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Heated Socks
« on: November 20, 2020, 09:47:21 PM »
Anyone have any good or bad experiences with these?  Just spent a week in Colorado and had cold toes with 400 gram boots with smart wool socks and liners.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 10:51:09 PM »
Make sure your boots are at least 1/2 size large

Use antiperspirant on feet to keep dry

Stick a mineral-based  toe warmer pad on top of your sock above toes - they are good for half a day.  Theses are the toe warmers you see in sportsmans everywhere.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 09:04:37 AM »
Stick the foot warmer to the top of the toe box of your boot, it will work better and won't ruin your sock.

400gr boots are great for Octoberish weather type hunting, when temps get just around freezing or so.  You want to go with 1000gr if you are in the teens/low teens (or worse) all day, hunting slowly. 

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 09:10:14 AM »
Yeah we tried using those feet warmers. There were three of us and those didn't work much at all. We even tried using two for each foot. One under and one over the foot. No go. 13 degrees in snow is cold especially when you're glassing all day.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 10:39:39 AM »
Yeah we tried using those feet warmers. There were three of us and those didn't work much at all. We even tried using two for each foot. One under and one over the foot. No go. 13 degrees in snow is cold especially when you're glassing all day.

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Weird.   Were they old?  You should feel heat when you put them on.  Two per boot should of roasted you.

In Iowa tree stands we slip these on.



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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 10:44:24 AM »
I have no experience with heated socks.

But I did use the toe warmers during elk season and could definitely feel the warmth.  The coldest day sitting with snow on the ground, I used one top & one botton as mentioned  :tup:

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 05:50:49 PM »
The warmers were purchased just before our trip. The hand warmer packets were awesome!!!  Put those in your pockets and that was so nice. He'll, I even put them in my gloves.

I was looking at those socks rather than spending several hundred bucks on new boots with more insulation. 400 grams have always been enough for me here in Washington. But that might be the wiser option.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 09:41:10 PM »
I have a couple pairs of battery heated socks thst I wear late season duck hunting. They work pretty well. Batteries usually last 4 hours or so

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 09:03:41 AM »
Those toe warmers saved my bacon in Montana this year. I screwed up and didnít bring my insulated boots as the weather forecast was for temps in the 20s. Well things changed and I was dealing with negative temps a couple of days. Fortunately I had the toe warmers which kept me in the game. I opened them about an hour before I put on
my boots to let them really activate and heat up. Not sure if that is necessary or not. I also put them under my toes attached to the insole. Ill have to try them on top like some of you suggest.  Sorry no experience with powered socks. Iíd consider giving those toe warmers another try.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 07:00:29 PM »
Those toe warmers saved my bacon in Montana this year. I screwed up and didnít bring my insulated boots as the weather forecast was for temps in the 20s. Well things changed and I was dealing with negative temps a couple of days. Fortunately I had the toe warmers which kept me in the game. I opened them about an hour before I put on
my boots to let them really activate and heat up. Not sure if that is necessary or not. I also put them under my toes attached to the insole. Ill have to try them on top like some of you suggest.  Sorry no experience with powered socks. Iíd consider giving those toe warmers another try.


We would let them "activate" for 10-15 minutes before putting boots on. Maybe we should have doubled that time beings it was so cold. Did I mention that is was Ccccoollddd?   :chuckle:
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 07:06:58 PM »
Last weekend of general rifle elk I was up with two other guys. Blowing winds and light to moderate snow, temps in the teens. One was trying out heated socks and absolutely loved them. Was planning on going home and buying a few more. One was trying the foot warmer packets and had cold feet all day until we got back to camp and got the fire going. I don't get cold feet but id go with the heated socks if I did.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 11:14:26 PM »
If neither of those work, Hoffman pacs.

 


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