Craghoppers’ new Dynamic 12000 waterproof jacket will not only keep you dry in the rainy mountains, it’ll improve your well-being too (apparently). No, it doesn’t have in-built speakers that whisper positive affirmations into your ears. But it does feature infra-red radiation reflection technology – an innovation that caught the eye of the judges in this year’s ISPO awards.
This is how it supposedly works. The Dynamic 12000 jacket (due for release in September 2021) has a special mesh lining, made from six naturally found minerals, that reflects your body’s own infra-red rays back into the body. These rays permeate deep into the body, improve circulation of oxygen-rich blood and encourage cell regeneration. This in turn promotes faster healing of deep tissues, keeping you active for longer and improving your well-being.
That’s according to the marketing blurb, anyway. It all sounds a little, well, too good to be true, if not excessively fanciful – a step or two away from claiming “this jacket will make your life better”. But if we put the science aside for the time being, the credentials of the Dynamic 12000 look pretty impressive.