From next week GapKids is to start selling a fleece jacket with a built-in FM radio designed by Wild Planet.

'The Hoodio,' which is due to hit stores on 15 November, features a built-in radio control keypad located on the sleeve and a hood that conceals the speakers.

The $68 jacket is machine-washable and the speakers can be removed so kids can wear the jacket from the playground to the classroom.

"Wearable technology is the latest innovation in the apparel, electronic and toy industries, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this trend by partnering with Wild Planet to create a kids product as cool and interactive as the Hoodio," said Mark Breitbard, senior vice president of GapKids and babyGap merchandising.

The Hoodio is the first integrated product design launched by GapKids and Wild Planet. In the past, the two companies have collaborated on Spy Gear Cargo Shorts in spring 2004, a Gear Bag with a Pathfinder Tool attachment in fall and Wild Planet Spy Gear Trekking Pants this winter.