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Adidas Adipower heats up Team GB at the Olympics in London

Restarting my blogging activity after a long break with the latest wearable technology news coming from the Olympic games in London. Adidas designed for the Olympic cyclist team GB Hot pants. No – not the type of hot pants that have been the fashion rage in the 70s. The Adipower hot pants, actually tracksuit bottoms,…

DIY heated clothing

Judging on the many emails we receive from our readers, especially motor bike enthusiasts about heated clothing, this type of clothing is in hot demand, even more so now with cold weather outside. No serious motorbike owner likes to stop riding the bike just because it is cold but everyone feels more comfortable to stay…

Quiksilver Cypher PS+ Heated Vest system

Quiksilver introduces a battery powered heat vest that can be worn under any wetsuit. The CYPHER PS+ Heat Vest System delivers hours of heat to maintain core temperature allowing enthusiastic surfer to extend their surfing experience in cooler conditions. The Cypher PS+ Heat Vest utilizes flexible water proof carbon pads to house the powered heat…

FIR – Far Infrared clothing

It might not seem to be the best time of the year to talk about heated clothing but I learned recently about an advanced textile technology, the Far Infrared (FIR) fibers which are not only used as textile heating elements in cold weather clothing but they are widely used in the therapeutically clothing segment as…

Fashionable heated jacket to beat the cold

Heated jackets are still in fashion as winter is not yet over in some areas. Today’s most fashionable heated jackets use carbon fiber materials making heated garments lightweight and allow slim designs unlike ‘old fashion’ heated clothing that’s bulky or contains cumbersome heating cables. Brookstone added a chick looking heated jacket for women, a soft…

Heated garments made from recycled carbon fiber

Hong Kong based Pensonic Technology has developed in close collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Hong Kong University a line of heated garments ranging from jackets and vests for street wear and motorcyclist,  gloves and more. The uniqueness of Pensonic’s ‘Volcanic Heat range‘ is the use of recycled carbon fibers giving them a second…

Fashionable heating jackets from Polartec

Heated clothing is hot in demand this time of the year but so far, heated clothing could not be really classified as fashionable, okay looking but fashion and fit was second to function = keeping warm. Polartec® is putting the fashion element of heated clothing on an equal level with function. Their newest line of…

Heated gloves for your cold fingers

Cold fingers rule at the moment, at least in the northern hemisphere. Waiting for the bus or train, skiing or snowboarding in the mountains, your fingers are the first hit be low temperatures. Let’s have a look again to the heated glove market if there is a warm alternative to cold fingers. Sure, using good…

Smart Fabrics warm up your clothing

Gerbing, a Seattle based company, focuses on bringing a warm feeling in the coldest times of the year to their customers with high tech heated clothing. Their collection of heated clothing technologies ranges from the more ‘conventional’ textile heating systems like insulated copper wires to Micro Wires and Nano Wire heat technology to high tech…