Heated socks

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

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

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.

Users 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

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
The user’s

This tip is from 2009

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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Tipsare: Caroline

Caroline lives in an apartment and is working. She has a congenital disease (Ehlers-Danlos syndrom) which gives her fluctuating problems and pain in all her joints. Since 2000 she is using a wheelchair outdoors. She has homehelp 27 hours a month.