With each year, I’m noticing my feet struggling to stay warm on the ice and late season in the boat (it was awfully chilly on LOTW last week). I’ve tried the stick on foot warmers, and they just don’t seem to cut it as the day goes along. My feet get really hot to start, but they only last 6 hours. It’s the end of the day that I need the warmth. My feet are warm enough on their own to start. But I don’t want to take the boots off out on the ice or in the boat to put the stick on foot warmer in. So I’m looking at battery powered socks or insoles (or open to other suggestions).
What are people’s experiences with ThermaCell insoles? What about heated socks? Here are a couple I’ve found:
Lenz Heated Socks w/ Android App for $299.
They’re all very expensive, and I don’t want to make a mistake with what I purchase. I like the socks with the app. Good idea. But here’s a next level question. Okay, say they work great. I fish for 4-5 days in a row. I don’t like the idea of wearing a pair of socks that many days…stink seems like it would be an issue. But I certainly cannot afford multiple pairs (heck, if my wife knew about them, I couldn’t afford one pair!).
So what should I do?