Field Test: ThermaCELL Heated Insoles

I entered the ThermaCELL contest for November and was one of the daily winners. They came last week, just in time for some early morning, below freezing testing. I’ll tell you what happened and them share more about them.

The number one question is, of course, do they keep your feet warm? And number two is, do they get too hot or are they not hot enough.

Well, they do keep your feet warm, nice an toasty with just the right amount of heat. The heat is adjustable too, and you can adjust them while you are wearing them too.

Once again, ThermaCELL gets the job done right. This is definitely out of the box thinking, in terms of a foot warming product, they keep your feet warm and comfortable in cold weather.

How out of the box thinking is it? It’s a product niche dominated by packets of some mysterious powder that you stick in your boots and hope for the best. They are too hot, not hot enough and get cold too fast. I know because I’ve used hundreds of them over the years. And if you’ve ever tried electric socks you know they are a joke. All I can say about those foot heaters is they suck, but they’re better than nothing.

But it’s a new ball game now.

ThermaCELL Heated insoles are way out of the box. They are Wireless and Rechargable!!!

I know, you’re thinking, “A wireless insole?” “Rechargeable?”

Yep. And it’s all the good.

You charge them just like you do your cell phone. In fact, I charge them along side my iPhone. An adapter plugs directly into each insole and, bingo, they charge up. The instructions state the charge will last for 5 hours. But I got 3 days out of mine, 6 different hunts, before I recharged them again.

Wireless?

This is ingenious. You get a small wireless remote that regulates the heat of the insoles. It has 3 buttons, Off, Medium and High.

Just put the insoles in your hunting boots and use the remote to turn them on. I liked setting them on high at first and then pushing the Medium button a little later.

Another thing, the first morning I wore them it was 25 degrees and I wanted to see if they worked or not so I wore cotton socks and used high heat. That made the bottom of my feet get sweaty. So I tried wool and fake wool socks and adjusted the heat between high and medium. That was perfect. No sweating. And warm feet.

If you’re like me you dislike getting cold toes and feet when you hunt. Well, those days are gone. ThermaCELL insoles, wireless and rechargeable have the answer.

Visit the web site at www.thermacell.com

And they are giving away a pair every day during November 2012, you can enter to win a pair at ThermaCELL Insole November Give Away.