New ski jacket can keep you warm and charge your iPod

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 28, 2009 4:23 pm

Skiers and boarders enjoy listening to their favorite tunes while hitting their favorite runs at their favorite ski resorts.  But what happens when you’re at the top of the mountain and your iPod runs out of battery?  Well, if you’re wearing Mountain Hardwear’s new Refugium Jacket, you can charge it from the jacket.  The $375 jacket uses Ardica’s 10-watt power source to keep you nice and warm.  The heat can be adjusted to three different power setting by pressing a tab near the chest.  In order to charge your iPod, you can purchase a USB adapter for an additional $50 to re-route the heat energy to the iPod.  Now, while staying warm all day, you can also charge your iPod to make sure the songs are flowing while you are flying down the mountain.