Richard Purvis, Pro­duc­tion Edi­tor

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I have a bit of a hate/hate re­la­tion­ship with win­ter sports. But my kids seem to be keen, so a re­cur­ring fea­ture of my Fe­bru­ary half-term is stand­ing at the bot­tom of the nurs­ery slopes in some bleak French re­sort, sip­ping at a sickly hot choco­late while I wait for their ski­ing lessons to wind up. Even do­ing that leaves me with numb fin­gers, so I can’t imag­ine how bad it is for the peo­ple daft enough to spend whole days up there in the clouds. Here’s an idea, then: self-heat­ing gloves, pow­ered by recharge­able lithium bat­ter­ies that slip into pock­ets in the cuffs. £170 / gerb­

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