13 Best Heated Socks 2020: Skiing, Hunting And More

Suffer from cold feet? I have the remedy for you.

Down below you’ll find the best heated socks on the market and there’s one for all needs. It doesn’t matter if you’re skiing, hunting, a commuter, shoveling your driveway, riding a motorcycle – you’ll find a sock that suits you perfectly.

Plus there’s one to suit all budgets.

Ready to have warm feet?

Lenz Heat Socks 1.0

Company: Lenz

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 5/5

First up on the list is a very well known product and the Lenz Heat Socks 1.0 might just be the most innovative sock on this list. The 1.0 (read full review here) is often considered the top heated sock available too and I’d have a hard time arguing against this.

One thing that separates this sock from others is it can connect to your smart phone through Bluetooth. Through the Lenz app you can can control the heat and turn the product on and off.

Features:

  • 3 different heat settings: When you buy this kind of sock you want multiple heat settings and you’ll get that with the 1.0 – it comes with a high, medium and low setting. This way when it’s very cold you can crank it up to high and when it’s not as cold you can move it to low.
  • Up to 14 hours of heat: 14 hours of heat is really good and you’ll have a hard time finding another product on this list that’ll last that long. This makes this sock perfect for all outdoor activities.
  • Lithium Rechargeable Batteries: Another aspect you’ll appreciate is this product runs on well made, durable and rechargeable lithium batteries. This means you won’t have to run out and buy disposable batteries every time you use these socks.
  • Ergonomically designed: This sock is meant to perform. Any person that skis aggressively, hunts, camps, hikes, or anything like that will love this product.
  • Power indicator on charger: This is a feature that makes life a lot easier. You won’t have to guess when your battery is charged and you’ll know exactly how much charge you have left too.
  • Machine washable: A lot of heated socks aren’t machine washable need to be hand washed. This can be a little annoying. These Lenz socks, however, are machine washable with water up to 86 degrees.

These socks aren’t cheap, though, and are one of the top 3 most expensive on this list. Do I think every person needs to wear this product? No but they’re nice to have. If you expect to face very cold conditions and want the most cutting edge technologies in your socks, you should consider the Lenz 1.0’s.


Flambeau Heated Socks

Company: Flambeau

Price: $$

Our Rating: 4.8/5

If the Lenz 1.0 is a little out of your price range, this Flambeau heated sock will work for you. Flambeau is a pretty well known outdoors company and they mainly focus on making hunting and fishing products.

Because of this, that’s where these socks tend to excel. That doesn’t mean you can’t wear them when you’re skiing or hiking, though. They’ll work when you’re involved in those activities too.

Features:

  • Multiple heat settings: These socks come with a high and a low setting for the heat. Some other products come with up to 4 but 2 isn’t bad. You’ll have the power to stay comfortable no matter what the weather is like.
  • Wool blended: This is another reason why so many people love these Flambeau socks. The wool makes this product very comfortable and provides even more warmth for you.
  • Carbon fiber heating elements: There’s some heated socks that have poorly made heating elements and they take forever to heat up. These socks, however, are the opposite. Carbon fiber is quality and heats up very quickly.
  • Rechargeable 3.7v lithium ion batteries: If you have the choice between a heated sock with rechargeable batteries and one with disposable batteries, I would go with the first option. You’ll eventfully have to replace the battery but you’ll get up to 1000 uses before you’ll have to.
  • Good battery life: You get up to 8 hours of heat on the low heat setting and 5 hours on the high heat setting. This ensures you’ll have toasty feet and toes all day long.

One thing you’re really going to love about this product is its price and these socks are one of the cheapest on this list. Because of this, these Flambeau socks are one of the best values on the market.


Hotronic XLP One Heated Socks

Company: Hotronic

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 4.9/5

Hotronic is a company that I like and I’ve used their gear before on the ski slopes – I particularly like their ski boot heaters. Their XLP One’s are an excellent product too and this is another sock that excels with all outdoor winter activities.

Like all quality heated socks, the XLP One comes with 3 heat settings. This is perfect for anyone that’s going to be in different weather conditions. On freezing days you’ll be covered and on warmer days you’ll be covered too.

Features:

  • Boost heat setting: Besides just offering the usual 3 heat settings, you get a 4th option too – Boost. What Boost does is pumps in extra heat in short bursts. So if you need a little extra warmth, just hit boost and you’ll get it.
  • Wool blend: Wool is definitely a material that you’re going to appreciate having on your feet. It’s both warm and soft, which is a good combination for the cold winter weather.
  • Ergonomically designed: These socks are made for people that aren’t afraid of the cold or snow. You can do pretty much any winter activity with this product on your feet and feel perfectly warm.
  • Up to 13.5 hours of warmth: On the lowest setting you get between 10 hours to 13.5 hours and on the boost setting you get up to 4 hours of heat. This is more than enough for most people.
  • Up to 156 degrees of heat: Do you think there’s any chance of you having cold feet if you’re getting 156 degrees of heat? On the highest setting that’s how much warmth you’ll receive. Don’t worry if you think that’s too much – on the lowest setting you’ll get between 82 and 95 degrees (there’s different heat outputs for the heat settings in between too).
  • Charging indicator: When recharging the batteries on this product, you’ll know exactly how much juice you have because of this feature.

