THIS week, designer label Ralph Lauren has combined modern technology with high-end fashion and released a heated puffer jacket.
And not only does the self-heating design also charge your phone, but you can even control the temperature of the jacket from an app.
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The jackets first appeared on the fashion scene during the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where they were debuted by the US Olympic team.
Now, they’re available to customers – if you have a spare £800 to spend on a coat, that is.
Not only are they stuffed with duck down, making them exceptionally warm, but the water repellent designs also feature a battery pack that both heats the coat and charges your phone.
Available in blue and silver, the groundbreaking designs feature the trademark Ralph Lauren Polo emblem as well as an American flag on the left-hand sleeve.
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Perfect if you have a spare £800[/caption]
- Heated down jacket, £799, Ralph Lauren – buy now
It’s self-heating and can be controlled through an app[/caption]
There’s also a drawstring hood, a chest pocket and a drawcord hem.
And while the heated down jackets are being sold for £799 online, Ralph Lauren has also released a £200 more expensive version, replicating a jacket the brand first released in the ’90s.
The original style – and the latest offering – are both inspired by spacesuits, with the new version featuring a kangaroo pocket and a Polo space logo.
The pricier style, named Polo 11, also has a fleece-lined hood and a zip vent on the left-hand side.
There’s also a £200 more expensive style named Polo 11[/caption]
- Polo 11 Heated Jacket, £999, Ralph Lauren – buy now
According to Fast Company, the battery on both jackets can last up to seven hours and can be controlled via an app on your phone.
It’s not the only high-end label experimenting with groundbreaking designs.
Last year, Ministry of Supply created a voice-enabled heated jacket for £382.
The coat uses “artificial intelligence” to automatically heat to its wearer’s “optimal temperature”.
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