Polar Seal: next generation hoodies, vests and parkas bring heat on demand

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Those looking for an extra layer of clothing to keep them warm this winter should look no further than Polar Seal. The company has recently launched its next generation heated clothing range on Kickstarter.

These comfortable parkas, vests, and hoodies will heat you up at the press of a button. There are three levels to choose from ranging from 104 Fahrenheit (40 Celsius) to 122 Fahrenheit (50 Celsius). It takes only about 10 seconds for the large upper back heater and hand pockets to reach the desired temperature.

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The heated clothing range works with any standard 5V 2A USB power bank. These can easily be found online or in stores near you. When using a standard 20,000 mAh power bank, the garments will help you brave the elements for up to 14 hours.

The Hong Kong-based startup has paid careful attention to design. All three products are ultra-thin, lightweight and breatheable. They are also coated with water-repellent material making them suitable for all weather conditions. Prototypes of the garments have been tested in harsh Alpine conditions.

This is actually the second time the company has turned to Kickstarter. The campaign for its first clothing range met with huge success last year, managing to raise more than a half of million US dollars in the process.

With 11 days to go, the campaign for the next generation range is well below that amount, but still comfortably above its funding goal. If you’re looking for something to keep you warm during outdoor winter activities, or are simply after something comfortable to wear on chilly days –  the heated hoodie will set you back $199, vest $249 and parka $499.


Price: $199 and up

Funding open:

$69,194 raised out of $15,921 goal
11 days to go

Estimated delivery: November 2018

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