Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
ColdProof is a lightweight and portable heating pad, giving you sustained warmth and comfort for all of your outdoor activities.
676 backers pledged $36,782 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

ColdProof: Cold You Can Resist project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$36,782

676

Never let the cold get in your way again. We invented ColdProof to keep you comfortable with a portable, lightweight, and flexible heating pad using next-generation NASA technology. ColdProof's performance has been proven in the challenging outdoors, as well as in the office and at home. It's designed to steadily reach 113 Fahrenheit, keeping you warmer, longer.

ColdProof is a step ahead when it comes to heating innovation, delivering steady, radiated heat. Designed with an insulated interior, its unidirectional heat helps you retain warmth when you are on the go. It's simplistic and universal USB interface also lets you leverage your existing portable batteries. ColdProof delivers unmatched warmth for all of your activities. 

Never let the chill keep you from going outside.

ColdProof is a self-regulating heating pad for outdoor activities. With its incorporated NASA heating technology, our product is also light, highly portable, flexible and lets you leverage your existing external batteries to power ColdProof for long, steady durations. From activities like hunting in the mountains to watching sports sitting on aluminum stadium seats, ColdProof will always keep you warm.

Ensuring you stay comfortable even when it's cold.
There's no place you can't take ColdProof.

Big things come in small packages. We designed ColdProof to be so light, that it's never an issue to bring it along. Its slender form factor makes it applicable to so many outdoor activities. Slip it into your jacket, or on a cold surface (to sit on), and it will deliver steady, regulated warmth in the direction that you need it.

Light and flexible, it fits anywhere!
Leverages the most common USB interface.

Powered by the universal USB interface. Since it uses the most common USB interface, you'll be able to connect it to a  variety of portable batteries and power sources that deliver 5-Volts. Many electric vehicles are including powered USB as an interface (golf carts, electric bikes, electric scooters, etc), so you can use their available USB outlets to keep you warm. We're also including an extension cable to help you with longer distances to reach USB outlets / receptacles.

Don't miss out on the fun!
No need for additional costs...

With the prevalence of these rechargeable batteries, and their high availability - they've become ubiquitous in today's technology-driven environment. Studies show Americans will reach 1 billion "power banks" in late 2019, and this number will only double (and may even triple) by 2025. Given all of these facts, we put all our research and development into the performance of the ColdProof heating pad.

It's all about the tortoise, not the hare.

Slow and steady wins the race. Only needing a 5-Volt USB based connector, ColdProof will keep you warm with the most affordable batteries. It will keep you warmer longer and more comfortable, due to its simple design and NASA based technology. Unlike other solutions using a higher voltage, it can't overheat and will last longer. This means no adjustments are needed as it works diligently in the background, allowing you to do your most important tasks.

Always be prepared.
Our heating pad has so many uses.

We designed ColdProof around your comfort. We designed ColdProof to ensure long-lasting enjoyment. It can be used from your bed, to your office and outdoors, supporting all of your activities. Here are some proven ways that ColdProof can keep you cozy:

  •  As a bench warmer (aluminum stadium seats get cold)
  •  Under your jacket on cold days (from snowboarding, to skiing and even ice skating)
  •  On your motorcycle seat (keeping your rear toasty while on the open road)
  •  On your car seat (if your car didn't come with heated seats)
  •  The back or seat of a chair (giving you heat where you need it most)
  •  By the campfire or within your sleeping bag (stay warm all night long) 
Never come in too early.

Boost your cold endurance with ColdProof. Enjoy your outdoor activities longer. Spending time in colder climates is so much easier with a good battery and ColdProof. We've design it to be applicable to many different situations, letting you apply the heat where you need it most. 

The lab is one of our favorite places.

NASA Engineering is built right in. We're using a Positive Temperature Coefficient, a technology originally developed by NASA to achieve our self-regulating results. This technology will keep you safe as it avoids overheating, and provides the "self-regulating" properties that make it unique! ColdProof will stay at an optimal heating temperature, requiring less electricity then competing devices. 

Using it on a motorcycle seat, the heat moves in the right direction.

Using smart insulation design, we can guide the heat to where you need it most. We focused on efficiency and ensure that the ColdProof pad provides unidirectional heat, thereby increasing it's ability to keep you warm - on the right side of the pad. So don't worry about your pad wasting energy by heating both ways, with uni-directional heat, ColdProof will keep you toasty.

Take it with you on the go!

The ColdProof heating pad is backed by the tried and true Seat Comfort Systems. SCS is an innovator in seat climate control that's been servicing the automotive market for decades. If you've ever ridden in a car with climate-controlled seats, you've probably already enjoyed an SCS product.

Each unit contains one ColdProof Heating Pad and a USB Extension cable.

