Electric undies

  • Many years ago, a brainstorming friend of mine was talking about making an electric blanket vest to keep him warm during a particularly cold tramp (there was no way as you would have required a very large battery to keep it going ... let alone charging the battery). Wonder how long before we start seeing hi-tech clothing with USB ports :-) https://qz.com/1059484/a-new-high-tech-fabric-could-mean-the-end-of-bulky-layers-in-the-winter/
  • https://www.ororowear.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwz_TMBRD0ARIsADfk7hSBUSJVeOkfPsLRL1AI1WdrJjxjxEJZ0acALqhMloXO6glgzxrJB6caAqyMEALw_wcB Way ahead of you...
  • Electric jackets etc have been sold at Bunnings for quite awhile now.
  • This research is weaving silver fibre through the fabric allowing conduction to warm evenly without much power. e.g. A pair of undies can be kept warm with a couple AAs
  • Yeah, I saw the article and thought it was a cool application. I wonder how long it would last in sweaty areas of your body though, wouldn't be fun to get a short circuit in your jocks!
  • ...... might be 😂
  • Placemakers sell Milwaukee gear - https://www.milwaukeetools.co.nz/heated-gear http://www.neushardware.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2392_2393_6.png
  • A couple of weeks ago a colleague had an electric blanket catch fire, and my mum has had that happen too. As much as I am no longer interested in having kids......
  • Just checked the website which Mosley recommended. I’m interested in this one. https://www.ororowear.com/collections/women/products/women-heated-jacket Anybody have one? How long does battery last?
  • The website states up to 8 hours before needing to be re-charged. Bit difficult in the middle of nowhere and no electricity supply. Curious about how much weight the electrics add to the garment? Don't think I would care for the extra weight.
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Forum The campfire
Started by pseudo
On 24 August 2017
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