Germinator Transit Jacket

This Jacket Could Stop You Catching A Cold


The Germinator Transit Jacket is designed to help commuters avoid picking up a bug from public places.

Regular readers of Springwise may remember Betabrand, the innovative fashion company that created the feature-packed hoodie for audio engineers. Now, the brand is back with another practical item — the Germinator Transit Jacket, designed to help commuters avoid picking up a bug from public places.

Designed by gravitytank, the jacket is a water-resistant fleece that also features silver-infused antimicrobial fabric on sleeve cuffs and collar shield. The material features nanoparticles that inhibit bacteria growth. The antimicrobial linings are removable and washable — as is the hood — to ensure grime and germs don’t build up. As well as this, the sleeves come with fold-out cuffs that protect the whole hand when holding onto poles that may have been touched by travelers with a cold. The collar has a high lining which can also be easily pulled over the face to protect from coughs and — according to Betabrand — rogue subway farts.

Watch the video below to learn more about the idea (The video works):

The sheet number of people that use public transit in big cities means they’re a hotbed for spreading illnesses. The Germinator Transit Jacket aims to arm commuters with the protection necessary to prevent them coming down with a cold or flu. Betabrand is currently selling the jacket for USD 223.20 after a successful campaign through its own crowdfunding platform. Are there other pieces of fashion that could be made more practical without compromising on style?


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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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3 Responses to Germinator Transit Jacket

  1. Interesting but I wonder does its protection wear off after a time. Also bacteria and virus do adapt after a while. I think about the over use of anti-bacterial products has probably led to increased resistance from the very germs those products were meant to kill.

    • C. Rae White says:

      It’s a novel idea, but I figure it needs a bit of tweaking. It seems the sleeves aren’t quite long enough to prevent your fingers from touching the subway pole. Complete germaphobes would probably have a slight problem with that.

  2. C. Rae White says:

    Lorene, Thanks so much for stopping by. I regret to inform you that I dont take subscriptions to my blog. After 6 years of blogging, I don’t update on a regular basis, sorry for any inconvenience.

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