You’ve just finished your last run, and it’s time to meet up with your friends for après – which would be a lot easier to coordinate if you had any juice left in your phone. Cold temperatures can zap smartphone battery life, leaving you with a useless brick in your pocket at the end of the day.
Helly Hansen’s new Life Pocket+ uses a special NASA-designed Primaloft Gold Insulation Aerogel to keep your pocket three times warmer, babying your phone through a frigid day on the slopes so it will work all day long without a charge. Originally meant to protect electronics in the harsh conditions of space, the serious science behind this aerogel serves an equally important purpose here on Earth – making sure you never miss an Instagram-worthy moment on the hill.
For 2017, you’ll find the Life Pocket+ on the HH Ullr Powder Suit as well as the Elevation, Icon and Stoneham jackets for men and Aurora Shell, Platinum and Whitestar jackets for women. Several other jackets in the new line include the regular Life Pocket (sans +), made with a slightly less sciency insulation that still keeps your phone twice as cozy as a regular jacket so you can take plenty of selfies on the lift.
– Christina Newberry, for S-Media.