Here’s a list of things that Melbourne is great at: coffee, hipster cafes, streets that run parallel to each other, supporting the Australian Games Industry.
None of this makes up for the fact that Melbourne’s weather is a total garbage fire, deserving of being sent out to sea where it belongs. Preparation means carrying half your wardrobe with you on a regular day. You never know what’s going to happen. I think I’ve seen the sky once. And that was during a heatwave that probably killed people.
Clearly, I’m not the only one frustrated by this fact. Behold: The Melbourne Jacket.
“At first glance, the jacket will appear like regular urban wear,” creator Aaron Tyler says of his invention. “But intelligently incorporated into its design are many innovative features that will make the wearer completely ‘Melbourne Weatherproof’.”
Tyler calls it a “one-of-a-kind super-garment” which promises to be “the most Melbourne thing ever”.
Here’s what it promises to protect against:
This is thing like Inspector Gadget’s dream. It has a singlet:
One of those crappy hats your primary school made you wear:
A pair of thongs:
A pocket for your MyKi:
An asthma storm respirator:
A raincoat for your dog:
I…I can’t go on. There’s more, but just go take a look yourself.
The Melbourne Jacket is nowhere near making its kickstarter goal yet (which oddly is just for research and development perks – you don’t actually get the jacket itself) so it may never happen.
But we’ll always have this gif:
Yes. It comes with a bib.