Kenpo has launched 15 new designs of iPod-enabled jackets in the US.

The designs are available in a dozen colours, including brown, grey, black, blue, white and green.

Styles include fluffy bubble jackets (some with fur-lined hoods), sprinters' jackets, snowboarding jackets and windbreakers. All the jackets integrate an iPod control panel on the lower portion of one sleeve.

These controls let wearers pause, skip tracks and adjust volume, while the iPod is kept securely hidden in a pocket. The jackets use ElekTex smart fabric touch pad technology, a washable fabric-based solution.

The jackets cost between $89 and $189 in the US. UK launch plans haven't yet been revealed.