* Humans: still thinking up new ways to keep out the cold
* From more convenient torches to self-melting walkways
* Not included: Dragonglass
If you live somewhere it snows, or like many of us, just travel somewhere cold for the winter holidays, here are some neat new cold weather tools. These inventions and gadgets help break the ice – no pun intended. And if, as some climate change models suggest, the North Atlantic conveyor ever shuts down, then these five cold weather products will really come in handy!
1. Hand Warmers
These air-activated hand warmers are simple, super effective and are even TSA-approved. Just take the package out, shake it, and enjoy toasty hands for up to 10 hours at a time.
2. De-Icer Torch
After 300,000-some years, we humans are still finding new ways to put fire on the end of a stick. This nifty de-icer torch has a 29.5-inch handle so you can safely de-ice your walkway without having to use lots of corrosive salt or bend and stoop. It also works great for camping needs. Hank Hill would approve.
3. Heated Shovel
This electric heated snow shovel makes it easer to break up slushy icy snow out of your driveway. It even charges in your car’s 12V outlet.
4. HeatTrak Heated Walkway
Five feet long by 20 inches wide, this heated thermoplastic walkway mat is one way to break the ice if you’re having guests visiting from hot climates.
5. BedJet V2 Bed Heater and Cooler
No one wants sweaty feet in the winter. Enter the BedJet: it’s a timed, app-enabled, biorhythm aware heater and cooler that lets you get cozy and toasty for when you like it hot, and then gently cools you off, helping you get a better night’s sleep. It also helps prevent fights over the thermostat if your partner has different heat preferences.