April is earth month, what better time to celebrate another green initiative in the snow industry? Now instead of buying individual hand warmers and disposing of them after a day on the mountain, we have ThermaCELL resuable Heat Packs. These pocket or hand warmers come in two sizes that can be charged for reuse. ThermaCELL Heat Packs are good for up to 500 uses and better for the environment than disposable heat pouches. They charge with a USB connection and can be placed in pockets, hats and gloves. One charge lasts up to six hours (and if you run out, you can charge them up with your GoPuck!) These hand warmers are water resistant, thin and light weight.
While snowgrrl received the hand warmers at no charge in exchange for the review, the price normally ranges from $70 for a set of two to $80 for one large.
Snowgrrl tried the small Heat Packs on a Vail ski day with temperatures hovering in the high 20s/low 30s. They fit conveniently into the zippered gloves and kept snowgrrl’s hands toasty warm, so will become part of the “mountain armor” packed for a ski trip!