Inventor: Outlast Inc. of Boulder, Colo.
Are you having a love-hate affair with your blankets? Do you throw them off at 2 a.m. because you're too hot and then desperately cocoon at 6 a.m. to warm up? Perhaps you need Outlast's new Adaptive Comfort bedding. It introduces climate control where it counts under the covers. The pillow, mattress pad and duvet cover look quite conventional boring even, as they come only in white. But each is sewn with a layer of tiny capsules, called thermacules, that absorb, store and release heat as needed to regulate temperature. A version of this "phase change" material, originally developed for NASA for use in astronaut gloves, has appeared in ski boots, ski helmets and other cold-weather gear.
Availability: Now, $29.99-$179.99
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