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Chaheati Featured on KDFW TV Dallas

Dallas Spring Break

Chaheati was featured on KDFW Dallas’ “Save Me Steve” segment this week! With Spring Break coming up and many heading out for some camping, the crew wanted to feature a few must-have items.  Our Heated Add-On was at the top of the list!

Watch the full segment below.

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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The Chaheati as a Therapeutic Device

So you’ve finished using your Chaheati after a week-long camping trip or a tailgate event. What do you typically do with it afterwards? Like most people who own camp chairs, your Chaheati heated camp chair likely rolls around in the trunk of your car or sits in the corner of your garage or basement. Well, what else are you going to do with it? Consider this: you could be using your Chaheati in the home as a therapeutic device.
“Use my heated camp chair as a therapeutic device?” you’re probably saying. No, we haven’t lost it completely. Heat therapy has been used for centuries as a way to heal what ails us. It’s only recently though that medical professionals have fully understood what happens when we apply heat to stiff and achy muscles and joints.

Heat therapy can be used to lessen the pain associated with arthritis, for example. Heat has the tendency to increase blood flow to the heated part of the body. This increased blood flow applies not only to the joints but also to the muscles and skin. For those suffering from arthritis, this loosens up the joints and tends to reduce the pain levels associated with it. If you have ever had a grandparent complain about achy joints in cold weather, it may be easier to imagine how the Chaheati heated camp chair could be used as a therapeutic device.

But heat therapy isn’t reserved for only those with arthritis. Any active person who uses their muscles to lift, grab, run, or climb could benefit from heat therapy. Many athletes will use heat before a workout or event to increase blood flow and loosen up tight muscles. You can utilize this same therapeutic premise before your own workouts or physical activities with your Chaheati.

Finally, some folks who suffer from migraine headaches have figured out that heat can reduce the symptoms. Sometimes tight muscles in the upper back and neck (often brought on or amplified by stress) are the culprit for migraines. Many folks have been able to apply heat to these areas to loosen the muscles and lessen the strain. As the Chaheati features a fully heated back and bottom, which can easily be applied to many parts of the body. (Though, a heating pad may be needed for the neck.)

So know that your Chaheati is more than just a camp chair that keeps you warm. It’s also possible to look to its potential therapeutic heating ability as a reason to use it inside the home as well as outdoors. Happy heating!

(The content of this post shouldn’t be considered a substitute for medical advice. If you have chronic or acute pain, please consult a physician for the best advice on how to manage it.)

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Hitting the Open Road with Chaheati

So you’ve decided to hit the open road with your RV and see America? With nearly 50,000 miles of interstate highway in the United States, you’re guaranteed to pass through interesting terrain and see some amazing sites. Of course, you’re going to want to stop in many places along the way. RV parks, campgrounds, and even the middle of nowhere may suit you well. But you’re probably not going to stay cooped up in your RV the entire time either.

When you finally do settle on a place to park your RV, you’ll want to enjoy the great outdoors. That means hiking, grilling, or relaxing around a campfire. And when you’re ready to relax, why not relax in comfort? That’s why you brought your Chaheati heated camp chair with you on your RV trip.

Any time of year is the right time for Chaheati! It makes the perfect travel companion. Why? It was designed with many purposes in mind, and our conclusion was that it had to be both versatile and durable. For example, you’re probably going to be opening and collapsing your camp chairs frequently as you travel from stop to stop. You want a chair that’s going to stand up to a lot of physical handling. But you also want your camp chair to be portable and easy to stow when you are on the move again in your RV. Chaheati meets all these needs and more.

Many folks go on year-long adventures in their RV, passing through a wide variety of weather conditions. Of course, Chaheati is the perfect camp chair for these kinds of changes! It may be the middle of summer, but spending the night in the mountains could still get chilly. That’s when you plug in your Chaheati battery pack and select one of four temperature settings. Within seconds your chair is warm and ready for you to sit in. And when you’re in warmer conditions the following week, you simply leave off the rechargeable battery and enjoy a comfortable seat.

The chair is also tough on moisture. The water-resistant fabric is durable, helping to keep moisture away from the ultra-thin heating elements woven into it. So on those days when you get an unexpected rain shower, leaving your Chaheati in the elements isn’t a problem. And don’t worry about extreme heat either: the fabric is fire-resistant as well.