This is another sock that’s going to cost a little extra to purchase, though. How much extra? They’ll cost over $200 to purchase. If you have that to spend and expect to spend a lot of time outdoors, I would definitely think about them. They perform really, really well.


Volt Heated Socks

Company: Volt

Price: $$$

Our Rating: 4.8/5

If you’re familiar with heated clothing, you’ve probably come across Volt before. They’re one of the most well known heated clothing companies and they make high quality heated gloves, jackets, vests and of course socks.

One thing you’re going to like with these socks is the battery is discreet and won’t bother you. It only weighs 2 ounces and tucks away. You won’t notice it when you go for a hike or hit the slopes.

Features:

  • 4 heat settings: These socks come with 4 different heat settings and this means you’ll get the perfect amount of warmth no matter what the temperature is.
  • 10 hours of battery: On the lowest heat setting you get up to 10 hours of heat which is really nice. On high you get 3 hours, on high medium you get 4.5 hours and on medium low you get 6 hours. This should cover you no matter what you’re doing.
  • Rechargeable lithium batteries and dual charger: The battery that comes with this product is high quality and long lasting – you won’t have to replace it any time soon. Also, you can charge both batteries at the same time which is very convenient.
  • Moisture wicking materials: This sock is made from polyester materials and this helps absorb and reduce sweat build up. This keeps your feet nice and dry.  
  • Very comfortable to wear: The last thing you want is for your feet to be uncomfortable – this can ruin your day. These socks will help you enjoy your day and won’t irritate you in any way.

Like all Volt products, these aren’t cheap but not expensive either – they’re priced right in the middle when compared to the other socks on this list. This is very fair for what you’re getting and I actually think Volt could price these a little higher if they wanted.


Therm IC Powersock 1400

Company: Therm IC

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 4.9/5

Therm IC is a high end company and they make various heated products that are usually pretty pricey – they have a pair of heated gloves that are over $400.

You know you’re going to get very high quality when you purchase from them but you also know you’re going to pay a little extra. That’s the case with their Powersock 1400.

Features:

  • Bluetooth connectivity: This is the second sock on this list with this technology and makes life so much easier, especially if you’re wearing ski boots or hiking boots. You won’t have to take them off or anything like that to adjust the heat. You just have to use the app on your phone and change the heat from there.
  • 16 hours of battery life: Didn’t I mention this sock was really high quality? You can see this when you look at the battery – you get a whopping 16 hours of warmth on the lowest settings. With the right temperatures you can get two days worth of activities without needing to charge.
  • Reinforcements in vulnerable spots: The last thing you want is to spend a bunch of money on a pair of socks and have them rip on you. Luckily with these socks you won’t have to worry about that because they have reinforcements on the shin, ankle and instep.
  • X-Technology fibers: This product is made up of various materials that are made for performance. The Powersock 1400 is meant for people that are active and like to push things.
  • Multiple heat settings: Like most of the heated sock listed here, this one comes with more than one warmth settings. Although this feature isn’t uncommon it is certainly one you’ll want.

Like I said up top, Therm IC is never cheap and if you want to rock these socks you’ll have to pay over $200 for them. Do I think they’re worth this price? If you’re active and expect to face very cold situations they are. If you just need a sock to wear when shoveling or walking your dog, you may not need them.


Global Vasion Heated Socks

Company: Global

Price: $$

Our Rating: 4.7/5

The Global Vasion heated socks may not be the most high quality product on this list but many people will still want to consider them. However, if you’re someone that expects to face really frigid conditions and be out in the cold for extended periods of time, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere.

This product is more for people looking for a sock to wear when shoveling snow or commuting to work. It works for skiers who don’t expect to ski in sub-zero temperatures too.

Features:

  • 3 heat settings: You’ve seen this feature on other socks and it’s pretty standard. This allows you to customize how much warmth you get to maximize comfort.
  • Battery indicator: An aspect that you’re really going to like is the battery indicator that shows exactly how much juice you have left. Green means you have 6 hours battery, orange means you have 4 hours, and red means 3 hours.
  • Charges relatively quickly: Some batteries can take forever to charge but that’s not the case with this one – you can usually fully charge it in 4 to 5 hours. Just put them on the charger when you go to bed and you’ll wake up to a full battery.

This product doesn’t have a very large heating section, though (only the instep near your toes get warmth). This is fine if only your toes get cold or if it’s not too freezing out.

Again, this is a budget product and is one of the cheapest on the market.


Lenz Heat Socks 3.0

Company: Lenz

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 4.9/5

Here we have another product from Lenz and this one, the 3.0, is on the same level as the one you already saw. Also, like the Lenz sock you already saw this one can be controlled through you smartphone and Bluetooth.

I really like this feature and I know you will too. It can be inconvenient to have to take off your boots to get to the battery to change the heat. All you’ll have to do is pick what you want on your phone and you’ll feel the difference immediately without any hassles.

