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Anyone have any experience with this product?

I recently purchased a pair and they burned my ankles, anyone else ?

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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

Did you use a Heat Troller or was it a direct connect?

http://cozywinters.com/shop/temp-controllers.html

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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

Gerbing Dual Heat Controller.

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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

My Gerbing socks say to wear them over some thin socks to keep from burning. Did yours have that sort of warning?

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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

Cozywinter's web site recommends wearing socks "under" the Warm Gear socks, however the included instruction, stat to wear a pair of socks "over" the heated socks. I have tried both with no difference, still got a burn.

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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

I just can't help myself for laughing out loud when a retired fire fighter gets burned -

by a pair of SOCKS!

I apologize - I've got a strange sense of humor.

(seriously - it seems like Gerbings may have a rather - ahem - large liability issue on their hands. If this was my company I would have a re-call ASAP!)


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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

Heated gear shouldn't burn you, Return the socks for a new pair




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Re: Warm Gear Heated Socks

Some related thoughts about warm feet from a guy who used to ice fish 400 miles N into Canada and now lives in NC and rides an RT all year.

1) Space is critical to warmth, especially around the toes and at the top of the arch. Boots that are too tight are a recipe for cold feet and also could contribute to "sock burn" by failing to leave space. Many types of heated gear can develop uncomfortable hot spots in tight areas - the experience of hot spots while breaking in gloves is fairly common.
2) Socks may well be defective. You ought to be able to turn the heat down low enough with the controller to avoid burns if the socks are working right.. Not sure how low Gerbings go but a Heat Troller I've got is only 3% of power at lowest setting. (I replaced my clunky Gerbings dual with a remote Dual Heat Troller)
3) Paying attention to 1 and riding all year in NC I've yet to find a need for heated footgear here. Just decent socks, warm pants (I use REVit insulated ones when I ride at temps below 35 or so), electric jacket and add electric gloves (or hippo hands) on the coldest days.
4) I'd pick a heated sole before a sock if I needed foot warmth. If it made my boots tight I'd address1. YMMV
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