Heated Socks

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  1. Gadwall King

    Gadwall King Senior Refuge Member

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    Does anyone have battery operated socks you would recommend? Now is certainly the time to buy them just don't want to spend $100 on something that isn't woth it. Especially if there is a cheaper/better option out there. Thanks!
     
  2. Spanky03

    Spanky03 Elite Refuge Member

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    I think you can get the cheaper brand at Walmart and Big R's for around $19.
     
  3. Berganser

    Berganser Elite Refuge Member

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    Was thinking of the sock thing myself.
    More for stand sitting and field hunting.
    I'm gonna go with diff. insoles for my boots.
    The ones I found dont let the heat escape.
    Found them on insoles.com

    Prolly the best way is just to change sox.
    My feet seem to sweat and after a few hours
    Start to get cold. Never used to be that way.
    Old age setting in I guess:scratch
     
  4. Illinois Gooser

    Illinois Gooser Senior Refuge Member

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    If you do not go the battery socks route, I cannot say enough good things about the smartwool brand of socks !!!


    I wore them for the first time this hunting season, and I will never wear anything else again !!!!!
     
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    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    I bought the high end elec. socks they have a great use: mittens inmy sweatshirt they seamto make my toes cold. one pair of heavy duty smartwool for me.[feet stay toasty and I'm 70]
     
  6. papacharlie

    papacharlie Senior Refuge Member

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    Wing Supply has the thermo cell soles rechargeable for $79.99 free ship:tu
     
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    noweil Elite Refuge Member

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    I use the disposable Gradder Toe Warmers. Good for about 4 hours of heat. I stick them on top of my socks and they work good. The electric socks I had were not good for walking with the heat strip under my toes.
     
  8. KillerKowalski

    KillerKowalski Senior Refuge Member

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    I suffered from cold feet and solved the problem two years ago. Can't say enough, but stay away from the Themocells. Read the online reviews and I know quite a few that trashed them. They stop working. I spent a lot of money on my feet, but I never get cold anymore. Here is my setup.

    Cabela's Predator Extreme Pac Boots Ordered one size larger.

    Heat Holder Socks Wear similar to wool socks.

    ThermicSoles 99˚, 103˚ and 115˚. I get about 14-20 hours out of each charge depending on the level of heat.

    Most of the time I never turn the heaters on in a pit. The boots and socks are enough. But, if you are looking for socks only I would suggest the HeatHolders. Most major sock brands always say "polar" or "heavyweight" when the material makeup is less than expected (10-20% merino wool).
     
  9. Berganser

    Berganser Elite Refuge Member

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    Picked up a New Pair of boots.
    Cabela's Inferno 2000 Pac Boots
    My wool Sox are usually at least 85% Wool.
    Hopefully these boots with them insoles I
    Want to get do the trick.
    Might check into some of the sox mentioned to.
     
  10. KillerKowalski

    KillerKowalski Senior Refuge Member

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    I have the Inferno 2000 also. Lack a lot of Thinsulate in the toe box. Many reviews state the same. The Predators Extreme are a little more bulky than the Infernos, but a lot more insulated.

    Also, two really well manufactured sock companies (besides Smartwool already mentioned) are Duluth Trading and Dakota Outerwear. Often you can find really awesome prices on merino wool at STP.
     

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