Features:

  • Machine Washable: Some heated socks have to be hand washed which can be a little annoying. The 3.0’s don’t have to be and you can put them in the wash (just make sure the water temperature is lower than 86 degrees).
  • Padding: The padding on these socks serves two purposes. The first is it makes sure this product won’t rip and the second is it makes them more comfortable.
  • Moisture wicking materials: Another aspect you’re going to like is this sock’s ability to reduce sweat and moisture build up. Your feet will be dry all day long which reduces blisters from forming and improves overall comfort.
  • Ergonomically designed: This is another sock that people that are very active will love. It’s made to move, making it perfect for skiers, hikers and other winter activities like that.
  • 14 hours of heat: 14 hours is one of the best heating times on this list and will keep most people nice and toasty all day long.
  • 3 heat settings: With these socks you get a high, medium and low heat setting. This ensures you get the perfect amount of warmth, no matter what the temperature is.
  • Global charger: If you’re someone that likes to travel a bit, this is a function you’ll appreciate. It won’t matter if you’re in the Colorado Rockies or the Swiss Alps, this charger will work just fine.

This is another pair of socks that are very expensive and only people with a little extra to spend should consider them. If you do decide on these socks, chances are you’re going to love them – the 3.0’s definitely deliver.


 Mobile Warming 3.7V With Remote

Company: Mobile Warming

Price: $$$

Our Rating: 4.8/5

The last socks you saw can be operated through an app on your smartphone. While the Mobile Warming 3.7v can’t be used this way, they do come with a remote.

In some ways, actually, this can be more convenient than using your smartphone. Unless you have gloves that have touchscreen technology, you may have to take your gloves off to use your phone. This remote doesn’t require that and you won’t have to expose your fingers to the frigid weather.

Features:

  • 11 hours of heat: This is a good amount of warmth and is a little higher than most. You know if you purchase these socks your feet will be toasty for the entire day and not just part.
  • 3 heat settings: It shouldn’t be all that surprising that these socks come with a few heat settings but it’s nice to see. You always want choice and this just gives you the choice of how much warmth your feet receive.
  • Moisture wicking: If your feet are sweating a lot that can lead to a few problems. Besides just making you uncomfortable, it can make your socks smell and can cause blisters. This Mobile Warming product ensures your feet won’t get soaked from sweat and removes all excess moisture.
  • Stretch fabric: This is another performance sock and this means any person can enjoy this product. It doesn’t matter if you’re hitting the slopes, trekking through a trail with snow on the ground or just taking your dog for a walk – these socks are very versatile.
  • Discreet design: The heating wires are expertly crafted into this Mobile Warming sock and you won’t notice them at all. Plus, the battery packs are slim too.

This is a sock that I would say is right in the middle in terms of quality. It’s not on the same level as the products from Lenz, Hotronic or Therm IC but it’s definitely better made them some of the cheaper socks on this list. The price fits this too – not as expensive as the top level socks but not as inexpensive as the low level socks.


Therm IC Powersock 700B

Company: Therm IC

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 4.9/5

You’ve already seen one very high quality heated sock from Therm IC and now it’s time to look at another high quality heated sock from Therm IC – the 700B.

This is a sock that people who love to get out in the cold will enjoy. So if you’re a skier that expects to face frigid conditions, a mountain climber or anyone like that, you should consider these socks. They’re very good for everyday life too.

Features:

  • Bluetooth capabilities: This is another sock that can be run from your phone. This is definitely a nice little feature to have and makes life easier if you’re skiing or anyother activity like that.
  • Machine washable: You’ll appreciate this feature when it comes time to wash these socks. As long as the water is under 86 degrees, you can toss these into the washing machine.
  • 8 hours of warmth: This isn’t the most on this list but it’s not bad. Most people won’t be exposed to the cold weather for more than 8 hours. If you’re skiing and expect to be in the cold for more than 8 hours, just charge them during lunch.
  • X-Technology fibers: These socks come with a mixture of materials that make them high performing and perfect for movement. These fibers also provide another layer of warmth and work well without the heater on.
  • Multiple heat settings: Any quality heated sock will have this feature and 700’s are no exception. You get a high, medium and low setting with these socks.

I mentioned before that Therm IC is very high quality and their gear is always expensive. That’s the case with these socks and they’re going to cost you a little over $200 to purchase. Do I think they’re worth that? I do if you plan on using them. If they’re just going to sit in you dresser you can always just get a cheaper pair.


Lenz Heat Sock 5.0

Company: Lenz

Price: $$$$

Our Rating: 4.9/5

You’ve seen the Lenz Heat Sock 1.0 and 3.0 and now it’s time to check out the 5.0’s. This product is every bit as quality as the previous two from Lenz and is one that all people should consider if they can afford.

Like the previous two, the 5.0 can be paired with your smartphone through Bluetooth. This means you can control it and change the heat levels without having to take your ski boots or boots off. This is just ultra convenient and is a function everyone ends up loving.

