Bibi Bazz collection uses upcycled trainers for eco-friendly, fashionable bags

I personally know some people who go through sneakers and trainers like they go through toilet paper. Okay that maybe an exaggeration but there are a lot of collectors and wearers out there who do spend a lot on this kind of footwear and dispose of their old ones in a not so sustainable manner. So when we see designers and brands that recycle or upcycle these things as part of sustainable fashion, we pay attention and if we can afford it, we support them. If you also like owning limited edition pieces, then this new collection may be something you’d like to add to your closet.

Designer: Bibi Bazz

Bibi Bazz is a brand that focuses on upcycling and their Genesis Collection brings handcrafted bags made from damaged or deadstock trainers. This is just the first drop in their collection and is made up of limited edition shoulder bags and crossbody styles that can make you look like an eco-friendly rockstar. Aside from the different colors and textures, these bags also come with denim shoulder straps for a chic look. They also have interior pouches if you need to secure some small items.

The Fresh Start Trainer cross body bag uses deadstock Puma trainers in white and black colors. The Emerge Trainer Bag is a shoulder bag using a blue base with pink details and a denim strap as well. If you want something with bolder colors, the Rebirth Trainer is a crossbody bag with blue and neon orange hues with white accents. Meanwhile, the Revive Trainer is a crossbody bag with a red base and black patterns. If you’re more adventurous in your color palette, you can get the Renewal Trainer bag with its mix of neon lime, black, and green colors or the Pioneer Trainer Bag with its neon orange, pink, and yellow hues.

The bags from the Genesis Collection has a price range of £70-100. They’re in fact the first items available for the launch of Bibi Bazz’ online store. Even though the model on their website is a woman, the bags “transcend gender” and are meant to not only be eco-friendly but also inclusive. Since there are only limited items available, you might want to buy your upcycled trainer bags now.

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These pair of sneakers can be fully customized to the needs of growing kids

For growing kids having a brand new pair of shoes can be a nightmare in just a year as their feet grow. Sure, they can get a new pair even though the last one is fairly good to use, but there are environmental impacts to this if that concerns you. A pair can generate up to 30 pounds of CO2 emissions which is something you’d want to avoid at all cost.

The 4Steps 3D-Printed sneakers concept by Michele Di Carlo wants to get over the issue of growing kids and piles of shoes that end up in landfills every year. In works ever since 2017, the project wants to help address the problem of eco-sustainability in the footwear industry. The use of a 3D printer to make a pair further lessens the environmental impact.

Designer: Michele Di Carlo

The target audience for this resizable pair of sneakers weighing 123 grams is kids aged between 6 and 14 who can use the same shoe for almost five years (that’s if they use them with care) before needing a new one. Each separate part of the shoe can be replaced for easy recycling and repair if needed. The use of molded parts having a honeycomb structure adds to the lightweight aesthetics of the pair. Michele has created a prototype of the sneakers using Filafex filament, a type of thermoplastic polyurethane known for its softness and durability.

The level of customization is not just restricted to size, the kids can choose to replace the style of uppers and sides, and also change the color or personalize them with logos or characters. Changing the size or replacing new customizable sections is as easy as taking them apart and assembling the pair again. The adjustable sneakers come with retractable heels to fit the new shoe size and all the pieces can be stringed back easily under the supervision of an adult.

4Steps sneakers are held together with the elastic strings and the adjustments can be made by unclipping and then clipping these strings back. For the summertime, the shoes have a breathable mesh while for the winter season, a layer of insulation can be put. For now, the cool sneakers are in the concept and prototyping phase, and we hope to see them as a real product soon.

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These Quirky Clothes Hangers That Add A Touch of Fun and Function To Your Wardrobe

Have you ever glanced at your closet and thought, “How can something as simple as a hanger be personal to me?”, since personalizing products in the fashion industry is anyway a trend for the elite. That’s precisely the question ‘HANG / WE’ seeks to answer. It seeks to challenge this notion by infusing individuality and storytelling into the very object that holds our garments. It delves deep into the essence of human connection and personal expression through a series of creatively designed clothes hangers.

