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Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter almost 2 years ago

About

Transcending the boundaries of seasons and breaking the limits of weather, FOOMEXT offers you unconditional and controllable warmth.

FOOMEXT adopts a revolutionary heating material that offers you supreme comfort and controllable warmth. It warms up to 95°F in just 10s and weighs only 220g. Designed by award-winning Japanese designer, Takeshi Minagawa, it is practical to use literally in all seasons, weather, and conditions. It’s the only vest missing from your wardrobe. 

 

FOOMEXT insulates you from the cold while you immerse yourself in nature. Its ability to change temperature makes it unlike any vest you’ve ever had.

Clothes should be able to provide you with sufficient insulation as needed, while being slim and lightweight without adding extra bulk to allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. That’s why we created FOOMEXT! It’s the world’s smartest vest that combines cutting-edge material technology and 3D-tailored design, and it has all the features you’d expect from a top-notch vest. Let’s start by peeking into some of its remarkable features:

 

In cold weather, you can wear the FOOMEXT heated vest under your jacket or coat to get extra warmth without looking puffy or bulky. It is convenient to carry because you can simply roll it and pack it in your bag for a trip to freezing places or for unexpected weathers. You can also pair it with a sweater or a shirt underneath to keep warm. It is an ideal insulating garment to wear on the move or at quick stops, during physical activities or exercises.

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH COLD WEATHER

Efficient and comfortable distribution of heat from your back to the rest of your body.

Why the FOOMEXT heated vests are much lighter, slimmer and warmer than the heated vests on the market?

Our core competence: CARBON NANOTUBE FILM

The most advanced heating material ever adopted into apparel.

"...the operation of high performance carbon nanotube film heaters, which show a clear advantage over traditionally employed materials...The results have shown very effective conversion of electric power into heat." - Dawid Janas and Krzysztof K. <Improved Performance of Ultra-Fast Carbon Nanotube Film Heaters >

"For comparison, you probably remember the story of Rapunzel letting her hair down for the prince to climb up. If Rapunzel’s hair were made of carbon nanotubes, around four strands of hair would suffice to support the prince’s weight without snapping." - Andrew Hyer <Microchips and Nanotubes: Using Carbon Nanotubes in Electronics>

 

1. STAY WARM WITHOUT WEARING BULKY LAYERS

It takes forever to put on bulky clothes and then take them off one by one.
 

With FOOMEXT, you will always stay warm while look slim.

 

2. ALWAYS READY FOR UNEXPECTED WEATHER CHANGE

Hot during the day but freezing during the night?

 

Throw FOOMEXT in your bag and no more worries of temperature drop.

Functional in environments from -22°F to 158°F.

 

3. TAKING LEAST SPACE, OFFERING MOST WARMTH

Always frustrated packing your getaway luggage?

 

FOOMEXT is small and light enough to pack in your small carry-on without taking up much space.

 

4. MATCHING ALL YOUR FASHION STYLES

On top or underneath, no matter how you wear it, you always look gorgeous with Foomext. 
 

 

FOOMEXT heated vest is a versatile piece of gear for all kinds of outdoor sports such as climbing, hiking, running, camping, golfing, motor-cycling, tailgating. You name it, it will keep you warm when the cold sets in, while not too hot while moving. It is waterproof, windproof and sweat absorbing, to make sure you still get warm and comfortable when it is rainy or windy.

 

The FOOMEXT heated vest is an efficient insulating gear adaptive to all seasons, weather, and conditions. It saves you the trouble of fine-tuning your insulation constantly. When it is hard to guess the weather and an insurance piece of gear is needed, like you need to get up early on a chilly morning to walk your dog, stay overnight on a beach, work in a cold environment like a basement, or simply just feel cold due to poor health, the FOOMEXT heated vest will offer you constant and unconditional warmth. 

 

 

PUT the portable charger in the interior pocket of the vest, and OFF YOU GO!

Foomext’s slim, removable battery weighs only 4oz, easily fits into the interior pocket of the vest, and fully recharges in 3hr. It has a high conversion rate of 91.8% providing up to 8hr of battery life which equals 8hr of controllable warmth, depending on which of the 5 heat levels you choose.

BATTERY RUN TIME BASED ON TEMPERATURE LEVEL:  

High = 3-4 hours, Mid-High= 4-5 hours, Mid-Low= 5-6 hours, Low=6-7hours, Default=8hours

 

 

Download the FOOMEXT APP onto your cell phone to get to the heart of your vest. The APP allows you to easily:   

  • Adjust heating temperature as you like.
  • Schedule start heating time.
  • Schedule stop heating time.

Set to any temperature you want through your smart phone. Heat up to 95°F in only 10s. Heat up to 221°F in only 60s.

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The FOOMEXT heated vest will continue to heat without posing any danger even after being cut or immersed in the water.

  • Auto shut-off if it overheats.
  • 5V low-voltage battery.
  • No radiation.
  • Flame-retardant material.

100% Machine-Washable and Hand-Washable.

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 5000mAh Portable Charger

 

 

 

Unit: in. Error: 0.4-0.8in 

How To Measure 

Shoulder Length: 

Measure the length from shoulder to shoulder. 

Back Length: 

Measure from the base of the collar, straight down the middle of the back, to the hem of the vest. 

Chest: 

Measure around the fullest part of the bust/chest. 

Front Bottom Sweep: 

The bottom edge of the front of the garment measured horizontally straight across from edge to edge.

Back Bottom Sweep: 

The bottom edge of the back of the garment measured horizontally straight across from edge to edge.

 

 

 

Takeshi Minagawa

Since his graduation from the ITOH Institute of Apparel in Japan in 2000, our designer has won The Best New Designer of the 17th Fashion Frontline, and Tokyo’s New Designer Fashion Award in 2015. He has also started his own brand and clothing company. FOOMEXT is the outcome of his many years’ experience and knowledge in apparel design, perfectly integrates practicality, functionality and fashion.

 

We are a group of young entrepreneurs (Jenny, Bryan, Perla, Rain, Bruce) born in the '80s and '90s. We are adventurers seeking to change ourselves and the world we live in. We found it difficult to keep warm without looking bulky and puffy with multiple layers on, especially in challenging weathers. We created FOOMEXT with the connection and resources of the advanced nano-material R&D outcomes of Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and more importantly, the notion to keep our families and friends warm with slim and comfortable clothing. FOOMEXT is the smartest heated vest ever that combines technology and design. We need your support to help deliver more warmth to this world! 

ITIWANT is a specific online network for the early enthusiasts and innovators of smart technology products. We will connect with the hardware innovators around the world, discover and select the latest, most interesting, and most stylish technology innovations, and show the products to our online community. We will raise various suggestions to these products, organize free events for people to experience and share the products, and let more people enjoy life improvements by new technology. Meanwhile, we will select great projects, help them launch on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, and facilitate the mass production process.

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As a well-funded, fast-growing, and trustworthy startup, we are committed to ensuring that our backers receive FOOMEXT on time.

We’ve been working closely with industry leaders for the past three months to refine every single detail of FOOMEXT. Currently we have already opened molding and hopefully we can deliver FOOMEXT to our backers in May. We’re confident in our ability to deliver FOOMEXT on schedule with the highest level of quality and attention to detail.

With our experience, we can foresee and de-risk most of the difficulties faced in production. However, if anything unexpected happens, you can rest assured that we will never compromise on the design and functionality of this product. If there are any unexpected delays, we will notify backers and provide an estimated delivery date.

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