The Life Tech jacket from Seymourpowell is designed to double as an extreme survival kit that uses smart tech to help wearers in a variety of dangerous situations.
For those pitting themselves against the elements, practical clothing isn’t just useful, it can be lifesaving. While it may not be able to stop gunfire, like Garrison Bespoke’s Bulletproof Suit, the Life Tech jacket from Seymourpowell is designed to double as an extreme survival kit that uses smart tech to help wearers in a variety of dangerous situations.
Created for Korean brand Kolon Sport, Seymourpowell consulted with mountaineers, ski guides, a Professor of human thermodynamics, an ex-UK Special Forces operative and even a Polar Explorer to develop the jacket. The design includes electronic device and battery storage, straps for carrying another partner in the case of an emergency, and a first aid kit embedded into the jacket itself. Additionally, the jacket even has its own wearable wind turbine generator that generates power throughout the day when attached to the arm, and can be connected to devices such as a smartphone or GPS locator. The turbine can be removed and attached to a tent throughout the night. The coat includes a thermal inner layer with smart Heatex technology, that uses the jacket’s stored power to keep the wearer’s body temperature at a safe level, potentially saving their life even in the coldest environments.
Available in green and yellow, the Life Tech coat retails for KRW 2,000,000, the price of a high-end technical jacket. How else can wearable tech help to save lives?