Designers: Yun A Jang, Nahyun KimJongWon KimSEUNGMIN LEE, and HWANJONG CHOI,

The core philosophy of ‘HANG / WE’ revolves around the idea that traditional hangers contradict the emphasis on individuality in clothing. In response, the designers set out to encapsulate the stories of five distinct individuals through their respective hangers. Each hanger serves as a canvas, revealing the unique personalities of its users within the confines of established norms. This endeavor mirrors our society’s yearning for coexistence and the ideal of a harmonious community.

The name, ‘HANG / WE,’ carries profound symbolism. It juxtaposes ‘WE’ as the denominator against ‘HANG’ as the numerator, signifying the importance of collective identity and shared experiences. Through the act of hanging, the designers aim to express a fragment of our lives, highlighting the interconnectedness of humanity.

In their design process, the team at ‘HANG / WE’ resonates with the principle of “form follows function,” prioritizing the usefulness of their creations. But they also think it’s essential for their creations to make people feel something deeper. This reminds me of what design expert Hartmut Esslinger once said about how form should occasionally follow emotion too.

So, even though the stuff they make might not look like what you’d expect and don’t turn out to be conventionally ‘aesthetic’, it’s because they want you to have a special connection with it. These hangers, for example. They’re not like regular ones, but that quirky design makes them cool. Each hanger tells a story about the person who uses it, showing off their unique style. So, even though their things might seem a bit different, they’re all about making you feel something special when you use them. And that’s what makes them stand out.

These stories are more important than just looking nice. While looking good is common, things that have a story behind them are special. They’re like a way to tell stories and connect with others. The best designs happen when being useful also makes people feel something. That’s why the hangers from ‘HANG / WE’ are so cool. They’re not just for hanging clothes; they’re for making people feel something too. And that’s what makes them special.

In line with this ethos, each hanger in the ‘HANG / WE’ collection is meticulously crafted to elicit a specific emotional resonance.

No.1: Layered + Hang

Resonating with the design theory of “form follows function,” the ‘Layered + Hang’ hanger reflects a bold departure from conventionality. Its repetitive and overlapping form isn’t just about hanging clothes; it’s a visual representation of our habit of layering various items in our wardrobe.

It’s an intuitive way to dump clothes that your mom may call ‘messy’ but this hanger validates your convenience. Imagine your favorite sweater resting snugly over a crisp shirt, with a jacket thrown casually on top – that’s the essence of ‘Layered + Hang.’ It’s not just a hanger; it’s a reminder of the complexity and richness of our style.

No. 2: Ribbon & Tie Styling

Ribbon & Tie Styling’ hanger is a true embodiment of the philosophy that form follows emotion. It’s not just a hanger; it’s a wearable piece of art. Inspired by the graceful draping of clothes over shoulders and the artful tying of knots, this hanger isn’t afraid to flaunt its personality. Just like how we express ourselves through our clothing choices, ‘Ribbon & Tie Styling’ expresses its personality through its sculptural design.

Hang your favorite dress or your go-to blazer on this hanger, and watch as it becomes a statement piece in your closet. It is ideal for retail stores catering to intricate clothing styles, ensuring each piece finds its perfect showcase.

No. 3: Concat _Ws

A hanger that is designed for those who crave organization and efficiency in their daily lives. Respecting the ethos of “form follows function,” this hanger goes beyond mere clothing storage. It’s a versatile solution that caters to your need to keep commonly used items in one accessible spot. It’s a more intricate form of a cloth hanger stand. Hang your scarves, belts, or even your favorite accessories alongside your clothes. With ‘Concat _Ws,’ everything has its place, making getting ready in the morning a breeze. It’s another piece that makes your messy habits ‘normal’

No. 4: Everything, Everywhere

Everything, Everywhere’ – the hanger that defies boundaries. True to its name, this hanger is designed to hold anything, anywhere. Respecting the principles of functionality and versatility, ‘Everything, Everywhere’ isn’t constrained by traditional notions of what a hanger should be. Its innovative design reveals both bending and hanging functions, showcasing its adaptability to various items beyond just clothes. From bags to hats to even household items, this hanger can handle it all.