Features:

  • Up to 14 hours of heat: Most people aren’t in the cold for 14 straight hours and this sock can provide up to 14 hours of heat on a single charge. You’re almost guaranteed to be warm all day because of this.
  • 3 heat settings: This is a standard feature and it’s nice to see. When you want a little more heat you can set it to high and when you want less you can just set it to low or medium.
  • Ergonomically deigned: Another reason this product is perfect for skiers and anyone that’s active is they are deigned to move. You won’t feel stifled with these socks on your feet.
  • Extra padding: When you’re spending several hundred on a pair of socks you want to make sure they’re going to last. Imagine a hole developing? That won’t happen with the 5.0’s. All vulnerable parts are reinforced and prevents them from ripping.
  • Moisture wicking materials: Another aspect that active people will appreciate is how breathable this product is. It removes all sweat build up and this will make your day much more comfortable.
  • Machine washable: A lot of these socks have to be hand washed. Some people won’t have an issue with this and others will find it annoying. The 5.0’s are different, however, and can be cleaned in your washing machine in water up to 86 degrees.

Heated socks that are high performing and have cutting edge technologies always cost more and that’s the case here (like with the other Lenz socks). This product will likely cost you over $300. Are they worth it? It depends on your needs of course. Some people would probably be willing to pay $500 for a sock like this while others won’t have much need for it.


Rabbitroom Heated Socks

Company: Rabbitroom

Price: $$

Our Rating: 4.6/5

Let’s say you’re not really someone that’s too outdoorsy – especially in the winter. If you’re just looking for a pair of heated socks that you can wear when you shovel your driveway, walk your dog or commute to work, this product from Rabbitroom can work for you.

If you’re someone that lives and breaths the outdoors and you expect to ski or hike in very cold conditions, I would look somewhere else, however. These socks just aren’t really made for those type of activities.

Features:

  • Breathable and durable: One thing you’re going to appreciate with this product is how breathable and durable they are. This means your feet won’t overheat and they won’t develop holes or anything like that.
  • 3 heat settings: Like most of the socks on this list, these come with 3 different heat levels – high (red), medium (orange), and low (green).
  • Decent battery life: This sock has one of the lower battery lives on this list but it’s still good for a lot of people – it’ll last about 5 to 6 hours.
  • High heat: On the highest level, this sock can get as hot as 125 degrees. This is a lot of warmth and will definitely keep your feet from getting cold.

I’d describe this product as one that’s lower end and definitely not one of the top pairs on this list. Not everyone needs the most cutting edge technologies in their socks and a product that can handle temperatures in the negatives.

The good news is, because these aren’t a high end product, they won’t cost a lot. In fact, they’re one of the cheapest on this list. As long as you manage your expectations you’ll be satisfied with what you get.


Marggle Heated Socks

Company: Marggle

Price: $$

Our Rating: 4.6/5

Here we have another sock that really isn’t one I would recommend for very serious outdoor enthusiasts. This Marggle heated sock just doesn’t have what it takes to perform at the highest level.

But not everyone is skiing the Colorado Rockies or exploring frozen tundras. Some people are just looking for a little extra warmth to get through the winter. If that’s what you’re looking for, these socks will work for you.

Features:

  • Runs on AA batteries: There’s some benefits of a heated sock that runs on AA’s as opposed to rechargeable ones. But on a whole I think having rechargeable batteries is more convenient and better. With disposable batteries , though, you can always just bring extra along in case you run out. You could always buy rechargeable batteries separately too.
  • Unisex design: These socks are also good for both men and women – you won’t have to search for a gender specific design.
  • Discreet battery compartment: Some socks fail in their placement of the battery compartment. Sometimes it’s too large and this makes it hard to wear with boots. That’s not the case here. The compartment with this product is smartly designed and you won’t notice the batteries because of this.
  • Very comfortable: This sock is ultra comfortable because its made from cotton – this makes it breathable too. This means air will keep moving and your socks won’t get drenched in sweat.

This product actually isn’t really designed to get too hot and this is another reason why it’s not particularly useful for skiers or anyone like this. It’s made mostly just to give a little extra warmth.

This is another sock that I wouldn’t put in the top tier of heated socks or even really the middle tier. They’re very affordable because of this and will only cost around $39.


Verseo ThermoGear Heated Socks

Company: Verseo

Price: $

Our Rating: 4.5/5

This Verseo ThermoGear heated sock isn’t one that I wold recommend to people that are outside in the cold every chance they get. If you’re a snowmobiler, skier, hiker or anything like this, I would look at one of the higher end socks.

This product is made more for people that only go out in the winter from time to time. If that’s you then you’ll like what you get here.

Features:

  • Slim heating elements: One aspect that you’re going to appreciate is how lightweight and slim this product is. This means you’ll be able to wear it with different boots, with comfort.
  • Wool blend design: The ThermoGear is made from wool which has a few benefits. First off, it traps warmth inside and makes this sock toasty without the heater on. Second off, it’s another reason why this product is comfortable to wear.
  • 10 hour battery life: Even though I don’t really believe this sock is one of the more quality on this list, it does have a very good battery life. 10 hours is good enough to cover most people and what they’re doing for the day.

Again, these aren’t my favorite socks on this list and they do get a lot of negative reviews. I personally believe some people thought they were going to perform like the Lenz socks up top, but they’re not made to be like that.

The only plus side is they’re very cheap and are the cheapest product on this list. So if you take a gamble on them and they don’t work out, it won’t be that big of a deal.


