It's hot the hell outside, these days, and it's pretty much unf**kingbearable to endure. Which may be why it took me an embarrassingly long amount of time -- a few minutes, in this case, is a few minutes too many -- to come back down to Earth and realise that pants with their own built-in A/C are not as brilliant as my sun-addled mind first thought.
Shorts are the pants you wear when it's hot outside! They are half the fabric, loose and breezy, allowing natural A/C -- a gust of summer wind, say -- to blow through your nether regions... without the need for a built in battery pack and a designated fan pocket.
Sure, a personal wind system within your trousers must feel nice. Very nice, I'm sure. But lumbering around in a bulky portable cooling system ($208) seems just too convoluted, when you could easily throw on a pair of cut-offs and work on your tan.
It may be hot out, but I can't imagine it ever being so hot has to warrant such high-tech trousers. [Gizmag]