So, you think swim shorts need no further innovations? Well, actually, you might be right, but one Dutch dude, Tom van Dieren, begs to differ. His invention, called SEA’SONS swim shorts, won’t make you swim like a shark or repel sharks, but it has one element which defines ‘fun’; it changes color when it comes into contact with water. Yup. That’s right folks. We have the world’s first color-changing swim shorts. What a time to be alive, ain’t it? But don’t be alarm by the fact that it can change color and it is in contact with your skin.
The shorts is crafted by regular polyester material, but it is treated with heat reactive microcapsules to enable the magic to happen. This means it changes color by the virtue of temperature differences, not because of water. The reason it changes color in water is because, more often than not, water is colder. If the water is hot, such as in a hot tub, it will change color too. Pretty snazzy, eh? I think so, if not I won’t be sharing this, will I? But why color-changing swim shorts? Well, for some reasons, Tom have brooded over the idea of color changing swim shorts for quite sometime and he is no different from an atypical Kickstarter story. You know, person wanted something badly. Market does not have the product. Person created it. Yup. That was Tom’s story.
He even took it to some entrepreneur competition and while he did wowed the crowd, he came out of it empty handed and hence, he turned to Kickstarter to realize his color-changing swim shorts dream. And I must say his campaign is having a blast on Kickstarter. The campaign has already blew past its €15.000 funding goal and steadily reaching the €30K mark, and it has 19 more days to go. So, if you want one for this summer, you may want to consider pre-order a pair by backing the campaign on Kickstarter. But I am not going to lie. SEA’SONS is not cheap as far as swim shorts is concerned. You are looking at 47-52 euros (about US$58-64) a pair, to be precise. You can catch the shorts in action in the product pitch video after a few more looks.
Images courtesy of Tom van Dieren.
Submitted via TIP US Page.