You can now buy battery-powered underpants to keep you warm in winter

You can now buy battery-powered underpants to keep you warm in winter

As they say in Game of Thrones: winter is coming. This means that it's getting darker, the temperature is plummeting, and now everyone is looking for a novel way to stay warm and toasty during the cold months.

Some people might crank up the thermostat on at home, others might shovel coal into their fireplaces, while the more thrifty people amongst us might opt instead for wearing a few extra layers of clothing.

But if you're looking for a brand-new gadget to help you stay warm, then we have the product for you. That's right, Amazon is now selling an awesome pair of battery-powered heated underwear, to help keep your privates as hot as freshly-baked pie.

QQA Charging Smart Heated Panties. Credit: Amazon/QQA

Yup, the QQA Charging Smart Heated Panties are rechargeable, battery-operated pants that act just like an electric blanket. They boast a 12-hour lifespan on the ''winter warming'' setting, but also feature several other settings, including ''palace cold'' conditioning, and ''daily health.''

On the product's official listing on Amazon, the manufacturer claims that the panties can apparently "regulate menstruation, nourish the uterus, play an anti-inflammatory repair, scientifically regulate the uterus environment, effectively protect the health and fertility, especially suitable for uterine damage, gynecological inflammation, cold infertility and unmarried cold after abortion Dysmenorrhea caused by uterine body due to palace cold."

QQA Charging Smart Heated Panties. Credit: Amazon/QQA

Because of their electrical components, the panties are handwash-only, and you have to take care to remove the battery when washing. The heated underwear is made from a soft and stretchy polyester-spandex blend which comes in either pink or red.

So there you have it: maybe if you're looking for a more offbeat kind of stocking-filler this Christmas, then you could do worse than invest in this nifty little gadget. Maybe don't bother wearing them in summer though; I have a feeling that would be a bad idea.