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User wearing heated sock (close-up)
User wearing heated sock (close-up)

User shows battery cables which go from the legs to the jacket pocket
User shows battery cables which go from the legs to the jacket pocket

Heated socks with battery pack
Heated socks with battery pack

User riding on a sitski in the mountains
User riding on a sitski in the mountains

The user's sitski equipment
The user's sitski equipment

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Heated socks

Battery-heated socks for outdoor activities – appropriate for people who freeze easily

Description
Heated socks in thin Lycra. The sock has heating coils in the calf, above the foot and around the toes. The socks come with a battery pack.
The user has two extra battery packs that she brings with her when she is out all day.
Used when riding a sitski or sled.

Authors comments
Battery pack is intended to sit on the belt. The user feels it is in the way. She keeps the battery pack in her jacket pocket. Note: It is important for people with impaired sensation to check that the socks do not get too hot. Also make sure the cables sit properly.
The controls are a disadvantage. There are two versions. One only has an on/off button. It can easily become too hot. On the other the heat can be regulated. The problem there is that it is easy for the user to change it by mistake.

Purchased from
Motorcycle store, Hunting and fishing stores

Idea
The user’s

Paid for by
County council

Tip is dated from 2009

Categories for this tip
recreation, leisure » outdoor life, winter sports, Tips and tricks from people with Tetraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (C2-Th1, ASIA D, E).

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