Looks like Columbia Sportswear designed a complete range of technology enhanced outfit for the 2009/10 winter season.
First we had the heated boots Bugathermo for men and Snow Hottie for women.
Then, Columbia launched the heated jackets Radiance for women and the Refugium Jacket for men to stay comfy warm during outdoor adventures.
The latest soft technology product I found is the Super Charger™ backpack, big and rugged enough to hold your skiing, snowboarding, hiking or climbing needs.
The twist: it includes a complete sound system with water resistant stereo speakers as well as a cool, illuminated soft keypad for audio device control on the shoulder strap.
The integrated amplifier drives the 2 speaker in the shoulder straps which allows you to listen to your action tunes while out and about. The keypad gives control to the audio player from the packs outside, keeping your precious player safely stored inside the pack away from scratches, pumps, rain or snow.
Available in the colors Citrus or Black for $125.- on various online stores or directly via Columbia’s site.
I wonder what will come next from Columbia Sportswear’s techno range.