A phone built into the sleeve of a dress. Gloves that enable you to swipe a touchscreen on the ski slope. Solar-powered backpacks. Here are nine examples of apparel that blurs the line between clothing and tech gear.
NavJacket by O'Neill
Embedded in the sleeve of the NavJacket by O'Neill is a MyWay GPS unit that connects to your mobile phone; the GPS device uses a sleeve display via Bluetooth to guide you down the mountain. You can plan courses on your mobile phone or download them from the company's site.
OffGrid Solar Backpack by Voltaic
The OffGrid from Voltaic is a backpack with a solar panel charger built into its back surface. The panel can be removed and remounted wherever is most convenient and/or wherever gets the most sun. The pack also offers plenty of padded compartments for all your electronics.
NEXT PAGE: Sensible Music headphones