Rapha and Raeburn Wind Jacket

Jul 8, 2013
Outside Magazine
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   Photo: Inga Hendrickson

Arbiter of ciclismo style Rapha teamed up with London fashion designer Chris Raeburn to make the avant-garde Rapha and Raeburn wind jacket. It’s sewn with retired military parachutes and highlighted with polka dots.

What’s Next: Electrically heated clothing
Last winter, Columbia released a rechargeable battery-powered jacket with three temperature settings but was forced to issue a recall after the wrists overheated.

The Hurdle: Integrating the wiring and creating an efficient power source to boost warmth without adding noticeable weight or making the garment feel stiff or robotic.

When Will It Happen? In ten years, everybody from Everest climbers to surfers could be wearing electric clothes.