How To Choose Heated Socks

There’s a lot of things to consider when selecting this kind of product and here’s the top three things to think about:

  • What activities you plan on doing while wearing the socks
  • Heat settings
  • Battery type

The first thing you need to consider is what you’ll be doing while wearing the heated socks. Some people are looking for a product to wear while skiing or hiking in very cold weather. These people will want top of the line socks from Lenz, Hotronic, Therm IC, or Volt. Products from these companies are high performing and will keep you warm in any weather (they’re pretty expensive, though).

Other people are looking for a pair of socks for weather that’s cold but not freezing – maybe you’re just shoveling your driveway, going to a football game, walking your dog, or fishing. These people won’t have to spend as much on their heated socks as the previous group.

Next, you’ll want to look at heat settings. Almost every sock on this list has multiple heat settings and most come with three to choose from (high, medium, and low). Some even come with four and this just gives you more control over the warmth you receive. Keep in mind the higher you run the heat, the quicker the battery will die.

Lastly, you need to look at the battery type. Most of the products on this list come with rechargeable batteries but a few run on AA or AAA.

I personally like rechargeable better, though. Most can be charged between 500 to 1000 times before needing to be replaced and this means you’ll most likely get a few years out of them. Disposable batteries may only last a single outing and the cost to replace them adds up over time.

Heated Socks FAQ’S

1) Question: How much do heated socks cost?

Answer: There really isn’t one answer to this and different socks come at a different price. It really comes down to the quality you get, features and what they’re made to do.

For example, the Lenz socks up top are top of the line and have cutting edge technology in them – they even have the ability to pair with your phone for easy control. You can also wear these socks anywhere and do anything with them on. They’re perfect for skiers and other activities that are being done in the freezing cold.

Because of all this, you’ll have to pay a lot to have a Lenz sock on your foot (most likely $299 and more). There’s a few socks up top in this range.

There’s also socks that don’t perform so high and are made for different activities like fishing, hunting, shoveling, going to a football game and stuff like that. You probably don’t want to take these socks into extremely frigid weather, though.

These socks will cost in the $30 to $100 range.

2) Question: What are the top brands?

Answer: There’s plenty of brands that make heated socks and the top are:

  • Lenz: Lenz is definitely one of the best and most well known brands for heated clothing. This company started in 1987 and is one of the most innovative in the business. All their products make use of the most up to date and high performing materials and their heating elements are second to none. Also, they’re one of the few brands that offer Bluetooth technology.
  • Therm IC: This is another company that’s well known and uses cutting edge technology (like Lenz, their socks can be controlled by your smartphone). This company has been around for 20 years and is most known for their ski boot heaters that can be placed in a ski boot and their heated insoles that can be placed in shoes or boots. Also, there’s heated ski boots that have Therm IC heated technology built in already.
  • Volt: Volt isn’t quite on the level as the previous two brands and it’s more middle of the road, while the other are high end. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Although Volt products won’t quite perform like ones from Lenz or Therm IC, they perform pretty high and aren’t as expensive.
  • Flambeau: Flambeau is a lot like Volt in the sense that it’s high performing but not the highest performing. This is one of the companies that make heated socks and other, non-heated clothing. For example, they make a ton of fishing and hunting products.

3) Question: How do these socks work? 

Answer: 

The Basic Construction Of Modern Heated Socks

Modern heated socks are basically heated by an electrical wiring system that is connected to a battery. There are heated socks that use D-Cell batteries while some of the most popular brands use high-quality rechargeable batteries. The batteries supply the electrical currents to the electric wires that are fashioned or coiled around the bottom area of your feet where your soles are supposed to be in.

The Basic Operation Of Heated Socks

When you turn the heated sock on, the battery supplies the current through the electric wires which then warms the wires. This process will then warm your soles, your feet and your toes. More models of heated socks are now equipped with AC adapters so that you can plug them into ordinary home convenience outlets. These heated socks are more functional since you don’t have to carry bulky batteries around with you while you are wearing them.

The Material Composition Of Heated Socks

The raw materials that are used to make heated socks can vary from brand to brand. But most of them are equipped with the same kind of metal that are used to make electric or heated blankets. These blankets use resistive wires that produce heat when electric current is passed through them.

The sock itself is usually made of warm clothing materials such as pure cotton or pure wool. But the general rule is to wear thin socks (not heated) before wearing heated socks. This will ensure that the heating elements of the heated sock will not get in contact with the skin of your feet. Not wearing thin socks first will increase the probability of your feet getting burned by the heated socks’ heating elements especially if you are using them over extended periods of time.

What Kinds Of Batteries Are Used In Heated Socks?

There are many different types of batteries used in heated socks. DC-batteries were the first ones that were used. Now, there are AC adapters that are also used to convert the DC current to AC current. This will enable you to plug the battery into any ordinary household outlet. At present, rechargeable batteries are getting in fashion since you can use them many times over instead of just once. These batteries are also good for the environment since their service lives are longer.

There are modern heated socks that are equipped with heating elements that are made of carbon fiber and are powered by lithium-ion batteries with 3.7 volts capacity. They come with chargers and USB cables for battery charging. These heated socks are also equipped with battery sensors that indicate when the battery should be charged. These batteries are no longer bulky and are very light giving them the added advantage of increased portability.

