Trying to keep your feet warm on the slopes?
You’ll want one of the best ski boot heaters to help you out.
These products are very convenient and there’s plenty of ones to choose from – you’ll be able to find one that suits your needs and budgets.
Let’s take a look at my top picks for 2019 now!
Hotronic S4 Universal
The Hotronic S4 Universal is one my favorite ski boot heaters for a lot of reasons. First off, it’s very popular and comes from a well known brand. This company makes high quality gear and you know their products are going to perform when you’re skiing.
Another aspect that I really like about this ski boot heater is you get 4 different heat settings to choose from. This ensures you always get the perfect amount of warmth, even if it’s colder or warmer than expected. You even get a heat setting that pumps in a high amount of heat in short bursts when needed.
- Up to 21 hours of heat: This is a really high amount of heat and will cover you no matter how long you’re skiing for.
- High of 173 degrees: Think your feet will be cold when you’re receiving 173 degrees of warmth? Don’t worry if you think that’s too much. The other heat settings give you less heat ranging from 138 degrees all the way down to 84 degrees.
- Rechargeable battery:You won’t have to worry about replacing the battery either. The battery that comes with this product lasts up to 500 recharges and should last you multiple winters.
- One size fits all: It doesn’t matter what size boot you’re trying to fit either. You can trim away the insole so it fits perfectly into your ski boots (or any other boot).
This product is one of the best on the market and because of this it will cost a little extra to purchase. It’s not the most expensive, though, and is still an excellent value.
Also, there’s plenty of customer reviews for this heater. If you’d like to read them and look at the price, click below:
Therm-ic 1700 Bluetooth Controlled Heat Kit
Therm-ic is another company that’s well known and they specialize in high end, heated gear (they make heated gloves, insoles, socks and ski boot heaters). In fact, a lot of their heaters come pre-built in ski boots from Salomon and other well known brands.
Their 1700 heater is a product that all serious skiers who expect to face cold conditions should consider – you’ll have a hard time finding a boot warmer that does a better job than this one.
The feature that really separates this product from others is the battery can be controlled with bluetooth. This means if you want to turn them off, change heat settings or do anything else you can do so from your phone. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
- 3 heat settings: Most of the heaters you’ll see on this list come with multiple heat settings and this one is no different. You get 3 different warmth settings and this helps you feel comfortable no matter what the weather is like.
- Up to 17 hours of heat: This is a little less than the S4 but it’s still a high amount. You’ll most likely never come close to skiing for 17 straight hours, without a chance to charge your battery.
- One size fits all: Like that S4, the insole that comes with the 1700 can be trimmed away to fit all boots.
- USB charger: This ski boot heater comes with a USB charger and this means you’ll be able to charge it practically anywhere.
You’re going to see quite a few Therm-ic products on this list and this is their top one. It’s also the most expensive too and costs over $300.
Do I think it’s that much better than the S4? That’s hard to say. If the bluetooth means a lot to you then it probably is. If it doesn’t then it may not be worth it to pay the extra (there are cheaper therm-ic heaters that’ll you see later that can be controlled by bluetooth as well).
Thermacell Original Heated Insole
This Thermacell heated insole is not on the same level as the previous two you saw. If you’re someone that wants the best of the best, this isn’t the heated insole for you.
But, if you’re looking to save a few bucks and don’t really expect to ski in subzero conditions, this product can work for you.
- Quality battery: You’re not going to have to replace the rechargeable battery anytime soon. You’ll get around 500 recharges before having to and that’s good enough to last a few years and maybe more.
- Multiple heat settings: Like I said before this is a standard feature with these types of products and the Thermacell heated insole has it.
- 5 hours of heat: This is where the main difference between this product and the previous two is. The S4 and 1700 give you 21 hours and 17 hours of heat, receptively. This insole only provides 5 hours and you’ll most likely need to charge it up during lunch.
- Comes with wireless remote: This is very convenient and means you won’t have to bend over or take off your boot to change heat settings. You can just switch it with the easy to use remote.
- Multiple sizes: You don’t trim the insole away here. You need to get the correct size for your ski boot and there’s every size imaginable to choose from.
One thing I’m sure you’re going to like is the price and this product costs under $100. Like I said up top, though, this isn’t for serous skiers. It’s worth spending the extra on a top of the line heater if you love skiing.
Want Therm-ic quality but don’t want to pay over $300 (like with the 1700’s)? The 1300 may be right up your alley. This product is very similar to the first Therm-ic heater but costs about $130 less.
