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post #31 of 37

Thanks, I guess I could leave the bag plugged in like you said and carry it from the car back to the A/B drop off at the base lodge at Okemo. 

post #32 of 37
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Update- I received the bag.
The overal quality of the bag is nice. The outer pockets don't expand to hold a lot though. I put my boots in and turned the heating element on and left them in for the full twelve hours. When I opened it up to check them, they were barely warm to the touch. My boots were not any easier to get on and the liners weren't even warm. I did check the connections and even shut it off, let cool down and repeated the process with the same result. The bag has a single heating pad in the bottom which doesn't even get as warm as the heating pad we have at the house. It's going back.
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by skeeter984 View Post

Update- I received the bag.
The overal quality of the bag is nice. The outer pockets don't expand to hold a lot though. I put my boots in and turned the heating element on and left them in for the full twelve hours. When I opened it up to check them, they were barely warm to the touch. My boots were not any easier to get on and the liners weren't even warm. I did check the connections and even shut it off, let cool down and repeated the process with the same result. The bag has a single heating pad in the bottom which doesn't even get as warm as the heating pad we have at the house. It's going back.

That's the Transpack Pro?

post #34 of 37
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Yes.
post #35 of 37
I am CURRENTLY using two different pair of sticks, strictly because I didn't originally buy the sticks with dual power sources. The house pair is Dry N' Warm:
https://www.kingkeyser.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=189

But Dry Guy would do as well:
http://www.hotheadz.net/dryguy-drystix-boot-dryer.html

And have owned these: http://www.thewarmingstore.com/seirus-boot-toasters.html

The second brand is for my car. Now, these get quite warm, I wouldn't personally leave them overnight in my boots due to their heat level and the possibility of hurting insoles and foot beds. However, for the time they are in the boots turned on (maybe 15-20 minutes) they have the time to get warm and then are unplugged. The other problem is that they blew out my car's fuse twice, so I use them on a battery recharger that is carried in the car and was replaced with a better one by a family member and this thing was just hanging around unused. I yank the other sticks and put these in as I go out the door, shoving mittens in the top (boots are dry at this point having been on the other sticks overnight) to keep the best in when I walk to the car. I plug them into the Power Dome in the car. They are still warm to my hands when I take them out, as are the boots. http://www.therm-ic.com/Media/Images/ProductDetail/100/warmer_hover.png (couldn't find the model. On mine, these things are just attached to wires with a car adapter) Therm-ic 12-Volt Warmer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054U701I/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_m2smvb0J9KY3Q. Seem to be no longer sold?


Now, this is not the ideal setup as sticks with both tess of power would be better. Before I got the second pair, I was leaving the black and orange ones in the boots until I arrived at the locker room, with the mittens keeping their great in as the sticks cooled. Given the short drive it worked well enough. Current set up is better.
Edited by sibhusky - 4/17/15 at 4:35pm
post #36 of 37

For the issue with item with getting device with an AC110 plug or 12v car plug, you can just get an inverter . 

 

For the wattage, car cigarette plugs have fuses at typically 10amps=120watts.  Keep that in mind if you get a higher power inverter you're going to be limited anyway by the car, so bigger is not necessarily better.

 

All of these warmers should be far far below that wattage .

 

I use this inverter successfully : 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Q54V88/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687642&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004MDXS0U&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0RXP6H8MNHY76TN28HD0

 

and I either use dry guys circulator:

http://www.amazon.com/DryGuy-Circulator-Footwear-Dryer-Warmer/dp/B0030EIYQ0

 

or  therm-ic refresher.

http://www.amazon.com/Therm-ic-Boot-Refresher-Timer-2014/dp/B00663Y2RW

post #37 of 37
Well, I could use the AC outlet on the Power Dome, but by that point, I had the Thermics. And they are warmer, so for having the boots still warm by the time I cross the parking lot, they are better. But I lived for years without them. If they still working I won't replace them, just revert to the orange and black sticks.
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