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HEAD HEATED SKI BOOT BAG

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HEAD HEATED SKI BOOT BAG

 Poster: A snowHead
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Has anyone used a heated ski boot bag and how do they compare to other boot dryers like the thermic air
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Glen Charman, had the HEAD heated bag for almost 3 years, it works perfectly and it's tough too. 3 settings for heat and you can plug it into the car too. Just buy it.
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Warm boots rock! Heated boot bag doesn't seem a bad way of doing it though I haven't tried one, but I would think anything that warms boots has to be up there, I use a thermic boot drier/heater overnight, but a bag sounds great if you have to take them any distance prior to putting them on.
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Never knew they existed .... now where's my Christmas list?? Toofy Grin

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Glen Charman, the advantage of the heated bag over the dryers is that it warms the shells as well as drying everything, makes boots easy to put on especially if there is a zipfit or foam liner involved

the head one has a place for goggles, gloves/socks a mat to stand on (which gets warmed too as it is located in a pocket at the bottom of the bag) rucksack straps an expanding helmet mesh etc etc runs on 220-240volt + 12volt for the car
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the head one has a place for goggles, gloves/socks a mat to stand on (which gets warmed too as it is located in a pocket at the bottom of the bag) rucksack straps an expanding helmet mesh etc etc runs on 220-240volt + 12volt for the car


mmm. Sounds great. http://www.snowinn.com/ski-store/head-ski-boot-bag-heatable-220v-12-13/34722/p?utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=merchant&id_producte=179390

£106. Are they cheaper anywhere else?
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That looks pretty cheap. I am sure you have checked and they all look to be around £120.....maybe go for it and if you do give us a review as I like the sound of it.
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They're £98 now; just ordered one.
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I bought one in an end of season sale in Breck last Easter, I had been after one for a while (well since the -22 at Pre La Joux car park in Feb actually) and so when it was there in the sale I couldn't resist Toofy Grin It's an Athalon one and looks really good. Roll on Winter snowHead
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I needed a new bag, so went for the Atomic heated bag instead. 9 litres bigger and same price...also can be used as handluggage. Same price as the Head bag. Also googled discount promo code and found one...got further 5% off. Looks a good deal... Madeye-Smiley
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geeeez.... Man the fsck up Very Happy
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a place for goggles, gloves/socks a mat to stand on (which gets warmed too as it is located in a pocket at the bottom of the bag) rucksack straps an expanding helmet mesh etc etc runs on 220-240volt + 12volt for the car

Does it play a tune as well?
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geeeez.... Man the fsck up Very Happy

Obviously never tried to put cold race boots on then?
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Spyderman wrote:
feef wrote:
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Obviously never tried to put cold race boots on then?


I have actually Smile
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feef wrote:
Spyderman wrote:
feef wrote:
geeeez.... Man the fsck up Very Happy

Obviously never tried to put cold race boots on then?


I have actually Smile

Kind of difficult, which is why the majority of racers on the World Cup use heated boot bags.

Dries the boots out perfectly, no bigger than a normal boot bag, no need to pack another type of drier, toasty boots in the morning, what's not to like?
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Spyderman wrote:
feef wrote:
Spyderman wrote:
feef wrote:
geeeez.... Man the fsck up Very Happy

Obviously never tried to put cold race boots on then?


I have actually Smile

Kind of difficult, which is why the majority of racers on the World Cup use heated boot bags.

Dries the boots out perfectly, no bigger than a normal boot bag, no need to pack another type of drier, toasty boots in the morning, what's not to like?


Exactly why I bought one... If it's good enough for the big boys, then it's good enough for me Very Happy
Last season in Canada I actually got frostbite...it was so damn cold.
Nothing worse than hoping around trying to get your foot in a boot that is as cold and hard as stone.
In fact a lot of Instructors in Canada use the heated footbeds, that keep warm all day. Cool
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Glen Charman, Me and Rob just ordered some , next time we see you at Hemel can show you one in action...
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and the even better news is that they measure 25 x 43 x 38 which is comfortably inside the usual 25 x 56 x 45 carry on size.
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they measure 25 x 43 x 38 which is comfortably inside the usual 25 x 56 x 45 carry on size.

Going to Tignes next week I plan to carry my boots in my backpack, which will go in the hold, and use the boot bag as hand baggage - just in case of any "no boots as hand baggage" rules.

