This Inflatable Jacket Uses Air To Keep You Warm

In a sense, every piece of clothing uses air to keep you warm: fleece, or wool, or down feathers trap air, and keep your body-generated heat from escaping into the nasty cold outside world. But NuDown's jackets want to take that a step further, giving you an inflatable jacket that's basically like wearing an air… » 12/15/14 9:02pm Monday 9:02pm

A Spacesuit-Inspired Jacket Protects You From Winter's Vacuum of Warmth

The spacesuits worn by astronauts protect them from the vacuum, extreme cold, and increased radiation of space. And while Spacelife's spiffy new jacket doesn't provide quite as much protection, it will help you live out your astronaut fantasies while at least keeping freezing temperatures at bay. » 12/15/14 12:25pm Monday 12:25pm

The World's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Includes a Working Toy Train Set

Try as you might this holiday season to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable, you're not going to be able to top YouTube's bd594's creation this year. It's got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer. » 12/05/14 5:45pm 12/05/14 5:45pm

Wear Any City You Like With Custom-Printed Map Clothing 

The appeal of maps lies in just how personal they can be. Your childhood street, your first big city apartment, your first house—these are all places we look back on with irrational fondness. There are plenty of stylish maps for your wall, but Monochrome lets you custom-print your favorite place onto tanks, t-shirts,… » 12/03/14 5:00pm 12/03/14 5:00pm

The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good at Bikes, Bad at Suit

You can't ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you'd have to show up early. And stinky. Parker Dusseau has a different idea:… » 11/26/14 5:30pm 11/26/14 5:30pm

A Jacket That Transforms Into a Neck Pillow Is Perfect For Traveling

Break the endless cycle of having to buy a new neck pillow every time you fly because you forgot to bring the last one with Tumi's Patrol Travel Puffer Jacket. Hidden in the collar is a pouch that you can stuff the entire puffy jacket into, creating a comfy neck pillow to make your holiday flight or bus trip… » 11/26/14 3:30pm 11/26/14 3:30pm

This Will Be the Warmest Puffy Parka Short of Everest-Level Gear

At a Columbia Sportswear event in Denver earlier this month, the company gave a sneak-peek at what it's claiming is the warmest puffy jacket on the planet that doesn't make you look like a parade balloon. It probably still can't compare to what's needed to tackle an Everest ascent, but for the rest of us it could make… » 11/17/14 2:00pm 11/17/14 2:00pm

What Harm Could Possibly Befall Someone Wearing a Bubble Wrap Suit?

If bubble wrap is good enough to protect that ceramic frog you bought on eBay as it's shipped from Taiwan, surely a suit made from the same material would give mere mortals invincibility, right? At the least, Vat19's $15 blazer and pants set made from bubble wrap would provide a decent buffer from the other commuters… » 11/13/14 2:42pm 11/13/14 2:42pm

A Reversible Hoodie Hides a Warm Puffy Vest On the Inside

For those times when it's a little chilly to step outside without an outer layer, but not quite cold enough for a jacket, Nike's Tech Fleece Aeroloft Windrunner serves as an extra-insulated hoodie thanks to a warm built-in vest filled with 800-fill down. And for those times when the puffy vest look isn't quite working… » 10/29/14 5:00pm 10/29/14 5:00pm

These Vented Slippers Breathe With Every Step to Prevent Hot Foot

Unless you live in one of those weird homes where they wear shoes indoors you've probably got a pair of slippers at the ready for when things get chilly. They'll keep your feet warm, but it's a delicate balance as you never want them too warm. So with every step, these vented GoodFoot Optimal slippers blast out… » 10/03/14 3:30pm 10/03/14 3:30pm

This Tiny Transforming Travel Iron Should Be the First Thing You Pack

The internet's full of tips on how to pack your clothing before a trip so it doesn't get wrinkled while you travel. But none of them are foolproof, and like it or not, there's probably going to be some ironing in your future. But that's a chore made slightly more bearable with this rather ingenious travel iron that… » 9/23/14 12:23pm 9/23/14 12:23pm

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

The growing bedbug issue on New York's subways sounds pretty awful, but you know what's worse? All the parasites and invisible germs you don't see while taking public transit. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you've got protection. Say, gallons of hand sanitizer, or … » 9/18/14 3:10pm 9/18/14 3:10pm

Mitten-Hidden Flasks Will Warm You Inside and Out This Winter

A toasty pair of knitted mittens will certainly keep your hands warm once Old Man Winter arrives, but what about the rest of you? In addition to a parka and long underwear, nothing helps your body fight freezing temps like a belt of bourbon, or a shot of whiskey. And no matter where you are, you can secretly nip at… » 9/16/14 9:26am 9/16/14 9:26am

Self-Cleaning Cashmere Means Sweater Stains Disappear in the Sun

It might get the stank and stains out, but every trip through the washing machine takes a toll on your clothing, wearing out your garments and stretching them out of shape. Even a trip to the dry cleaners can be rough, so researchers at Hong Kong's City University found an easier, gentler alternative by inventing a… » 8/13/14 1:44pm 8/13/14 1:44pm