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8K introduces heated outerwear with temperature control
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Nov '17
8K introduces heated outerwear with temperature control
The wearable technology company 8K has launched stylish heated apparel that allows wearers control the temperature from a smartphone app. A world’s first, the 8K jackets and gilets sync technology with fashion, and give urbanites and adventurers lightweight outerwear that allows them to be in complete control of their perfect temperature in any conditions.

The jackets and gilets start a clothing industry revolution. These incorporate a unique printable heating technology called Flexwarm that removes the need for bulky insulation layers.

Designed for the busiest of city streets or the most rugged of terrains, the 8K Powered by Flexwarm heated apparel has made traditional carbon fibre heating methods antiquated. Designed to be versatile and comfortable, there are no cold spots as the heat is evenly dispersed. This is thanks to a thin 0.5 millimeters heating layer that offers three heat zones and three heat levels that can achieve temperatures of up to 50 centigrade in 360 seconds. Those who embrace an outdoor lifestyle have a range of heating options available; simply choose the area of the body to heat and the ideal temperature to heat it to. The apparel comes with a power bank, so users can enjoy up to six hours of warmth – perfect for long walks on cold days. The battery (which can also be used to charge phone) is housed in a discreet inner pocket.

“Heating technology in clothing has been around for a while now, but this has always been primarily aimed at the workwear market. We felt that there was a gap in the market for a collection of outerwear that seamlessly blends fashion with technology” said Scott Brenchley, CEO of 8K. “Our clothing is aimed at fashion conscious individuals who love being outdoors but don’t want to compromise on style. Technology is becoming integrated into our daily lives more and more, so clothing that can be controlled via a smartphone and places the wearer in full control of their own body temperature is a natural progression.”

Believing in their mission, Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist, Sam Quek has joined the effort as the company’s brand ambassador for the UK launch. She personifies the outdoor lifestyle ethos that the 8K and Flexwarm brands stands for, and resonates with an audience that are keen to embrace fashion, technology and the great outdoors.

Available for men and women, the 8K jackets and gilets are machine washable, supplied with a wash and carry bag, and an intuitive smart phone app. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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