Tuesday July 22, 2003Gizmo's ongoing interest in clothing that uses innovative design and new technology to enhance its function has brought us to the ski slopes this season, where examples of smart clothing like the Radiator Jacket from Oakley are hard at work. The Radiator Jacket features a Gore inflatable Airvantage insert that acts as an insulation device by storing heat in its inflatable chambers during activity and radiating this heat back to the body when stationary.The adjustable climate control facilitated by the inflatable insert means that the wearer can choose to release the stored heat at the optimum time - when riding a ski-lift for example - so that the heat generated form your own body can be controlled with maximum efficiency and minimizing the risk of catching a dreaded ski-weekend chill.The Oakley Radiator Jacket Costs AUD$1,699.Gizmo will examine more of the latest snow-based clothing and gear over coming weeks - check back to www.gizmo.com.au for more details.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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