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This article was published on December 2, 2016

    I legit have no idea why the Legs Jacket is a thing

    I legit have no idea why the Legs Jacket is a thing
    Matthew Hughes
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    Matthew Hughes

    Former TNW Reporter

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    When an entrepreneur creates a product – any product – they’re trying to solve a problem. The creators of the ludicrously-named Legs Jacket want to solve the problem of having to remove your shoes before you take off your pants. No, I’m not making this up.

    The Legs Jacket (no, really, that’s what it’s called) is a pair of waterproof pants with a zipper on each leg. That’s literally all it is. See!

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    The $129 pants ($150 when it hits retail, seriously. What the fuck are they made out of? Unicorn hair?) are currently being flogged on KickStarter where they’ve soared past their modest $20,000 goal, and now have over $80,000 in backing. Presumably there’s a large market of people looking for efficient ways to disrobe their lower half. Or something.

    I honestly have no idea why this is a thing. But it is. You can buy one for $129. Or not. I don’t care.