As a frequent passenger on Chinatown’s various life-threatening methods of transportation up north, I find my biggest concern is not death, but lack of sleep. Four to eight hours with little more than an iPod to keep me company is prime snoozing real estate. However, even my penchant for going comatose in any moving vehicle is put to the test by these rumbling tanks of doom.
Enter Excubo: “A jacket for sleeping on public transportation.” It, apparently, works on the theory that one sleeps better when the body is kept stiff. I buy it, and either way, it’d be worth it for the extra large collar/black out shade. I suspect it might be a gambit to try this thing out on the subway, but I’ll definitely Triple Dog Dare someone if I get a hold of one.