People do not spend enough time outside! The average American spends only 7% of their lifetime outdoors, a figure that suffers a huge drop during the cold weather. Staying indoors promotes a sedentary lifestyle and prevents people from reaping the numerous rewards of spending time outdoors.
Candle is a pair of rechargeable, battery-heated gloves (and stockings) that are specially designed to help people spend more time outside. The apparel is a perfect combination of fashion and function, keeping your hands and feet warm on cold days while remaining sleek and fashionable.
What makes Candle different?
Candle certainly is not the first pair of battery-heated gloves out there. However, the manufacturers are confident that Candle is the first glove that’s suitable for use both in the city and in the summit. The gloves heat up to 120°F / 49°C and you can choose between the three available temperature settings. Essentially, you have a pair of gloves that can be warm enough for regular outdoor use and still serve you when you go on daring expenditures to the coldest regions. Additionally, the gloves are:
- 100% vegan
Candle is everything you wished for in a battery-heated glove and much more.
Designed for extreme cold
Candle gloves are specially designed to handle the most extreme weather conditions. According to the manufacturers, the gloves are equipped with carbon fiber heaters that could heat them to 49°C. That’s hotter than your regular hot tub! What’s more? There are three different temperature settings, helping you adapt to varying degrees of cold. At full charge, you can expect Candle to last for more than 6 hours at the lowest temperature setting.
Rain and snow-resistant
What’s the point of having a pair of battery-heated gloves that get wet at the sight of water? The manufacturers of Candle took this into cognizance when designing their gloves. The fabric is made from a unique blend of milk silk, neoprene, and lycra; conferring a natural resistance to rain and snow.
There’s no arguing that phones have become an important part of our lives. And you’d be hard-pressed finding a phone that still uses keypads in this age. Therefore, if you are going to make gloves that are adaptable to both regular city life and extreme adventures, the least you could do is make them touchscreen-friendly. Candle is just that, with the dexterous technology ensuring you can operate your mobile phones while the glove is on.
Candle is designed to be the most functional and convenient pair of gloves you’ve ever owned. So, it’s only fitting that the gloves are machine washable. You do not have to disturb yourself about the method of washing that would preserve the lifespan of your gloves. Simply take the batteries out and throw the gloves in the machine and you are good to go.
Candle is currently at the crowdfunding stage. The Indiegogo campaign has been hugely successful, generating close to 1300% of the target goal with about 20 days left. You can visit the campaign page to check out the available pledges and rewards.