Individual Review SkiSkootys Bootaclava boot warmers

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Maybe they could be done in a custom SkiTalk print, like the buffs. Matchy matchy!
 

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Long time boot glove user. Just ordered a pair and will report back.
 

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Just don't stop in the shade or it will release it right back! :D

And here we are on Ski Talk, on a Saturday morning, discussing black body radiation.......

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And here we are on Ski Talk, on a Saturday morning, discussing black body radiation.......

After the last three days of deluge, what else is there?

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Sorry for thread drift, OP what boot is that, I haven't seen that forward lean adjustment before?
 
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Sorry for thread drift, OP what boot is that, I haven't seen that forward lean adjustment before?
Fischer RC4 The Curv GT 130 Vacuum Walk. It's a mouthful but a really nice boot. See my review here.
 
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A quick update: I wore the Bootaclavas on a "regular" day with temps in the mid to upper 20s. Normally, I'd just run the boot heaters at 8 or 10 just to make sure my toes stay warm. With the covers I was able to reduce that to 6 and, frankly, if I was going to ski more that day I could have bumped them down another notch or two. The additional insulation afforded by the Bootaclavas would allow the skier with boot heaters to run the batteries longer at a lower setting on those normal temperature days while also allowing comfortable skiing on colder days when the heat levels are bumped up. Yes, they work!
 

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A quick update: I wore the Bootaclavas on a "regular" day with temps in the mid to upper 20s. Normally, I'd just run the boot heaters at 8 or 10 just to make sure my toes stay warm. With the covers I was able to reduce that to 6 and, frankly, if I was going to ski more that day I could have bumped them down another notch or two. The additional insulation afforded by the Bootaclavas would allow the skier with boot heaters to run the batteries longer at a lower setting on those normal temperature days while also allowing comfortable skiing on colder days when the heat levels are bumped up. Yes, they work!
When I worked at a ski shop that carried Boot Gloves I would tell potential purchasers that on a really cold day they would allow you to stay out for 1 or 2 more runs vs no Boot Glove, and by then other body parts are probably wanting to go in and warm up anyways. So they make for a very inexpensive cold feet solution vs heated footbeds.

It seems though, from Andy Mink's post, I missed a selling oppourtunity; I should have been selling Boot Gloves as battery life extenders to owners of heated footbeds. :ogbiggrin:
 
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Looking at these on Amazon.ca....what is the price in the states. Amazon Canada has them at $95.00!!
I saw them on Amazon for $39, $29 on the site if they were available.
 

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Looking at these on Amazon.ca....what is the price in the states. Amazon Canada has them at $95.00!!
They are $39.99USD on Amazon.com so it looks like Amazon Canada is ripping off Canadian customers. While I am not a big fan of Walmart, I will shop Walmart.ca before Amazon.ca, if I can.
 

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@Jilly & @DanoT - @SkiSkootys told me she will have more on her site come fall. Maybe we wait till Sally has them in stock and purchase them direct instead of the giants (Amazon, Walmart, etc..)?
 
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Obviously you're going to need colors that match the color of all snow pants in the vast marketplace of ski clothing. Now this may sound like a lot of work, but think of it this way. Most serious skiers who don't live in Texas have multiple pairs of snow pants in a variety of colors - I personally have five pairs. This will mean that you will sell mutiple SKU's to each individual instead of one unit in black.
Think Big!!!
 
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