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Thermacell heated insoles

Thermacell heated insoles

I received the insoles in December and was super excited to try them out on some cold hunts. The first time I took them out it was 34 degrees. I wore a pair or thermal socks and used the insoles and my feet stayed plenty warm. The next two occasions I used them was in 15 degree or lower temps. I was wearing 400-gram boots and somewhat thin socks as recommended in the instructions. My feet froze. I don't believe these are made for temperatures much below freezing unless you have heavy boots. 

The insoles were built well and held up throughout the many times I used them them with no issues. They are very easy to use, recharge, and put back to use. I do wish the battery lasted longer, but understand that only so much power can be stored under me feet without sacrificing comfort. Once I added them to my boots I didn’t notice any difference in boot comfort. You do have to do a little cutting to make them fit your boot correctly, but it isn’t a tough task.

Given my experience with the insoles and considering the cost ($130), I wouldn’t recommend them at this point in time. I know plenty of people that swear by them, but I didn’t share that experience. I will give them another shot this fall/winter as the temperature drops and give ya’ll an update.

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True Friends Outdoors on Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:58

Excellent review. Thanks for providing it.

Most of the heat supplement products for boots won't be hot enough to keep our feet warm in really cold temps in light boots. I think that's for liability reasons. If you make a heat source hot enough to do that, you run the risk of making it too hot for comfort.

I tend to use the boots appropriate for the temps, and then add the heat source, especially if I'm not actively walking, as is the case while bowhunting or ice fishing. My guess is these soles would do very well in those settings. A bit pricey, for sure.

Just my take. :)

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Excellent review. Thanks for providing it. Most of the heat supplement products for boots won't be hot enough to keep our feet warm in really cold temps in light boots. I think that's for liability reasons. If you make a heat source hot enough to do that, you run the risk of making it too hot for comfort. I tend to use the boots appropriate for the temps, and then add the heat source, especially if I'm not actively walking, as is the case while bowhunting or ice fishing. My guess is these soles would do very well in those settings. A bit pricey, for sure. Just my take. :)
Matt Hiatt on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 20:17

I did like them much more this year with heavier boots, I could definitely tell once the batteries died.

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I did like them much more this year with heavier boots, I could definitely tell once the batteries died.

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