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Lukla Endeavor Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't Overheat

The first time I held a piece of aerogel was one of those reality-bending experiences that reorganizes the molecules of your brain a little. It was a block about the size of a Rubix Cube, it looked like a faint wisp of cloud, and it weighed nothing. Not literally nothing—but so little that my body could not perceive… » 4/06/15 3:10pm 4/06/15 3:10pm

When the Storm Clears Up, This Raincoat Transforms Into a Backpack

The Boy Scouts advocate always being prepared, and that motto is a lot easier to put into practice with this transforming waterproof jacket from Vamoose. When it's pouring it keeps you dry and protected from the rain, but when the storm passes the jacket transforms into a lightweight backpack so it's easy to carry in… » 11/13/13 2:40pm 11/13/13 2:40pm

This Insulated Smuggler's Jacket Keeps You Warm and Your Booze Cold

The next time you're trying to sneak a drink into a venue that wants to charge you an arm and a leg for a beer, leave your giant bladder-filled sombrero at home. Skateboarding brand Enjoi's Beer Hunter Jacket provides a better solution: a couple of insulated cooler pockets for keeping bottles and cans chilled. » 11/12/12 11:09am 11/12/12 11:09am

This Down Jacket Keeps You Warm Even When It's Wet

A puffy down feather jacket is one of the lightest and warmest things you can wear. But the tradeoff is that if you get it even the slightest bit wet, you'll be wearing a cold soggy mess. Not the Brooks-Range Mojave, though; thanks to a special coating on the feathers, it doesn't skimp on the warm when it's wet. » 10/26/12 1:40pm 10/26/12 1:40pm

Wear This Goggle Hood Jacket and You Deserve Every Snowball Sent Your Way

Apparently wearing puffy down-filled jackets in the winter doesn't look ridiculous enough. So for $424 you can upgrade your winter wear to the Matt Nylon Hooded Down Jacket which comes with a zip-around hoodie sporting integrated snow goggles and ventilation holes so you don't suffocate. Although, that could be a… » 10/18/12 4:40pm 10/18/12 4:40pm