No. 5: Plus – Minus

This hanger is all about adaptability and customization. Built on the idea of “adding and subtracting” from your lifestyle, this modular hanger empowers you to tailor it according to your evolving needs.

Whether you need extra hanging space for guests’ coats or want to showcase your latest fashion finds, ‘Plus – Minus’ has got you covered. Its modular design allows you to easily add or remove additional hanging rods, giving you the flexibility to create a personalized storage solution that grows with you.

In essence, these hangers go beyond the realm of traditional product design. It embodies a holistic approach to creation, where every detail serves to foster meaningful experiences and relationships. By marrying form and function with emotional resonance, it exemplifies the evolving landscape of design, where human-centricity reigns supreme. As the design industry continues to evolve, ‘HANG / WE’ stands as a testament to the transformative power of design in shaping not just products, but also the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Through its innovative approach, the project invites us to reconsider the everyday objects that surround us, reminding us that even the simplest of tools can become vessels for self-expression and connection.

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These Quirky Clothes Hangers That Add A Touch of Fun and Function To Your Wardrobe

Have you ever glanced at your closet and thought, “How can something as simple as a hanger be personal to me?”, since personalizing products in the fashion industry is anyway a trend for the elite. That’s precisely the question ‘HANG / WE’ seeks to answer. It seeks to challenge this notion by infusing individuality and storytelling into the very object that holds our garments. It delves deep into the essence of human connection and personal expression through a series of creatively designed clothes hangers.

Designers: Yun A Jang, Nahyun KimJongWon KimSEUNGMIN LEE, and HWANJONG CHOI,

The core philosophy of ‘HANG / WE’ revolves around the idea that traditional hangers contradict the emphasis on individuality in clothing. In response, the designers set out to encapsulate the stories of five distinct individuals through their respective hangers. Each hanger serves as a canvas, revealing the unique personalities of its users within the confines of established norms. This endeavor mirrors our society’s yearning for coexistence and the ideal of a harmonious community.

The name, ‘HANG / WE,’ carries profound symbolism. It juxtaposes ‘WE’ as the denominator against ‘HANG’ as the numerator, signifying the importance of collective identity and shared experiences. Through the act of hanging, the designers aim to express a fragment of our lives, highlighting the interconnectedness of humanity.

In their design process, the team at ‘HANG / WE’ resonates with the principle of “form follows function,” prioritizing the usefulness of their creations. But they also think it’s essential for their creations to make people feel something deeper. This reminds me of what design expert Hartmut Esslinger once said about how form should occasionally follow emotion too.

So, even though the stuff they make might not look like what you’d expect and don’t turn out to be conventionally ‘aesthetic’, it’s because they want you to have a special connection with it. These hangers, for example. They’re not like regular ones, but that quirky design makes them cool. Each hanger tells a story about the person who uses it, showing off their unique style. So, even though their things might seem a bit different, they’re all about making you feel something special when you use them. And that’s what makes them stand out.

These stories are more important than just looking nice. While looking good is common, things that have a story behind them are special. They’re like a way to tell stories and connect with others. The best designs happen when being useful also makes people feel something. That’s why the hangers from ‘HANG / WE’ are so cool. They’re not just for hanging clothes; they’re for making people feel something too. And that’s what makes them special.

In line with this ethos, each hanger in the ‘HANG / WE’ collection is meticulously crafted to elicit a specific emotional resonance.

