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A friend of mine says......Happy Wive = Happy Life.

Happy Wive(s)? biggrin.gif
post #62 of 87

Okay so at first I was like, "hey cold feet no problem", but now you want to know how to keep her hands warm too?  Not to be rude but seriously? 

post #63 of 87

I wish I could find more reviews of heated gloves--it doesn't seem like many people have these yet. I'm tired of mitten and tired of Hotties and am willing to splurge (a bit) on heated gloves, if I could only figure out which ones to get.

post #64 of 87
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I wish I could find more reviews of heated gloves--it doesn't seem like many people have these yet. I'm tired of mitten and tired of Hotties and am willing to splurge (a bit) on heated gloves, if I could only figure out which ones to get.

Heated gloves seem to be an evolving product...I didn't get very far last year researching for my wife. Her hands were always cold, even on warmer days. She was behind in technology on her base and mid layers - still using shirts and bulky fleece jackets under her shell. What worked was getting her a good technical base layer but most important a Marmot down mid layer.

Those down coats weigh nothing and are exceptionally insulating - she has gone from a constant state of near frost bitten fingers to I don't hear about her hands anymore. She is wearing less glove than before (no liners) and still uses the heat packs, but fixing core warmth - while reducing layering bulk and weight - has really changed her extremities comfort.
post #65 of 87
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Happy Wive(s)? biggrin.gif

Ooof, 

Happy Wife = Happy Life!

 

Great effing catch! 

post #66 of 87
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Ooof, 
Happy Wife = Happy Life!

Great effing catch! 

It got me thinking about whether that is even possible given that my Happy Wife Project has been subject to endless scope creep and unlimited budget overruns biggrin.gif
post #67 of 87
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I wish I could find more reviews of heated gloves--it doesn't seem like many people have these yet. I'm tired of mitten and tired of Hotties and am willing to splurge (a bit) on heated gloves, if I could only figure out which ones to get.

I tried some heated gloves a couple years ago.  Wasn't really worth having to deal with a battery pack on each wrist.  Liners plus heat pack in the pocket of good gloves works just as well for me.

post #68 of 87

I was just chuckling while re-reading the thread title... I should have thought to suggest a large, furry dog. (Typed as our 95 lb fur bucket is wrapped around my feet smile.gif)

post #69 of 87
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It got me thinking about whether that is even possible given that my Happy Wife Project has been subject to endless scope creep and unlimited budget overruns biggrin.gif

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I was just chuckling while re-reading the thread title... I should have thought to suggest a large, furry dog. (Typed as our 95 lb fur bucket is wrapped around my feet smile.gif)

Ziggy also offers such a service. 

post #70 of 87
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Good news everyone.   We skied last night and I took several of the steps mentioned in this thread and we've figured some things out.
 

First, I heated up her boot liners using the car's foot warmer on the way to the ski hill (we usually put our boots in the back of the car, which is the coldest area.    Secondly I had her wear an additional layer under her jacket to keep her core warmer.    She also tightened up her last buckle less than usual so she wasn't smashing her toes.

 

Her hands however, did not stay warm.   They got cold while she was booting up (at the car) and she couldn't warm them back up.    We're going to start booting up in the chalet every time as I think the main culprit is she's getting cold before we even go skiing.

This happens to me as well, usually when booting up in the parking lot. I have solved the problem by doing three things: 1) I bought gloves with pouches for hand warmers and use them every time [remember to active them in the car prior to booting up] 2) buying glove liners and using them 3) Going to the lodge for a few minutes and removing my gloves long enough for my hands to warm before I start skiing. Once my hands are warmed back up I put my warm gloves on and it is not and issue the rest of the day. I realize it isn't ideal, but it is a great chance to hit the head and down an energy drink or snack bar before skiing. 

post #71 of 87
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Okay so at first I was like, "hey cold feet no problem", but now you want to know how to keep her hands warm too?  Not to be rude but seriously? 

 

When did I ever ask how to keep her hands warm?   Please point that out to me...

 

Not to be rude, but you're being a douche

post #72 of 87
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Okay so at first I was like, "hey cold feet no problem", but now you want to know how to keep her hands warm too?  Not to be rude but seriously? 

Quite often when someone has cold feet, they have cold hands too.  I see this all the time in ski lessons and in the ski shop.  

Believe it or not, If we sell heated gloves to someone, they've already got hotronics in their boots. 

post #73 of 87

I've got "heated" gloves... they're called Hestras.  I've found that you definitely get what you pay for.

 

P.S. - if anyone at Hestra would like to use this for your next marketing campaign, feel free to contact me.  wink.gif

post #74 of 87
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Good news everyone.   We skied last night and I took several of the steps mentioned in this thread and we've figured some things out.
 

First, I heated up her boot liners using the car's foot warmer on the way to the ski hill (we usually put our boots in the back of the car, which is the coldest area.    Secondly I had her wear an additional layer under her jacket to keep her core warmer.    She also tightened up her last buckle less than usual so she wasn't smashing her toes.

 

Her hands however, did not stay warm.   They got cold while she was booting up (at the car) and she couldn't warm them back up.    We're going to start booting up in the chalet every time as I think the main culprit is she's getting cold before we even go skiing.

 

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When did I ever ask how to keep her hands warm?   Please point that out to me...

 

Not to be rude, but you're being a douche

ummm    The sentence begs of a response, "I think the main culprit is she's getting cold before we even go skiing",      Perhaps I am being a douchebag, or should just say nothing at all, but I find it hard to believe that you don't have the capability to keep her hands warm with all the heating packs and excellent mits out there,,,,  The boots okay, but the hands? sorry it just smacks of someone just trolling at this point... 

post #75 of 87
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I've got "heated" gloves... they're called Hestras.  I've found that you definitely get what you pay for.

