With our recent very blustery weather I have taken to wearing a coat with a hood. This wonderful invention creates a cocoon-like protection from the wind as the hood extends the face. But it also reduces one’s peripheral vision to virtually nil.
Crossing busy Montreal streets that are ice and snow-covered while the wind whizzes through your sinuses and causes your eyes to water is tricky enough with full vision. With severely limited peripheral sight lines it’s downright dangerous, particularly with exhausted drivers of snow removal vehicles ignoring traffic rules and kamikaze bicycle couriers coming out of nowhere.
But rest assured; I’ve solved the problem. That’s right; rear-view mirrors for parka hoods. You saw it here first. Once again enjoy full visibility and pedestrian safety from the comfort of your warm cocoon.
I’m still working on the draft effect as several test runs resulted in the wearer’s head (and, being attached, body) spinning like a wind measurement device, or anemometer, when confronting gusty conditions. They were still warm, dizzy as hell, but still warm.