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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Does anyone have a recommendation on a heated boot bag.  I have wonderful boots (Nordica turbo ) but they are a bitch to get on when cold.

 

Any brand name that you have used?

 

Thanks

 

IMREBBE

 

PS.  GREAT!!! Skiing at Mammoth Mtn. last week.  four days of sunshine and one powder day.

post #2 of 21

HotGear, no question http://www.hotgearbag.com/

post #3 of 21

Hot Gear is the class leader here. Goode and Athalon also offer them. 

post #4 of 21

bought this one, haven;t used it with ski boots yet, just with regular shoes.  gets them pretty nice and warm.

 

http://store.christysports.com/catalog/ski_shop/gear_bags/boot_bags/goode_point_dry_heated_boot_bag

 

2 year warranty, Pointdry is a German company but heating element is made in Taiwan.  Seems decently made, wrap around heating element covers 2 sides and bottom and is flexible.  It looks like a square duffle or bowling ball bag.  110 volt AC for US and 12 volt DC cigarette lighter for car.

 

the Athalon one is available from eBags with online discounts if you search for them.  they told me 5 year warranty includes heating element but your mileage might vary....Shaped like a backpack/transpack with helmet compartment on outside.

 

Goodluck!

post #5 of 21

To anyone that might be interested in heated boot bags, Sierra Trading Post has the Hotgear Ajax for $99, but they are currently offering a spring sale that you can get at least 25% up to 35% if you happen to need two bags or has more stuff to buy... I got two and that brought the price down to $65 which is a huge deal on the bag.

 

Also Sierra has the 100% satisfaction, so even though they are not authorized dealers if anything goes wrong with the bag they will take back, so buyer is safe!

 

Just go to their website and search for "hotgear"

post #6 of 21

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Edited by mfa81 - 4/3/12 at 7:30pm
post #7 of 21

I have the Race Hot Gear bag. Its the biggest and holds the most gear. It has a 110 volt boot dryer and my fave is the 12 volt cigarette lighter boot warmer. I plug my bag into my auto lighter and my Very Stiff  boots get warm and soft and are easy to get on. Getting them off is another story. What kewls is there is a padded google pocket to keep them from getting scratched and a pad that slides out of the bag that you can stand in your socks in the snow to put/change out your boots.

post #8 of 21

Two of my friends and I have Hot Gear Ajax heated bags, they are great. These are really an overnight heating bag (it takes 5-6 hours to heat the inside of the boot), then on your way to the hill you maintain the heat with the 12 volt car plug in. The 12 volt element will not heat your boot from stone cold. It actually has two heating elements a 110 volt and the 12 volt. Boots are DRY and WARM (three heat settings) the next morning. Hot Gear was selling the Ajax refurbished bags for $99 but they charge $25 shipping but still better than the list price of $159. The refurbished are brand new, not used. The Sierra Trading Post deal is even better!

 

Yes this makes putting on boots much easier and yes they are still tough to get off. In addition, putting your foot into a warm boot does not suck all the heat out of your feet so your feet feel warmer for quite a while. Unless you heat your boots using one of the bags listed in this thread, your feet are warmer than boot when your foot goes in which means your foot is going to try to bring the boot up to its temperature, which it can't do.

post #9 of 21
I got the bags at home Today, the Ajax bag is not really big compared to the classic, but has enough room for me tu put helmet, 2 goggles, 2 pair of gloves, 2 pair of socks, hat, neck gaiter and the boots of course :-) but I'm a small guy and except the medium helmet everything else is small size and boots are 25.5

bag seems to be very well constructed, I don't see much use for the lock cable but it's there and it might be good on a lodge, though the padlock is just terrible and I would get a new one if planning on use the lock cable.

the change pad is a little hard to take it out and put back on the bag specially if the bag is full of stuff, but it's cool and gets really warm...

I set the bag to the dry position and in 3.5 hrs the boots were warm and was so easy to put my feet in, almost like putting a running shoe! but boots were dry and inside the closet, so I'm assuming it will take at least 5hrs to get the boots ready if you have just used them... user guide recomends to leave it overnight and to use the 12v car plug during the ride to the mountain...

overall I think it was a great purchase and for $75 including shipping/tax I wouldn't pass the deal
post #10 of 21

That's a great deal.  I think the Ajax is a better size for air travel than the Classic.  I've gotten the stink eye from several gate attendants when I roll up with my maxed out Classic!

post #11 of 21

I picked up a hot gear classic from REI

 

Did this after seeing a few or them at the tahoe gathering and people raving about them.

 

I really liked the fact that I did not have to haul my dry guy around

 

See...

 

http://www.rei.com/product/805380/hot-gear-classic-heated-boot-bag

 

Free Shipping

 

Note if you are a member you can get another 20% off till April 15

 

 

post #12 of 21
I get a 35% off coupon additional in my email about every 2 weeks. With it, the hotgear apex bag is 65$ with free shipping and no tax. Link through a shopping website like fatwallet will get you an additional. % back in cash.

Jump on it! Totally worth it for ski or snowboard boots.

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post #13 of 21
Since I like a deal, I bought the hotgear Ajax from sierra trading Post.

Shipping was 10$ so total price was 75$.

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post #14 of 21
I used my new ajax bag yesterday for the first time and it was by far the best purchase I made this season! It actually has lots of space and even baselayers can be stored in the boot compartment... putting the boots in the losge was like running shoes, I didn't ski on my local resort since it's closed right now, I had a 2:30 trip to the mountain and the 12v car plug works amazing, I left the bag on the dry position overnight for about 8hrs... I recommend getting one and regret not getting one before... well maybe not since the deal was good and I still have many seasons ahead ;-)
post #15 of 21
Just came in. Nice Bode Miller signature on the bag. I. Like that it has 3 temperature settings that serves as an on off switch. so that's a plus over my Goode pointdry which activates only when plugged into wall.

Unfortunately it's 110 volt only so no Europe usage without a power converter.

Here is a sierra trading Post code to get 25% off the 99$ price

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post #16 of 21

I did a review of the bag and has a lot of pictures if there is anyone wondering whether or not to buy the bag...

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/111914/hot-gear-ajax-heated-boot-bag

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post

I did a review of the bag and has a lot of pictures if there is anyone wondering whether or not to buy the bag...

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/111914/hot-gear-ajax-heated-boot-bag


Awesome review!

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post #18 of 21

I bought a Point Dry bag by Goode.  Worked great for a couple of years but now the 12V heater is kaput.  I tried replacing the cord, but it is the heating element that's bad.  The 120V still works but its hours to the slopes from my home.

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Polecat View Post

I bought a Point Dry bag by Goode.  Worked great for a couple of years but now the 12V heater is kaput.  I tried replacing the cord, but it is the heating element that's bad.  The 120V still works but its hours to the slopes from my home.

just buy a cheap inverter, plug into your 12v outlet and use the 110v in the car.  does not draw much power

post #20 of 21

Thanks ScotsSkier.  I got the same reply from pud too.  I bought an inverter today and am headed for Tahoe early tomorrow morning.  This has been a big favor from you guys. The boots will go on without pain now.

post #21 of 21
Got a chance to use the point dry in the car using the dc lighter outlet. As indicated in the manual, merely kept the boots warm but not hot. The wall socket plug is for really drying the boots.

Friend bought the Athlon bag from eBags.com. Big enough to fit 2 pairs of boots-his and the wife's. Car socket did heat up the boots sufficiently from a cold start.

Still, nice to have warm boots when suiting up in a cold parking lot.

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