What Are Your Options?

Heated socks are available in various materials, sizes and colors. They can range from thick wool which are designed for hunting and working during cold months to thin cotton which are meant to be worn inside shoes designed for mountaineering, hiking, and other winter sports. Other heated socks are made for those with chronic cold feet because of their health conditions.

If you are looking for budget heated socks, the most ideal are the ones equipped with D-Cell batteries. They are less costly than the more modern types of heated socks. If budget is not a problem, you can go for heated socks that are equipped with rechargeable batteries or those with AC adapters.

There are heated socks that are high-priced because they come with control boxes. The degree of warmness can be controlled in these types of heated socks. In these socks, the battery is usually located and hidden on the inside of the calf. This is the perfect place where the battery can’t cause any irritation on the feet. It is also the ideal place where the weight of the battery won’t bother the calf. One of the disadvantages of cheap heated socks is that the weight of the battery disturbs the calf of the user. This causes the sock to ride down.

You will realize the importance of heated socks during the cold months. The cold temperatures usually attack our extremities the hardest. As you feel the need to wear gloves and warm clothing during winter, you should also wear heated socks on your two feet. If you have any medical condition that could adversely affect your feet during cold months, it is very important that you use heated socks. Buying one pair of heated socks is better than losing a toe or two.

4) Question: What are common features of these products? 

Answer: 

Heat Settings

One of the most exciting features that come with heated socks are the various heat settings that can be applied to the socks. These heat setting features allow you to change the heat on the socks according to the way your feet are feeling.

If you are in extremely cold weather, you can easily turn up the heat on the socks to give you toasty, warm feet. If you are just in mildly chilly weather, you can either turn down the socks or even turn them off to keep your feet warm but not too hot.

Most of the socks have two or three heats settings: a high, a mid, and a low. However, there are some of the stock options that come with multiple heat settings. The socks are heated through a battery pack, which will be discussed a little later, and often the heat settings can be changed remotely.

Though most socks have the heat settings directly on the sock itself and require the shoes to be taken off to change the settings of the sock.

Foot Coverage

Since many people wear these socks while doing physical activities, the foot coverage is a necessary feature to consider when buying heated socks. You don’t want a pair of heated socks to be too low on the ankles, causing them to slip off continually, and you don’t want your socks to be too high where they are chaffing your knees or thighs. There is a delicate balance between getting the ideal foot coverage.

Most of the heated socks are made to cover the entire foot and up to mid-calf or knee. These socks are great for hunters, winter hikers, and snow lovers. The socks are made to fit inside boots of all sizes, but they can be worn with simple hiking shoes or tennis shoes as well.

Higher quality socks are going to have more coverage, but even some of the lower quality socks will have enough sock there to keep your ankles and calf muscles warm.

Battery Life

Battery life is an important feature to consider on your heated socks. You want a pair of socks that has plenty of battery life available, so they do not die while you are outdoors in the cold. Most of the socks are made to last anywhere from 2 to 8 hours with the heat settings all the way up.

Since the battery is used more for the higher heat, it doesn’t last nearly as long as the lower heat settings. The low heat settings will give you anywhere from 8 to 20 hours of ample heat and battery life. You can even maximize your time by turning them off once they get toasty. When they start feeling chilled again, simply switch them on. This is always easier if you have remote settings as well.

Rechargeable Batteries

The majority of the heated socks are going to have recharging options for the batteries. The ones that do not typically run on standard batteries that can be changed rather easily.

Many of the socks include normal batteries that are rechargeable, or they contain a battery pack with a charger so you can easily recharge the batteries and reuse the socks whenever they are needed. Some of the rechargeable batteries have a life of 1,000 charges so you can get the most out of your heated socks whenever you need them.

The battery packs, either rechargeable or not, are removable for safe washing and care, and they all have safety in mind to ensure that you won’t get shocked should your socks get wet. This will be discussed a bit later as well.

Controls

There are a few ways you can control the heat settings on your socks. As mentioned before, many pairs of heated socks will come with a remote control where you can change the heat settings or turn the socks off if your feet get too hot. The ones with remote controls allow you to change the settings without having to take off your shoes and adjust them. However, not every pair of heated socks comes with these kinds of controls.

Many pairs come with an adjustment control on the battery pack of the socks. In most cases, you will need to remove your shoes to adjust the heat settings on the socks. Sometimes, the battery pack will be higher up, and you may be able to adjust the heat settings without removing your shoes.

Choosing between the two types of controls is going to come down to your preference and the way you choose to use the socks most often.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Some of the modern heated socks come with battery packs that include Bluetooth capabilities and a smartphone app. With these socks, you don’t need a remote control or controls on the socks because the battery pack allows you to control the heat settings directly from your phone.

Connecting them to Bluetooth can be as easy as opening up your smartphone and hitting the pair button.

Using your smartphone to control the heat settings on your socks is always a big plus because you won’t have to take your shoes off to change the heat settings. The heated socks with Bluetooth and smartphone capabilities tend to be more expensive and higher-end options. This is something to consider before making a purchase.

Materials

One of the great things about heated socks is the comfortable and warm materials used to make them. Many of the socks are made from cotton or wool, and some are even crafted from a combination of both types of material for the best when it comes to comfort and heat.

