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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Best disposable hand warmers?

What brand have you found effective? I used Grabber brand hand warmers this deer season. I was totally disappointed with them. My fingers stayed cold the whole time I had the warmers in my mittens. I will say they were better than none at all but only slightly. I had used some over the years (forgot what brand) which really got quite warm and lasted all day. Thanks!
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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

This will be interesting.

My findings are they become useless when stuffed in a boot and nearly so when really cold and in a pocket. I think they only heat up when I'm walking around and don't need them that hot. When on stand all day, I freeze.

I like the kind with the charcoal stick. They stink, but some people are smoking their clothes these days so maybe its a benefit.

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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

I like the adhesive toe warmers. They seem to always make my feet stay warm when im on stand. I can also stand them when im walking. They always keep my feet warm but when they are done it seems you have to take them out or they suck the heat right up

If its outdoors I'm willing to give it a try.
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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

I have not found any chemical handwarmers I like , they make ones for the feet that supposedly operate in low oxygen areas "your boots" , I have not found any that work there either.
I hear some people love them but I think they must be using them only in the summer.
For handwarmers , I use the ones that take a charcoal stick that you light.
They will get hot enough to melt plastic if you stick it in a pocket with something like plastic or bubble gum.
I like to carry them in a pouch around my neck to warm "the core".
I also think they are good luck.
I can not tell you the number of deer I had to shoot while I was in the process of lighting one of those sticks.
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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

they need air to circulate to work. if you dont have a boot that breathes at all, they will shut down. they will shut down in your gloves as well.

one cool thing... say you go out and you open a few. you decide two hours later that youre going in for a little bit. take a ziplock bag, put them in it, zip it up. it will deactivate them. i do this in archery as hunts can be short. dont try this with the charcoal ones you light

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you decide two hours later that youre going in for a little bit. take a ziplock bag, put them in it, zip it up. it will deactivate them. i do this in archery as hunts can be short. dont try this with the charcoal ones you light
I would NEVER ............. go in after 2 hours

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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

You know .... I could swear that the last 1-2 years the disposables ones do NOT seem to heat up nearly as much as they use to.

Does anyone else think that?

I half wondered if the manufacturers changed their formula on the ingredients to not make them heat up as much. Like anything else anymore, I'm sure someone got "burned" by one and sued the company and now they don't heat up nearly as much.

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You know .... I could swear that the last 1-2 years the disposables ones do NOT seem to heat up nearly as much as they use to.

Does anyone else think that?

I half wondered if the manufacturers changed their formula on the ingredients to not make them heat up as much. Like anything else anymore, I'm sure someone got "burned" by one and sued the company and now they don't heat up nearly as much.
I've noticed they don't warm me like they used to. Maybe it's a formula change, or maybe its part of getting old. Either way I've been doing some research on the Reusable Handwarmers. I can see one of them added to my gear next year.

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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

They aren't as warm. They would get warm enough to almost burn you. Now, I am lucky if they stay above freezing when in my pocket.

And if your the green environmental type, they are just more to dispose of. Although making charcoal stick is likely not friendly either.

Oh well, can't save them all, I'd rather be warm.

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Re: Best disposable hand warmers?

I primarily use the disposable chemical reaction ones and found them to be great. Two in my pockets for my hands, and I'll throw one or two under my thermals next to my skin and I stay warm all day.

I'll hunt all day and when I come home I will give them to my wife who will soak up their warmth until they run out.

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