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Mountain Hardware’s New Coat Will Charge Your Phone


Mountain Hardwear has displayed its new multitasking jacket just in time for fall. The Mountain Hardwear Refugium Jacket is powered by an Ardica portable power and heating system that will heat the coat and charge your gadgets at the same time. Ardica’s portatble, warming power pack can supply your cell phone with up to 11 full charges and your iPod with up to 20 full charges. You get up to 8.6 hours of heat with limitless charging time. Charging the Ardica pack will take 3 hours, but you can get to 80% capacity in 1.5 hours—not too bad.

It’s basically an electric blanket with sleeves that charges your iPhone. The jacket itself is listed as $230, but with the heating and charging capabilities the price rises to $375. There is also a USB adapter that could be added to the power pack for an extra $50.

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