I’m going to go ahead and file this one under WTF?!
Solar energy is awesome, and there are definitely some pretty nifty and affordable ways to harness the sun’s energy to charge your cell phone, iPod, or any other small electronic while you’re out and about…
…but the Go Urban cargo pants from Silvr Lining isn’t one of them.
Don’t get me wrong, these pants are nifty, hi-tech, and eco-friendly in all kinds of ways, but all of those aspects are eclipsed by the ridiculous price tag (for me, at least).
Composed of animal-friendly Ultrasuede, the low-slung drawstring trouser is lightweight, water-resistant, stain-repellent, and tough as nails. In addition to two easy-access side pockets (each holds an independently functioning power supply) and two button-down back pockets, the cargo pant includes a Tagua nut button above the fly as a finishing touch.
Perhaps the price tag is only ridiculous to me because it is WAY outside of my price range when it comes to fashion. I’m glad to fork over an eco-premium for materials that warrant it (like organic cotton), but this just seems a bit over the top.
Again, maybe it’s just me.
If all you’re looking for is a way to power your small electronics on the go, pick up a FreeLoader Pico for $30. This little gadget is a staple in my computer bag and in my pocket.
But then again, it doesn’t add any flare to my wardrobe or scream “I’m Green!” to everyone around…and I assume that such is the intent of the Go Urban cargo pants.
What do you think? Are a pair of these pants worth $920 to you?