 

P.S. - if anyone at Hestra would like to use this for your next marketing campaign, feel free to contact me.  wink.gif

All joking aside, I've talked to Hestra about their line of gloves and what a great variety of warmth for the vast needs. 

True North sells Hestra Heated gloves which have been a big hit with people with raynauds or who just happen to get cold hands easily

post #76 of 87

Talking about boots warmers, I always thought the external bater to be too "clumsy" (yes, at times I'm a bit silly) even though I should really only think about effectiveness...

But I remember seeing, at a local shop, some years ago, a model of heated insoles without external batteries (batteries inside the soles themselves)...

The name of the product, I think, is thermacell...the conversation came up with my SO (she was letting me know that she wouldn't mind heated insoles...) a couple of weeks ago and brought back to memory about those...I think I have in front of me the task for next christmas gift....hehehe.

I'll look for those and compare its price and battery duration with the more "traditional" externally-mounted batteries (like hotronics) models.

post #77 of 87

 

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Heated gloves seem to be an evolving product...

 

This is what I've found, too. I met someone at Sun Valley last year who LOVED theirs, but they cost $400. I'd spend $200, but for $400, I'll continue with my current setup, cumbersome as it can be.

 

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Those down coats weigh nothing and are exceptionally insulating - she has gone from a constant state of near frost bitten fingers to I don't hear about her hands anymore. She is wearing less glove than before (no liners) and still uses the heat packs, but fixing core warmth - while reducing layering bulk and weight - has really changed her extremities comfort.

This works for a normal person; unfortunately for those of us that are challenged with Reynaud's it's often not enough. I agree down is wonderful and I wear a down layer; what I would really love is for heated gloves to be effective and to not have to wear so many down, wool, and capilene layers on my body, along with mittens and hotties, to keep my fingers warm.

 

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 Perhaps I am being a douchebag, or should just say nothing at all, but I find it hard to believe that you don't have the capability to keep her hands warm with all the heating packs and excellent mits out there,,,,  

See above.

post #78 of 87
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ummm    The sentence begs of a response, "I think the main culprit is she's getting cold before we even go skiing",      Perhaps I am being a douchebag, or should just say nothing at all, but I find it hard to believe that you don't have the capability to keep her hands warm with all the heating packs and excellent mits out there,,,,  The boots okay, but the hands? sorry it just smacks of someone just trolling at this point... 


 

I'm trolling my own thread?   It's called adult discussion.   Why don't you just move on and let people who want to post do so...

post #79 of 87
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

 

ummm    The sentence begs of a response, "I think the main culprit is she's getting cold before we even go skiing",      Perhaps I am being a douchebag, or should just say nothing at all, but I find it hard to believe that you don't have the capability to keep her hands warm with all the heating packs and excellent mits out there,,,,  The boots okay, but the hands? sorry it just smacks of someone just trolling at this point... 

Things have gotten pretty bad when even a thread about cold feet turns into a flame war. Jeez.

post #80 of 87
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Things have gotten pretty bad when even a thread about cold feet turns into a flame war. Jeez.

I keep getting a terrible sun burn on my nose,  can anyone tell me what to do or is there anything I can put on it?  I was thinking of attaching an umbrella on my pack to solve this problem..... 

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post #81 of 87
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Oh, how cute.  My first personal epicski troll...

post #82 of 87

Hey Focker.......Nobody cares..........See!!biggrin.gif

 

 

(see what I did there? roflmao.gif)

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Talking about boots warmers, I always thought the external bater to be too "clumsy" (yes, at times I'm a bit silly) even though I should really only think about effectiveness...

But I remember seeing, at a local shop, some years ago, a model of heated insoles without external batteries (batteries inside the soles themselves)...

The name of the product, I think, is thermacell...the conversation came up with my SO (she was letting me know that she wouldn't mind heated insoles...) a couple of weeks ago and brought back to memory about those...I think I have in front of me the task for next christmas gift....hehehe.

I'll look for those and compare its price and battery duration with the more "traditional" externally-mounted batteries (like hotronics) models.

post #83 of 87

LTCold is on to something with the comment that many women dress for fashion rather then warmth.  On very cold days you should look more like the Michelin Man rather than a Top Model.

 

Many years ago I was at a lodge at Alta when a group came to photograph the latest ski fashions from White Stag (remember them?).   When they returned to the lodge I could see the look on their faces: "G.D.S.B. am I cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"   They looked great though. 

post #84 of 87
Thread Starter 

Well, I bucked up and bought her the e3 warmers today for Hallmark day.

 

She's going to love them.  And the best part is I found them on sale for $131.50 at Joe's Sporting goods.  Excellent sale there right now FYI.  40% off.

post #85 of 87
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Well, I bucked up and bought her the e3 warmers today for Hallmark day.

 

She's going to love them.  And the best part is I found them on sale for $131.50 at Joe's Sporting goods.  Excellent sale there right now FYI.  40% off.


Smart move and very good price!

post #86 of 87

Neoprene boot gloves, can't remember the brand and you put foot warmers BETWEEN  the neoprene and the boot shell, on the outside.  My wife uses them, they make a significant difference

post #87 of 87

dryguy had these "reflective insoles" that you place under the footbed.

 

I took a cheap emergency blanket and cut it up to something similar.  Does help with my poor circulation at the toes... (and the cold toes I usually suffer).

 

second pair of socks can reduce circulation even more... so it's a bad I idea.  Thinner socks is better, so you'll have to get nice socks made from merino wool or something....

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