1. What is heated clothing?
Heated Clothing is the perfect blend between function and fashion and utilises newer rechargeable battery technology. Depending on what the weather conditions are, you can adjust the heat settings between low, medium and high. This also determines how long the battery lasts but normally between 4-10 hours. A lot of jackets are powered by USB power banks that also allows you to charge portable devices as well.
2. How does heated clothing work?
Built into the design and construction of the garment are small carbon fibre or stainless steel wires. These are made into larger sections and are extremely lightweight, unnoticeable and durable. These elements heat up and warm your body through the material. Depending on the clothing item, there will be multiple heating sections throughout. e.g. jackets have 5 heat zones - 4 on the front and 1 on the back.
3. Is heated clothing safe and could I get shocked?
Because of increased safety standards and better battery quality, there are no risks for electrical shock, burns or hot spots (as long as you buy quality, known brands). Even if you did touch the wires there is safe because of the very low voltage on the batteries. There are also built in safeties within the battery to cut off power if there is any short circuit or overheating detected.
4. Why is Heated Clothing not more popular?
Heated clothing has been around for well over a decade but only recently has the functional aspect been bridged with fashionable design which has accelerated its growth and popularity significantly. This along with the increased safety requirements and battery technology has now made it more accessible and affordable than ever.
5. Can I wash heated clothing?
Yes. This is another reason heated clothing has become more accessible and adopted from a wider range of people. It’s easy! Make sure that you do check the exact brand and product guidelines but all of the newer models are able to be put on a gentle machine wash. ((Please just remember to remove the battery first as that is not washable!!))
6. Can heated clothing go through airport security?
Yes, it can, all heated clothing items, batteries and accessories have been through airport security many times. Please just make sure to follow the FAA guidelines for lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries which states that they must be carried in carry-on baggage only.
7. Who is using heated apparel?
We have been able to categorize our customers into 4 segments:
Sports & Outdoors
- watching outdoor games
- shovelling snow
- saving on household utility bills
- freezer works
- Postal workers
Cold-Related Medical Conditions
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Those with arthritis
8. Will battery operated heated gloves work for me?
Cold hands are common and whether you have a low cold intolerance or just dislike the (non) feeling of your fingers heated gloves provide the maximum amount of protection and heat needed.
9. Will battery heated socks work for me?
If you are someone who suffers from cold feet or toes, they are an absolute must and well worth the money. A lot of customers end up wearing them at their desk at work or in bed.
10. Where can I buy heated clothing?
The best place to find the highest quality products like heated jackets, gloves, socks, wearables, baselayers is online through one of the top specialist websites. You are able to find an extensive selection at uthermic.com there is a special offer on at the moment when you use the promo code ORDER10 during checkout to get 10% off your first order!