I hate cold feet! Once my feet get cold, it seems I am never able to get warm. The ThermaCELL Heated Insoles help keep me in the stand, in the cold, all day long. I have owned the ThermaCELL Heated Insoles for many years, and just got a new pair this year. I like to buy my hunting boots 1/2 to 1 size bigger than I usually wear to allow for the slightly larger size of the Heated Insole than regular insoles.
ThermaCELL uses state of the art Thermal technology with a built-in thermostat in their heated insoles. The life of the insoles is approximately 2,500 hours of use, or about four winters worth of use, or at least 500 rechargings.. The recharge time is a quick four hours or less; the insoles must be fully charged before using, but you can then expect the battery life to be five hours of constant heat on medium; of course, the outdoor temperature and the insulation value of your boots will affect the battery life. To use your Heated Insoles, turn the insoles on by switching the little black slide button in the back of the heel to on. Then using your remote control, select the temperature by using the buttons as indicated; High (111º F), Medium (100º F), or No Heat. Insert your insoles into your boots. The insoles can be trimmed to fit your boots for the best fit and comfort.
Here are several tips for using your insoles from the ThermaCELL website (http://heat.thermacell.com/heated-insoles/original-heated-insoles)
- The insoles do not get hot to the touch like a disposable warming pad.
- They keep your feet warm, not hot.
- Use the insoles in a cold environment and with insulated boots for best results.
- Trim the insoles to fit properly into your boots.
- Make sure your boots are not too tight with the insertion of the insoles. When the blood flow is restricted to your feet, you feel the cold faster.
- Use the No Heat setting when you are engaged in strenuous activity. This will prolong the battery and keep your feet from sweating.
I used the insoles while hunting late season deer in Pennsylvania. During this late season you can experience all four seasons in a week, but generally we are below zero during this time. I usually did not turn the insoles to heat until I was situated in my stand, and I had a chance to cool off from the long walk. My favorite stand is almost a half mile hike from my home, and I chose to walk in rather than take the quad to avoid alerting the early browsing deer. I usually stay in the stand until well after lunch time, so I can take advantage of the other hunters going in for lunch, pushing the deer to me. Then I go back out for the last couple of hours. With five hours of continuous running on medium, I rarely have the batteries die on me. Keep in mind, at this time of year, we only have about nine hours of daylight. For earlier hunting seasons, I try to have a second pair of Heated Insoles available to change out at lunch time, or if I am staying out all day, I take a second pair with me to swap out when the battery dies. These insoles work just as well with any cold weather outdoor activity, including work.
The MSRP of the ThermaCELL Heated Insoles is $134.99 and can be purchased at most sporting good retailers or at http://heat.thermacell.com/heated-insoles/original-heated-insoles. They come in women’s sizes 4.5 to 14.
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