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HEATED CLOTHING


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For a standing order of £110 per month EON will connect your dark field site with a 10KV supply to drive your scope, dewshields, heated clothes & kettle....... seriously how much power will it take to run all of that.

I observe in an Ozee flying overall designed for keeping me warm on a gliding field in winter

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Its warm windproof and does the job without being bulky

www.ozee.co.uk

Oh and it doesnt consume power

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Temperature was -6 the other night when I sat for 4 hours observing. Scope frosted in no time but I was comfy in three layers of thermals plus fleeces and ski outers. And yes, I could move!

The Maplin's heated clothing works on AA or AAA batteries and you're not going to get a lot of heat out of that. Better to use the energy of your own body, supplied by a hearty meal beforehand and kept in with sensible insulation.

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Maplins now have on offer battery heated hats, gloves, shoe insoles and waistcoats. Ideal for the coming clear frosty nights!

I sold ski & mountaineering clothing for many years, and I can't overstate how much of a gimmick battery heated clothing is. All they do is create a hot 'patch.' The only exception I ever found was a pair of gloves which had a small element at the end of each finger, to keep your extremities warm.

Stick to an excellent pair of boots, a good base layer, lots of middle insulation, and a good windproof layer over the top (even better, a windproof down jacket). It will work better than most other options, and is the most flexible.

You also don't feed the landfill with any more batteries. :)

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The gloves are Rubbish. Really, they were bought as a chrsitmas present for my mother and you are lucky if the batteries last half on hour (And these were Duracells too!)

We may be talking about different gloves. The ones I've seen had internal/rechargable battery packs, and cost about as much as a Nagler...

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right,bridgedale socks £12 got to keep feet warm ,thick sole hiking shoes ALDIES £7 or boots,good thermal long johns and vest,a good hoodie something like Animal outdoor range £40,ski suite bib and brace,and waterproof jacket loads of pockets see pic in the what you look like thread red and white bought mine ALDI £20odd quid and its very good ,good woolie hat,i dont bother with gloves my hands dont get cold,i can sit outside all night like that and im not well,would i bother with heated clothing NO...........KEV :thumbright:

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The gloves are Rubbish. Really, they were bought as a chrsitmas present for my mother and you are lucky if the batteries last half on hour (And these were Duracells too!)

We may be talking about different gloves. The ones I've seen had internal/rechargable battery packs, and cost about as much as a Nagler...

Yup, talking about the ones in the OP. Though I believe they were a better make from a specialist shop.

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Just wear cotton pj's under your clothes, tucked into your socks. Keeps you toasty for hours and makes getting into bed that much quicker!

I can't extol the virtures of a good hat enough. You loose something like a third of your heat thru your head!

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I'm always cold in winter but when I cant find the target , phd stops, filter wheel not recognised etc I soon become very hot and start overheating... almost sweating :)

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Me too, well almost, I have always been a hot person, but as I get older I need to insulate more at the eyepiece during a nights observing, but I too get hot after a while and then loosen some layers, then get cold again, I think I am at a thermal junction in my life.

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The only part of me I have never found a solution for keeping warm is my toes. I bought a pair of thick hiking socks last winter [could not find any clever ones:D] and found (a) it is almost impossible to get my shoes on over them, and (:) once I have managed that feat [excuse the pun] my toes still get cold.

Just wear cotton pj's under your clothes. Keeps you toasty for hours

Very true, and particularly true when I get up v early morning, throw clothes on on top of pj's (a) provides an extra layer of insulation, and (:D they are already warm so your clothes don't have to start again from scratch.

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The trick with toes is to leave plenty of air around the feet, people have a tendency to over tighten their laces. So loose boots and more layers of thinner socks rather than 1 layer of thicker socks.

Oh, and of course, keep your feet off the floor. Stand on a bit of old carpet, or exercise mat or cardboard, what ever rocks your boat...but keep feet insulated from ground.

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