How To Choose Between 12V and Battery Heated Gear

Here’s the most basic question you need to ask when looking at heated gear:

“Which type of power source is best for my needs?”

With all the brands and choices you have put in front of you, making a decision can be incredibly difficult.  Do I use 12V gear that plugs into my vehicle?  What about battery heated gear…will that give me enough heating for my hiking?

In part one of our battery heated buyer’s guide we’re going to help clarify those choices so you can take the stress out of your decision making process.  Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • why you should buy gear based on your lifestyle
  • how long can battery heated gear keep you warm?
  • what parts of my body will it keep warm?

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How To Extend Your Riding Season In Winter

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Imagine this:  you’ve just enjoyed your summer riding season, but time flew by and now you have to decide what to do with your bike for the winter.

Typically you have two choices:  a) shut it down or b) keep riding but figure out how to keep warm

Which do you choose?  If you want to keep riding but tend to shut it down…we’ve got a solution for you.

Check out this new video featuring the new Grand Touring Collection of heated gear.

You learn about:

  • extending your rides in winter with 12V gear
  • new way to control your heated gear’s settings
  • how to power multiple pieces of heated gear with one power source

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Tips for Heated Apparel

Help your heated gear to last long into the future.

Heated apparel is more than just a novelty or gimmick.  It’s a method of dressing smarter for cold weather to effectively keep your body properly heated.  Here are a few tips to make the most out of your heated clothing.

Fully Charge the Batteries

The 7.4 Volt lithium ion batteries that come standard with all of VentureHeat’s heated winter outerwear will perform optimally after first being fully charged.  To do this, simply plug the battery pack into the included wall charger.  When first plugged in, you will notice a red indicator light on the charger which means that the batteries are receiving power, and charging up.  After 4-6 hours of charging, the indicator light on the wall charger will turn from red to green.  Once the charger shows a steady green light, the batteries have been fully charged and are ready for use.  To get the most out of your heated gear, it is recommended to charge up your batteries  before each use.

Store When Not In Use

During the warmer months when you are not using your heated gear regularly, store your clothing in a cool, dry place. Prior to storage, fully charge the batteries.  If you are storing the heated gear for extended periods, it is recommended to charge up the batteries every 3 months to ensure that they will be ready to go when you pull them out of the closet the next time.

Wash with Care

To protect the longevity of the heating panels, spot cleaning is recommended.  Hang dry and do not iron. Bleach and other cleaning solvents should not be used.  Also, to take care of the heating elements, do not twist or wring your heated gear.  Following these instructions will keep your heated gear lasting for years to come.

Heated Gear for Beginners

The 411 on heated apparel.

If you are new to heated gear, you may be wondering how exactly it works, or why you hadn’t thought of it sooner.  We’ve all been in situations where our conventional outerwear lacks the ability to effectively keep us warm.  Perhaps you have thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if my clothes had little heaters in them to keep me warm?”  Well, that is exactly what VentureHeat has achieved with their entire line of heated apparel.

Heated clothing in general is a rather simple concept.  It works by using the power provided by a battery and uses conductive resistors to transfer heat throughout the garment.

Traditional heated gear is constructed using stiff resistor cables and coils.  A major drawback of this method of heating is that the cables and coils tend to create hot spots which can burn your skin.  Also, because heat is not spread evenly throughout your body, you will be left cold in other areas.  In an attempt to fix this problem and disperse heat evenly, extra insulation is added which creates added bulk and restricts your mobility.  The downsides of heating outerwear in this manner can create more troubles than they are worth.

Thankfully, with years of research, product testing, and development, VentureHeat has pioneered a solution for these problems with Xtreme Comfort Technology (XCT) which leads the industry in tech-enabled heated outerwear.

The XCT heating system features hair-thin micro fiber heating elements which are both pliable and flexible.

The Xtreme Comfort Technology is coil-free allowing for a lightweight and less intrusive design.  The efficient heating system provides instantaneous and consistent heat levels throughout your entire body.

Because of the flexibility that the XCT system enables, you are able to move freely about without restrictive cables or coils impeding your movement.  The micro fibers are integrated into heating panels which are strategically placed throughout the garment for supreme overall warmth. Take a look at the Xtreme Comfort Technology video for more information.

VentureHeat’s Heated Outerwear utilize rechargeable 7.4 Volt lithium ion batteries to provide you with safe, consistent, and long lasting warmth. Depending on the settings you choose, you can experience heated comfort for up to 5 straight hours of use.  With quick recharge times using the included wall adaptor, you can have heated warmth day in and day out.

VentureHeat also features temperature controllers that come standard with all of their rechargeable battery heated garments whereas many of the competitors charge extra for the ability to modulate the heat settings.  VentureHeat’s controllers are easy to use and allow you to select the appropriate temperature level with just the click of a button.  The whole idea behind heated clothing in the first place is to maximize comfort.  A temperature controller gives you the piece of mind of not having to worry about being either too hot or too cold as you can pinpoint which setting is right for you whenever you’d like.

Both the batteries and controllers are ultra slim allowing them to  fit discreetly inside of the hidden pockets found in the liner of the clothing.  The stealthy technology allows you to easily conceal the components from view and allows the heated apparel to look like traditional non-heated clothing.

You will surely find a style that matches your desires in the wide selection of modern designs from VentureHeat.  They include great deals in heated jackets, heated vests, heated gloves, and more.  Browse the VentureHeat collection today to start experiencing the joys of heated apparel.

Heat On Demand

Giving you that boost of heat when and where you need it.

Have you ever wished that you could control the weather? Now with VentureHeat’s Heat on Demand feature, you can do just that.

Imagine if you could take the warmth of your fireplace with you when you head outside.  VentureHeat makes this possible through safe and portable heating elements that provide you with soothing warmth when and where you need it most.

If you have ever experienced having to pile on layers of clothing to stay warm during a chilly morning only to have to shed your outer layers by mid afternoon as the day warms up, then you know the hassles that come with variable weather.

You will never have to accept being too cold or too hot again as the Heat on Demand feature allows you to dial in the perfect micro-climate that matches your personal preferences.

While traditional cold weather gear attempts to trap body heat between layers of bulky insulation that impedes mobility and compromises style, VentureHeat uses the latest technology in lithium-ion batteries to power the tri-zone heating panels that eliminate bulk while maximizing comfort and performance.

By boosting your body’s blood circulation through regional heating, you will begin to feel gentle warmth throughout your entire body for up to 5 straight hours.

VentureHeat’s apparel is styled as appealing modern outerwear, giving no indication from sight alone that it differs from conventional non-heated gear.

If you’re ready for total comfort and total control during the cold weather, then you’re ready for VentureHeat.