By Andrew Liszewski
Meh. While I like the idea of having a jacket that’s capable of recharging all the gadgets stuffed in the pockets, this particular ski jacket from Italian clothier Ermenegildo Zegna really doesn’t seem that innovative. It was developed with a German company called Interactive Wear who are apparently known for developing some type of ‘smart’ textile technology, but as far as I can see it looks like they’ve just stitched a couple of solar cells into the jacket’s collar. I mean it’s nice that it can be used to recharge a phone or an MP3 player, and the fact that the solar collar is removable is definitely convenient, but I can’t see myself dropping $1,350 for a few extra hours of battery life.