Outdoors

Hot Pocket offers mobile, switch-on warmth at camp

Hot Pocket offers mobile, swit...
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
View 14 Images
Sierra Nevada is offering the Hot Pocket in 8.7-liter, 16-liter and 19-liter variations through its Kickstarter campaign
1/14
Sierra Nevada is offering the Hot Pocket in 8.7-liter, 16-liter and 19-liter variations through its Kickstarter campaign
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
2/14
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
3/14
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
4/14
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
If the bedding isn’t quite cutting it, the Hot Pocket can simply be unzipped and opened like a book to serve as a heated blanket
5/14
If the bedding isn’t quite cutting it, the Hot Pocket can simply be unzipped and opened like a book to serve as a heated blanket
The Hot Pocket at work
6/14
The Hot Pocket at work
The Hot Pocket can act as a stuff sack that can accommodate your sleeping bag and heat it up ahead of time
7/14
The Hot Pocket can act as a stuff sack that can accommodate your sleeping bag and heat it up ahead of time
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
8/14
The Hot Pocket can also be used to charge mobile devices
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
9/14
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
10/14
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
The Hot Pocket can act as a stuff sack that can accommodate your sleeping bag and heat it up ahead of time
11/14
The Hot Pocket can act as a stuff sack that can accommodate your sleeping bag and heat it up ahead of time
Sierra Nevada is offering the Hot Pocket in 8.7-liter, 16-liter and 19-liter variations through its Kickstarter campaign
12/14
Sierra Nevada is offering the Hot Pocket in 8.7-liter, 16-liter and 19-liter variations through its Kickstarter campaign
Staying warm in the great outdoors isn’t always easy
13/14
Staying warm in the great outdoors isn’t always easy
Life with the Hot Pocket
14/14
Life with the Hot Pocket

Staying warm in the great outdoors isn't always easy, especially when the last embers of the campfire have died out and you're alone in your tent blowing mist into the midnight air. The suitably named Hot Pocket is built for this very situation, functioning kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch.

Made by Sierra Madre Research, the outdoor company whose high-flying hammock shelters have caught our eye previously, the Hot Pocket consists of a 6,000-mAh battery pack and a pair of radiant heating panels sewn into the a soft, weather-resistant fabric.

The device essentially acts as a stuff sack that can accommodate your sleeping bag or items of clothing, and heat them up so they're toasty warm, with the heating elements switched on via a push of the button on the outside.

The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch
The suitably named Hot Pocket functions kind of like a hot water bottle that you activate with a flick of the switch

But if preheated bedding still isn't quite cutting it on chilly nights, the Hot Pocket can simply be unzipped and opened up like a book, acting as a heated blanket to slip inside your sleeping bag or thrown over your lap.

The device's battery can also be used to charge devices by way of a USB port, and can be hooked up to a solar panel for recharging where possible at camp. A strip of lights on the outside, meanwhile, serve as an indicator of remaining power levels.

Sierra Madre Research is offering the Hot Pocket in 8.7-liter, 16-liter and 19-liter variations through its Kickstarter campaign, with an early pledge of US$89 affording backers their size of choice. If everything runs to plan, the company hopes to start shipping in November this year.

You can check out the team's pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Hot Pocket | Instant Heat When (and Where) You Need it Most!

2 comments
BrianK56
Why not make a heated sleeping bag?
ljaques
That power pack won't be enough to charge your phone, warm your sleeping bag, warm you several times in ONE night, let alone do all that for several days at a time. It raises 3-4 sq/ft 20F above the ambient temperature? Is that really enough? We'll see how well they work and how rugged the filaments are pretty soon. Does their 6 hours of heat mean 5 minutes on, 15 min retension, for a 20 minute "heat session" in their eyes? It's actually a decent idea, and I'll bet Chiwan comes out with one for $20 within 6 months...if they work. Next, work on a heated bottle for that first morning pee, will ya, Sierra Madre? It warms your hands and the neck of the bottle before use. No more going outside into the frigid wind before your bod comes up to speed and temp. LOL