No.1: Layered + Hang

Resonating with the design theory of “form follows function,” the ‘Layered + Hang’ hanger reflects a bold departure from conventionality. Its repetitive and overlapping form isn’t just about hanging clothes; it’s a visual representation of our habit of layering various items in our wardrobe.

It’s an intuitive way to dump clothes that your mom may call ‘messy’ but this hanger validates your convenience. Imagine your favorite sweater resting snugly over a crisp shirt, with a jacket thrown casually on top – that’s the essence of ‘Layered + Hang.’ It’s not just a hanger; it’s a reminder of the complexity and richness of our style.

No. 2: Ribbon & Tie Styling

Ribbon & Tie Styling’ hanger is a true embodiment of the philosophy that form follows emotion. It’s not just a hanger; it’s a wearable piece of art. Inspired by the graceful draping of clothes over shoulders and the artful tying of knots, this hanger isn’t afraid to flaunt its personality. Just like how we express ourselves through our clothing choices, ‘Ribbon & Tie Styling’ expresses its personality through its sculptural design.

Hang your favorite dress or your go-to blazer on this hanger, and watch as it becomes a statement piece in your closet. It is ideal for retail stores catering to intricate clothing styles, ensuring each piece finds its perfect showcase.

No. 3: Concat _Ws

A hanger that is designed for those who crave organization and efficiency in their daily lives. Respecting the ethos of “form follows function,” this hanger goes beyond mere clothing storage. It’s a versatile solution that caters to your need to keep commonly used items in one accessible spot. It’s a more intricate form of a cloth hanger stand. Hang your scarves, belts, or even your favorite accessories alongside your clothes. With ‘Concat _Ws,’ everything has its place, making getting ready in the morning a breeze. It’s another piece that makes your messy habits ‘normal’

No. 4: Everything, Everywhere

Everything, Everywhere’ – the hanger that defies boundaries. True to its name, this hanger is designed to hold anything, anywhere. Respecting the principles of functionality and versatility, ‘Everything, Everywhere’ isn’t constrained by traditional notions of what a hanger should be. Its innovative design reveals both bending and hanging functions, showcasing its adaptability to various items beyond just clothes. From bags to hats to even household items, this hanger can handle it all.

No. 5: Plus – Minus

This hanger is all about adaptability and customization. Built on the idea of “adding and subtracting” from your lifestyle, this modular hanger empowers you to tailor it according to your evolving needs.

Whether you need extra hanging space for guests’ coats or want to showcase your latest fashion finds, ‘Plus – Minus’ has got you covered. Its modular design allows you to easily add or remove additional hanging rods, giving you the flexibility to create a personalized storage solution that grows with you.

In essence, these hangers go beyond the realm of traditional product design. It embodies a holistic approach to creation, where every detail serves to foster meaningful experiences and relationships. By marrying form and function with emotional resonance, it exemplifies the evolving landscape of design, where human-centricity reigns supreme. As the design industry continues to evolve, ‘HANG / WE’ stands as a testament to the transformative power of design in shaping not just products, but also the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Through its innovative approach, the project invites us to reconsider the everyday objects that surround us, reminding us that even the simplest of tools can become vessels for self-expression and connection.

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Origami-inspired Bluetooth mouse turns a mundane device into a fashion statement

As odd and unnatural as the computer mouse might be, it has become the standard input device second only to the keyboard. For decades, however, the design of the mouse has changed very little except when modified in the name of ergonomics. There has been a recent spate of concepts that try to breathe new life into mouse design, but many of those remain in the conceptual realm only. This peculiar design almost looks like one of those, but it’s surprisingly a product you can really get your hands on, figuratively and literally. It’s definitely unlike any Bluetooth mouse you’ve ever laid eyes on because when it’s not in use, it can fold so perfectly flat that you can even slip it into your pocket and make it look like a part of your fashionable attire.

