Nothing ruins a hunt like being cold. When you can’t feel your feet it can get down right dangerous climbing out of the stand. Uncontrollable shakes create a audible warning for any nearby prey should there be any loose metal parts on your stand.
So much money and effort is spent on staying warm. Frustration mounts when it seems impossible to find something that will work for more than an hour or two. The problem is lack of movement. The cold seeps in and there is no energy spent creating heat for your clothes to retain.
I have bad circulation, my hands and feet seem to always be cold. I have tried some heated insoles and found them lacking, they run out of juice quickly and there is no way to discreetly change batteries. I have tried the thick boots and socks but I am fed up with having to have a ton of gear should I travel or just in case the weather changes.
A few years ago at a small expo I ran across a company that few have heard of, Gerbing. Currently based in North Carolina, Gerbing started out in the 1970s in Olympia, Washington after an engineer kept getting cold riding his motorcycle to work. What he invented has created a way for outdoor enthusiasts to get outside even in the coldest weather. Most of their products were originally geared towards motorcyclists but they have come out with hunting gear as well. Heated vests, sock liners, gloves, seats and even lay down blind pads are just a few of the items that can keep you warm as a hunter and you can keep the gear you already have. Visit gerbing.com for even more items. The additional accessories allow you to customize your gear and extra batteries mean you can easily stay as long as you want, should your battery wear down.
I want to introduce you to the women’s heated vest and sock liners. Although they are sold by Cabela’s with the Cabela’s name they are powered by Gerbing Technology. After seeing the technology and quality of Gerbing first hand I wouldn’t have chosen any other brand.