The main difference between the 1300 and 1700 (besides cost) is the previous one had Bluetooth capabilities and this one doesn’t. If you can get over that I would definitely think about purchasing the 1300.
- 3 heat settings: Just like with all the products you’ve seen so far, this one comes with more than one heat setting for customized warmth.
- 13 hours of heat: I’m willing to guess there’s not many times in your life where you skied for more than 13 hours straight without a break. Because of this you’ll be covered your whole ski day with 13 hours.
- One size fits all: This is another product that can be trimmed away. This is the best option, in my opinion, and ensures you’ll get the perfect fit.
As you can see there’s a lot to like here. If you ultimately decide on this heater you’ll be more than happy with what you get and you’ll be able to ski confidently in the coldest conditions possible.
Hotronic S3 Custom
Here we have another Hotronic product and this one is very similar to the S4 Universal. The main difference is the strength of battery. The first Hotronic heater gave up to 21 hours of heat and this one gives 17 hours, which is still really good.
You still get 4 heat settings with this product, however. The high heat setting gives you up to 178 degrees of warmth and the lowest gives you 98 degrees. As you can see there’s a lot of choices to give you the right amount of warmth.
- Rechargeable battery: This aspect makes this heater very convenient. You won’t have to constantly switch out batteries and can just charge this one over and over.
- Can be trimmed away: It doesn’t matter what size foot or ski boot you have. You can cut away the excess insole so it fits into any boot.
- Versatile: You can use this heater with more than just skiing or snowboarding too. This product goes into any footwear and is excellent for all cold weather activities.
You’re going to really like the price here too and this heater costs a little over $100 (much less than the S4). As long as you’re alright with the weaker battery, you’ll really like this boot warmer.
Dr. Warm Heated Insole
Company: Dr. Warm
This Dr. Warm heated insole is a lot like the Thermacell product you saw earlier. Instead of having a separate battery like with Hotronic and Therm-ic, this insole has a battery built right in.
There’s pros and cons to this. The pros are you won’t have to install a battery to your boot and can just slip the insole in. The downside is you’re going to have to replace your existing insole with this one and you have no control over where the heating is.
The insole is comfortable, however, and you shouldn’t mind skiing on it.
- Wireless remote: This is a feature that I know you’re going to love. It makes switching heat settings very easy and you won’t have to put much effort into working this product.
- 3 heat settings: Just like with the previous heaters, this one comes will multiple warmth settings.
- 10 hours of heat: On the lowest heat settings you get up to 10 hours of heat and on the highest heat setting you get up to 4 hours of heat.
- USB charger: This product comes with a USB charger, which means you can charge this insole anywhere you go.
This product is a little pricey without being too much. If you want to see how much this heated insole will cost you, make sure to click below:
Thermic RC 1600 Smartpack
Here we have the third Therm-ic product on this list and this one is in the middle of the previous two in terms of quality and price (it’s closer to the 1700 in terms of price and quality, however).
This battery pack can be paired with any Therm-ic insole and delivers a lot of warmth and has a very good battery life. As a matter of fact, this product offers 29 hours of heat! That’s enough to last 3 days skiing most likely.
- Long lasting battery: Therm-ic only makes products that are very high quality. This can be seen with their battery that can be recharged 1000 times before needing to be replaced.
- 158 degrees of heat on high: This is a good amount of heat and will keep your feet warm no matter how cold it is. You get 113 and 98 degrees of warmth on medium and low, respectively.
- Universal charger: You’ll be able to charge this heater anywhere in the world too because of this universal charger.
Like I said up top this product is close to the Therm-ic in terms of price and costs over $300. You get what you pay for, though, and in this case you’re paying for a high performing heating system that’ll help you when the temperature dips below zero.
Hotronic S4 Custom
The Hotronic S4 Custom is almost exactly the same as the S4 Universal except this one doesn’t have the bottom insole and just has the cover that goes over your existing insole.
In terms of performance, this product delivers and is on par with the Universal. For instance, on the lowest heat setting you get 21 hours of warmth. You’ll never need that in one ski day.
- 4 heat settings: Most heaters come with 3 heat settings and this one comes with a 4th. The 4th setting is designed to pump in a high amount of heat in short bursts.
- 173 degrees on high: You get an amazing 173 degrees of warmth on the highest heat setting. On low you get 98 degrees (there’s temperatures in between too).
- Quality battery: This is another heater that comes with a rechargeable battery. This battery can last up to 500 recharges!
In terms of price this product is in the middle of the S3 and the S4 Universal. If you’re looking for a middle ground Hotronic heater, this is the one for you.
