Hot Pocket Heated Camping Pouch Heats Your Sleeping Bag
By Ryan on 04/26/2019 8:37 AM
If the campfire isn't enough heat for you while out camping, or maybe you just run a little chili at night in your sleeping bag, this unique heated camping blanket might be for you. It's called the Sierra Madre Hot Pocket, and no it doesn't have liquid lava inside of it that will burst to scald you lip when you bite into it as there's no relation to actual Hot Pockets.
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The Hot Pocket is an insulated camping stuff-sack with twin battery powered radiant heat panels. It has a button that lets you turn it on and instantly feel the warmth from the blanket. Not only does it work as a mini heated camping blanket, but the device will also heat your sleeping bag as well.
How do I use the Hot Pocket heated blanket?
The Hot Pocket can be used as both a sleeping bag warmer and a heated blanket depending on what form it's in. By default it takes the form of a sack that you can slip your sleeping bag into before you go camping, and you can preheat it before you go to sleep to have a nice warm sleeping bag to get into when you're ready.
After your sleeping bag is out, you can then unfold the sack and it becomes a mini heated blanket that you can either drape on top of you, or stuff into your sleeping bag for extra heat. Then whenever you need a little extra bit of heat, you can press the button again to instantly give a blast of heat to the blanket.
How is the Hot Pocket powered?
The Hot Pocket uses an internal battery that will offer up to 6 hours of heat, though to conserve battery it has an auto-shutoff feature. This way you won't have to worry about overheating, and it'll help conserve power for when you actually need heat again. The battery can recharge in just 90 minutes if plugged into a wall outlet, or it can also be recharged using solar panels using compatible devices.
When not being used to heat a body, the Hot Pocket can also be used to charge your devices and can do so 4 times over before the battery is depleted. The battery pack can also be used as a flashlight, and features power-level indication LEDs, a charging port, a USB port, and a hot pocket power port.
The heated sleeping bag heater comes in three different sizes, a small, medium, and large. The small is meant more towards 30 degree down sleeping bags, whereas the large is meant more for 0 degree synthetic or down sleeping bags.
Check out the Sierra Madre Hot Pocket heated camping blanket and heat sack in action via the video below.
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