I'm happy to be a wimp....
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hmm, these do look good...anyone know if the Atomic ones come with car adapter??

http://www.atomic.com/en/Products/Alpine/Bags/Redster/REDSTER_HEATABLE_BOOTBAG_220V/AL5001022.aspx?filter=
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You can buy a version of the same here on Amazon, about £30 though probably not good for hand luggage...

http://tinyurl.com/9l9w95g

Toofy Grin
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Bode Swiller wrote:
and the even better news is that they measure 25 x 43 x 38 which is comfortably inside the usual 25 x 56 x 45 carry on size.


Except Ryanair who of course have a smaller limit of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm so could struggle.
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Boot warmers.

One of the best tips I've had was to buy some. I did. I wish I'd done it sooner.
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Well.... the website said it was in stock, and I paid extra for 24 hour courier delivery, but now they say it won't be into their warehouse till October 10 and the contact number doesn't answer. I've sent an email to cancel.

So - don't anybody order anything from that link I posted above..........(snowinn)

I paid on a debit card and it's already gone out of my account. Sad

I'm hoping my email will bear fruit.
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spud, where did you order yours from?
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pam w, I oredered from thesame shop.

However mine was the Atomic bag and not the Head.

Went for normal P&P. Money hasn't gone out of my account yet.

Go on the site and see the tracking section. You'll see where you stand then.

It all looks ok to me...
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pam w wrote:
Well.... the website said it was in stock, and I paid extra for 24 hour courier delivery, but now they say it won't be into their warehouse till October 10 and the contact number doesn't answer. I've sent an email to cancel.

So - don't anybody order anything from that link I posted above..........(snowinn)

I paid on a debit card and it's already gone out of my account. Sad

I'm hoping my email will bear fruit.


A couple of friends of mine had a similar experience with Snowinn recently. Items were in stock when they ordered(in August) and then they were given an estimated delivery date of mid September. Had similar issues with the phone as well, they kept hanging up on them when they spoke English (Spanish company)
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Similar experiences here...if in stock ok...if not...a bit of a wait...

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/230871-Anybody-Order-Gear-from-Snowinn-com
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Controlling stock levels on interweb sites is never easy. How many "baskets" never get converted into sales. I believe it's in the region of 80%. Many many sites show stock in baskets as still available until you actually click checkout. This can lead to disappointment, although this probably isn't the case here.
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I love gadgets, but why a heated a boot bag. Surely it is only good for for the first 20 minutes or so after the boots have been taken out of the bag, what about the rest of the day Puzzled.

I do like nice toasty feet which is why I use thermic heaters, which last all day, surely a better option than a heated bag.

Am I missing something Puzzled
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Kel, some boots are much more difficult than others to put on if they're cold. Having warm, and dry, boots makes a big difference in the morning.

For the rest of the day you can fit boot heaters if you suffer cold feet.
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rob@rar,

Yes sure, but personally I always make sure my boots are warm and dry in the morning and have never needed a heated bag to achieve this. But then again I tend to stop in places where this is a no faff procedure, I.e. heated boot racks.

I guess they do have there place but for the 1 or 2 week a year skier who stops in regular accommodation, I do not see a need for them and I love gadgets, just not sold on these.
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Kel, Don't buy one if you don't need it.

One use of them is to keep boots warm in a car if you are driving somewhere to ski. If I'm doing this I am on my own so can just put my boots in the passenger footwell, it wouldn't be as easy with a full car.
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Trust me...getting your foot into a Plug Race boot in the morning, when your still half asleep and not warmed up is not much fun.

These bags are more for Racers who are practicing and putting their boots on either in the car park or at the top of the hill.

Or for your recreational skier doing the same in the car park.

Once your boot's comfortably on, it's possible to retain heat in the inner boot. Even with a thin liner.

But you do want the shell to get cold again, as it will retain it's stiffness.
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Kel, heated boot racks arent recommended for certain liners and footbeds
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Kel, OK if you can guarantee suitable places to warm & dry your boots, but this isn't always the case. With a heated bag all you need is a power point.

I killed a pair of custom foot beds with commercial heated boot racks. They can be a bit fierce.
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rob@rar,

Yes I am kind of getting it now, like I said "am I missing something".

With regards to fierce heat, thermic warmers on the highest setting, OUCH.
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Kel, yes, the high setting on the thermic heaters is too hot for even the coldest temperatures I've skied in.
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I bought one of those for flowa. Its a great bit of kit.

I got given a pair of these for christmas last year: http://www.rei.com/product/679011/bootglove
Its not been cold enough to use them yet but I'll give them a try when it is.
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rob@rar,

I think the design of the battery packs is flawed, they can quite easily go onto the highest setting or even off just from the vibration through the boot. I always secure the position of the setting with a small strip of pre-cut gaffer tape.
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