Graphene is a really cool smart material that has some pretty incredible properties. It’s super lightweight, breathable, antibacterial and helps with thermoregulation. And it’s woven right into this coat that’s designed for travelling off the grid. The Gamma Heated jacket is laced with carbon heating elements that can be powered by a power bank. It’s also got three heat settings so you can set it to your personal comfort level.
If you’re wearing this coat with the graphene side next to your skin in cold weather it will help equalise your body temperature by sending heat from warm areas like your head to the colder parts of your hands. This is thanks to the fact that it conducts heat better than any other material in existence. In addition to this, it’s also a good insulator and wicks moisture away from your skin, keeping you comfortable in both warm and cool conditions.
All of these amazing properties would make you think that this jacket would be heavy, but it’s actually one of the lightest outdoor jackets on the market. It only weighs a pound, which is impressive considering that it’s designed to deal with all kinds of conditions. And it’s even impermeable to water, which makes it perfect for rainy trips and alpine hikes.
If you’re a broke backpacker who is trying to get by without carrying around a massive insulated monstrosity, this jacket might be just what you need. It’s a great alternative to a standard winter coat, and it can be used in almost any situation.