What are the Best Heat Therapy Products?

What are the Best Heat Therapy Products?
Understanding the differences in common heat therapy products

Chronic aches and pains are stubborn and long-lasting.  They deplete your abilities to move and live freely.  The constant pangs are a reminder of your body’s physical limitations that prevent you from leading a comfortable life.

Being trapped by your own body certainly isn’t a fair situation, but what options are available to you?  Perhaps surgery could help to repair some of the damages, yet the risks involved with surgery, along with the high costs, often surpass the benefits.  Prescription medication is another method in relaxing the pains, but the side effects that come along with medication are often disheartening.  A safer, more consistent manner in dealing with pain management is with the use of heat therapy.

Heat therapy has been proven to be the most effective way of soothing muscle spasms and is recommended by medical professionals.  Heat therapy comes in many forms, though some more beneficial than others.

A traditional method of using heated stones placed upon the ailing area lacks the ability for portability, temperature control, or extended use making this an inadequate method for pain relief.

Electric blankets often emit dangerous EMFs, overheat, and do not fit the contour of the body.

Microwaveable products are difficult to control the temperature as they heat up too hot then lose warmth quickly forcing you to return to the microwave frequently.

Chemical activated hot packs that use oxidized heat can not only get costly for long-term use, but are environmentally damaging as they are one time use and lack the ability to control the temperature.

Also, none of these options emit any significant amount of deep penetrating infrared rays which have been shown to be an effective way to strengthen the immune system and improve blood flow.  This eases muscles spasms and rehabilitates movement impairment, relieves the sensation of pain, and promotes tissue repair.

Infrared ray lamps are often found in physical therapists offices because of their positive wellness attributes.

Now, you can take this doctor recommended treatment home, for individual therapy and comfort.  Far infrared ray heat therapy wraps are convenient, affordable, and long-lasting.  With the active heat on demand feature, you are able to control the temperature to your exact needs while the contoured fit is designed specifically for the ailing body part.  Far infrared ray heat therapy wraps use safe and comfortable technology that provides relief from chronic aches and pains.

If you take your comfort seriously then don’t be fooled by other heat therapy products and try infrared ray heat therapy today for a pain free tomorrow.

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.

How Does 12V Heated Gear Work?

From installation to using your 12V heated gear.

VentureHeat offers a full line of heated motorcycle gear that is powered by the existing 12V battery found on a motorcycle or snowmobile.

For an example, let’s refer to the 12V Heated Jacket Liner. The 12V Heated Jacket Liner comes with a battery harness, a built in fuse, and temperature controller.

VentureHeat features a revolutionary micro-alloy heating fibers that do away with cables and coils running through the jacket.  The heating panels are pliable and flexible, allowing them to fit naturally inside of the liner without you even noticing them.

The heating elements are carefully positioned on the front, back, collar and sleeves of the jacket liner to speed up the body’s circulation and spread heat throughout your entire body.  The durable wind-resistant nylon fabric will protect you from the elements while the fleece collar helps to trap and keep heat on your body.

Installing the Battery Harness

Before you use the clothing, you must first connect the battery harness to the battery making sure that the power has been turned off.  Access the vehicle’s 12V battery by following the instructions in the vehicle’s owners manual.

Connect the battery harness to the terminals of the battery by removing the attachment screws then connecting  the red ring of the battery harness to the positive terminal and black ring to the negative terminal.   An SAE adapter can also be purchased to use with an existing battery tender.

Tuck the remaining wires under the seat and run the plug out to the left side making sure that at least a couple of inches from the plug to extend from the body of the vehicle.  The location and manner in which this is done will vary depending on the configuration of the vehicle and can also be attached to the frame using cable ties or electrical tape to secure the wire.  Return any vehicle body panels or equipment to their original location.

Using the Heated Jacket Liner

Once you have completed installing the battery harness, locate the input plug found inside of the jacket on the left side in the lower pocket.  Remove the plug from the jacket and connect the coax cable to the battery harness attached to the vehicle.

To use the included temperature controller to regulate the heat levels, connect the controller to the plugs found inside of the left side of the jacket.

To turn on the power, press and hold the power button for two seconds.  When first turned on, the controller will start on the maximum heat setting and will display a blue light.  To adjust the temperature, click the power button once to change the setting to the high setting with a red light. Click the button again to adjust the heat to a medium temperature with a yellow light and click the button again to change the heat to the low setting with a green light.  To turn the power off, press and hold the power button for two seconds until the lights on the controller turn off.

The controller can be tucked away inside the liner of the jacket, or attached to the vehicle itself depending on your preferences.

Additional Features

The same controller used to adjust the heated jacket’s temperature will also control our 12V heated gloves and heated glove liners.  To use the 12V heated gloves with the heated jacket liner, find the plug inside of the zippered pocket near the cuffs on the jacket.  Connect the coax cable from the heated jacket to the gloves and tuck any excess wire back into the sleeve of the jacket.

The 12V Heated Jacket Liner is also compatible with the 12V Heated Pant Liners using the same battery harness.  Simply purchase a Y adapter and connect both the heated jacket liner and heated pant liners into it.  The same is true if both you and a passenger are wearing heated gear.  See vehicle’s owners manual for power output information.

The total setup takes under 10 minutes to complete, but will keep you warm all year round.

For more information, check out our 12V Technology Page.

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.