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…
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…
This wearable sleeping bag isn't the first time someone's designed bedding you can stay in all day long—that honor probably goes to Selk. But it is the first sleeping bag you can wear that doesn't make you look like you're wrapped in a ridiculous puffy spacesuit.
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.
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.
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…
Having trouble justifying $600 for a winter coat that only promises to help you survive a cold winter? Perhaps a similarly priced jacket chock full of survival tools that promises to help you survive any situation might sound like a better investment.
It's light. It's flexible. It withstands frigid temperatures on top of a mountain. And in the entire history of humans staying warm, nobody's been able to beat it. Here's how you build the most powerfully simple jacket in the world.
Trenchcoats are suspicious enough as is, but a trenchcoat stuffed to the brim with gadgets? As well as a pair of shoes, bottle of water...and is that a belt?
I have a lot of issues with iPod coats. What if you quit using iPods? Then you're stuck with a coat with fast forward buttons and you look—and feel—like a douche when people try to pause you.