10 Best Heated Socks for Hunting

It is a brisk, cold morning. The sky is clear, the air is crisp. The sun glistens and sparkles off the white landscape. Tree branches are heavily laden with pristine snow.  All is in alignment!

You have waited for this day of hunting, for this season, for the time off to participate in the age old tradition of hunting.  You love everything about it, every single thing. Except...cold feet. 

Everyone knows that if your feet are cold, it makes you miserable from the bottom up.  That is no surprise, as our feet play a vital role in regulating our body temperature. Just as with hands, our feet have a large surface area and lots of blood vessels.

These blood vessels open to let more blood flow, and this allows heat to flow out of them.  And, being at the end of our limbs, feet have less heat producing muscle, which also makes them prone to cooling down. 

When this cooling down happens, the pain receptors in our feet get triggered and we feel a discomfort that can make us miserable. 

If you are a hunter, this could be a major factor in how long you can stay on the trail, sit in the stand or hunker down in the blind.  When your feet are cold, it impacts everything.

You can layer up with only so many wool socks...which can make you need boots one size up and makes it hard to walk. Although I have done this in the past, the layering is uncomfortable in itself.

The sublime, comfortable solution is a pair of heated socks. A true blessing! 

When you are looking for a pair of heated socks, check for the battery life.  You don’t want to run out of heat before you run out of daylight when you are on the hunt. Some socks have more battery life than others, and some have rechargeable batteries.  It is also wise to have additional batteries to take with you.

Look, too, for the maximum temperature that the socks will deliver. Not all heated socks have the same capabilities, so be sure to get what you need. 

We checked into, and reviewed 10 pair of heated socks and have listed them below.

Product

Summary

GLOBAL VISION Rechargeable Battery Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 3.5/5

Before using the Global Vasion socks, be sure to fully charge the batteries.


Autocastle Men/Women Rechargeable Electric Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 4.0/5

These socks have three heat settings.  They are ideal for most all winter activities.  Wear them when snowboarding, skiing, hiking, or outdoor chores such as shoveling snow or walking the dog.


Jomst Electric Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 4.0/5

It is best with any heated socks to hand wash them.  The wires could get damaged with the agitation of a wash cycle, and that would render them useless.

XBUTY Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 4.0/5

The heated socks are made with combed cotton, which makes them soft and comfortable. They are breathable, moisture-wicking and odor-fighting.


SNOW DEER Upgraded Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 4.0/5

SNOW DEER has been a manufacturer of heating technology for over 10 years. They offer heated gloves, socks and hats.


M.Jone Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 4.0/5

I found it interesting that one of the reviewers of this product said on Amazon that they worked in a meat packing factory, and so worked in a freezer all day long.  They gave these socks a five out of five star rating for warmth and being easy to use.


Aqziill Battery Operated Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 3.5/5

The batteries for these socks are USB rechargeable, which is a great feature. Another thought for heated socks are cold hardwood floors...like mine. I had been thinking of these socks for the outdoors, but realized that they would keep me from turning up the thermostat by keeping my feet warm.


SUNWILL Heated Socks for Men and Women

Overall Rating - 4/5

A dad bought these heated socks for his daughter who was off to college.  In the winter, she has to walk in between buildings for various classes and to sit in cold auditoriums. These socks were perfect for her! She could turn them on and off as needed, and they made life easier for her.  Another customer described them as a little fireplace in his boots. Just what he needed!


SVRPO Rechargeable Heated Socks

Overall Rating - 3.5/5

Remember that heated socks would be a great gift no matter what time of year. Even if it is before or after the cold weather, they come in handy for chilly mornings.

VALLEYWIND Heated Socks


Overall Rating - 4.0/5

An interesting review came from a customer in Florida. I would not have ever thought anyone in Florida would need heated socks!



PRODUCT REVIEWS

BEST HEATED SOCKS FOR HUNTING 2019

Features

It will take about 12 hours for the rechargeable batteries to be fully functional the first charge.  After that, 4 - 5 hours for recharging is all that is needed. The LED indicator light on the charger will go from red to green when the charge is complete. 

  • Synthetic

  • Rechargeable battery electric heated socks for chronically cold feet

  • Absorbent, breathable, quick-drying, elastic thickened ( Heated Area: Front instep)

  • Padded reinforced heel & toe, and recessed heating element help focus heat in the toe to keep your feet from getting cold

  • Great for hunting, ice fishing, hiking, and sporting events. Won't shock, even when wet

  • Includes (1) pair of socks, (2) 3.7V li-ion batteries, (1) ac charger

Features

  • Unisex heated socks

  • Rechargeable electric battery 

  • Spandex Fabric Cotton,Breathable,Quick Drying,Heat Insulated.

  • Heated Area:Front Instep.

  • 3.7V Battery 

  • Can Work Up to 6.5 Hours After Fully Charged on the Lowest Settings

  • Perfect Gift Ideas 

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Features

Make sure that you do not wring excess water out of the socks, but press them in between a dry towel and then air dry the socks.

  • Heating Elements Covers Whole Toes Area

  • The electric socks include a pair of 3.7V 2200MAH rechargeable lithium polymer batteries.

  •  Heating Up to 4-10 Hours,battery full charge around 5-6 hours 

  • Also has a 3 heat setting controller. Low temperature 35 ° C, mid-range temperature 45 ° C, high temperature 55 ° C.

  • Socks are made with 78% cotton , 12% polyester ,10% Elastane material. 

  • Absorbent, breathable, quick-drying. Padded reinforced heel & toe

  • One Size fits most. Fits 6-13 USA Size

Features

  • Rechargeable heated socks are equipped with two 4800mAh large capacity batteries, providing you with up to 16 hours warmth.