The Thermacell Proflex is a lot like the previous Thermacell product mentioned earlier. It’s not really an insole I would consider if you expect to ski in really, really freezing conditions – you won’t really get the performance you need with the Proflex.
But if you ski more casually and like to skip the days when the temperature goes below zero, this is an insole that can work for you.
- Wireless remote: This feature makes life a lot easier and ensures you can change heat the easiest way possible.
- USB charger: I like that this heated insole comes with a UBS charger because it really allows you to charge it anywhere you want.
- 5 hours of heat: This certainly isn’t the most you’ve seen so far and some products give 4 times this amount. But if you’re a more recreational skier this is a good amount and you can always charge up at lunch.
- 3 heat settings: This is a standard feature and one you’ll find on almost all heaters. It enables you to get the perfect amount of heat depending on the weather outside.
Because the quality of this insole isn’t off the charts it won’t cost that much to purchase. In fact, you can find it for under $100!
J-Jinpei Heated Insole
The J-Jinpei heated insole is more like the products from Thermacell than the ones from Hotronic or Therm-ic. This means you’re getting decent quality but not top of the line.
Not everyone needs the absolute best, though. Some people just need a little warmth to fight the discomforts of the cold. Nothing too much but still enough to make a difference. If that’s you, then I would consider this J-Jinpei insole.
- Carbon fiber heating: Carbon fiber is quick to heat up and very safe to use. You won’t have any problems using this product because of this.
- Wireless remote: This is another insole that comes with a remote. You’ll appreciate how easy this makes life.
- Multiple heat settings: Just like with every heater you’ve seen so far, this one has more than one heat setting for custom warmth.
- Up to 7 hours of heat: 7 hours isn’t the most on this list but it’s not the least. You can just about get through a whole ski day with that amount of time but you can always charge it up when you’re taking a break.
In terms of price, this product is on par with Thermacell and is another insole that costs under $99.
You’ve seen the brand Therm-ic many times so far (and you’ll see even more going forward). Therm-ic is probably the most well known ski boot heater brand on earth and they offer so many different products.
Their 950 is another option you’re really going to like and is one that suits all needs. If you’re a casual skier who expects to face normal winter conditions you’ll get what you need. If you’re a very serious skier and may face sub zero temperatures, the 950 will work for you too.
- Impulse control: Impulse control naturally stimulates blood flow in your foot and this creates natural warmth.
- 18 hours of heat: All Therm-ic heaters excel in heating time and the 950 is no exception. You get up to 18 hours of heat which is very good.
- Fast heating times: You won’t have to wait around all day for the heating to happen. You’ll feel the warmth almost right away.
- High of 158: If you decide on this heater you get heating up to 158 degrees. This will keep you warm no matter how cold it is.
In terms of price, however, this is the cheapest Therm-ic product you’ve seen so far and will cost under $200. That’s a great price for all that you’re getting!
Torch Outrek II
The Torch Outrek II is the perfect product for anyone that doesn’t want to spend the money to get a Therm-ic or Hotronics heater but wants higher quality than the Thermacell products.
This heated insole is pretty good quality and won’t break the bank. It’s also very versatile and you can use it for activities outside of skiing. So if you hike or anything like that, you can use this insole as well.
- 6 hours of heat: This product gives you up to 6 hours of heat, which is pretty good. It’s not as high as some of the other heaters but it still should cover you.
- Wireless remotes: You’ve seen this aspect a few times already and it’s a good one. It makes life easier when it comes time to change the heat.
- Multiple heat settings: Like all of the products you’ve seen so far, this one comes with more than one heat setting.
- Very durable: Another feature you’re going to appreciate is this product is well made and built to last. That means you’ll get a lot of use out of it and won’t have to replace it for a while.
I mentioned up top this product won’t cost too much and it’s priced a hair over $100. For all that you’re getting that is very fair.
Therm-ic Classic Super Max Set
I mentioned you’d see a lot of Therm-ic heaters and here we have another. In terms of Therm-ic quality the Supermax Classic is right in middle and gives you good performance.
For instance, this is another heater that gives you up to 18 hours of heat. That’s more than one person would need in a single day and probably more than a person would need in two!
- Impulse control: The impulse control isn’t heat but it stimulates blood flow in your feet. This gives you natural warmth.
- 3 heat settings: This isn’t a unique setting but it’s one that’s a must have. You need multiple heat settings because the temperature is constantly changing through out the day.
- Quality battery: This battery won’t die out after a few times using it. In fact, it can be used up to 500 to 1000 times before needing to be replaced.