Designer: Horace Lam

We’ve actually seen quite a few mice that can fold or lay completely flat, but few have ever made it into production because of the surprising complexity of mouse design. Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, might be great for paper, but not for something that needs to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, not to mention being carried around in bags or even pockets. That’s the rather impressive feat that the myAir.0 OriMouse claims to have achieved, offering a wireless mouse that is flat, functional, and fashionable.

In its flat and deactivated state, the OriMouse has a “V” shape with a faceted surface. Covered in vegan leather or textile, it doesn’t even look anything like a mouse. Weighing only 40g and less than 5mm thin, it looks and feels more like an art object that you carry in your pocket or in your bag. But with a simple pinching gesture that joins the two divergent ends together, the OriMouse rises to the occasion, literally, to become an essential tool for productivity.

Using the same principles that give origami designs innate stability, this foldable mouse can withstand a lot of pressure from your hand without buckling from the weight. At the same time, however, a simple push at a specific and strategic spot disengages the two neodymium magnets and collapses the structure back to its flat state. In addition to this shape-shifting trick, the OriMouse promises a more ergonomic design thanks to the polygonal structure inspired by the folds and facets of an origami object.

Although the various options available make use of textured materials to give the mouse an even more tactile experience, the OriMouse’s foldable design also lends itself perfectly to more artistic expressions. In fact, one model even has a graffiti graphic printed on its surface, and it’s not hard to imagine branding opportunities for such a design. Granted, the actual ergonomics of such a mouse will probably be a matter of debate, but if you are looking for a highly portable Bluetooth mouse, it won’t hurt to take a hard look at something that’s also so unique and beautiful that you will easily become the envy of the crowd around you.

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BMW uses 3D printing for German bobsleigh team’s footwear

Most sports are dictated by the skill and prowess of the athletes competing but there are also some sports where the sportswear and footwear that they wear can contribute to how they perform. But not all of these sports have customizable or flexible footwear to help the athletes out. Bobsleigh is one such sport and with the Winter Olympics a year away, Germany is partnering with BMW to give their team better footwear to help them compete at the top level.

Designer: BMW

The BMW Group is the technology partner of the German Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton Federatin (BSD) and they have come up with customizable spiked shoes for the bobsleigh team using the power of 3D printing. Regular bobsleigh footwear have defined rows of nails attached to the toe area but these are not replaceable or moveable. Based on track and field shoes, which are more flexible, they came up with threads for screw spikes which are used to attach spike plates on which spike nails can be distributed.

This means that the spikes can be adjusted to a large selection of shoe styles, sizes, and other aspects to make them more comfortable and suitable for the athletes’ needs. You can also adjust the material and geometry of the plates and the placement of the spike nails, giving better acceleration according to the power transmission on the ice. And since 3D printing is used, they get to be more flexible and test out the spikes and make adjustments, without having to spend a fortune and spend so much time manufacturing.

They were able to test out the spike plates during the Bobsleigh World Cup (which ends later this month) and so far, they were able to get positive feedback from the athletes that they made them for. Of course there are still changes that need to be made but they do have 11 months to go for it before the Winter Olympics in February 2025. We’ll also see by then what effect these spikes have on the German team’s performance.

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Fashionable Designer Earplugs that Prioritize Style and Hearing Protection

Noise is a constant companion no matter where we go, and it poses a potential threat to our hearing whether we are conscious of it or not. We encounter potentially harmful sounds in various scenarios, from roaring cheers at concerts and live music events to the loud hum of machines at construction sites. Everyday activities like air travel or a day at work in a busy office or factory can pose a risk to our hearing health, while internal tranquility can be disrupted by noise during study sessions, nights spent beside a snoring partner, or leisure activities such as attending motorsport events or visiting shooting ranges. Amid all these scenarios, ear protection becomes a crucial health necessity. JING Earplugs presents a groundbreaking solution, blending style and utility in this context.