  • These heated socks are designed with 3 heat settings, including high heat(155-160℉, 8.5-9 hours), medium heat(140-150℉, 12-12.5 hours), and low heat(115-120℉, 15-16 hours) 

  • The socks are equipped with premium alloy heating wire instead of the traditional carbon fiber wire.

  • Made of premium combed cotton and A-grade Spandex.

  • Comfortable, breathable and durable.

  • 30-DAY FULL REFUND and a 2-YEAR WARRANTY

Features

  • Cotton

  • 80% cotton 12% polyester ,8% Elastane material

  • These socks use infrared heating elements 

  • Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries & 3 Settings Temperature Controller

  •  Heating Up to 2.5-6 Hours and full charge around 3-4 hours .

  • Various sizes option. S for size 5-6 foot ; M for size: 6-8.5 foot ; L for size:9-12 foot ; XL for size :12-14 foot

Features

  • Cotton heated socks

  • Powered by 6 AA batteries (Not Included)

  • Made from high-quality cotton fiber, breathable and quick-drying 

  • Padded reinforced heel & toe.

Features

  • 83%Cotton, 10%Polyester, 7% Lycra

  • Imported

  • Absorbent,breathable, and quick-drying,elastic

  • Includes two 3.7V 2200MAH rechargeable Li-ion batteries 

  • 3 Level Temperature Setting

  • You can charge electric socks anytime and anywhere with USB rechargeable batteries

  • One size,bottom length is from 22cm/8.66inch to 29cm/11.42inch,tube height is 23.5cm/9.25inch.

  • Hand wash

Features

  • 80% Cotton , 12% Polyester ,8% Elastane Material Coolmax

  • Electric Rechargeable Battery Heated Socks

  • Battery socks powered by with UL/CE certified 7.4V 2200mah rechargeable lithium battery packs,

  • Full charge around 3-4 hours,duration 3 - 8hours with 3 heat settings.

  •  Socks are available in four sizes S, M, L, XL.

  • 1 year warranty

Features

In my corner of the world, where it gets cold and snowy, we are advised to have a kit in our cars in case the car breaks down on the road.  Extra gloves, hats, boots and a shovel. It would also be a good thing to have a pair of heated socks in the trunk of your car in case your car broke down and you had to walk any distance for assistance. 

  • Rechargeable heated socks powered by 2*3.7V rechargeable Li-ion batteries(INCLUDED) 

  • 3-Level Adjustable Temperature: High(red)[heat 3-3.5h], Medium(orange)[heat 4-4.5h] & Low(green)[heat 6-6.5h]. 

  • Snug,absorbent,breathable,quick-drying.Padded reinforced heel & toe, and recessed Ultra-thin heating element

  • Perfect for lounging, hunting, ice fishing, hiking, and sporting events. 

  • One size fits all(6.5-13'')

Features

Sock with ice packs, maybe, but not anything with heat.  However, Florida does have a “winter” where temps can get down to 30 - 40 degrees.  While this is nothing for a Northerner, this is a shock to the system of someone in the deep south whose home is not equipped with a furnace.  The customer said that these heated socks were perfect for the mornings when it was hard to get out of bed because the floors were cold. These supplied, on the low setting, just enough heat to help him get up and moving. 

  • Built-in heating elements covers whole forefoot

  • Powered by a pair of 3.7V rechargeable Li-ion batteries (Included)

  •  Heating about 5-9Hours per charge, depends on heating level

  • 100% Cotton Material 

  • Absorbent, breathable, quick-drying, wicking ability

If you are like me, heated socks were not on the radar.  When I think of them, if at all, I think of them as a luxury choice for hunters.  Period.  

Since looking into them for this review, I am actually thinking of purchasing a pair.  Here in our fair state of Michigan, USA, we get our share of cold weather.  

Bone chilling, negative degrees with howling winds kind of cold weather. The past school year was in danger of running out of their allotted “snow days”.  Sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall had caused numerous cancellations.

With that kind of frigid temperature, it can seem like your body is cold from November to May. My house, even with added insulation and a fairly new furnace, has a chill due to the hard wood floors that I love.

It had never occurred to me that there might be an easy solution to this.  Rather than adding more insulation to the basement, I could just slip on a pair of heated socks for those days when the floors are especially cold. 

I could also resist the temptation to nudge the thermostat up a bit because my feet were cold and I could not fit more than 6 pairs of socks on at a time. What a great solution!

It also got me to thinking of others, not just hunters, that a pair of heated socks would come in handy for.  I came up with another list of those people and activities that would be greatly enhanced by a pair of socks that can warm your toes. 

  • Walking the dog on a winter morning

  • My mailman, who has to drive with the window down, along with the UPS and Fedex drivers whose doors are always open while driving year round.

  • People who have poor circulation because of health concerns such as: diabetes, Raynaud’s Syndrome, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. 

  • Skiers, both downhill and cross country

  • Snowboarders

  • Construction workers, those who work on the roads and others who have to work outside all year round

  • Those who work in freezers...such as at a meat packing plant or at the butchers

  • On the ice...from figure skating, to ice hockey, to the frozen pond you created in your backyard.  

  • Hikers

  • Campers (though why you would want to camp in winter escapes me!)

  • Sledding and tobogganing

  • Ice fishing

  • To help you get a good night's sleep 

  • A great gift for the hard to buy for

  • Shoveling the driveway and sidewalks

  • Putting up Christmas decorations outside

  • Taking down Christmas decorations outside

  • My cold hard wood floors

  • Building snow forts and having awesome snowball fights 

CONCLUSION

There are lots of good reasons to have a pair of heated socks.  There are times when something as seemingly small as warm feet can have a big impact on how we can perform our job, or enjoy our favorite sport.  

Having a pair can make all the difference and it is well worth trying a pair for yourself.