Motorcycle Heated Jacket Comparison

We put our Deluxe Motorcycle Heated Jacket Liner (GT40) to the test by directly comparing it to a competitor’s heated jacket.  As you can see, Venture Heat’s 12V Motorcycle Jacket Liner reached maximum heat much quicker, does not have any hot spots and provides evenly distributed heat throughout the entire jacket liner.

Check out our full range of Heated Motorcycle Clothing.

Dr. Joe Review | Far Infared Ray At-Home Back Wrap

Back pain is one of the most common pain related complaints suffered by athletes, active adults, and the elderly. With numerous causes of back pain one thing is certain, our At-home Heat Therapy Back Wrap can help to relieve your chronic aches and discomfort through deep penetrating Far Infrared Rays (FIR), verified by Dr. Jo.

Check out her review!

Taking Care of Heated Clothing

Spring is finally in full swing and most of us couldn’t be happier that the sun is shinning and temperatures are heating up.  So we just wanted to give you a few friendly reminders of the best ways to take care of your heated gear while it waits for next winter.

WASH & CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Remove battery and connecting cable (select models applied). We recommend spot cleaning with damp cloth or hand wash in cold water with mild detergent; hang dry only. Do not twist the garment to prevent damage to cable. Do not dry clean or bleach.

Glove batteries being charged.

CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Plug charger into wall power outlet (before plugging battery into charger)
2.) Connect battery(s) into charger
3.) The charger light will turn from red to green once battery(s) is fully charged
*Do not overcharge the battery(s)*

*Reminder: as winter has come to an end (almost for some people) please fully charge your batteries every 3 months. This prolongs the battery life.* 

BATTERY CARE (select models)
To prolong the optimal performance of our lithium-ion battery, we recommend the following steps:

  • Only use battery charger provided by Venture Heat
  • Fully charge the battery prior to first use (battery indicator will turn green).  Charging will vary and you should unplug the battery from charger after the battery is charged
  • Battery should be charged before storage and at least once every 3 months
  • Over time, lithium-ion batteries tend to lose their capacity due to their chemical nature. Erratic charging and heat speed up this degradation. Store in a cool and dry area. Typical battery life spans may range from 2-5 years even with ideal storage conditions and care
  • Do not use batteries that are not designed for the specific model (this voids the warranty and may cause damage)

More Than Just Heated Gear

This winter has been pretty brutal throughout most of the United States.  Even though we are approaching the end of February, Spring doesn’t seem to be approaching any time soon.  Which is why we wanted to provide you with some tips on staying warm, comfortable and maybe even save some money on your bills by replacing your home’s heat with Venture Heat’s heated clothing and gear.

Our heated clothing does more than just keep your adventure going – it allows you to create a personal micro-climate wherever you want and whenever you need it.  Which means it doesn’t always have to be worn outside.  We have seen and heard that our customers save money on their heat bills during the winter months by the following suggestions:

Wear your Heated Clothing indoors

Heated base layer

Heated Base Layer keeps your entire core warm

 

Have spare batteries to extend the heat

Battery Combo

Find all of our spare batteries and accessories here.

 

Huggie Buddy – Heated Blanket with Sleeves

200868-z3

Heated blanket with sleeves keeps your naturally warm, comfortable and cozy for hours.

 

Heated Seat Cushion and Back Support

SS100-8

Heated lumbar support cushion will relax your back with deep penetrating heat.

 

Heat Therapy (Portable and Plug-in)

Universal Heating Pad

Univesral Heat Therapy Wrap can be relieved for any pain, stiffness or aches.

 

Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy – Does it work?

The simple answer is yes.  The long answer is still yes, but the FIR heat therapy wrap(s) should be used on a regular basis.

A little background on Far Infrared Ray (FIR):  it is essentially waves of energy that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can penetrate deeply into the body.  Once the rays penetrate the skin, they naturally raise the body’s temperature to about 107.6ºF which benefits the following:

  • Expands your capillaries which increases blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygenation
  • Boosts metabolism and promotes detox – eliminates fats, toxins, etc., from the blood
  • Stimulates enzyme activity
  • Improves the rebuilding of injured tissue
  • Promotes the relief of nerves
  • Increases white blood cell to support your immune system

As a new employee at Venture Heat, I was unaware of what Far Infrared Rays were or how they could benefit me, but I would soon find out.FIR Heat Therapy Knee Wrap

I have had on-and-off again knee issues from high school through adulthood, mainly due to sports and wear-and-tear over the years.  Growing up, hockey and lacrosse overlapped so it  was year-round training, practicing, and playing.  That has tapered off in adulthood, but that doesn’t mean the knee discomfort did.  Although I still play hockey and work out on a regular basis, my knee limited me to certain exercises – until I was given the Knee Heat Therapy Wrap as a welcome gift from Venture Heat.  Let’s just say I wish I had this FIR heat wrap when I was younger!  I started using the heated knee wrap after every hockey game and whenever I felt discomfort – so about 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes.  After a month of consistently using it, the discomfort started to go away and is now almost unnoticeable.  We are not claiming this is a miracle worker, but FIR heat therapy can improve your quality of life – it has for me!

