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Ravean's heated gloves and mittens smash early Kickstarter goals

Ravean's heated gloves and mit...
The Ravean heated glove comes with all the standard heated glove technology at a cheaper price than many competitors
The Ravean heated glove comes with all the standard heated glove technology at a cheaper price than many competitors
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The glove or mitten can be battery-warmed for up to 6.5 hours
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The glove or mitten can be battery-warmed for up to 6.5 hours
The Ravean heated glove comes with all the standard heated glove technology at a cheaper price than many competitors
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The Ravean heated glove comes with all the standard heated glove technology at a cheaper price than many competitors
Extra batteries can be bought for longer outdoor missions
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Extra batteries can be bought for longer outdoor missions
The glove model
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The glove model
The mitten model
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The mitten model
The glove is waterproof and thermally insulated
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The glove is waterproof and thermally insulated
Good for snow activities
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Good for snow activities
Keep your fingers warm for a cheap price
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Keep your fingers warm for a cheap price
The product smashed its Kickstarter goal within days of launch
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The product smashed its Kickstarter goal within days of launch

Ravean has been producing different self-heating outdoor accessories for several years now, from vests and hoodies to sleeping bag liners. Now the company is developing a battery-powered heated glove with a recent Kickstarter launch exceeding its goals just days after it went live.

There isn't anything especially innovative about heated gloves but Ravean is hitting the market at an incredibly competitive price point with a model that covers off on everything one would want from a self-heating glove.

Available as either a glove or a mitten, the system delivers warmth for up to 6.5 hours off one charge and has three different heating settings, which can be flicked between via a small button on the wrist. Spare batteries can also be ordered for longer outdoor missions.

The product smashed its Kickstarter goal within days of launch
The product smashed its Kickstarter goal within days of launch

The finger tips on the gloves are touchscreen compatible, a necessity for any modern glove, and an elastic leash keeps the gloves attached if you need to quickly whip them off for any reason. Ravean uses a tough goatskin leather on the palms of the gloves, and inside uses 150 gram 3M Thinsulate, a synthetic fiber that keeps the gloves warm even when they are not being actively powered.

While there isn't anything particularly revolutionary about the Ravean heated gloves, they are priced incredibly competitively, making then an enticing option for someone who doesn't want to spend US$300+ on a pair of battery-heated gloves. The current Kickstarter campaign launching the product offers a pair or gloves or mittens for $169.

The glove model
The glove model

As with all Kickstarter campaigns, caution is suggested as there is no guarantee the product will come to fruition. That said, Ravean has a solid background in producing similar items and has serviced a number of crowdfunded campaigns in the past so the estimated delivery date of before Christmas this year seems reasonable.

Take a look at the gloves in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Ravean Heated Gloves and Mittens

3 comments
Derek Howe
meh. Still to poofy to actually be able to work in them.
jd_dunerider
Still a ridiculous price point. I'd be surprised if their cost to produce them will be much over $40. Sell a pair of self heating gloves for $80 and I'll be all over it.
IanHoldsworth
Neither this article nor the Kickstarter mentions what recharging options there are