As major high street brands start to embrace thermal technology in their collections and innovative new heated clothing companies pop up worldwide, now is the perfect time to upgrade your winter wardrobe with warmer alternatives.
Tech in fashion is now everywhere and it's easy to stay warm on the coldest of winter days without having to compromise on style. From hidden base layers to heated jackets, we've hunted down the best tech-enhanced fashion available for men. Read on for our top picks to shop right now…
UNIQLOLong-Sleeve HeatTech T-Shirt£12.90SHOP NOW
UNIQLO HeatTech T-ShirtJapanese fashion brand UNIQLO is one of the largest names to take action against the elements with the launch of its HeatTech collection. Helping to keep you warm during the colder months by using moisture released by your body to retain heat, the range spans across everything from boxers to chinos. This long-sleeve HeatTech tee is perfect for wearing under a jumper in winter and will add extra warmth without adding bulk to your outfit.
Emel + Aris Infrared OvercoatEmel and Aris was launched in 2015 to bring cutting edge technology to the luxury fashion market. Currently only offering a small range of coats, what really sets the company apart is the unique technology used. The coats feature a heating system hidden under the lining, which uses far infrared that can be absorbed by the body to give you a warm feeling all over. You'd struggle to tell this overcoat apart from others and if you've got the money to spend, it's the best thermal tech you can buy.
Marks & SpencerThermowarmth™ Gloves£35SHOP NOW
M&S Thermowarmth™ GlovesAlso available in black or tan, these leather gloves by Marks & Spencer are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. Featuring Thermowarmth™ technology to keep your hands extra warm on wintry days, they're a snip at under £40 and offer an affordable upgrade to this classic wardrobe staple.
Blaze WearMen's Traveller Jacket£194.99SHOP NOW
Blaze Wear Heated Puffer JacketSpecialists in heated clothing, Blaze Wear integrate heating elements powered by a portable rechargeable battery into the inner layers of all items across the range. This puffer jacket is designed in the UK and has TriZone Heat Technology built-in, allowing you to generate the level of heat you want at the touch of a button. You can even charge your mobile off the same power bank while you're heating your jacket!
SealskinzWaterproof Bobble Hat£28SHOP NOW
Sealskinz Waterproof HatKeep your head dry and warm whatever the weather throws at you with this bobble hat by Sealskinz. Crafted from a waffle knit outer fabric and a micro fleece inner lining, it's guaranteed to be 100% waterproof and windproof. The colour should go with most things in your winter wardrobe and it's the perfect addition for your daily commute or a weekend of adventures.
Polar Seal Heated GiletGilets are great for layering during the winter months and now you can beat the chill even more with this heated version from Polar Seal. The large upper back heater will help to spread heat to the top of your body, while the heated hand pockets add an extra bit of luxury to keep your fingers from freezing on the coldest of days. Finished in a water repellent outer layer, it'll also keep you dry if you brave it without a coat on top.
TimberlandRadford Chukka Boots£170SHOP NOW
Timberland Extra Warm Waterproof ChukkasThese extra warm chukka boots by Timberland make use of multiple technologies developed by the American brand. As well as featuring the TimberDry™ waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry in any weather, they also offer great flexibility underfoot with the three-layer SensorFlex™ comfort system, which flexes and supports. Lined in a teddy fleece to keep your feet extra toasty when the temperature really drops, they're a guaranteed winner for 2019.
Heat HoldersTwisted Yarn Socks£9.99SHOP NOW
Heat Holders 1.6 TOG SocksBy far the easiest upgrade you can make, these Heat Holders socks are perfect for everyday use and come in a huge range of patterns and colours. Crafted from the brand's insulated thermal yarn and with a brushed loop pile lining for extra comfort, they'll instantly be your go-to pair of socks when winter bites outside.