New Website, New Responsibility

With the recent roll out of our brand new website, www.ventureheat.com, it has given us great power and as the saying goes, comes great responsibility.  And we are prepared for the challenge.

The project itself took about 7 months from designing/layout to going live, and we couldn’t be happier to share the success with you!  Our goal was simple – to create a dynamic and secure website that is very easy to to navigate, educate consumers about our products, and most of all, improve customer experience.

Our new website has been live for under a month and is already showing immense promise, thanks to you!  We are now able to easily process and ship orders within the same business day, our customer service has shortened its response time to the same day and we have streamlined the overall shopping process to make it easier for you by categorizing products in a simple and relative way.

But like any other new product or service, we still have some tweaks and improvements to be made.  So please bear with us as we continue to improve our website.  We are in the process of adding a dealer locator, new contact forms to speed up the customer service process even more, along with other improvements.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Venture heat home page

We would like to recognize and thank NewQuest for making our vision and goals into a reality.

To learn more about the process of creating our new website, check this out.

Inside Look at Heated Clothing Technology

Inside every one of our heated apparel products contains the technology to keep you warm for hours on end.  Gone are the days of running coils through mazes within the clothing added bulkiness and limited mobility.

We use micro-alloy fibers for heating panels in our 12v Power Sports line, which provide durability, comfort and allows for more electrical current to travel through, thus improving heating efficiency.  The micro-alloy fibers are ideal for larger heating surfaces while still being able to withhold a larger power supply – perfect for our 12 volt jackets, vests and pants.  The micro-alloy fiber also provides enough strength to reach full heating capacity in under 10 seconds.

Mirco Alloy Fiber for Heating Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for our battery heated clothing, we use carbon fiber wiring which was initially designed for aerospace applications.  The carbon fiber wiring is great for smaller areas with a slightly less power supply (7 volts for our batteries) but is still flexible enough so you never feel the heating panels. Even though the heating panels are a touch smaller than our power sports line, they are strategically placed through the garment to keep your core warm.

Carbon Fiber for Heating Clothing

Fun fact: did you know that there are more than 3,000 threads of carbon fiber in the above photo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our Heated Panels

Our heated panels are durable enough to roll and throw around with compromising heat transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Correct Way to Maintain Batteries

7.4V Battery

Battery Connection for Lithium-Ion Battery

One of the most common questions we hear is how to properly care for the batteries supplied with our clothing. So here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Lithium-Ion Batteries: our clothing. So here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your Lithium-Ion Batteries:

  • The Lithium-Ion Battery should be fully charged for the first use
  • Once turned on, keep the battery in its designated pocket for protection and warmth
  • In below freezing temperatures, turn on your battery before going outside
    • The battery stops discharging power at -20F and since the battery will already be running, thus it will naturally keep warm
  • Charge the battery at least once every three months
  • Keep the battery fully charged when not in use
  • Store batteries at room temperature, in a cool, dry place

All batteries eventually wear out over time which is why it is important to get the most out of each one. Lithium-Ion batteries typically decrease capacity by around 10% each year while having a good service life of 2-3 years. VentureHeat’s Lithium Ion Batteries typically last up to 500 charges so even though they last a long time, the more TLC you give the battery, the longer life they can have. If you have any tips, please share them with us in the comment section! To learn more about extending the life of the battery here: http://www.ventureheat.com/blog/2012/12/05/extend-the-life-of-lithium-ion-batteries/

VentureHeat Podcast Feature

Our very own Powersports Manager was featured in this podcast interview on Electric Koolaid for the Road.  Tune in to hear him discuss our heated gear and how it helps  you keep warm and comfortable on your ride.

The guys from Electric Koolaid for the Road are long time, long distance riders and are some of the nicest guys around.

Listen to the whole podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bird29/2013/12/18/peter-otoole-and-bikes-warm-clothing-for-cold-rides-its-koolaid-time

Enjoy!

(Jeffery jumps in at about the 20:00 mark.)