Firstgear Heated Socks
No more cold feet
These have definitely helped to extend my riding season. My feet are not cold, but also not too hot either when using these through pants liners with a controller. I think I'm going to be ordering another pair! I have been using them over a thin sock do that they stay clean longer and it seems to work well.
December 2, 2013
good product for cold toes
The socks works as described. They keep my feet warm on cold days. I do not have heated pants so I have to run wires down my pants to attache the socks. Not a big deal and I do not notice the wire while riding. For me, the socks work off my jacket controller (the other control adjusts my heated gloves). So it is not optimal for toes vs. body setting the temperature. However, it does work and helps keep my toes from freezing.
The only negative issue in the bulk of the socks. Wearing these over my normal thin socks still adds so much bulk inside my boot that it is on the verge of uncomfortably tight in my boot. I do not want to buy a bigger boot just for winter riding, but depending on how much cold weather riding I do, it may be necessary.
November 18, 2013
These socks work great, well a little to good. Get a second thermostat for these and the gloves if you need to turn the temp to full blast heat your hands and feet are going to burn. I tried two pairs of socks under these and still burning my toes.
April 8, 2013
Good over cotton socks
I'm 5.10, 165lbs, wear 32x32 jeans and 41" chest. I bought the jacket, pants, gloves and socks with a duel semi mount heat troller. Jacket is a size Med and I wear it over a tea shirt and under my riding jacket. Fits perfect and is light weight. Not bulky at all as the picture suggests. Pants are a size Med/Lrg. I wear them under my jeans and riding pants. The pants are not bulky either. The socks are a size Lrg. I'm a size 10 boot, and I wear them over regular cotton socks. For the best performance, you want to keep the jacket and pants close to your skin. I have tried wearing the pants over the jeans, but under my riding pants with decreased heat performance. The gloves are a size large and fit well. They seem to be water proof thus far. The jacket, pants and socks heat very well at temps down to 15deg when worn under normal riding gear. The gloves are good down to about 25deg, then fingers start to get numb. The gloves don't seem to be as good at heating as the rest of the gear, but they are quality made. I have tried every hookup combination. But hooking the jacket, pants and socks on one side of the troller, and then hooking the gloves to the other side works the best in my opinion. You can turn the gloves all the way up, and the other components heat so similar that they work well together on about a med, to med high setting. The heat troller is quality and well maid. It has flashing LEDs that are red and yellow, and flash at different rates depending on the setting. Slow flash/low, fast flash/high. All and all I am very satisfied. Quality gear and great service.
March 16, 2013
Passed the 35* test.
I've used these socks only once in 30-40 weather. Had a silk base layer under them and feet were warm at about 50 per cent setting on heat controller. They plug into my Gerbing pant liner. I did not lke the Gerbing socks because the connection wire ran up the side begining at the bottom of the foot. This would somehow get under my foot and be very uncomfortable when walking. The connection wire on the FirstGear socks comes out of the top. Also the Gerbing is more of a tube sock design whereas the FirstGear is shaped like a foot. Both brands are the same as far as heating capability. It is just a comfort issue for me.
February 11, 2013
Good fit and feet stayed warm is 40 degree weather with rain.
February 4, 2013
Heat Where I Need It
I had Gerbings insoles but my feet still got cold. These are more trouble since the insoles stay in the boot, but now my feet stay warm in any weather I'm likely to ride in.
December 23, 2012
Amazing sun like heated socks
Used to an old style heated wires socks, Firstgear took me by surprise. Putting them on is easy and feel very comfortable. Securing the socks to the wires is a snap. Since the socks only heat the toes it took me a while to sense what was going on. I felt nothing was happening but my toes were comfortable with them powered on. I did notice the rest of my feet getting cold as the boot temperature dropped. I left the socks on almost all the time and my toes felt comfortable. I was hoping to get more heat to the rest of my feet. They do develop a hot spot where the wire connects to the heating elements at full power if we can call it “a heating element” since you can’t feel any wires. How do they do that? The hot spots are outside of your feet by the small toes area. It did not burn my skin but had to turn them off for a while. I do not use a thermostat. You can use a thin pair of socks under and heavy cotton over the socks for more comfort. For what they are design to do they are amazing. No wires. They have not pass the wash test yet so I wonder how the material will hold up. If I have to do it all over again I will wait for Firstgear to come out with an ALL heated sock. It will be the ultimate electric socks.
December 10, 2012