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The Self-Warming Jacket that Charges via USB

This looks like a pretty normal Columbia jacket, right? You might even have one that looks just like it. Still, I bet your jacket doesn’t have a built-in battery pack that powers its handy-dandy self-heating feature. Rechargable via USB, the jacket was designed by a former Intel engineer and has a heat-conductive carbon fiber mesh running through it. That battery pack we mentioned earlier is good for five hours. 

At $900 it costs a very pretty penny (looking at Columbia’s website, that’s roughly triple what you’d pay for one of their regular jackets), but can you really put a price on warmth?

No word on an exact launch dates, but GearJunkie has it down as ‘soon-to-be-released’ so we’ll cross our fingers and hope Columbia doesn’t make us wait until next season.

  • j3ff86
    Your jacket is now dry!
  • the_krasno
    j3ff86Your jacket is now dry!
    That was EXACTLY what I thought!
  • lashabane
    j3ff86Your jacket is now dry!lmao, BTTF reference ftw.
  • micr0be
    does it come with the crysis nanosuit voice activator?

    MAXIMUM ... warmth!
  • alyoshka
    Just wait till you see the Laptop they made to charge this baby..... :)
  • fonzy
    How durable are these things? can you wash it,change battery..etc
  • joytech22
    It would be good for the winters, but here at the moment it's around 30C+ daily.
    Maybe when I go on holiday next I might consider getting one.. then again maybe not.
  • TunaSoda
    It's about time, I had battery heated socks as a kid in the mid to late 70's... (2 D bats in each sock)
  • amk09
    WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS?????????????????????????????????

  • amk09
    $900, triple of a normal jacket?!?

    I bought a very nice brand new Columbia winter jacket with a detachable lining for $80 dollars last year.

    Who the hell spends $300 on a coat?