Since this heater is in the middle in terms of Therm-ic quality, it’s in the middle in terms of price too (a little over $200). That’s a pretty good value for the performance you’re getting.
Therm-ic Kids Set
Last on the list is a product from a brand you’ve seen plenty of times – Therm-ic. The main difference between this heater and the rest you’ve seen, though, is this one is made specifically for children.
So if you have a little one that you want to keep warm, this is definitely a heater worth thinking about.
- 10 hours of heat: You get up to 10 hours of heat with this product and that should cover your child for their whole day skiing.
- High of 154 degrees: It doesn’t matter how cold it gets, 154 degrees will keep your child’s feet nice and toasty. You also get 108 degrees on medium and 95 on low.
- Impulse control: Just like with the heaters made for adults, this one comes with impulse control which creates natural warmth in feet.
One thing that’s nice here, is this product won’t cost an arm and a leg to purchase (it costs under $100). That’a good price for Therm-ic quality.
What are ski boot heaters?
Skiing is a favorite leisure activity for many people who live in the temperate regions during the winter season. Personally, I enjoy skiing any time of the day, whenever I can, and without any reservations. Skiing is the most exciting and adventurous activity that ranks way above anything else that I do during my free time.
Although skiing can be very enjoyable, one of the common challenges that I get and other people who enjoy skiing face is cold feet. Continuous skiing will turn your feet into a source of discomfort and pain throughout the day and I am sure it is not fun. If you experience cold feet, you will have to put up with extreme pain, and this can affect your daily activities.
Although there are several remedies that one can adapt to deal with cold feet, the most convenient one is purchasing a high-quality ski boot heater. Investing in high-quality ski boot heaters can be the best decision ever for anybody who wants to deal with cold feet when skiing.
Features that distinguish ski boot heaters
Choosing the perfect ski boot heaters can be a daunting job although if you are aware of what to look out for in ski boot heaters, you can get the one that serves your needs perfectly. The most advanced features of a ski boot heater seek to enhance its performance.
As such, they should play a critical role in helping you decide which ski boot heaters you will buy. Although all ski boot heaters can help keep your feet warm, there are different features that distinguish them and you should look out for them.
Here are a some of the features to consider:
- Battery life: You can distinguish ski boot heaters based on their battery life. Based on your skiing routine and your heating needs, you can choose a ski boot heater based on its battery life. If you are going skiing outdoors away from any source of electricity where you can charge your battery, you will need to purchase ski boot heaters that offer an extended battery life. With the advanced technologies adopted in the industry, you can find ski boot heaters that can heat your feet for a whole day. If you only go skiing for a few hours and head back home, choosing a ski boot heater with a lesser battery life will be convenient because you can fully recharge them before a skiing season.
- Heat settings: Skiing boot heaters offer different heat settings based on the manufacturer and the pricing. The more you invest in ski boot heaters, the higher your chances of getting ski boot heaters with more heat settings. The more the heat settings a ski boot heater offers, the more convenient it will be for you since you can customize the heating system. The heat settings determine how long the heater’s battery can last because low settings ensure that your battery can last the whole day while high settings mean you can only get 3 to 5 hours of battery life.
- The installation procedure: The installation procedure for ski boot heaters will vary based on the manufacturer and the model that you purchase. Most ski boot heaters require you to use a heated insole in your ski boots and mount the battery on the boot side to ensure that it functions properly. When purchasing a ski boot heater, be sure to go for those that have a simple installation procedure. This will ensure that you can install it yourself. Some sellers will even provide a user-manual with details on how you can install the ski boot heaters.
- Ease of use: User friendliness is important when selecting ski boot heaters. If you go for advanced ski boot heaters, you can purchase those that feature a remote control to ensure you can use them with ease. In fact, you can even find products that you can integrate with your smartphone. Buying such a product means that you can control the heating settings easily through your smartphone.
Tips to choose ski boot heaters
Getting the right ski boot heaters depends on what you want to see in them. To ensure that you get high-quality ski boot heaters, it is important that you know how to identify the features that make great ski boot heaters. This way, you will be able to find the best in the market.
Before you even think of purchasing ski boot heaters, you need to know the basics when it comes to buying the right ski boots. Some of the tips that should guide you when buying ski boots are:
Are you looking forward to purchasing the right ski boots? If you are, you should be aware that it will take some time before you can settle on the right boot. You should take some time to research on the ski boot that will be convenient for your feet. By taking your time and being patient, you will be able to determine which ski boot is best for you.
