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post #61 of 76

I'm confused how the Lenz socks work.  Is there a cord going to the battery pack?  Their web site does an amazing job of not showing the details of their product.

post #62 of 76

No, I think they're woven into the sock.

post #63 of 76
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No, I think they're woven into the sock.


 So where does the battery pack go?

post #64 of 76
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I'm confused how the Lenz socks work.  Is there a cord going to the battery pack?  Their web site does an amazing job of not showing the details of their product.


 



It's almost like they don't want you to know how they work...
post #65 of 76
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Yeh, well, have you ever tried to get someone to turn the hot water tap all the way off?   Even in summer?   Heck, they even got rid of the cold plunge at my gym frown.gif    So, no, I'm not surprised that there is little interest, even if we have known about this stuff in adults for at least 6 years now.

Once an actual pill shows up...

Or just ski more often. smile.gif

The point is you may lose your tolerance for cold as you ski less.
post #66 of 76
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Or just ski more often. smile.gif

The point is you may lose your tolerance for cold as you ski less.

 

Oh, I took that for a given.  

I had a twofold  thought in talking of non-skiing conditioning:

First, the start of the season is generally during a cold snap, possibly significantly colder than the tail of the ski season when we might be expected to be acclimatised.    The bulk of the overall discomfort is therefore at the beginning.   It would be in keeping with the spirit of the thread to minimise that first shock, no?

Second, now that we suspect diminished immune system function at lower tissue temperatures,
http://www.epicski.com/t/101417/helmets-and-being-warm/30#post_1815098

it may very well be useful to trigger thermogenesis before ambient air temps drop low enough to let rhinoviruses proliferate in our noses and suchlike. 

post #67 of 76
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I started a thread on a new study on brown fat over in the Fitness section. Seems no one was too interested.rolleyes.gif

http://www.epicski.com/t/131734/good-news-for-winter-sports-enthusiasts

Wait, my fat is brown???

I didn't need to know that.
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I'm confused how the Lenz socks work.  Is there a cord going to the battery pack?  Their web site does an amazing job of not showing the details of their product.


 



It's almost like they don't want you to know how they work...

Sidas shows it here for their new heated sock. Assume it would be similar. The electronics are apparently in the sock - no cord like heated foot pads.

http://www.sidassport.com/nos-produits/sports-d-hiver/chaussettes-pro-heat-390-2.html
post #69 of 76

That sock looks like a great product,couldn't find a price though.

post #70 of 76
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Sidas shows it here for their new heated sock. Assume it would be similar. The electronics are apparently in the sock - no cord like heated foot pads.

http://www.sidassport.com/nos-produits/sports-d-hiver/chaussettes-pro-heat-390-2.html

 

Okay - that's kind of cool and seems like way less of a pain than hotronics (with my boots with a walk mode (Cochise Pro 130's). I have to strap the hotronics battery over the front on the power strap and it's just kind of awkward overall).  I may have to give one of them a shot.

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I'm confused how the Lenz socks work.  Is there a cord going to the battery pack?  Their web site does an amazing job of not showing the details of their product.

 



It's almost like they don't want you to know how they work...

Sidas shows it here for their new heated sock. Assume it would be similar. The electronics are apparently in the sock - no cord like heated foot pads.

http://www.sidassport.com/nos-produits/sports-d-hiver/chaussettes-pro-heat-390-2.html

 

Like Sida, Lenz uses a similar tech. The fiber of the sock are the conductors for the electrical energy from the battery to the heating element under the section of the feet just ahead of the arch. There is a heating element incorporated into the bottom of the sock but it is very thin & flexible. Barely know it's there.  

post #72 of 76
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Like Sida, Lenz uses a similar tech. The fiber of the sock are the conductors for the electrical energy from the battery to the heating element under the section of the feet just ahead of the arch. There is a heating element incorporated into the bottom of the sock but it is very thin & flexible. Barely know it's there.  

 

The bottom of the sock?  like by the toes?  Not the top?

post #73 of 76

Yes, the bottom of the foot. More like the fore foot area. Not really the toes like the hotronics. I was told they are warmer than the hotronics.  

 

The battery snaps into a set of terminals built into the top of the sock around the front of the shin and the top of the sock is rolled over to retain the battery. The socks are made extra long so they can trap the battery. Kind of strange.    

 

I think I'll let the beta tester go at it first. 

post #74 of 76

The wiring is very thin and is woven into the sock. The battery is about the size of a nine volt. You can disconnect it for washing (snaps to sock in a way similar to a nine volt) You can roll over the the sock top an inch or two to secure the  battery. Controllable at battery or with smart phone. Spare socks are available

 

Very simple design

post #75 of 76

I think I'm in the minority here, but when it was 60 degrees and sunny a month ago I was skiing down in a tee shirt w/no gloves and couldn't figure out how people were wearing full jackets, gloves and hoods without overheating.  I used my jacket on the lift and I'm usually the cold one, but it almost seemed bizarre.

post #76 of 76
Freezing or soggy toes, sweating core, frozen extremities, suffocatingly snotty nose. I can tolerate up to two out of four before calling it quits.
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