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The Betabrand Think Tank is at it again, this time with a jacket designed to insulate dudes from the ickiness of public transit. The Germinator Transit Jacket, designed by local "innovation consultancy" gravitytank, will keep you warm, dry, and as shielded as possible from the microbes that occupy every surface on Muni, Caltrain, and those old-school upholstered seats on BART. The design features a high collar with a removable and washable antimicrobial liner "that lets you discreetly protect yourself from reckless farts and coughs" and fold out cuffs so you never have to touch poles again. (Though it won't keep you healthier, the built-in transit pass holder on the right sleeve is pretty genius.) The project is fully funded, but germaphobes can still pre-order jackets at a 10% discount through the Betabrand website. (The regular price is $248, but the jacket is $223.20 with the discount.) The Germinator won't replace a flu shot, but it sure as hell will try.
· Germinator Transit Jacket [Betabrand]
· Crowdfunding [Racked]