Torch (Patent Pending) is touted as the World’s First and only Universal Coat Heater and truly is the most versatile and sophisticated body heating technology on the market. Torch is a battery operated heater that provides up to 5 hours of heat and has 4 heat settings to perfectly control your body temperature. Torch is specifically designed to fit seamlessly inside virtually any style coat, and can then be used interchangeably between your coats.
Torch is great for any occasion you may need a little extra warmth. Torch wraps around your core and provides comfortable heat that lasts. Physically, warming your body increases blood flow that helps improve your range of motion, muscle efficiency, and your overall performance; all while decreasing stiffness, sensitivity, and the likelihood of injury. Mentally, the warmth will help you stay out longer and happier.
Torch fits men and women coats of all styles and sizes, making it accessible to anyone. There is no need to buy another coat, simply install Torch in the coats you already have and enjoy the heat. With the unmatched versatility and the extremely thin yet durable construction, Torch is perfect for travelling, snowboarding, skiing, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, hiking, camping and cold sporting events.
Torch is powered by a rechargeable 7.4 Volt, 2600 mah Lithium Ion battery with smart safety features. Enjoy heat that can last up to 5 hours on single charge (5 hours on low and 2-3 hours on High), and choose between 4 heat settings to get the temperature just right.
Torch is a series of 3 very thin, lightweight and durable heat pads that can reach temperatures up to 135 degrees. The thin pads make Torch virtually unnoticeable in coats and the durable construction means you can fall in it or crash in it without worry.
Grab a coat with a smooth liner, whether it’s your pea coat, suit coat, camouflage coat, or snowboarding coat. Then simply peel and stick the velcro installation kit into your coat. Now you can attach your Torch and crank the heat! The velcro pads allow you to easily remove your Torch and pass it to another coat in seconds. Torch comes with 3 installation kits so you can pass your Torch between 3 of your favorite coats.
At Friction Gear Co. we believe in safe, quality and purpose driven solutions aimed at enhancing the experiences we cherish. We love the winter and everything the season offers, so we innovated and reinvented our gear to subdue the cold. The memories of our adventures are no longer cluttered by thoughts of the cold and we remember only one thing- the great time we had.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Warmth made convenient
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
I have always disliked the cold, but absolutely loved all the adventures the winter season provided, especially snowboarding. One winter I was venturing to Northern Michigan and in an attempt to beat the cold I began shopping for battery heated coats. I never ended up buying a heated coat because I couldn't afford most options and I couldn't find the style I was looking for. In fact, I loved the coat I had, I was just hoping to find some sort of heater to put in my coat. To my surprise, nothing like that existed.
What makes your product special?
Torch is special because you can put it in any style coat and transfer it from coat to coat. I have put my Torch in my suit coat, pea coat, snowboarding coat, down jacket and even an outer-shell. The versatility is unmatched and Torch can literally accompany anyone on any adventure no matter what they decide to wear. In fact, Torch will be accompanying a climber to the summit of Everest, a motorcycle enthusiast on a journey from South America to Alaska, and will also be worn by a couple professional snowboarders this season.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The crowdfunding experience was amazing and so much fun. We had some very amazing people back our project and offer some very useful insight into our project. We are forever grateful to the backers of Torch.