Updated: May 2
Everyone knows that heated clothing can be a huge benefit in cold and chilly weather. It can make outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and hunting (to name just a few) so much more enjoyable. This year, we get to add another outdoor activity to that list, social distancing in winter.
It has been a long and lonely winter for many of us, staying home alone (or with your family) can get old after a while. Unfortunately, the safest way to socialize with friends and family is outside according to experts. During the summer this was pretty easy and fun. Have some friends over, put out some properly spaced lawn chairs, enjoy a few drinks and a good chat for a few hours. It was almost an adventure.
It’s been hard to get together with friends outside since winter arrived leaving many of us with no way to socialize. Luckily, sitting outside just got easier and warmer, heated clothing to the rescue. A heated coat and hat will certainly keep the cold at bay when visiting with friends and family and when the mercury really dips, try slipping on some heated base layers, gloves and a pair of heated socks to help keep your toes nice and toasty.
Quality heated clothing will make you feel like you are snuggled under a heated blanket and will keep you warm for hours so you won’t have to cut your visit short or run back into the house for quick warmups.
Heated clothing is becoming mainstream and sales have been skyrocketing in the last few years thanks to smaller, more efficient batteries that can crank out the heat for up to 10 hours. These lithium-ion batteries are also lightweight, so you barely notice them when you are out and about or just sitting on your porch chatting with friends.
Heated clothing is also much more affordable these days, you can slip into a heated vest for around $100 or put a heated hat on your head for around $50. The best part is that quality heated apparel looks and fits just like normal clothes (except for the power button) and functions well as winter wear even when the power is off.
So, the next time you want to gather your friends together for a safe socially distanced get together, be sure to slip into your heated gear before heading out to the porch.