Aerochromics: Shirts That Change Color When Exposed to Air Pollution (Video)

by: Joseph On  Friday, July 29, 2016


“Earth!” “Fire!” “Wind!” “Water!” “Heart!” “A shirt that changes colors when exposed to pollutants in the air!” Few remember that sixth Planeteer, probably because I just made her up, but Nikola Bentel has released a new line of shirts that make that power real. It’s called Aerochromics.

Aerochromics shirts contain small sensors that detect various pollutants in the air, depending on which shirt you get. The Reactive Particle Pollution Shirt reveals white dots on black if particle pollution like dust, smoke, or dirt is in the air, while the Reactive Carbon Monoxide Shirt shimmers into a leopard-like pattern in the presence of carbon monoxide. Finally, there’s the Reactive Radioactivity Shirt, which transforms if any harmful radiation is detected nearby.

If you’re not willing to throw down at least $500 on a shirt no matter how much you want to be a Planeteer, you can also buy the three shirts in the Aerochromics collection in non-changing, “non-reactive” variants. You can check out the collection right here, and see it in action in the video below.