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#6088646 - 12/16/15 09:48 PM Heated socks
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My wife always complains about cold feet when hunting. She takes a little propane heater with her to the blind but complains that her feet get really cold. She even layers her socks and cannot keep her feet warm.
Does anyone make heated socks that work? They always seemed like a gimmick product, surely someone makes some good ones.
Any good options other than heated socks?
I thought I read a thread on this once before but could not find it.
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#6088864 - 12/17/15 06:54 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Heat radiating insoles.
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#6088919 - 12/17/15 07:36 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
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#6088972 - 12/17/15 08:09 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
rickym Offline
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Toe warmers. They work the same way as the hand warmers
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#6089605 - 12/17/15 02:59 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
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heavy WOOL SKI socks; they are about an inch thick, and go past the calf;
will keep feet warm even when wet or sweaty! (no other option will !)
layers of cotton or poly/nylon socks are worthless compared to an inch of wool!

Hard to find down south here; two pair of heavy hiker wool socks may be only local option (half as thick, not as long).

If you can't stand wool, put a pair of silk socks on first, then the wool (silk is good wet too! - hard to find).

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#6090436 - 12/18/15 01:06 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Originally Posted By: waterfowlwonders


THIS ^^^^^^^ My wife has a pair and she LOVES them
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#6100730 - 12/24/15 09:37 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
kmartinusa Offline
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Ive used these from mildly cold days to 14 below.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/GRABBER-F...3540&rid=20

I don't want to lose a charger, forget to charge them, etc. I buy a case at a time and love them.
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#6100942 - 12/25/15 06:39 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: kmartinusa]
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Originally Posted By: kmartinusa
Ive used these from mildly cold days to 14 below.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/GRABBER-F...3540&rid=20

I don't want to lose a charger, forget to charge them, etc. I buy a case at a time and love them.


I always take along a pack of Grabbers (or similar) whenever hunting conditions call for rubber boots. A pair will last all day usually, but I always keep spares in my pack. They are a godsend if you're prone to cold feet.

Your wife will like them immediately, I bet, even if her boots are leather. Nowadays, most leather hunting boots have goretex liners, which keep moisture from getting through from the outside. Unfortunately, they keep moisture trapped inside too, so if you're prone to sweaty feet, the goretex will make the condition worse....and your feet will get cold.

But, try the Grabbers first before you rush out and buy your wife new boots w/o goretex liners.
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#6101413 - 12/25/15 12:17 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Thanks for the info guys
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#6101790 - 12/25/15 06:34 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Be careful with packing sock after sock because the toes have no room to move so it cuts off the circulation so they get even colder. We use very thin socks so the body heat can move around through out the boot.
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#6102135 - 12/25/15 10:52 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Aggieman775]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
Be careful with packing sock after sock because the toes have no room to move so it cuts off the circulation so they get even colder. We use very thin socks so the body heat can move around through out the boot.


The reason behind using a thin, non-cotton sock against the skill is to wick away sweat created when walking and being more active. They are also a must when using ThermaCell heated insoles, with an outer sock that's somewhat lighter than you would use without insoles. Simply put, you want the feet and toes to stay dry and without a moisture holding cloth (cotton) next to the skin.

Remember too that ThermaCell insoles are not designed to warm the feet and toes beyond normal body temperature. They will not feel warm to the skin as you might with an electric blanket. It's why they include a remote switch capability so that you can wait before getting to the place where you will be idle before turning them on. Leave them off while active and until any sweat has been wicked/evaporated away from the skin by a thin, acrylic sock.
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#6107501 - 12/28/15 11:58 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
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I have used a pair of the smaller size catalytic hand warmers, tucking on into the top of each boot, on the inside, just above and behind the ankle.
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#6107521 - 12/29/15 12:34 AM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
mcclelland Offline
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Registered: 09/15/12
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Try http://www.rei.com/product/722203/nrs-hydroskin-socks. I have been using neoprene socks for hunting and never have issues with them being cold....just a little sweaty when I taken them off.

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#6110723 - 12/30/15 09:22 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
agChuck Offline
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Registered: 10/10/10
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Loc: Schulenburg, Texas
How do these work with breathable waders and duck hunting?

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#6513061 - 10/26/16 02:41 PM Re: Heated socks [Re: Simple Searcher]
Streater Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
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Loc: Lake X, Texas
I second liner socks. They changed my life!

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