough power to recharge a standard smartphone up to four times. The coat also features a removable battery back that has two USB ports to charge two devices at the same time. If you aren’t into your clothing carrying so much technology, you are able to take the battery pack out and remove the solar panels.
Pvilion, manufacturer of lightweight, portable solar products, is responsible for the solar panels. The ladies jacket has a blue nylon waterproof upper with a tartan wool bottom made by Abraham Moon. The men’s version is green with complimenting wool accents. Jackets cost $599 through Tommy Hilfiger.