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The On the Edge Jacket Integrates Several Survival Apparatuses

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: marie-elsabatteux.fr and dezeen
Picture this: you're walking down the street, when all of a sudden, a flash flood breaks out. The On the Edge Jacket is the sort of garment that you'd wish you'd been wearing. The coat looks fairly inconspicuous when it's worn normally, but the imaginative designer has included a full kit of wearable equipment that will increase your chance of surviving a man-caused or a natural disaster.

A visor and a mask can protect your eyes from debris and the inhaling of some toxic gases in an end of the world scenario. A hood protects your head and its drawstrings can be used to make hunting traps. The camouflage-patterned overcoat opens up to reveal attention-signalling orange wings and the neck of Marie-Elsa Batteux Flahault's On the Edge Jacket inflates for buoyancy in the water. A foil blanket skirt rolls out to help you keep warm.