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Ember | USB-C PD Enabled Heated Jacket That Breathes.

Frustrated with the layering game, we are bringing to life a minimalist heated wearable that reduces bulk and spans 3 seasons.

Ember | USB-C PD Enabled Heated Jacket That Breathes.

Frustrated with the layering game, we are bringing to life a minimalist heated wearable that reduces bulk and spans 3 seasons.

$228,060
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
736
backers
31days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 15 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hate being cold? Us too. So, instead of continuing to fight with bulky layers, we decided to make a lightweight, heated jacket that's 10X more powerful than its competitors - that's heat you can ACTUALLY FEEL!

Does this sound familiar?

You walk out the door on your way to work and a cold arctic blast smacks you in the face and sends you shuffling for more layers.

You add another jacket, crank the heat up in your car, and all is well... Or at least it is until your car warms up, the heat becomes unbearable, and you're left frantically trying to strip layers at red lights and stop signs — NOT fun, NOT safe.

At the office or out in the wild, the same routine happens all over again: Go out, add layers. Get in, take them off.

But what if you could depend on ONE, lightweight and versatile layer to span the icy gap between Fall and Spring and give you more control over your environment?

Well, now there's Ember — a stylish, breathable mid-layer jacket that instantly warms you up, without weighing you down!

Some heated jackets require that you borrow batteries from your power tools...

Others use the same antiquated USB technology that's been in service for the past 20 years—great for charging or powering your electronic devices, NOT designed to heat you up quickly!

Ember is the first heated jacket to use a USB-C PD enabled power pack specifically created for providing instant heat! That PD stands for POWER DELIVERY and that's precisely what's Ember's Power Pack does!

While all other heated jackets are limited to 6-15 watts by the connection ports they use, the USB-C cable and Power Delivery technology allowed us to un-restrict the flow and pump out up to 60 watts! (Simply put: More watts = More heat)

Finally, a heated jacket that delivers on instant heat that you can actually feel! Check out the video below to learn more about how we took a cue from Apple and other big players in the tech industry and invested in USB-C PD.

Some heated jackets require you to borrow batteries from your power tools...

Others use the same antiquated USB technology that's been in service for the past 20 years—great for charging or powering your electronic devices, NOT designed to heat you up quickly!

Ember is the first heated jacket to use a USB-C PD enabled power pack specifically created for providing instant heat! That PD stands for POWER DELIVERY and that's precisely what's Ember's Power Pack does!

While all other heated jackets are limited to 6-15 watts by the connection ports they use, the USB-C cable and Power Delivery technology allowed us to un-restrict the flow and pump out up to 60 watts! (Simply put: More watts = More heat)

Finally, a heated jacket that delivers on instant heat that you can actually feel!  

You want to warm up, not break a sweat. So, we built in breathability where you need it most! High-stretch, high-flow grid fleece flow vents on the back and under the arms allow excess heat to escape — BEFORE you break a sweat. 

Ember features a windproof and water-resistant nylon exterior to keep moisture at bay when your adventures get more "adventurous."  

Plus, waterproof heat panels and an IP56 rated Power Pack means that Ember stays warm and protected in even the heaviest downpour! 

Inside of Ember, natural bamboo fibers and the “supermaterial” graphene join forces to create an insulating dream-team.

The bamboo fibers naturally draw sweat away from your body — keeping you warmer, longer. Plus, bamboo’s incredible antimicrobial properties repel odors and keep your jacket stink-free! 

Then there’s graphene… a natural thermal conductor that springs to life when the heat panels are activated. Simply put, instead of relying on the centralized heat from the core panels, graphene absorbs the warmth and conducts it throughout the entire jacket keeping you warm all over. 

With instant heat at the push of a button, Ember reduces or completely removes the need for bulky layers — no matter where you decide to wear it!

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 We’re hell-bent on wiping out the disease and suffering caused by unclean drinking water. We’ve built giving back into our business model so that we can multiply our efforts and bring clean water to those in desperate need. For every ONE branded product purchased, we’re able to provide clean water for one person for an entire year. 

We're a small-but-mighty team of adventurous souls who love creating gear that lets you experience the wild in comfort! 

Risks and challenges

This is our seventh Kickstarter campaign, we've learned a lot throughout our last five campaigns - not to mention the last 9 years of business ;). We like to think that we're getting better and better at what we do. As with tackling anything new, we know there will be challenges along the way, we know there will be set backs, but rest assured we never slow down - not even a little. We're 115% pedal to the metal kinda company that doesn't take no for an answer.

There are a few items that could challenge us and our time line.
1) Power Packs, we've already done the development for these so that's a huge plus for this campaign! We know there will be many unforeseen challenges when we move to final production, but we're brave and ready to face them!
2) Fabric, this is the second longest lead item in our supply chain and if the produced fabric does not meet our high quality control specifications it will have to be redone. This could cause an unforeseen delay.
3) Shipping around the world always presents risk, we source from several suppliers around the world and our logistics web is quite complex - so there's always potential for crazy unexpected delays at home or abroad. PLEASE NOTE, ALL CUSTOMS / DUTIES IN YOUR COUNTRY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - THIS IS OUT OF OUR HANDS. Sometimes international shipments experience unforeseen delays that are out of our control.
4) If we add-on any new products during this campaign, we could experience delays.
5) If we receive a monstrosity of backers (awesome) we could experience a slight delay, however we do feel confident in our supply chain and it's scalability.

We are partnered with "Best in Industry" suppliers and manufacturers that not only represent high quality products but they also mirror our values as a company in 'better than fair' labor and excellent employee conditions. We put boots on the ground in all of the facilities we work with, inspecting the entire process of our products - ensuring most importantly that people are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.

Please note that we are a small company and we are dependent on several other companies staying in business and doing their job well - so with the launch of new products we sure do appreciate your patience! Our policy is honesty, transparency, and customer service in every aspect of our business. You make this happen and we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations, serve you, and equip you for adventure! Thanks for joining us!

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