They all have removable battery packs so you can keep the socks clean and stink free, and the fabric is often made to withstand heavy sweat and use. The majority of the heated socks on the market right now are made to slim fitting as well so you can wear them with any type of boots or shoes, no matter what kind of activity you are doing.

If you need a little extra padding on the heels or toes where socks are usually the weakest and tear, many of the heated socks will come with added protection in those areas to ensure a longer life for your socks. However, these tend to be higher end socks.

Many of the heated socks are made with breathable capabilities, which is great for those who tend to sweat quite a bit in their socks. All of them are made with safety in mind, so you won’t get shocked should the fabric get wet or should your feet sweat.

Prices

The range of prices for heated socks is going to be rather drastic. You can get cheaper versions everywhere, but you should always remember that more expensive socks will have better features overall. If you need a pair of socks with extra padding or a remote control setting, then you will end up spending more to get a higher quality sock.

The good news is you can find your best options based on your budget and price, and all the socks are made with safety in mind, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing care for a lower price.

5) Question: What type of activities can I do while wearing these?

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Activity 1: Skiing In the Mountains

You can keep your feet warmer by wearing heated socks in addition to ski boots. Skiing is one of the coldest wintertime sports. Not only do you need to walk up a mountain slope in order to ski, but also, you must wait your turn at the top of the slope. Maintain the proper temperature in your feet while walking, skiing or using a ski lift.

Activity 2: Hunting In the Woods

Hunting in the woods during the winter is a cold activity, but you can keep your feet toasty warm with comfortable heated socks. You won’t get distracted by cold feet while hunting for game such as a deer or bears when you have high-quality heated socks on your feet.

Activity 3: Cycling To Work or School

You can save money and maintain your weight by cycling to school or work, but you can develop frostbite in your toes on a cold winter day. Buy heated socks to wear while you are cycling during the winter to keep your feet in the best condition.

Activity 4: Camping At Anytime Of the Year

It is possible to go camping at anytime of the year when you have heated socks on your feet. While you might find it impossible to sleep at night with freezing cold feet, if you wear soft and comfortable heated socks, then you will go to sleep quickly.

Activity 5: Shoveling Your Driveway

If you need to spend several hours shoveling the sidewalks and driveway around your home, then you must have heated socks to wear with your winter boots. When your feet are cold, it can reduce your blood circulation, leading to medical complications, but heated socks can prevent health problems.

Activity 6: Ride Your Motorcycle

You can go on a motorcycle ride late at night without worrying about having cold feet when you wear your cozy heated socks. No one will know that you are wearing heated socks underneath your rugged motorcycle boots.

Activity 7: Sing Christmas Carols With Your Friends

If you want to travel from one home to another to stand outside singing Christmas carols, then make sure to wear your attractive heated socks. You can wear heated socks with any type of winter boots or shoes to keep your feet warm.

Activity 8: Go Ice-skating

You can ice-skate at an indoor or outdoor rink while wearing heated socks underneath your ice skates. When your feet are warm, you won’t get distracted by cold feet while you are twirling on the ice.

Activity 9: Hike On a Cold Day

When you enjoy hiking, you don’t need to give up your hobby during the autumn and winter because you can wear heated socks. After beginning a hike, you can turn off the power on the heated socks to avoid overheating your feet.

Activity 10: Build a Snowman

When your children or grandchildren want to build a snowman, you can help them while you wear your heated socks underneath your snow boots. Everyone in your family can wear a pair of heated socks while you frolic outside during a snowstorm.

Activity 11: Go On a Sleigh Ride

You can enjoy a sleigh ride with your friends and relatives when you wear heated socks underneath your shoes. With heated socks on your feet, you won’t need to worry about having arthritic pain in your toes and ankles after the sleigh ride ends.

Activity 12: Commute In Your Vehicle

If your feet get cold in your vehicle while you commute to work or school, then wear heated socks underneath your shoes. You won’t arrive at school or work with stiff tendons and muscles in your feet after wearing warm heated socks.

Activity 13: Walk Your Dog

It is essential to walk your dog in the winter so that your pet gets enough exercise, but you don’t want to freeze your own feet in the process. You should wear thick heated socks while walking your dog around the neighborhood.

Activity 14: Go Snowboarding In the Winter

Have fun with your friends in the winter by snowboarding down the snowy hills. Make sure to bring along your heated socks to wear with your boots so that you perform snowboarding stunts better because your feet are warm.

Activity 15: Attend a Wintertime Bonfire

You can attend a wintertime bonfire with your friends in order to roast hot dogs and marshmallows on sticks. Make sure to put warm heated socks on your feet before going to the fun bonfire event.

Activity 16: Enjoy a Snowball Fight

If you want to have a snowball fight with your grandchildren or children, then wear your heated socks. With a high-quality pair of heated socks on your feet, you will probably win the snowball fight.

Activity 17: Go Ice Fishing

While sitting near an ice-fishing hole, your feet can freeze, but you can wear heated socks underneath your waterproof snow boots. The heated socks will keep your toes, soles and ankles warm, but the items won’t melt the ice that is over the lake.

