HEAT HOLDERS SOCKS
TEST SERIES BY CHARLES NICHOLS
December 19, 2012
NAME: Charles Nichols
LOCATION: Corinth, Mississippi, United States
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 218 lb (98.90 kg)
Over the years, I have come to love hiking/backpacking. I have hiked
sections of the Appalachian Trail, Palmetto Trail in South Carolina,
Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama, and Big Hill Pond State Park in Tennessee.
I started out with a 45 lb to 50 lb (20 to 23 kg) pack. After meeting
other hikers using lighter gear has encouraged me to get lighter gear of
my own. My current pack weight is 28 lb - 30 lb (13 to 14 kg) now.
PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
Manufacturer: Heat Holders
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE -
MSRP: US$15.99 for the Original style ( Men's)
Listed Weight: wasn't listed
Measured Weight: 4.1oz (116g)
Size: Mens US 7-12, UK 6-11, EUR 39-45
Ladies US 8-13, UK 7-12, EUR 41-47
Materail: 91% Acrylic, 5% Nylon, 3% Polyester, 1% Elastane.
Available colors: Red, Black, Charcoal, Earth Brown, Denim, Forest
Green, Stonewash, Navy
The socks has a soft fleece lining with advanced construction which
holds more warm air close to the skin, keeping my feet warmer longer.
The socks has a TOG ( Thermal Overall Grade) rating of 2.3 which
measures the textile's thermal ability. The higher the rating, the
better the socks are able to keep your feet warm.
I had two pairs of socks arrive and like most socks packaged in a sleeve
type cardboard. The package contained the product information and
My first impressions which there really thick, but very soft inside and
the outside. They are one color with a small tag at the top marking
"Heat Holders". The packaging shows there seven times warmer than a
READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
Care Instructions: Machine wash in warm water
Tumble dry at lowest setting.
Do not use bleach.
Do not dry clean.
Do not iron.
TRYING IT OUT
Due to the socks being so thick, I was concerned they might not fit into
my work boots. I wore the socks along with my boots at work for ten
hours. The socks was warm but felt alittle tight in my boots. I plan to
wear them on my up coming hiking trip for additional testing, and will
include these results in my field report.
The socks are comfortable, and warm.
I have two hiking trips coming up so this will give me a chance to test
This concludes my Initial Report. Thank you Heat Holders and
BackpackGearTest.org for choosing me to participate in this test.
This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
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