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

Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed color-changing shirt with what it's calling a 'Solar Camo' pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

This Backpack Has an Emergency Raincoat That Deploys Like a Parachute

Designed for motorcycle riders and cyclists who quickly need to protect themselves from a sudden downpour, the Funnell backpack actually looks useful to anyone who commutes without a car. With a quick tug on a couple of straps, a full-on raincoat deploys from the top of the backpack, keeping both the wearer and the… » 7/07/14 2:20pm 7/07/14 2:20pm

A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask Is the Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting theaters this summer, there's no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October. » 6/03/14 2:00pm 6/03/14 2:00pm

A Removable Belt Buckle That Makes Airport Security a Breeze

If you're tired of almost having to completely undress as you're herded like cattle through airport security, there's an entire subset of the clothing industry designed to make that ordeal a little more bearable. Like Hummus Apparel's new line of belts featuring a buckle that can be easily slipped off and dropped in a… » 6/02/14 9:40am 6/02/14 9:40am

Spiked Godzilla Hoodie Lets You Live Out Your Destructive Fantasies

With Matthew Broderick out of the picture, and the latest version of the film destroying the box office, it's cool to like Godzilla again. And we all know that the best way to show your appreciation for anything is to wear a hoodie that turns you into a crude facsimile of it—whether it be a gigantic rampaging lizard » 5/27/14 5:00pm 5/27/14 5:00pm

LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there's a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome, the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry detergents use to make white clothes look whiter. The future is… » 4/19/14 6:00pm 4/19/14 6:00pm

Scratch-N-Sniff Jeans Always Smell Minty Fresh Even If You Don't

When you find that perfect fitting pair of jeans, you don't want to do anything to jeopardize their size and shape. And if you're among a growing demographic who refuses to wash their jeans as a result, you might want to consider Naked & Famous' Scratch-N-Sniff jeans that actually release a fresh minty smell when… » 4/07/14 6:30pm 4/07/14 6:30pm

A Seamless Jacket Made From a Single Piece of Origami-Folded Fabric

Seams can be your biggest enemy when you're trying to design a jacket that's both lightweight and wind/waterproof. So The North Face engineered its new Fuse Uno jacket to assemble from a single piece of fabric like a complex origami model, reducing the number of seams that need to be stitched and sealed. » 2/25/14 12:40pm 2/25/14 12:40pm