Designer: Carol Chen

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These designer earplugs double as fashionable earrings, revolutionizing our perception of personal audio protection. They seamlessly blend sound reduction capabilities, effectively reducing noise by up to 28 decibels (NRR 14), with aesthetic appeal. Unwanted noise is effectively blocked without sacrificing style. Meeting the modern need for noise reduction without compromising on fashion, JING Earplugs transform ear protection from a functional necessity to a fashionable accessory. They provide significant protection in noisy environments while still allowing for the enjoyment of the ambiance.

Interchangeable Gemstones

JING’s earplugs, designed by an award-winning fashion designer, feature interchangeable gemstones. This allows users to tailor their look based on their outfit, mood, or occasion. Made from high-quality, flexible silicone, the earplugs effectively block out unwanted noise while ensuring comfort and durability for prolonged wear. The ear tips are available in three sizes to best fit each individual’s unique ear canal shape. Additionally, the ear tips are washable and reusable, adding to their sustainability.

Hearing loss is a growing concern, with around 466 million people, or 5% of the world’s population, experiencing disabling hearing loss. It can occur at any age but is most common in those over 60. Exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading causes, underscoring the importance of ear protection for all ages. As a passionate advocate for hearing health, I strongly champion the use of ear protection to preserve our hearing and improve our quality of life.

The need for adequate ear protection grows as the world becomes increasingly noisy. JING Earplugs offer a stylish and practical solution to this issue. Their innovation lies in their design and function, reducing noise without compromising style and comfort. With the rising concern of hearing loss, it’s crucial to prioritize our hearing health. Products like JING Earplugs serve as effective protective gear and challenge the conventional perception of ear protection, making it a fashionable accessory. There are two color options available: Midnight Black and Glacier White. For enhanced portability, it comes with a protective carrying case, which makes it easy to carry and use as needed.

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Coperni’s Air Swipe Bag may be closest to “as light as air” saying

When they say something is as “light as air”, it is not meant to be taken literally most of the time. But there are indeed some materials now that can be considered almost as light as air or at least the lightest solid material that we can find. One example is NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel which they used in their first stardust mission. It has been used in things like thermal insulation, biomedical applications, and some experimentations. But there’s apparently another use for it and that’s for fashion and (sort of) functionality.

Designer: Coperni

Paris-based accessories brand Coperni wanted to create a bag that is very, very light but also would look like it has frozen smoke trapped inside its little space. And they were able to do so with the Air Swipe Bag hiwch they unveiled at the FW24 show. This particular look is made from aerogel since the process it goes through gives it that transparent, smoky color, not to mention how light but non-fragile it is.

It may seem to look like a fragile bag because of its size and its transparency but the material can actually withstand extreme heat (up to 1,200 degrees celsius) and pressure (up to 4000 times its weight). There is a reason after all why NASA brought this to space. The bag also uses 1% glass reinforcement so you might want to be careful where you swing that bag at.

The Air Swipe Bag doesn’t seem to be the most fashionable but it is indeed interesting looking. My main issue is that it’s a tiny bag that may actually only fit my phone in it and barely at that. As a big bag carrier that has a ton of bags inside the bag, I’m wondering if something as light as this could actually work in a bigger size as well.

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Remember Aerogel? This insulated outdoor jacket has an aerogel layer, giving you -40°F protection

Anyone who even vaguely remembers the late 2000s remembers Aerogel, the ‘wonder material’ that was 99% air, and had the incredible ability to insulate against high heat or cold because of its thermal absorption properties. Aerogel got all the press back in the day, but didn’t really see much consumer application because of how difficult it was to produce. Cut to the year 2024 and a Tokyo-based company has managed to find a fitting application for Aerogel. Meet SpacePeak, an outdoor jacket that sits on the bleeding edge of technology with its own aerogel insulation layer that can protect you in temperatures as extreme as -40°C (-40°F). What’s more, it has a 3-in-1 design with removable inner layers, allowing you to wear it in regular weather too, and it has over 20 pockets for all your EDC and essentials.

