What is your favorite "affordable" boot warming system?

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  1. speedster

    speedster Booting up Skier

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    I'm looking for something that is <$200 (preferably), comfortable, and doesn't affect ski control.
     
  2. RuleMiHa

    RuleMiHa Getting off the lift Skier

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    Amazon has the hotronics for 190.00
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I am just in the process of installing the Therm-ic C-Pack 1700 with Bluetooth control, while it is more than $200..the controls and features look like they are worth the difference. I will be reporting back once I have had a chance to play with them a bit.
     
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  4. CalG

    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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    Fresh socks ,carried along and changed as required during the ski day works well for me.

    Most above zero days, with a 9 o'clock start, a change of socks at 10 to 10:30 will get me through the day just fine. Sometimes another change at 1 or so makes the afternoon.

    Call it "moisture management".
     
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    speedster Booting up Skier

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    Interesting idea. I've not thought of changing the socks mid-day before! On a 7-8 hour ski day, I usually take one break, and stay in until the feet feel warm again.
     


  6. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    On the lot I heat the boots by putting them under the dash with the heater maxed out for 10-15min. During the day if I get cold I go inside the lodge warm up and repeat as necessary :D:D:D

    El Cheapo method
     
  7. Noodler

    Noodler Coming out of hibernation... Skier

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    I have the Therm-ic Basic. Works great for me. I like the fact that I can replace the AA batteries easily. I just "upgraded" to the Amazon Basics high capacity Ni-Mh batteries and they're now running all day easily on Setting #2. Came quite in handy early this past week when it was ridiculously cold here in CO.
     
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    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Start the day with warm boots. Buy this.
     
  10. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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  11. CalG

    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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    Warm boots to a degree, but for me, overly warm boots leads to sweating, leads to damp cold feet before I'm off the first lift up.

    anti antiperspirants are useful.

    A bit less than "warm" works best for me to start out. but I run on the warm side. My wife says that's OK!
     
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  12. pchewn

    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

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    Car heater works great in the morning. For lunch, sitting close to the fire works well.
     
  13. focker

    focker Getting on the lift Skier

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    I bought my wife Hotronics for $160 on sale a few years ago.

    I like to take my boots off during the break inside. Seems to help the feet warm back up
     
  14. bbinder

    bbinder Out on the slopes Skier

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    I vote for Thermics as well. I have the 1200.
     
  15. François Pugh

    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

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    They are all affordable if you divide the cost by the days skiing and compare to lift ticket cost. I like my Sidas.
     
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  16. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Thermic's as well. Older powerpack, supermax, but still work!! Haven't explored new one as these guys still work. Set on 1 or 2 for the day.
     
  17. Coach13

    Coach13 Putting on skis Skier

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    Stupid question but are you all using the heated insoles along with or in place of your custom insoles?
     
  18. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator

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    A heated insole would be in place of custom insoles. Both Therm-ic and Hotronics offer heating elements that can be used with custom beds. Same result.
     
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  19. Coach13

    Coach13 Putting on skis Skier

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    Thanks, makes sense.
     
  20. François Pugh

    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

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    I have custom cork foot beds. They were a cork sole that had extra cork and glue added to it, and it was custom molded to my feet using heat and vacuum. The Sidas heater was added to the custom foot beds by digging out spots for the heating pads in the top of the foot beds, the fitter couldn't get the heating pads as far forward (under toes) as usual because the foot bed was too thin there.

    I had delayed this addition to my boots for years because I was afraid to ruin the fit. By all accounts there would be no noticeable effect. However, I did notice a slight "gas-pedal" effect, but it was slight, and easy for me to adapt to. As a matter of fact, I kind of like the effect for SL turns.
     

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