  • Size: 11 x 9 x .25 inches
  • Material: PTC ink Pad
  • Insulation: 1 Layer
  •  Current Draw: 2A / 1A 
  • Voltage: 5 Volts 
  • Input: USB
  • Targeted Temperature: 113 F Degree
  •  Lasts 5-10 Hours by 10,000mAh Battery (dependent on environment) 
  • Water Resistant (IP65) 
  • TUV SUD Certification

Get the ColdProof Heating Pad with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

Each ColdProof Pad includes (limited quantities apply!):

  • Standard USB Connectors
  • 1 USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
  • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
  • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)

MSRP/In-Store Offer will be $80 per Unit

Super Early Bird Offer: Get One Pad for $39 - Save $41!

Super Early Bird Offer: Get Two Pads for $78 - Save $82!

Early Bird Offer: Get One Pad for $49 - Save $31!


Kickstarter Offer: Get One Pad for $59 - Save $21!

Get Cash Back on the Projects You Love!

Earth first (then product enhancements of course!). If we can reach our funding goals, one of our first priorities is to look into environmentally friendly packaging. Secondarily, we'd love to look into more color options for ColdProof (we're open to suggestions!), and lastly, we're also envisioning adding in a gripped texture onto one of the surfaces to help keep it in place.

Though backed by SCS (Seat Comfort Systems) ColdProof is developed by a separate team breaking into the direct to consumer market. This newly created team is responsible for bringing ColdProof to market, and we knew using Kickstarter would help gauge market demand, as well as help us fund our first order.

Our Timeline Continues...

  •  Spring 2019 - ColdProof Concepting Begins
  •  Spring 2019 - Prototypes are Built and Tested
  •  Summer 2019 - Proof of Concept/Market Research Begins
  •  Summer/Fall 2019 - Kickstarter Campaign Launches!
Elizabeth, Pablo and Rick

Elizabeth, the organized one. Fresh out of Business School from the University of Utah she brings all the new ideas, concepts and trends to the project. She’s been a key member of the team as she fully handles the campaign. She loves to make bread, snowboard and cats! Meow!

Rick, the engineer behind it all. He started his own business in the heating industry over 20 years ago and has progressed into the "Inc. 5000" for two consecutive years! He loves to ski fast, ride Harleys, and spend time with his family.

Pablo, the one behind the scenes. From buying the raw material to making sure that all of our product is delivered. With an Econ background, critical thinking and projections are his thing. If he is not communicating with the team, he is baking bread, riding Harleys or playing pickleball.

Get Your Project Funded Today!

The future is looking very bright at SCS, and we plan on expanding upon our business to consumer products. We're really proud of ColdProof as our first product being sold directly to consumers. It fills a common need, and there's a reason that the word "comfort" is in our company name.

Proof Concept

It really works! In our lab-tested video, you can see that using a standard external battery warms the pad. We even illustrate one of our favorite uses - in the office!

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Serious About Design

Getting it done. Here are some of the schematics and drawings from our design process. We ensured everything is in working order. We've been working diligently with our factory heads to ensure ColdProof is built to spec and performs as promised. Full communication occurred so we could get our design just right.

Getting the specifications correct.
Following through with our radiant heat design.

Risks and challenges

We've mitigated a majority of the risks since we are backed by SCS, who has established proven working relationships with suppliers and manufacturers. SCS has been around for almost two decades delivering on promises, as a first-tier OEM provider - moving product quickly, and at scale. Once we have enough traction to make our first order, follow-through is second nature to SCS, and we will supply ColdProof to consumers.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 39 or more About US$ 39

    Super Early Bird: 1x Pad

    Get One ColdProof Heating Pad
    ***
    Retail Price: $80
    You Save: $39

    Get the ColdProof Heating Pad with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See shipping for details.

    Includes:
    • Standard USB Connectors
    • USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
    • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
    • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 393 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 49 or more About US$ 49

    Early Bird: 1x Pad

    Get One ColdProof Heating Pad
    ***
    Retail Price: $80
    You Save: $31

    Get the ColdProof Heating Pad with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See shipping for details.

    Includes:
    • Standard USB Connectors
    • USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
    • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
    • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 8 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 59 or more About US$ 59

    Kickstarter Price: 1x Pad

    Get One ColdProof Heating Pad
    ***
    Retail Price: $80
    You Save: $21

    Get the ColdProof Heating Pad with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See shipping for details.

    Includes:
    • Standard USB Connectors
    • USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
    • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
    • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 78 or more About US$ 78

    Super Early Bird: 2x Pad

    Get Two ColdProof Heating Pads
    ***
    Retail Price: $160
    You Save: $82

    Get two ColdProof Heating Pads with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See shipping for details.

    Includes:
    • Standard USB Connectors
    • USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
    • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
    • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 263 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 80 or more About US$ 80

    MSRP / In Store Price: 1x Pad

    Get the ColdProof Heating Pad with NASA technology built right in. ColdProof exhibits regulated warmth, striving for longer durations so you can keep doing what you love most, regardless of the weather.

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See shipping for details.

    Includes:
    • Standard USB Connectors
    • USB Extension Cable (for longer reach)
    • Unilateral Heat (from our dedicated insulation layer)
    • Built-in Heat Regulation (due to NASA technology)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)