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post #31 of 48

I'm surprised that no one has recommended spraying anti-perspirant deodorant on the feet to prevent sweating, so I will.

post #32 of 48

I did try this.  Sorry to say it was like bringing a knife to a gun fight redface.gif.  Works with normal skiing but not when I'm working race. 

post #33 of 48

Now that we've resolved all the cold feet issues biggrin.gif anyone know of any improvements in heated gloves?

post #34 of 48

The Hotronics batteries aren't compatible with the Thermic systems, are they? (Forgive me if that's a dumb question!)

post #35 of 48
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The Hotronics batteries aren't compatible with the Thermic systems, are they? (Forgive me if that's a dumb question!)


It can;t be a dumb question - I asked it back in post 18 - Phil?

post #36 of 48
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Now that we've resolved all the cold feet issues biggrin.gif anyone know of any improvements in heated gloves?

 

The shop where i work brought in 4 pairs of Hestra electric heated gloves and we sold one pair for $400.eek.gif plus 12% taxeek.gifeek.gif

 

Metalic thread glove liners are cheaper than silk and work better.

post #37 of 48
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The Hotronics batteries aren't compatible with the Thermic systems, are they? (Forgive me if that's a dumb question!)

 

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It can;t be a dumb question - I asked it back in post 18 - Phil?

Welllll, I'm not Phil, but we share the last name.   Will you trust me with the answer? 

 

No, Hotronics have a different connection and are not compatible with Thermic. 

post #38 of 48
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Welllll, I'm not Phil, but we share the last name.   Will you trust me with the answer? 

 

No, Hotronics have a different connection and are not compatible with Thermic. 

 

Thanks. Obviously, you're the pretty Phil.

post #39 of 48

The smal difference between the e3 and e4 is battey size and length of power. The e3 is a 3 cell battery and the e4 a four cell battery. The e4 is wider in size by about 1/3 inch. The e3 weighs 4.5 ounces and last 17.75 hours. The e4 weighs 5 ounces and 19.5 hours. A womens boot is smaller in size and a smaller size battery many times fits better on the boot. The price difference is $20.00 and you have to decide whether the price is worth it. Most people don't need 19.5 hours the e4 offers and is more popular.

 

There is a big difference between the m series and e series batteries. The newer e seires batteries last longer and are more durable meaning they're not prone to completely discharge over summer storage and go dormant.

 

See our boot heater comparison chart to help you make a decision.

http://www.alpineaccessories.com/Battery-boot-heater-comparison.html

 

Rick

Alpine Accessories

post #40 of 48

I got the E4s for my Dobermann WC 130s last year and have been extremely pleased with them. I have used boot gloves in the past and the warmers are a far better solution. Everything that has been said about keeping feet warm in other ways is great, but I've found that the combination of precisely fitting race boots and lousy toe circulation has necessitated another intervention. 

post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by Alpine Rick View Post

The smal difference between the e3 and e4 is battey size and length of power. The e3 is a 3 cell battery and the e4 a four cell battery. The e4 is wider in size by about 1/3 inch. The e3 weighs 4.5 ounces and last 17.75 hours. The e4 weighs 5 ounces and 19.5 hours. A womens boot is smaller in size and a smaller size battery many times fits better on the boot. The price difference is $20.00 and you have to decide whether the price is worth it. Most people don't need 19.5 hours the e4 offers and is more popular.

 

There is a big difference between the m series and e series batteries. The newer e seires batteries last longer and are more durable meaning they're not prone to completely discharge over summer storage and go dormant.

 

See our boot heater comparison chart to help you make a decision.

http://www.alpineaccessories.com/Battery-boot-heater-comparison.html

 

Rick

Alpine Accessories

Thanks for posting that.  Good info.  I hope you stick around and post more.icon14.gif

post #42 of 48

I've been told the Hotronic boot heaters don't heat your foot -- your blood supply heats your foot.  The purpose of the Hotronic is to provide enough heat so your circulation down their doesn't shut down (sort of a little blue pill for your toes.  biggrin.gif ).  I wonder if it is true.