Designer: Tatsuya Dobashi

Click Here to Buy Now: $299 $479 ($180 off). Hurry, only 8/170 left! Raised over $115,000.

SpacePeak has perfected aerogel technology to retain the most heat from your body. From there, heat circulates throughout your whole jacket keeping you warm and dry even in the harshest conditions.

The SpacePeak comes with a two-part design that gives you 3 jackets in one. On the inside, it features a functional puffer jacket, insulated with Aerogel and a thermal layer that helps keep you warm and snug in pretty much any weather. The outer jacket is a waterproof wind-breaker with a hood that helps ensure you stay dry in the rain or during a blizzard. Wear them individually based on what the weather is, or combine them together to give you a jacket powerful enough to brave all the elements. The outer layer is rated 20,000mm waterproof and keeps you from succumbing to rain, storm, sleet, and snow, while the inner aerogel jacket helps build an impermeable barrier between your body temperature and outer temperature.

You can finally ditch your puffy jacket and start wearing something that keeps you warmer with less weight and fluff.

The jacket is rated to protect you in temperatures as low as -40°C (also -40°F), although lab tests show the SpacePeak can easily endure temperatures as low as -196°C (-320°F). While there’s really no place on Earth where humans would endure those temperatures, it’s good knowing that the jacket can handle pretty much the coldest weather possible without giving up. That being said, it’s worth noting that the aerogel doesn’t physically warm you – it creates a thermal barrier between the cold environment and your warm body, so you don’t lose any body heat to the cold outdoors.

Store your laptop or tablet in the back pocket to carry your valuables safely and efficiently.

Chances are that places that hit -40°C aren’t the kinds of places you want to be carrying massive backpacks to either, which is why the SpacePeak packs more than 20 pockets for pretty much all your gear. Strategically placed all across the jacket’s inner and outer surfaces, the SpacePeak has every slot imaginable, with large pockets big enough for iPads, protected pockets for gadgets like cameras and phones, waterproof pockets for bottles and food, and quick-access pockets for keys and money. The 20+ tactical pockets turn your jacket into a backpack of sorts, without all the bulkiness associated with backpacks. Your belongings are strategically placed across the jacket, making them A. accessible, but more importantly B. less likely to weigh your shoulders down because of the distributed weight. Besides, who wants to rummage through a backpack in sub-zero temperatures, right?!

The enhanced 20,000 mm waterproofing doesn’t just stop the rain from getting to you, Its waterproofing makes it wind resistant, and it easier to brush dirt, snow, mud and other muck off your jacket.

That being said, you’d expect a jacket with this laundry-list of features to be extremely bulky, but the implementation of aerogel allows the SpacePeak to be thinner and lighter than your average down jacket. Down (or feathers) works exactly like aerogel, using trapped air to create a thermal barrier – however, what down does with an inch of thickness, the Aerogel does with 1/10th the amount, giving you an extreme-weather jacket that doesn’t turn you into the Michelin man or a human marshmallow because of all that padding.

The aerogel used within the SpacePeak was developed by S. Kistler, a company founded after the American scientist and chemical engineer credited with inventing the material in the first place. The aerogel, despite being highly insulating, is breathable, durable, and will retain its thermal properties even after a 100 washes (even with regular use the jacket can probably use a wash once a year). The SpacePeak comes in 4 sizes, ranging from M to 4XL, with a starting price of $299 and global shipping – just in case you want your jacket dispatched to the Arctic Circle!

Click Here to Buy Now: $299 $479 ($180 off). Hurry, only 8/170 left! Raised over $115,000.

