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13-06-2012, 08:48 AM
My better nine-tenths must have noticed how I suffer outside on cold, dark viewing nights.

So, she found and bought (c.$150) me a battery powered, electrically-heated vest!

Apparently, motorbike buffs like them, as do skiers.

I don't have any connections to the company that produces these vests, but I can certainly attest to how warming they are! And up to 4 hours of it - centred on the lower back. Bliss!


My only criticism is the use of the 'off' switch to change the heat output - seems rather illogical!


13-06-2012, 09:37 AM
Hi Dean,

That looks really good.
Are the heating elements just at the back or at the Chest as well? Does the whole vest get warm?

13-06-2012, 10:00 AM
I need heated socks :)

That looks pretty good for $150, would mean many of us would get a lot more use out of our investment in scopes etc.

I wear a snowsuit I got from the Salvos in Goulburn for $30. They have lots of 2nd hand ski gear, and it is the best thing I ever bought, keeps me toasty even on the coldest nights.

13-06-2012, 10:10 AM
Nice vest. :)

Here you go Poita. :)

I just took delivery of a pair of USB powered heated fingerless gloves. :)
They work a treat. But you are tethered to the lappy while wearing them, unless you source a portable usb power supply.
But while I'm imaging I'm at the lappy most of the time anyway. :)

13-06-2012, 10:59 AM
New friend for life!

Thanks JJJ!!

13-06-2012, 11:01 AM
I've got one of those emergency solar powered, crank handled radio torch lights at home which also has a USB output for charging cellphones etc. Could be the answer for a portable and useful power source. Quite small, vest pocket portable I'd say and you can crank charge it if it needs a boost. Keep you amused while you wait for imaging sessions to run ... :D

13-06-2012, 11:04 AM
The vest that I have is only heated at the back: however, the heater element sits over the largest artery in the body, the aorta.

This means you pump warmed blood around!


13-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Oh - and one other thing: my Kendrick dew control set-up failed the other night, so I took the vest off and positioned the heater element over the scope aperture for 10 minutes....

Bingo! Dew control!


13-06-2012, 11:29 AM
:) I thought of the same thing for these gloves. The elements are removable too.