This is a town in Russia, and that is an actual temperature reading for the town. This town is regarded as the coldest inhabited place on Earth. In fact, it recorded the lowest winter temperature ever recorded in an inhabited town: -67.7 °C. This town is called…Oymyakon and its located in the Oymyakonsky District in Russia. Oymyakon is named after the Oymyakon River that runs through the town. A translation of Oymyakon River is “the river that never freezes over.” This is because although the town itself has an average temperature of -15.5 °C, the river never freezes. It stays thawed and warm the entire time. People even go for a swim in the river – if they are brave enough!
So, mother nature has a very simple way to keep herself warm in Oymyakon during sub 0 temperatures. But, we as humans have yet to figure out a simple way to stay warm throughout the year. During the winter, most us layer on thick and bulky jackets just to stay warm. There are people who have a layering system for winter use, a separate layering system for fall and/or spring, a separate layering system for skiing, etc. Mother nature just has one “layer” at the bottom of the Oymyakon river – a natural heat source that produces enough heat to keep her warm during the winter. Now for us humans, we cannot naturally produce enough body heat to keep us warm in the winter, so we cover up as much as possible to retain heat. However, mother nature has shown us that producing heat is more effective than retaining heat in chilly weather. Thus, we at Oymya sought out to develop a simple and thin jacket that produces enough heat to you warm during the winter – aptly naming the jacket after the Oymyakon River. Oymya’s Full Body Heated™ jackets heat up your whole upper body and your hands to keep you comfortable no matter the outside temperature.
Our goal at Oymya is for people like you to wear a Full Body Heated™ jacket, whether on its own or under a jacket that better appeals to your fashion sense. No matter the outside temperature, whether it be -30 °C or -40 °C, you will produce enough heat to keep you warm and toasty – just like the Oymyakon River in Russia that produces enough heat to stay warm even though its in a harsh and cold environment.