A Forced Air-Cooled Jacket?
In his 1964 novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Philip K. Dick describes a future in which the Earth is much hotter than it is today.
For this reason, Commuter Cooling Units are required apparel:
Looking out the window he saw with aversion that already it had become too hot for human endurance.. he went to the hall closet to get his pith helmet and his mandatory cooling-unit; by law one had to be strapped to every commuter's back until nightfall...
He opened the door and stepped out into the hall, feeling the cool wind of the portable unit as it chugged from behind him...
(Read more about Philip K. Dick's Commuter Cooling Units)
Recently, this jacket was spotted on Reddit - I think it has a cooling unit built in.
(Air conditioned jacket)
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