The shirt's soft polyester fabric is layered with microscopic silica particles, which creates a tiny barrier of air around it
A young entrepreneur named Aamir Patel recently developed the Silic shirt, which is made from a hydrophobic fabric that repels liquids away from it like a force field to keep it from getting wet
According to Patel, the Silic shirt is just as comfortable as any other shirt and can be machine washed 80 times before its water-repelling properties are affected
The Silic shirt's fabric causes any water-based liquid, including sweat and even maple syrup, to form into beads and slide off like rainwater on a windshield
We're still a long ways away from the self-drying clothing seen in Back to the Future II, but we may have a useful alternative in the form of a piece of clothing that never gets wet to begin with. Young entrepreneur Aamir Patel has developed the Silic shirt, which is made from a hydrophobic fabric that repels liquids away from it like a force field to keep it from getting wet.
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