Re: [BackpackGearTest] REVISED IR - HEAT HOLDERS ORIGINAL SOCKS - Charles Nichols
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Subject: [BackpackGearTest] REVISED IR - HEAT HOLDERS ORIGINAL SOCKS - Charles Nichols
Here is my REVISED IR along with tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/cvp7dgr
HEAT HOLDERS ORIGINAL 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. 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
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Manufacturer: Heat Holders
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Manufacturer's Website:<<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.heatholders.com">>
Manufactured in Indonesia
MSRP: US$15.99 for the Original style ( Men's)
Listed Weight: wasn't listed
Measured Weight: 4.1oz (116 g) per pair
The Men's Original style is being tested
Size: Men's US 7-12, UK 6-11, EUR 39-45
Ladies US 8-13, UK 7-12, EUR 41-47
Materails: 91% Acrylic, 5% Nylon, 3% Polyester, 1% Elastane.
Available colors: Red, Black, Charcoal, Earth Brown, Denim, Forest Green, Stonewash, Navy
Colors tested: Charcoal and Black
According to the manufacturer the socks have a soft fleece lining with advanced construction which holds more warm air close to the skin, keeping my feet warmer longer. 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 washing instructions.
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 basic sock.
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 were warm but felt alittle tight in my boots. I plan to wear them on my upcoming hiking trip for additional testing, and will include these results in my Long Term Report.
The socks are comfortable, and warm.
I have two hiking trips coming up so this will give me a chance to test the warmth.
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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