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These swimshorts never get wet or dirty

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Canada's Frank Anthony has created a range of shorts that repel any kind of water or fluid stain.

A while ago we wrote about Silic, the project that developed t-shirts that were immune to liquid stains. Now Canada’s Frank Anthony is doing the same for shorts, offering a pair that repels any kind of water or fluid stain.

Having recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the first batch, the startup’s shorts are made of a fabric with embedded hydrophobic nanotechnology that repels all liquids. Instead of soaking up water when they’re taken for a dip in the ocean or swimming pool, the shorts stay dry. This means that wearers don’t need to change into a dry pair when they’re done swimming, or risk getting their car seat soaked by wet shorts. The shorts also repel common liquid stains that might otherwise ruin them. According to the range’s creators, neither saltwater nor chlorine affects the power of the nanotechnology over time, and owners can wash them as many times as they like.

Watch the video below to learn more about how the shorts work:

The shorts are available in a variety of colors and designs, including a cut for women. The shorts are available to buy from CAD 55. Are there other products that could benefit from being made out of similar hydrophobic fabric?



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