Detroit design student invents potentially lifesaving coat/sleeping bag hybrid for the homeless

SF Gate was on the scene for their San Francisco debut:

Kelvin Quinnine has shivered through more San Francisco nights than he can count, fog biting through whatever worn-out sleeping bag he pitched onto the sidewalk.

He stood last week on Ellis Street with his latest bag wrapped around him. When a young woman wearing a bizarrely baggy coat walked up to him, he cocked his gray-bearded head sideways.

“It’s a coat for the homeless that turns into a sleeping bag at night,” 22-year-old Veronika Scott said brightly. She held an edge out to him. Quinnine pinched it.

Read on.

(Thanks, Colleen!)

[Photo by Noah Berger / SF Chronicle]

5 Responses to “Detroit design student invents potentially lifesaving coat/sleeping bag hybrid for the homeless”

  1. MrEricSir says:

    Too late! Gavin Newsom ended homelessness, just like he promised. There is no longer a single homeless person in the entire city.

  2. GG says:

    I *so* want this to become the hipster accessory of choice.

  3. anon says:

    Does it come in other colorways?

  4. Last time I checked, homeless people had trouble making it to a shelter or a free food place. Hell, last time I checked, homeless people had trouble wearing the same shoes two days running, or using the free French bathrooms instead of that spot between two parked cars. In fact, I saw Swan this morning, without his usual bag of rice, looking real sad.

    So how’s this thing work, again?

  5. Lagantjtm says:

    paul getty’s money to create this museum did a magnificent job…from sight location, choice of architect, guest logistics, food service, etc. fruity cereals like pebbles aren’t for everyone, but i’m guessing if you love rainbow sprinkles and gummy candies, you are in the club. unlike other brand-sponsored diets, it has a solid basis supported by science. this includes the parents of the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the officiant. i never noticed it until after this brouhaha with kashi happened.