 

Another data point.  My wife's toes kept getting numb (not so much cold) despite numerous attempts by techs to solve the problem.  She had injected liners.  A trip to another boot fitter found the problem: some hard plastic stuck inside the boot in the back above the heal near the achilles tendon.  We were told it was the tip of the injector and every now and then it remains in the liner instead of being pulled out.  At any rate, this was putting pressure on some nerves that ended causing her toes to go numb.  After that plastic was removed, she became a very happy camper.  Her toes were fine after that -- and the Hotronics add enough energy to keep her toes warm.

post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by SportyandMisty View Post

I've been told the Hotronic boot heaters don't heat your foot -- your blood supply heats your foot.  The purpose of the Hotronic is to provide enough heat so your circulation down their doesn't shut down (sort of a little blue pill for your toes.  biggrin.gif ).  I wonder if it is true.

 

Another data point.  My wife's toes kept getting numb (not so much cold) despite numerous attempts by techs to solve the problem.  She had injected liners.  A trip to another boot fitter found the problem: some hard plastic stuck inside the boot in the back above the heal near the achilles tendon.  We were told it was the tip of the injector and every now and then it remains in the liner instead of being pulled out.  At any rate, this was putting pressure on some nerves that ended causing her toes to go numb.  After that plastic was removed, she became a very happy camper.  Her toes were fine after that -- and the Hotronics add enough energy to keep her toes war

 

They don't necessarily "Heat" as much as they maintain your temps.................. unless you crank them all the way up to max for a little bit........... I gear up in the lodge, use them w/ Boot Gloves........ wind chill -25....... warm feet.............. while the rest of me is shivering like a madman!

post #44 of 48

Here's an update for Therm-ic battery boot heaters

 

Therm-ic filed for banckrupty in the summer of 2012 and it looked like for a while they would fade away. But Therm-ic was purchased by Sidas sometime in October - November, 2012. By the time Sidas completely takes over, it will may be too late to ship product for the remainder of this season. For now, it looks like we'll see new product for the 2013-2014 season but we still have a lot of Therm-ic product left for this season. So don't be afraid to order Therm-ic battery boot heaters to keep your feet warm!

 

Rick

post #45 of 48

One thing I'm finding confusing. Are Sidas footbeds compatible with Thermic battery packs? I know they're owned by the same company, but do the two brands connect together?

post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by Alpine Rick View Post

The smal difference between the e3 and e4 is battey size and length of power. The e3 is a 3 cell battery and the e4 a four cell battery. The e4 is wider in size by about 1/3 inch. The e3 weighs 4.5 ounces and last 17.75 hours. The e4 weighs 5 ounces and 19.5 hours. A womens boot is smaller in size and a smaller size battery many times fits better on the boot. The price difference is $20.00 and you have to decide whether the price is worth it. Most people don't need 19.5 hours the e4 offers and is more popular.

There is a big difference between the m series and e series batteries. The newer e seires batteries last longer and are more durable meaning they're not prone to completely discharge over summer storage and go dormant.

See our boot heater comparison chart to help you make a decision.
http://www.alpineaccessories.com/Battery-boot-heater-comparison.html

Rick
Alpine Accessories

Good input Rick...I just bought the Hotronics with E4 batteries and they work very well. One thing my fitter mentioned was that the e4's are also warmer than the E3's. Have you found this to be true? He also mentioned that the E4's have a booster heat setting at Level 4, which cranks up the heat for a few mins and then automatically goes back to Level 3.

In either case, they seem to work!
post #47 of 48

I got frostbite on my left big toe a few weeks ago from standing on a race course at -12C all day in new boots. Been off my skis for 4 weeks now. No choice but to get heaters now.. Just a reminder to everyone not to screw around with this -- when your feet are numb, refusing to leave your post isn't heroic; it's just stupid.

post #48 of 48

Back in 2012 Therm-ic went through a reorganization and had a period where some product didn't ship. This went on for about 7 months. Once Therm-ic reorganized and had new owners, the product started flowing again.

 

Therm-ic is the largest battery boot manufacture. They offer 8 battery options with prices starting at under $100.00 for a complete system. Alpine Accessories offers on-line the largest selection of Therm-ic and Hotronic battery boot heaters. Alpine Accessories also has a boot heater comparison chart to help you make a selection. And if you need help installing, you can watch a battery boot heater installation video.

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