Norwegian apparel specialist ODLO has developed I-THERMIC – an intelligent thermal technology midlayer that regulates heat via an integrated app.
Combining Clim8’s advanced intelligent thermal technology and MAS Holdings’ Twinery innovation arm, ODLO’s I-THERMIC uses advanced active heating textiles to give wearers ‘full control of their personal microclimate.’
The company notes that this added control also reduces the need for extra layers during winter sports, thus avoiding overdressing and wet, cold, sweaty clothes.
The apparel is priced t €300 and comes in women’s XS – XL and men’s XS – XXL versions.
ODLO Brand Director, Timo Pape said “Effective temperature control is important in colder weather, but also other kinds of outdoor activities and conditions. Whether you ski, climb or hike, nobody wants to look bulky, overheat, freeze or constantly remove layers. I-THERMIC gives you the freedom and lightness.”
I-THERMIC integrates Clim8’s intelligent technology platform to detect fluctuations in skin temperature and activity levels. Then, based off a smart thermal algorithm, the apparel conducts heat through Twinery’s woven copper wiring to regulate and maintain the ideal temperature as set by the user in the integrated app.
Worn as a midlayer, I-THERMIC’s washing-machine-safe battery pack provides four hours of continuous heating, which, when applied via the thermal algorithm, ‘results in more than enough heat for a regular day of stop-and-go activity on the slopes, track or trail.’
The integrated Clim8 app is where users can personalise their I-THERMIC, setting preferred temperature ranges and adjusting for on-the-fly heating.
In the age of climate change, AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) ODLO adds that frictionless, personalized and highly adaptable wearable heating technology is the natural next step.
I-THERMIC has been recognized at two key trade shows in the US & Europe. The first award was presented at CES in Las Vegas and was followed by a Gold Winner Award at 2019 ISPO in Munich.
‘Born in Norway and engineered in Switzerland’, Odlo offers performance sportswear across six categories: functional sport underwear, running, women’s activewear, cycling, Nordic disciplines and outdoor. With more than 70 years of heritage, Odlo products are distributed in over 35 countries. As a ‘full-year performance brand’, Odlo also continues to show ‘strong commitment towards social and environmental sustainability, and is proud of its leader status at the Fair Wear Foundation.’