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Mitten-Hidden Flasks Will Warm You Inside And Out

A toasty pair of knitted mittens will certainly keep your hands warm in winter, but what about the rest of you? In addition to a parka and long underwear, nothing helps your body fight freezing temps like a belt of bourbon, or a shot of whiskey. And no matter where you are, you can secretly nip at the hooch with these flask-packing mittens.


Self-Cleaning Cashmere Means Sweater Stains Disappear In The Sun

It might get the stank and stains out, but every trip through the washing machine takes a toll on your clothing, wearing out your garments and stretching them out of shape. Even a trip to the dry cleaners can be rough, so researchers at Hong Kong’s City University found an easier, gentler alternative by inventing a self-cleaning cashmere fabric that harnesses the sun to break down dirt and stains.


How Much Underwear To Pack For Your Trip, Visualised

Knowing how much underwear to pack for a trip can be fraught with problems: how many pairs do you need for a long trip, and what happens if there’s… an accident? This chart will help you know exactly what to pack.


Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed colour-changing shirt with what it’s calling a ‘Solar Camo’ pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and scaring the fish they’re after.


This Backpack Has An Emergency Raincoat That Deploys Like A Parachute

Designed for motorcycle riders and cyclists who quickly need to protect themselves from a sudden downpour, the Funnell backpack actually looks useful to anyone who commutes without a car. With a quick tug on a couple of straps, a full-on raincoat deploys from the top of the backpack, keeping both the wearer and the pack itself protected and dry.


7 Essential Self-Heating Garments To Keep You Warm This Winter

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors huddled close to a delightful fire. There’s plenty of things to do in the winter that don’t involve shovels or shopping.


A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask Is The Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting theatres this summer, there’s no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October.


A Removable Belt Buckle That Makes Airport Security A Breeze

If you’re tired of almost having to completely undress as you’re herded like cattle through airport security, there’s an entire subset of the clothing industry designed to make that ordeal a little more bearable. Like Hummus Apparel’s new line of belts featuring a buckle that can be easily slipped off and dropped in a bin, instead of having to remove your entire belt.


Spiked Godzilla Hoodie Lets You Live Out Your Destructive Fantasies

With Matthew Broderick out of the picture, and the latest version of the film destroying the box office, it’s cool to like Godzilla again. And we all know that the best way to show your appreciation for anything is to wear a hoodie that turns you into a crude facsimile of it — whether it be a gigantic rampaging lizard or a furry co-pilot.


The US Military's Power-Generating Boot Isn't Quite Battlefield Ready

This week, US marines at the Experimental Forward Operating Base at Camp Pendleton, California, got to try out some prototypes of energy-generating equipment to keep combat electronics charged and ready. The verdict: back to the drawing board.


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