Hot Products for Fall 2014

With a chill in the air, we’re all searching for new products to keep us comfortable and toasty for the season.  Here are a few items we’ve discovered that Frosties may want to try – if you can find them, as some are selling out fast!

Heated FlashlightHand Warming Flashlight – This is a multi-tasking product that is a flashlight, hand warmer and charges your mobile devices!  The hand warmer will heat for up to 5 hours on a single charge reaching 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 C).  Comes with a cozy knit cover and USB charging cord for $29.95 from Verseo.  Carla, A fellow Frostie also found a similar 3-in-1 product made by Enerhandz.  It sells through Amazon but is currently unavailable.   Must be a new hot category (pun intended)!

Leather Heated GlovesHeated Leather Gloves – We were amazed to recently see these in a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog.  They are slim leather gloves that have a low-profile pocket for the rechargeable batteries.  From the photo, you would never know these are heated gloves!  They are described as 50% thinner than the sports-styled heated handwear we’re used to seeing.  Come in black pebble grained lambskin for $149.95, with separate styles and sizes for both men and women.  There must have had a lot of demand for these because they’re already on backorder, and we can see why!

Heated Base LayersThree Zone Heated Base Layer – Another great concept we found at Hammacher Schlemmer are tops and bottoms worn under an outer layer heated by rechargeable batteries.  They look like sleek long undies made of silky spandex with “hair-thin micro fiber conductors,” so they aren’t bulky with lots of padding as we’ve seen with some other base layer products.  On the high setting, the heat lasts for 2 hours; on low they provide 5 hours of warmth.  The separate top and bottoms each have three zoned areas of heat across the body.  This may be the most you’ll ever pay to wear something no one will see:  They are priced at $149.95 each, making the top and bottom combo a $300 outfit!  Both items come in Black, sizes XS to XL.

Canadian Mittens and Gloves – These Canadian Police gloves were made for outdoor labor, so you’d expect them Canadian Police Mittensto be warm.  Used by police and dog sled champs since 1947, they do sound promising!  Made of supple leather lined with thick, protective pile.  Available in Black or Wheat, mitten or glove styles, sizes S to 2X for $46.95 from Vermont Country Store.   (Note:  These are men’s sizes, but they say the Small will fit most women.)

Hoodie-FootiesPajamaGram has a one-piece sleeper that includes non-skid zip-off feet and handwarming cuffs.  Kind of Hoodie Footie PJ'sreminds you of the footed PJ’s you wore as a kid, but these are much cuter!  Come in a range of fun colors and prints in cozy fabrics, including flannel and velour.  Top it off with a cuddly hood and kangaroo pockets and you’re set for the night!  The whole family can join in with matching prints for mom, dad, the kids and even Fido.  Sizes range from XS to 3X starting at $79.99.

If you try any of the above products, we’d love your feedback, and please share your new product finds with us. Write to info@raynauds.org,  post them in our Discussion Forum or on our Facebook Fan page.