How many jackets does one need? Is it possible to individually regulate the warmth of a jacket and adjust the personal feel-good factor? On January 14, 2020, in Berlin/Germany, the textile manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, launched a technological innovation together with Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn/Germany, und der AlphaTauri Salzburg Sport GmbH, Fuschl am See/Austria: the Heatable Capsule Collection.
While Telekom is brings its technological components to the table, AlphaTauri designed the collection and Schoeller developed the heating technologies and fabrics as well as the electronic components.
The Heatable Capsule Collection kicks off with a jacket and a waistcoat/body warmer in 2 different colors. Wearers decide the level of warmth for themselves in the jacket or waistcoat. The clothing items are operated by app, and individual zones around the pocket and kidney areas can be heated.
The apparel is cross-seasonal, suitable for all cooler types of weather, and practical when travelling, hiking or for other sports. The ideal feel-good temperature can be selected from 2 heating levels and the partially heatable waistcoat can be worn alone or under a jacket.
Thanks to Schoeller E-Soft-Shell heating technology, the heat function is completely integrated into the fabric and localized as closely as possible to the wearer’s body. Furthermore, the inbuilt sensors can measure the microclimate temperature inside the jacket.