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Remember Aerogel? This insulated outdoor jacket has an aerogel layer, giving you -40°F protection

Anyone who even vaguely remembers the late 2000s remembers Aerogel, the ‘wonder material’ that was 99% air, and had the incredible ability to insulate against high heat or cold because of its thermal absorption properties. Aerogel got all the press back in the day, but didn’t really see much consumer application because of how difficult it was to produce. Cut to the year 2024 and a Tokyo-based company has managed to find a fitting application for Aerogel. Meet SpacePeak, an outdoor jacket that sits on the bleeding edge of technology with its own aerogel insulation layer that can protect you in temperatures as extreme as -40°C (-40°F). What’s more, it has a 3-in-1 design with removable inner layers, allowing you to wear it in regular weather too, and it has over 20 pockets for all your EDC and essentials.

Designer: Tatsuya Dobashi

Click Here to Buy Now: $299 $479 ($180 off). Hurry, only 8/170 left! Raised over $115,000.

SpacePeak has perfected aerogel technology to retain the most heat from your body. From there, heat circulates throughout your whole jacket keeping you warm and dry even in the harshest conditions.

The SpacePeak comes with a two-part design that gives you 3 jackets in one. On the inside, it features a functional puffer jacket, insulated with Aerogel and a thermal layer that helps keep you warm and snug in pretty much any weather. The outer jacket is a waterproof wind-breaker with a hood that helps ensure you stay dry in the rain or during a blizzard. Wear them individually based on what the weather is, or combine them together to give you a jacket powerful enough to brave all the elements. The outer layer is rated 20,000mm waterproof and keeps you from succumbing to rain, storm, sleet, and snow, while the inner aerogel jacket helps build an impermeable barrier between your body temperature and outer temperature.

You can finally ditch your puffy jacket and start wearing something that keeps you warmer with less weight and fluff.

The jacket is rated to protect you in temperatures as low as -40°C (also -40°F), although lab tests show the SpacePeak can easily endure temperatures as low as -196°C (-320°F). While there’s really no place on Earth where humans would endure those temperatures, it’s good knowing that the jacket can handle pretty much the coldest weather possible without giving up. That being said, it’s worth noting that the aerogel doesn’t physically warm you – it creates a thermal barrier between the cold environment and your warm body, so you don’t lose any body heat to the cold outdoors.

Store your laptop or tablet in the back pocket to carry your valuables safely and efficiently.

Chances are that places that hit -40°C aren’t the kinds of places you want to be carrying massive backpacks to either, which is why the SpacePeak packs more than 20 pockets for pretty much all your gear. Strategically placed all across the jacket’s inner and outer surfaces, the SpacePeak has every slot imaginable, with large pockets big enough for iPads, protected pockets for gadgets like cameras and phones, waterproof pockets for bottles and food, and quick-access pockets for keys and money. The 20+ tactical pockets turn your jacket into a backpack of sorts, without all the bulkiness associated with backpacks. Your belongings are strategically placed across the jacket, making them A. accessible, but more importantly B. less likely to weigh your shoulders down because of the distributed weight. Besides, who wants to rummage through a backpack in sub-zero temperatures, right?!

The enhanced 20,000 mm waterproofing doesn’t just stop the rain from getting to you, Its waterproofing makes it wind resistant, and it easier to brush dirt, snow, mud and other muck off your jacket.

That being said, you’d expect a jacket with this laundry-list of features to be extremely bulky, but the implementation of aerogel allows the SpacePeak to be thinner and lighter than your average down jacket. Down (or feathers) works exactly like aerogel, using trapped air to create a thermal barrier – however, what down does with an inch of thickness, the Aerogel does with 1/10th the amount, giving you an extreme-weather jacket that doesn’t turn you into the Michelin man or a human marshmallow because of all that padding.

The aerogel used within the SpacePeak was developed by S. Kistler, a company founded after the American scientist and chemical engineer credited with inventing the material in the first place. The aerogel, despite being highly insulating, is breathable, durable, and will retain its thermal properties even after a 100 washes (even with regular use the jacket can probably use a wash once a year). The SpacePeak comes in 4 sizes, ranging from M to 4XL, with a starting price of $299 and global shipping – just in case you want your jacket dispatched to the Arctic Circle!

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