Activity 18: Play Ice Hockey In the Winter

You can enjoy playing a thrilling game of ice hockey without freezing your feet at the rink. Bring along your heated socks to wear before you put on your ice hockey skates. If you get too hot while playing ice hockey, then you can turn off the power on the heated socks.

Activity 19: Enjoy Wintertime Sledding

You can take your sled out into the snow in order to have fun with your children or friends, but first, you should bundle up warmly in multiple layers of clothing, including heavy heated socks.

Activity 20: Use a Snowmobile

When the snow covers the ground, you can use your snowmobile to have fun around your house and in the woods, but you must make sure to keep your feet warm and protected from the cold winter air by wearing your warm heated socks.

6) Questions: What are the pros and cons of these socks? 

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1. Utilization

Positives: 

Obviously, for those who take part in winter sports, heated socks are essential for having a good time on the snow. Whether you ski, snowboard, or ice skate, your feet are the closest bits of anatomy to the snow. As a result, they feel the cold the most. Considering that cold toes can lead to amputation, you want to make sure that your feet are protected from the cold. Perhaps you tried put heating pads in your ski boots or ice skates. They probably weren’t the most comfortable. They might have even affected your performance.

Thankfully, a way around that discomfort can be found in utilizing heating socks. Since they fit just regular socks, they’re considerably more comfortable than heating pads. Instead of being concentrated in just one area, you’ll feel heat generating over your entire foot. This means that you won’t feel the need to stop skiing or skating to make sure your toes aren’t freezing or numb. You can play for hours!

If you’re not a winter sports enthusiast, you can find a use for heated socks, too. For example, it never seems that the temperature in the office is ever set correctly. Because of that, you’re usually freezing in the winter and sweating in the summer. Sometimes it can even be the opposite! To make sure that you stay toasty inside of your office, put on some heating socks!

Or, if your office is comfortable, what about the drive to the office? In those winter months, braving your car during the trip to and from work can be brutal. Fingers, toes, noses, and ears are sometimes the most heavily affected by the cold. With your feet at the bottom of the car, they’re closest to the area of cold. Even if you have heaters on in the car directed at your feet, that heat has to permeate through your shoes or boots first. You might finally start feeling something by the time you’ve arrived at your work.

Or perhaps you’re an excellent parent who watches their children play sports. Regardless of the sport, you’re likely going to experience some cool matches. Instead of sitting in your lawn chair freezing and uncomfortable, put on some heating socks and have the comfort and ease to cheer your child to victory. Heating socks don’t have to be used just for your child’s sporting events either. If you intend to go to any sporting event at all–professional or amateur–those heated socks will come in handy.

Let’s not forget music lovers either. Or those who want to stand in a long line for Black Friday or other fantastic sales events. Wherever there is cold discomfort, a way to battle the conditions and remain toasty and comfortable is through the use of heated socks.

Cons: There’s really nothing negative in this regard!

2. Variation

Positives: 

Obviously, those who want to use heated socks for winter sports likely want a more durable kind of sock than those want to use them in the office. Because of the increase in the market, there is a large amount of variety when it comes to heated socks. You’re no longer stuck with one brand or one kind of sock. There’s a bunch that comes with different textures, durability, battery life, as well as intensity level of heat. Depending on your needs, you can find the sock that is perfect for you and the situation in which you’re using them.

Cons: 

The problem arises when you’re shopping for the first time. You may not be certain about what sock is perfect for you. After all, your body is different than others. So, you may have to perform a few hits and misses until you find the sock that is perfect for your situation. In addition, for those who are looking for creative aesthetics for their socks, you’ll likely have to wait a few more years. While there is a large variation of sock in regards to heat level, quality, and fabric, the aesthetics are usually pretty cookie cutter. While you can find brightly colored heated socks or straight-forward grey heated socks, you’ll still be wearing the same styled sock as many others.

3. Batteries

Positives:

How the socks are heated may be one of your leading questions. After all, you can’t really expect to keep close to an outlet and plug your socks in, can you? Most heated socks are equipped with batteries. There’s a battery pack typically designed in a location that causes the least amount of discomfort. The good news about batteries is that it allows you to be mobile. As batteries improve over the years, you can expect longer life for your heated socks, too.

Cons: 

The problem arises when you don’t use rechargeable batteries and instead just load your socks with standard batteries. Depending on how often you use your heated socks, this could potentially end up becoming costly. Batteries aren’t the most inexpensive power source, and so if you use your socks regularly, you’re likely to be going through a lot of batteries. You may also be concerned about the health hazards the close proximity a battery has to the human skin possesses. Not to mention, batteries have been known to sometimes leak battery acid. Even if your foot isn’t in the sock at the time, that acid could eat away at the sock or surrounding area.

4. Machine Washing

Positives: 

With those warm feet will likely come sweaty feet. You’ll want to wash your socks, and thankfully, you should be able to toss them right into the washing machine. As with normal socks, you won’t want to wash them with brightly colored fabrics in order to prevent staining.

Cons: 

The downside comes with the mess of having to remove the battery pack. This could either be simple or complex depending on how they secure the pack in the sock. While it won’t make washing them difficult, the prep can be bothersome.

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