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Heated Socks
« on: December 03, 2021, 08:38:43 PM »
 Anybody ever try heated socks?

 Had a issue this season after hiking a bit and then stopping for several hours to wait for fog to lift after spotting a buck that we didnít get optics on quick enough before it rolled in. Sweaty feet and then standing that long got myfeet cold enough to be uncomfortable.

 It would be nice to be able to heat my feet when they begin getting really cold and I know itís still going to be a while before moving, then be able to turn the heat off when moving again.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 08:45:17 PM »
The problem is where they put the batteries.  The ones I have tried didnít work very well.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 08:46:31 PM »
The problem is where they put the batteries.  The ones I have tried didnít work very well.

Which is one reason Iím asking.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2021, 08:54:00 PM »
For what it's worth.  I've learned to keep moving even if it's in place waiting......
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2021, 08:59:19 PM »
A little pricey, but the Termacell insoles work really well.  You can turn them on and off or adjust the temp with a remote control.  The batteries are rechargeable too.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2021, 09:20:21 PM »
You gotta quit wearing those Van's man.

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2021, 09:22:08 PM »
You gotta quit wearing those Van's man.

  :chuckle: I knew the peanut gallery would chime in eventually! :chuckle:
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 09:26:19 PM »
The problem with any heated clothing is going to be the breathability...if you have the socks on and hike you will be more likely to have sweaty feet...same with the vests...the pads that heat don't breath

Now if you pack them they could be great, very popular on the east coast

For the west it's more of a novelty in my opinion but sometimes that's just what's needed to keep behind the glass

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 09:50:28 PM »
The problem with any heated clothing is going to be the breathability...if you have the socks on and hike you will be more likely to have sweaty feet...same with the vests...the pads that heat don't breath

Now if you pack them they could be great, very popular on the east coast

For the west it's more of a novelty in my opinion but sometimes that's just what's needed to keep behind the glass

 Even if you donít turn them on until needed?
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2021, 10:12:01 PM »
What I got in the habit of doing, is packing a second set of wool socks and a dry-fit tee shirt in my pack. After hiking in, I would change out my socks and tee shirt.
Made a world of difference.
My feet are the only thing that gets cold. I guess payback for 40+ years of beating them doing Tae Kwon Do.
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2021, 11:13:21 PM »
The problem with any heated clothing is going to be the breathability...if you have the socks on and hike you will be more likely to have sweaty feet...same with the vests...the pads that heat don't breath

Now if you pack them they could be great, very popular on the east coast

For the west it's more of a novelty in my opinion but sometimes that's just what's needed to keep behind the glass

 Even if you donít turn them on until needed?

Yeah for me

There's alot of variables to this in regards to indicidual people, distance hiking, temperatures...the heat pad has zero breathability...so think a pvc type laminate

When it's cold I typically always pack some type of thin Eva foam pad that my feat are on, in your scenario it's kinda hard to change socks or put on booties or some other options cuz you wana be ready to roll when the fog leaves

I'd just give the socks a try and worst case you could Send em back. .i would wear a thin summer style sock as a liner

There is batteries straped to your boot also...might be somthing to think about

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2021, 12:03:15 AM »
 I donít need high heat, just enough that would keep the existing heat in for a couple hours if need be. Iíd think a small voltage and battery pack would supply plenty for a couple hours. Iím lot looking for ice melting 18volt backpack type batteries. :chuckle:
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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2021, 12:52:28 AM »
It would need to be super cold to put them on high...in an active situation...inside of a insulated boot lol your looking at 10 pluss hours on low heat

They might be just the ticket for ya

But I'm thinking for western style hunts ..youl find them to be more of a hassle then they are worth

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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2021, 04:24:18 AM »
First, we have a lot of parents within our alpine ski race team that use heated socks.  Some parents do more standing around than they otherwise could if they were to ski harder and get the blood flowing.  And others just have circulation issues with age.  The socks work good for attaching to socks above the ski boots and putting the battery pack under the pant leg.  They are using 3 different brand of heated socks.   Cheap ones, and 2 brands that are expensive.  i can verify the brands in the  next couple of week when the mtn opens.

I have very sweaty feet, and thus get cold when i sit down or stop to glass.   I carry an extra pair of socks and will rotate them when i sit down to glass and start to get cold.   I have thought for the last two years, what if i carried a third set of socks that were battery heat for a few spots where there are very long days of glassing in cold and windy weather.   a guy could then swap back to traditional merino socks once they need to hike out or start covering ground again, should the battery pack prove to be an inconvenience.


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Re: Heated Socks
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2021, 11:31:26 PM »
First, we have a lot of parents within our alpine ski race team that use heated socks.  Some parents do more standing around than they otherwise could if they were to ski harder and get the blood flowing.  And others just have circulation issues with age.  The socks work good for attaching to socks above the ski boots and putting the battery pack under the pant leg.  They are using 3 different brand of heated socks.   Cheap ones, and 2 brands that are expensive.  i can verify the brands in the  next couple of week when the mtn opens.

I have very sweaty feet, and thus get cold when i sit down or stop to glass.   I carry an extra pair of socks and will rotate them when i sit down to glass and start to get cold.   I have thought for the last two years, what if i carried a third set of socks that were battery heat for a few spots where there are very long days of glassing in cold and windy weather.   a guy could then swap back to traditional merino socks once they need to hike out or start covering ground again, should the battery pack prove to be an inconvenience.

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