8K launches heated outerwear that can be controlled from a smartphone App

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Heating up the race for highly-functional wearable technology, a UK company takes fashion up a notch with outerwear that quells cold and keeps style on tap.


8K Powered by Flexwarm Heated Jacket

We felt that there was a gap in the market for a collection of outerwear that seamlessly blends fashion with technology

Today, 8K launched a collection of stylish heated apparel that allows the wearer to control the temperature from a smartphone app. A world’s first, the 8K collection of jackets and gilets aim to start a clothing industry revolution. Syncing technology with fashion, now urbanites and adventurers have a range of lightweight outerwear that allows them to be in complete control of their perfect temperature in any conditions. The jackets and gilets incorporate a unique printable heating technology called Flexwarm® that removes the need for bulky insulation layers.

Designed for the busiest of city streets or the most rugged of terrains, the 8K Powered by Flexwarm® heated apparel has made traditional carbon fibre heating methods antiquated. Designed to be versatile and comfortable, there are no cold spots as the heat is evenly dispersed. This is thanks to a thin 0.5mm heating layer that offers three heat zones and three heat levels that can achieve temperatures of up to 50c in 360 seconds. Those who embrace an outdoor lifestyle have a range of heating options available; simply choose the area of the body to heat and the ideal temperature to heat it to. The apparel comes with a 7500mAh power bank, so users can enjoy up to 6 hours of warmth – perfect for long walks on cold days. The battery (which can also be used to charge your phone) is housed in a discreet inner pocket.

“Heating technology in clothing has been around for a while now, but this has always been primarily aimed at the workwear market. We felt that there was a gap in the market for a collection of outerwear that seamlessly blends fashion with technology” said Scott Brenchley, CEO of 8K. “Our clothing is aimed at fashion conscious individuals who love being outdoors but don’t want to compromise on style. Technology is becoming integrated into our daily lives more and more, so clothing that can be controlled via a smartphone and places the wearer in full control of their own body temperature is a natural progression.”

Believing in their mission, Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist, Sam Quek has joined the effort as the company’s brand ambassador for the UK launch. She personifies the outdoor lifestyle ethos that the 8K and Flexwarm® brands stands for, and resonates with an audience that are keen to embrace fashion, technology and the great outdoors.

Available for men and women, the 8K jackets and gilets are machine washable, supplied with a wash and carry bag, as well as a two-year warranty, and an intuitive smart phone app.

For more information visit http://www.8kflexwarm.com.

About 8K:
Founded by CEO Scott Brenchley in 2016, 8K is a wearable technology company, that lead the way in designing and manufacturing pioneering heated apparel and accessories that are powered by innovative flexible heating technology Flexwarm®.

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