Take time to know your feet
Different people have different types of feet and this will determine how the ski boots fit their feet. There are ski boots for men and women, boys and girls, and for kids. Before you buy a ski boot, determine which category the person who will wear them falls under. When choosing ski boots for your feet, ensure that you consider and discuss your ‘ski boot history’ and any issues that you might have had in the past so that you choose what will be convenient for you.
Know the amount you are willing to spend
As you prepare to purchase ski boots, ensure that you conduct a background research on various boot models available in the market and determine the amount you are willing to spend. The budget that you set aside for your ski boots should be flexible enough so that you can get the most comfortable pair. Your budget should include funds for purchasing supportive footbeds if you don’t have a pair since they will always enhance your comfort and improve the performance of your ski boots.
Get fitted by a professional
Measuring the length of your foot is not the only thing that you need to get ski boots that fit well. You will also need to ask a professional to measure the shoe for you. A professional will use a shell check to assess the plastic shell of the ski boots. This is necessary because it will help you decide whether the size, volume, and the shape of the boots you choose fits your feet properly.
Choose the right boot
Choosing the right ski boot is not all about the reviews on the internet but is also about what fits you well and the boots’ functionality. A boot that fits well should be of the right shape, size, and volume although the design, color, and style will also come into play. The functionality of the boots depends on the biomechanics in its design and the weight it bears. Some users could prefer stiffer boots while others choose to go for softer boots.
Tips of improving the comfort you get from your Ski Boots:
Do you love skiing and you are concerned about the comfort that your boots offer you? If you do, here are a few tips that can be beneficial if you want to enhance the comfort of your skiing boots.
- Use boot heaters to avoid cold feet when skiing: Some retailers and manufacturers of ski boots will tell you that they have adequate insulation in their ski boots to avoid cold feet. Although modern ski boots feature the latest insulation technology, when skiing during extreme cold conditions, your feet will definitely get cold and numb. The easiest way to ensure that you keep your feet warm and you improve their comfort is by adding a boot heater to your boots. A ski boot heater uses a unique heating element that is connected to its aftermarket footbed or the stock footbed. It comes with a wire that connects the battery pack and the Velcro strap on your ski boots. This technology is then used to keep your feet warm and enhances your comfort when skiing during extremely cold conditions.
- Ensure that you purchase the correct pair of socks: Although you could have ski boot heaters to keep your feet warm, if you do not purchase the right skiing socks, your comfort will be compromised. If you choose cotton tube socks, you will experience cold feet and it will be uncomfortable for you hence the need for proper ski socks. Ski socks are uniquely designed to wick moisture away and not trap it. Wicking the moisture away enhances your comfort and ensures you enjoy your skiing. To keep your feet warmer, you can choose to buy the heated ski socks that are also common today.
- Consider heating your boots’ liner: If you have invested in a good pair of ski boots, chances are that they feature a heat molded liner that facilitates their breaking rate. Although heating your ski boot’s liner might not solve all your discomfort issues, it can be essential in ensuring that the liner starts to contour to your foot’s design in areas such as the forefoot, heel, and the ankle pocket. If you want your liners to be heated, you will need to contact ski shops to help you in the heating process. Most ski shops will use unique heat stacks or convection ovens that use hot air to heat the boots’ liner. Some ski shops can offer you the service freely once you purchase the boots from them or they can charge you a small fee to heat the liner.
- Use an aftermarket footbed: If you are a skiing expert, you understand that one cannot underestimate the importance of an aftermarket footbed. One of the most critical ski equipment that you should never miss is an aftermarket footbed since they are important in supporting your arch. Whomever you ask about ski boots, whether professional fitters, retailers, or manufacturers, they will always recommend that you replace the stock footbed that came with your ski boots with an aftermarket footbed. An aftermarket footbed is necessary because it will ensure that your foot is properly supported and ensure that there is an extra space for ankle alignment, toes, and your entire foot for enhanced performance and comfort. The entire skiing exercise relies heavily on your feet and if your feet are aligned well, you will experience better body balance, accurate reaction, and control. Warm feet are one way of improving comfort.
Are you an enthusiast of skiing and you want to choose the best boot heaters for your skiing adventures? If you are, you need to understand that ski boot heaters are important in ensuring that your feet are warm while you ski under extremely cold conditions. Before you purchase your ski boot heaters, however, ensure that you consider the pricing, brand, heat settings, and the ease of use to ensure that you get the best ski boot heaters. By ensuring that you take your time to conduct a background research on the ski boot heaters in the market and you know your feet properly, you can easily choose a ski boot heater that suits your personal needs.