Artist's Clothing Line Protects Wearers From ... Drones?

Items reflect heat, making it tough for enemy craft to zero in

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 5, 2013 5:24 PM CST

(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.

A burqa from the Stealth Wear line.
A burqa from the Stealth Wear line.   (AHprojects.com)
An 'anti-drone burqa.'
An 'anti-drone burqa.'   (AHprojects.com)
An 'anti-drone scarf.'
An 'anti-drone scarf.'   (AHprojects.com)
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