Ignik Amps Up Its Battery Powered Heat with Two New Products
September 6, 2023
Topside and Flipside offer innovative, portable warmth for sleeping in the outdoors
Bainbridge Island, WA – September 6, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Ignik, the leading innovator in adventure-ready outdoor heating products, takes its Battery Powered Heat lineup to the next level with the new Topside Heated Blanket and Flipside Heated Bed Cover. The Topside and Flipside provide portable, customizable warmth and offer the safest DC-powered heat ever brought to the outdoor market.
“After years of research and development, we’ve evolved our original Battery Powered Heat sleep line to create the next generation of products for a more sustainable and comfortable night’s sleep outdoors,” says Ignik’s Marketing and Product Development Director Peter Pontano. “We worked with top engineers and manufacturers in the home heated blanket industry to bring outdoor enthusiasts two new portable solutions that are built with a more advanced heating technology and control architecture than most home heated blankets.”
Both Topside and Flipside feature a brand-new, Smart Controller that has been specifically designed for sleeping so users have more adjustability with advanced safety features. The controller remembers the last setting used and is built with an adjustable timed shut-off from one hour up to 10 hours, so users can conserve battery life and control the amount of heat that’s needed for a certain period of time. Topside and Flipside can run for a full 10 hours on their highest setting, with the controller working much like an at-home thermostat, letting the user control the duration and intensity of the heat. Both products and the controller include multiple internal thermostats and sensors that control power output and have designated auto shut-off features to prevent overheating.
The Topside Heated Blanket is constructed with 100% recycled materials, with the outer layer made with a water-resistant rPET 30D micro-ripstop and the inner layer made with a plush, non-slip micro-suede fabric. This micro-suede fabric is designed to provide comfort and keep the blanket in place while sleeping. This fabric is also built into the blanket’s edges to increase its strength and durability. Topside is built for one person to use and is equipped with an advanced full body heating element that puts out 48W of heat, providing even more surface heat than its competitors, with concentrated power at the upper core and feet where heat is needed most. The blanket is powered by a 12V battery power station (not included) or an included 12V vehicle adapter. Topside easily compresses down into the included stuff sack, making it easy to pack and transport. The blanket is 52 x 72 inches and is available in three colorways: Blue, Arctic Camo, and MTN Collection.
The Flipside Heated Bed Cover is a luxurious sleep accessory and works as an additional layer to an outdoor sleep system. Because heat rises, Flipside is designed to heat from bottom up and can be used on top of a camp mattress, sleeping pad, or inside rooftop tents and RVs. Flipside is constructed with the same 100% recycled non-slip micro-suede fabric as Topside on both sides for comfort and stability. Snaps on the side of the cover allow for connecting multiple Flipsides together when sharing a mattress or when more surface heat is needed. Flipside is identical on both sides so the controller can be accessed from either side, depending on the sleeping scenario. Like the Topside, Flipside is built with a full body heating element that puts out 48W of heat, providing powerful surface heat with concentrated elements at the upper core and feet. The cover is powered by 12V battery power stations (not included) or an included 12V vehicle adapter.
“An average adult generates around 75W of body heat and Topside and Flipside essentially add 50% more heat to your sleep setup,” adds Pontano. “Not only that, but our heat element covers the entire length of the product, not just a couple warm areas. More importantly, Topside and Flipside are designed with industry-leading safety features specifically for the outdoors, so that outdoor enthusiasts can bring the comforts of home to any vehicle-borne adventure.”
The Topside Heated Blanket (MSRP: $199.99) and Flipside Heated Bed Cover (MRSP: $149.99) are available now at ignik.com, REI, Amazon, and Scheels. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our journey started on a family sailboat in the Arctic, where we saw the impact of climate change and human jetsam on the landscapes we love. We decided to “be the change” by creating products that actually work—and work for the planet. Today Ignik makes high quality, environmentally thoughtful heating products for the wilderness. We enable more folks to get outside earlier and remain outside longer. Ignik is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. For more information, visit Ignik.com.