We cover pretty much everything you need to know about heated clothing. If you live in a cold area or travel to cold areas or simply just hate being cold, read on and learn how the newest and most innovative technologies can keep you warmer than ever before. It’s time to love the winter season again.
• What heated gear is and how it works
• Why it is the new craze and how you can get it
• Discover how you can use heated apparel to stay safe and warm
• Learn about all the activities you could be doing this winter
• Learn how heated gear can help you compete better in the cold
• Learn about all the health benefits of heat therapy
• Discover what products are available, their uses and differences
• Figure out what is best for what you do
• Get an extensive list of activities and adventures you now can go on
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We all know that being cold sucks, especially when a trip we have been planning for months gets cut short because someone is too cold to go on. That person may be you, a friend or family member but we’ve all been there. Now I want to tell you something and I want you to think about it:
There is no such thing as being cold. There is only being unprepared.
Now don’t you wish you were better prepared!? Well read on and let’s get you as knowledgeable as possible so you can get toasty and stay outside longer.
Heated clothing is a piece of apparel that is connected to a rechargeable battery and heats up when it is turned on.
There are tons of electrically heated products available ranging from socks, boot insoles, pants, shirts, coats, gloves, and the Torch Coat Heater.
Heated clothing has tiny wires sewn into a layer of the fabric. These tiny wires are typically made of a carbon fiber or a metal composite, like nickel-chromium, that perform well under repeated heating and cooling cycles. These wires are known as the heating element. These wires are connected to a battery, and when the battery is turned on, a low electrical current is passed through the wires, causing the wires to heat up.
Most batteries will come with 3 to 4 heat settings that allow you to adjust the heat as needed.
Most heated apparel will have 3 heating elements placed in the most effective locations. For instance, most coats will have 2 heat pads located in the chest area and one in the center of the back. This is a typical location because it is the most efficient way to heat the body’s core. The number of heat pads and the length of wire in each pad will determine how hot each pads gets and how long the battery will last. This is pretty consistent between brands in each category of battery voltage (i.e. all of the 7.4 v products have 3 heat pads and last up to 5 hours.)
About the Author:
A graduate of the Fashion Institute Of Technology in New York City with a degree in Interactive Marketing, Jannie has worked both for FOX and ASA Electronics. She enjoys traveling and whitewater rafting.