Imagine a store filled with heated products – gloves, jackets, socks, vests, blankets, even heaters: every heated product you can imagine! You’d think you’d arrived in Frostie heaven, right? No, you’ve just discovered The Warming Store (TWS), one of the largest online retailers of heated clothing, winter apparel, and electronic heating equipment.
Even better, The Warming Store discovered us! We were approached by one of the owners who told us that the more they learn about their customers, the more they recognized thousands of them suffer from Raynaud’s. In fact, Raynaud’s is one of the main issues they hear from their buyers. The Warming Store’s team understands the challenges facing Raynaud’s sufferers, and they asked if we could work together to help bring warmth to more Frosties. So we’re excited to announce that The Warming Store is now a Sponsor of the Raynaud’s Association.
TWS carries many of the major brands we’ve reviewed in the past (Volt, Gerbing, ThermaGloves), so rather than do our traditional product review, we’re sharing with you a blog post from TWS with their Heated Glove Guide . It includes a good overview of the options (including heated liners) and price ranges, manages expectations on the trade-offs, and then suggests several brands and products in the low, medium and high price categories.
One caveat: While there’s a lots of valuable information in the Guide, it’s written from a different perspective than the way we generally evaluate these products. For example, those that make excellent ski gloves are given high marks for that attribute. We look for gloves that don’t look and feel like ski gloves, as our members’ needs are more for daily tasks. If a heated glove offers enough dexterity to put a coin in the parking meter without removing it, that’s a home run for us! And often we’ll gladly trade-off heat for dexterity and comfort, pending our level of activity and time outdoors. So we’re looking for more than straight performance results.
Based on TWS’ review against our criteria, it appears the Venture City Gloves might be a good fit for us Frosties: “A thin and pliable shell gives full dexterity to the hands… nice style to them and are very popular with the commuter… not really built for heavy outdoor hiking activities but are awesome for keeping your hands warm while doing chores and travel.” We haven’t tried those yet, but they could be an excellent discovery!
While we may differ in our preferences on a few models, TWS’s evaluations provide valuable input, as they see and test nearly every heated product on the market, and can provide a much more scientific approach to testing than we can offer.
Special Offer for Raynaud’s Members
Offer Code RAYNAUDS10
The Warming Store is offering our members 10% off every item in the store, and with such an incredible selection of warming products, I’m sure you’ll want to fill your cart with lots of warm goodies for this coming season!
To place an order online, click the link below and provide the Special Promotional Code RAYNAUDS10 when you checkout. TWS does have issues with their codes getting out on the web, so keep checking this page regularly, as we may change the code every so many months at our Sponsor’s request.
Be sure to check out The Warming Store’s full line of heated products and cold weather apparel to arm yourself for the winter season!
3791 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
888-406-1984 (U.S. Toll Free)