Today, Christie’s auctioned off the well-worn leather jacket of Albert Einstein. You may know him as the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who figured out the essence of the universe almost a full century before science could prove him right. But he also had great fashion sense.
For nearly 50 years, Gore-Tex has defined rainwear. But now, thanks to an innovative new process that builds water resistance straight into any item of clothing, Voormi is aiming to end that domination. Here's how their technology works.
As you get older, you just want to simplify your life, have less clutter and maybe have a few jack of all trade go-to items for the outdoors. Take for, instance, this new jacket from Helly Hansen called the H2 Flow that allegedly keeps you cool and warm when you need it. And it's super lightweight.
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.
This isn't for your commuter friend who looks at a car wondering if it'll provide comfort while idling in traffic. This is for the friend who considers the drive from San Francisco to Portland a jaunt. Don't try to appease them with a silly, tree-shaped air freshener. Instead, give them the tools needed to do timed…
Small British company Rufus Roo has created the Big Pocket Travel jacket, a lightweight parka that lets you carry up to 22 pounds of junk with you on the plane. It's like an oversized, airline-friendly version of a Scottevest.
Look at this guy, whose name is probably Chad, and how excited he is for his "Omni-Shield" anti-bug mesh jacket. Unfortunately, seeing as this is part of Columbia's spring 2012 lineup, you will have to wait a while before cramping Chad's style. Until then we must continue suffering the choice between heat stroke and…
There are plenty of ways to stay warm. Luxurious scarves. Furry hats. Festive sweaters. And, now, USB-powered jackets that keep you toasty(er) with electricity. Columbia Sportswear's Omni-Heat line of outdoor gear is hinging on this novelty. Worth it? Mostly.
Running off the very same Red Lithium battery which charges Milwaukee's power tools, this heated jacket can hold a charge for eight hours. That's a full working day of cozy heat, spread across three carbon fiber heating zones.
I've seen Back to the Future at least a hundred times with my brothers and sister, which is why I'm excited about sinking myself in debt to get Marty McFly's resizing jacket, his Nike sneakers and Biff's porn mag.
There aren't many details about how an iPhone is controlling the LEDs embedded into this jacket, but there is a video showing how quirky and fun it looks. There's also a claim that you can purchase it this fall.
Patagonia's Down Sweater is the classic jacket for the cold and dry climate. In Fall comes the special edition with ripstop, water-resistant, nylon half the weight and twice as strong as previous. It's so thin, feathers show through the shell.
Why carry a jack, tent and sleeping bag on your back when all these items can fold into one, wearble 3lb bundle?
In reality, the Scottevest/SeV Pack Windbreaker doesn't look as cool as in this—fake—X-ray image, but it packs a lot of nice features for gadget lovers, including a clear, touch-sensitive pockets, and more pockets than Batman's suit.
If you always wanted to be engulfed by a hundred tons of shark-infested water, you really need one of these Mairine surfing jackets. It really can save your life. If this thing were real.