So before you head out on your next RV trip — whether it’s across the state or across the country — be sure to stow your Chaheati heated camp chair. And don’t forget to bring your 12V car charger as well. With it you’ll ensure that you have a warm seat any time you please.

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Chaheati’s Advanced Heating Technology

We talked previously about the technology behind the Chaheati heated chair, but we wanted to specifically discuss the heating technology today. We originally said that when we designed the Chaheati, we tried to avoid a bulky, obtrusive heating coil. Not only would it weigh down the chair during transport, but such a rigid coil would be prone to bending damage. And we can only imagine how comfortable such a heating unit would be to sit on.

What we ended up settling on is a technology involving a little something called Far Infrared Rays (FIR). What does this mean? Well, FIR is merely infrared energy at a higher wavelength than that of the visible light radiated from the sun. This infrared energy easily penetrates human tissue, warming the skin quickly. But don’t confuse it with ultraviolet light, which is responsible for giving us sunburn.

If you’re still confused, think of infrared energy this way: you still feel warm even after applying a coat of sunscreen. Why? The sunscreen blocks only the ultraviolet light, not the infrared light, which warms you. That same sort of infrared energy safely keeps you warm while sitting in the Chaheati.

So how does Chaheati tap into this infrared energy to efficiently heat it? Rather than using traditional metal wires and running high-voltage electricity through it to heat you, we opted to use carbon fibers panels to capture and transmit energy in the form of heat from FIR. Our heating system utilizes a lightweight, low-voltage lithium-ion battery to provide energy to the carbon fibers, which in turn radiate energy. You stay naturally warm at a lower temperature because FIR penetrates skin more readily. The added benefit is that you end up with longer battery life than you would with a more conventional heating system.

We hope that that better explains the tech behind the heating unit but in a relatively simple manner. As always, if you ever have any questions for us, contact us. We’ll get to your questions as soon as we can.

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Chaheati at the Soccer Game

In the United States, the roots of soccer run through cities like Fall River, Massachusetts; Harrison, New Jersey; and St. Louis, Missouri. Those roots have effectively spread far and wide across the country. For many youngsters these days, cool and crisp autumn days are synonymous with getting out on the soccer pitch and kicking the ball around. And of course, that means that parents are bound to get involved, even on the coldest of days.

Like American football, soccer games are played both during the day and at night, and they typically occur during the fall and winter. Sometimes those games get awfully chilly, leaving some parents slightly less excited about their son or daughter’s game. What they need to heat up their enthusiasm is the Chaheati heated chair!

With four convenient heat settings and up to six hours of rechargeable battery life, cheering you kids at the soccer game is easy and more comfortable. The Chaheati is also extremely portable, making it easy to carry around or store in your vehicle when taking the kids to the soccer game. Simply put the chair and battery in the included carrying case and away you go. At game time plug in the battery: within 20 seconds you’ll have a fully-heated chair and a more enjoyable soccer experience. Watch your son or daughter compete without having to compete with the cold. Need some heat? Have a seat with Chaheati!

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Pay It Forward-Keep Someone Warm this Winter

It’s been a busy 2011 already for us here at Chaheati, and we hope everyone has had a great 2011 so far. We’ve had a pretty solid bout of winter weather hit us here in Illinois, forcing us to grab a blanket and a warm cup of hot chocolate. This got me thinking about the creature comforts of winter.

For centuries humans have found various ways to stay warm during the cold winter months. It wasn’t long ago that having shelter, a warm protective layer, and source of heat were most important to survival. Today we are more prone to taking these things for granted. We may find ourselves eyeing a new scarf even though we already have two, forgetting that there are some unfortunate people who don’t even have a roof over their head.

That’s why Chaheati is encouraging folks to warm up to giving. If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re interested in out heated chair. And trust me — our Chaheati will keep you warm for any indoor and outdoor activities you choose to participate in. After you pick up a chair, consider picking up those people who are less fortunate this winter. A donation of even a dollar is likely to help someone stay a little bit warmer this winter. So choose a charity that you can get behind and give a little to those who are most needy.

Happy New Year to everyone! May your 2011 bring you happiness and success in all that you do.