What Is Heated Clothing - Everything You Need to Know About It in 2018

February 24, 2018 4 min read

What Is Heated Clothing - Everything You Need to Know About It in 2018

It's weird, right? We can make re-usable rockets, but yet most of us still complain about being cold every day. It's not that the technology isn't there. It's here, but not a lot of people know about it yet. This post will clear a few things up about what is heated clothing and how to use it, what to use it for, and whether it's safe.

What Is Heated Clothing and How Does It Work?

You know what an electric blanket is, right? Something like that but on your clothes. Warmth without extra layers.

Heated clothing is clothing that heats up via the use of electricity. It ranges from insoles to gloves to coat heaters. It's that kind of technology that can keep you warmer than ever before while you wear exactly the same things that you always wear.

Torch 2.0 Coat Heater on a coat

But how does it actually work? In terms of power? It depends. Our Torch 2.0 Coat Heater is powered by a removable portable charger that can also charge a cell phone for instance. Matter of fact, the whole heater is removable so you can use it in any coat you desire. Not all products provide portable chargers though.

When it comes to how a coat actually heats you up, the fabric of the product has tiny wires sewn in. These wires are the heating element, and companies tend to use carbon fiber or a metal composite like nickel-chromium to make these as they perform great when it comes to repeating heating and cooling cycles.

Now, heated products aren't designed to heat every single inch of your body. Instead, they are designed to heat the parts of the body that will heat you the most. The Torch 2.0 Coat Heater comes with 3 heating pads for instance. One at the back and two at the chest. Overall, this is consistent with other brands that make similar products too 

But Is It Safe?

 Firefighters flames due to fire

What is heated clothing is what people wonder about first. Once they found out, the question isn't about what is heated clothing but rather about whether it's safe. And that's a good question to ask. After all, even the biggest companies like Samsung fail at batteries. And if anything was to happen, you can't throw your heated coat off as quickly as you can throw away your phone.

You are right to have concerns. Let's go over them.

Firstly, your skin will never be in contact with any wires. Therefore, the chances of electrical shock from that are superbly slim. If something like that was to happen, our batteries have safety features that will automatically turn them off. And even if you were to get some electric shock, a 3.7-volt or 5.0-volt battery is no danger to your health.

When it comes to hot spots, these are very unlikely to happen unless the metal wires used are of inferior construction. If we did have bad products of bad construction, even then, the battery would turn off.

Samsung phones went on fire due to a lack of proper quality control in the first place. Batteries that come with our products are designed to shut off if something was to cause excessive heating. But they also aren't capable of supplying the power needed to heat anything to a point where it would catch fire. But when it comes to actual batteries catching fire, our batteries have the right certifications so that you know that they are safe.

How Long Does Heated Clothing Work For?

This depends on the company, product, battery, and efficiency, but overall most products work for the same amount of time. Our Torch 2.0 Coat Heater works for 4 hours on lowest setting and 2.5 hours on highest setting. Meanwhile, our heated insoles last from 4 to 7 hours. Lastly, our heated gloves last from 4 hours on the lowest setting to 2-3 hours on the highest setting. It all depends on what you are trying to heat and how much you want to heat it.

How Hot Does Heated Clothing Get?

That also depends on the manufacturer and actual product itself, but our Torch 2.0 Coat Heater heats up all the way to 135°F or 57°C while our heated insoles can reach the temperature of 149°F or 65°Cwith our heated gloves reaching temperatures of 130°F or 54°C.

But Can You Wash These?

washing machine heated clothing

Good question. What's the point of something if you can't wash it? Well, the products we provide as they are generally aren't things that get washed often. Nobody washes their coat, insoles, or gloves weekly. That doesn't mean that these things can't be cleaned. They can. But read our user manuals before you attempt to do so and remember that batteries should always be out when washing.

What Is Heated Clothing the Best For?

Go out. It's cold out. You have a coat that's fantastic at making you warm. And due to that, when you go to a shop, you almost start melting due to the heat in there. Heated products can make your semi-warm coat warm when on, but once you go into a shop, you can turn them off and feel normal.

Heated clothing open coat

That's just an example. Perhaps you are in the mountains or simply waiting by the lake trying to catch a fish. Construction work? You are out most of the day. Actually, let's just forget activities. Heating clothing is perfect for any situation you might have been cold in before. Well, not including a cold shower, don't use heated clothing in the shower.

That's Everything You Need to Know About Heated Clothing

It's safe. There's plenty of different variations of it. It will keep you warm without adding bulk to you. It is washable. It's simply the future when it comes to staying warm.

Written by Michael Smolski.

 


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