Winter season is going to officially hit us very very soon! Temperatures are going to drop, and excitement for the upcoming new year is going to rise. Oh, and who can forget Christmas! Most of us are going to be busy buying Christmas presents and ambitiously scribbling down our New Year resolutions. In the midst of this holiday season ruckus, it’s imperative that we also prepare ourselves for the oncoming cold. And, we’ve curated a collection of functional yet super cool product designs to help you do exactly that. From smart heated gloves and socks that maintain the exact temperature you need to keep yourselves warm during winter to a winter jacket for your doggo – these innovative product designs are all you need to stay toasty and comfy this winter season!
1. Noori Grill
With winter barely around the corner, it’s time to fold your grills and clean up your backyard for the snowfall. Or you can get the 4-in-1 Noori grill. Noori’s multipurpose stove, the V01 model will do it all for you. It functions not only as a rocket stove but as a barbeque, pizza oven, and fire pit. From ribs, burgers, hot dogs to wood-fired pizza, the V01 functions as a versatile cooker for all occasions. Contemporary, compact and easily portable the V01 comprises a rounded bullet-like body modeled from heat-resistant refractory concrete. An L-shape enamel pipe transports the fuel through the body of the stove to the grilling surface. The multipurpose stove optimizes the combustion of fuel, allowing us to completely skip out on the unwanted smoke that slithers out during the cooking process.
2. Pyro Camp Fire
Pyro Camp Fire is a portable fire pit constructed chiefly of American steel. It is provided with a grill/griddle extension for enthusiasts who want to create an inviting ambiance by burning wood or charcoal in a safe and clean manner. And when the stomach calls, the top extension can be swapped and you are good to prepare a meal or heat up the precook food on you. Designed by a team of camping and overloading enthusiasts themselves, this portable fire pit has an 18-inch long and 14-inch wide combustion chamber, while the contraption measure 9-inch tall. The entire pit weighs only 14.5 pounds making it appropriate to carry on every camping trail you’re headed for. The standout here is its side-loading system that lets you easily add wood without having to remove the top fire screen or grill.
3. The Flo
The flo is a desk fan that is portable by nature. The fan’s facade is actually covered – no more hurting your finger by occasionally poking into the blades. The fan can be regulated using a temperature dial at the back of flo – allowing you to easily switch between heating and cooling functionalities. One of the better functionality of the design is the use of a filter, that purifies the air being thrown at you, rather than having the dust from your fan blades being thrown at you. The fan also uses a simple USB-C cable to stay charged at all times.
4. The Rumpl & Snow Peak NanoLoft Takibi Fire-Resistant Blanket
The Rumpl & Snow Peak NanoLoft Takibi Fire-Resistant Blanket has been designed with 200 gsm of synthetic down and provides plenty of insulation to keep you warm and cozy on the oncoming super cold winter nights. It has a fire-resistant finish, so you can even use it on those nights when you’re huddled around an open fire with your loved ones! The reflective paracord corner loops also improve your visibility at night.
5. The Delivery Jacket
With these winter months getting colder and more treacherous, keeping dogs and puppies with shorter hair warm is a top priority for dog owners. In fact, 40% of dog-owners based in the U.S.A. bought some item of clothing for their dog during the year 2020. If you’re looking to upgrade your’s pup’s wardrobe for the new year, the collection of dog jackets from Between Two Naps features some other fun options, like headpieces topped with pillows and puppy-themed, plush racing helmets. The Delivery Jacket, however, is their upcycled option, which comes one-of-a-kind, with a cropped body and elasticated underside. Their design features classic packing labels embedded into the jacket’s fabric that includes random words such as “sleep,” which help the store owners track outbound shipments.
6. Mujjo’s Thinsulate Gloves
Mujjo’s Thinsulate gloves are like a second skin around your palm and fingers. It protects you from the cold, with its 3M Thinsulate insulating layer that traps body heat, but more importantly, it comes with a thermally conductive surface on its outside that lets you use the touchscreen on your smartphone. Book cabs, answer calls, take pictures, browse the web, type messages, just basically use your phone the way you would with the gloves on. The thermal surface runs across all fingers, so you can use the phone with your left hand and right, making use of all your fingers to run apps, contact people, or just play PUBG (or whatever it is you people play nowadays). The gloves work with all smartphones, and the bonus features, they come with non-slip properties, so you don’t accidentally drop your phone!
7. Desk Heater
Dadaism J’s portable Desk Heater is a wired appliance that works in a similar fashion to traditional space heaters, by simply plugging the Desk Heater’s cord into the wall, the appliance disperses warm air into the room. Embedded inside Desk Heater’s main compartment, heat coils convert the electrical energy into heat, sending it through the heater’s diagonal plastic grating. Throughout Desk Heater’s build, minimalist accents like the grating give the appliance a finished look. Desk Heater echoes the design language of retro ‘50s home appliances through its slick, glossy finish, but packs the heat with an intuitive control panel fit for today.
8. Wireless Musical Beanie
Designed by Sky Innovations, the Wireless Musical Beanie is a classically-styled beanie that hides a built-in music system. Amped with onboard controls, the beanie can actually play music! You can clearly hear your favorite tunes even through the polyester material. Keeping your ears warm during the winter season has never been this fun. The beanie is also compatible with all Bluetooth devices, and it features a built-in microphone so you can answer calls hands-free.
9. Breez desktop hand-warmer
If you’ve ever tried to text in the cold, you know that your fingers tend to lock because of the low temperatures… so imagine trying to type on a keyboard in the cold. Whether you’re working or gaming, the Breez desktop hand-warmer keeps your fingers toasty as you clack away at the keys of your USB or wireless keyboard. The horizontal radiator design uniformly warms your hands as you type, covering the entire keyboard so there’s never a cold-zone near the Numpad.
10. The Smartmi Heater
I sometimes drape my socks on my space heater, for instance. This method, while cheap, has two obvious problems:
1) I’m mildly worried that it is a fire hazard,
2) the clothes block the warm air from heating my room.
The Smartmi Heater has solved both these problems with two design changes. The first is simple – adding an adjustable handlebar to the heating unit. When the bar is in the upright position, it functions similarly to the handle of a briefcase, making the appliance more portable despite its bulk. If you pull it down in front of the heating unit itself, it acts as a rack to dry or warm up your clothes. (Finally, I can get that fresh-from-the-dryer warmth without risking a fire.)