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 3:10pm4/06/15 3:10pm

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 12:25pm12/15/14 12:25pm

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 3:30pm11/26/14 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 2:00pm11/17/14 2:00pm

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 3:10pm9/18/14 3:10pm

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 12:40pm2/25/14 12:40pm

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 2:40pm11/13/13 2:40pm

A Jacket Made from Ziploc Bags Is a Never-Ending Supply of Pockets

Genius comes in all shapes and sizes, and today it's in the form of a surprisingly stylish jacket made from nothing but resealable Ziploc sandwich bags. It probably doesn't breathe in hot weather, you can't put it in the wash, and you can forget about ironing. But in terms of available pockets, it simply can't be beat. »5/08/13 11:59am5/08/13 11:59am

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 11:09am11/12/12 11:09am

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 4:40pm10/18/12 4:40pm

This Reconfigurable Jacket Is Like 30 Coats In One (And Is Priced Accordingly)

Everyone wants to get bang for their buck, and if you're on the hunt for a new winter coat, Stone Island's 30/30 Multi Jacket features a reversible liner and shell that lets you reconfigure it 30 different ways. The catch? It's priced at almost $2,200 which, as The Awesomer points out, is like buying 30 $70 jackets at… »8/31/12 6:20pm8/31/12 6:20pm