Artist's Clothing Line Protects Wearers From ... Drones?
Items reflect heat, making it tough for enemy craft to zero in
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2013 5:24 PM CST
A burqa from the Stealth Wear line.   (AHprojects.com)

(Newser) – A New York artist is standing against spy drones—with his own clothing line. Shiny silver "Stealth Wear" contains fibers that reflect heat, making it tough for drones to spot the wearer using thermal surveillance, the Daily Beast reports. Among the offerings are a hoodie, a burqa, and a hijab; the latter items, although inspired by the Middle East, are meant for US-based consumers.

Artist Adam Harvey made the clothes after buying a thermal camera; he found that metal proved a barrier to the photos. "It’s a very simple, very analog solution to a rather complicated problem," Harvey says. Already, military manufacturers—some of whom are working in Afghanistan—have been ordering the clothing. "It interests people on the far right as much as it interests people on the far left," Harvey notes. "Ultra-conservatives see it as anti-government and ultra-liberals see it as anti-military." The hoodie will run you $487.45, while the burqa has a $2,278.35 price tag.

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sam2sam
Mar 8, 2013 10:18 PM CST
America’s promise has always been the power of the many to rule, instead of the one. Ungoverned drone usage, particularly domestically, gives power to the one. Domestic drone usage is ill-conceived, elitist, and end-runs our inherent Constitutional protections. Here are two (2) different videos that anchor my points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssoOASanKao http://vimeo.com/59689349
iwrote1
Mar 8, 2013 5:45 AM CST
don't get me wrong, i'm against drones being used against American citizens, but this moron is making them for the terrorists. rather than calling him an opportunist, suffice it to say he's probably an ardent supporter of the obamanation.
HDMIJason
Mar 6, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Mylar blankets are like 99 cents.