Heated sock review

Chef23

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I have my first two days skiing with my Sidas socks with Thermic batteries and so far I am disappointed. The two days weren’t that cold (upper 20s) and my feet weren’t that warm. On the first day I had to reconnect the socks to the app on the phone and most of the days I had them set to 6 or higher. I didn’t have to stop skiing but my toes were a little cold.

The second day at some point the socks shut down even though the batteries were charged. My toes got really cold in the afternoon and when I tried to turn the temp up realized they weren’t working. I suffered through 3 or 4 more runs then it was 3 PM so it shut it down for the day with numb toes.

Given that I spent over $300 I am pretty disappointed. I do have circulation issues but I was hoping for more. Right now it seems like a waste of money. My sister has the Lenz socks with the full toe cap and has been having good luck with them.

I am not sure what my next move is but I am disappointed right now.
 

Idahosnow

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At $300 you should be thrilled with them. Hopefully, you can return them. I have been researching options for my wife's cold feet. As far as heated socks go, it seems the new Lenz's get the best reviews but I have no personal experience. She started using boot gloves this year. They help but are not a total solution. May try a chemical pack between the neoprene and shell. Good luck finding a solution. Please keep us posted if you find something that works for you.
 

Roundturns

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Like my Hotronic heated socks . Second season using them. For me they work.
 

TheArchitect

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I'm sorry to hear it. These things are expensive.

I have the Lenz 5.0 socks with the dedicated toe cap (like your sister). At first I wasn't happy with them due to the battery life. I'd set them around 5-6, IIRC, and the batteries would be near dead around midday. Now I set them to 3 or 4 and they last most of the day. As for the warmth, they do a really good job keeping my toes happy. They're stupidly expensive, especially when you buy a spare pair of socks, but they have saved me on many days from having to go into the lodge way too early.
 

David Chaus

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I have the Lenz, still using 1.0 socks but will probably acquire the 5.0 or 6.0 (compression wool socks) at some point. I have a second pair. I’ve had them for 2 seasons and find them indispensible, totally happy with them.

I usually just set them at 3 when I’m booting up in the lodge, they will last the whole day. If I’m heading out right away I’ll turn them up to 7 for about 20-30 minutes, then turn it back to 3.

Also I’m using the model RCB 1200 battery packs, they have RCB 1800 which should last longer at higher heat levels.
 

LiquidFeet

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Do you people with one pair of heated socks ski the same sock 6 days in a row?
If yes, do you wash them by hand every night, or just wear them dirty?
How do they hold up with washing?
 
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