The Hothands Body & Hand Super Warmer 40 Count hot packs are an extremely popular way to keep your hands or feet warm.
These things sell like hotcakes on Amazon and I really hadn’t even considered buying them until recently because I’ve had a lot of readers asking me about them.
I’ve tried other hand warmers in the past and I really didn’t like them but that was quite a long time ago so I’m hopeful that these will be much better.
This website is mostly dedicated to gloves and heated gloves which in my opinion is a much more effective and comfortable way to keep your hands warm but it’s becoming harder to ignore these things considering their popularity.
So here I am, I bought some of these warmers and I gave them and honest try.
So they arrived quickly from Amazon and they came in this neat and tidy box just as they’re shown online.
The hot packs I’ve used in the past were activated by shaking them but these ones don’t even need to be shaken. They’re air activated so all you have to do is remove them from the package and they’re ready to go.
According to the package they can last for up to 18 hours which is crazy. I don’t even know why you would need them for that long but hey, not a bad thing.
They’re about the size of my palm which makes them just the right size to stuff into your gloves. I think stuffing them into your gloves is the way most people use them but personally I’m not a big fan of this technique.
I just find that it’s uncomfortable and of course you need a pretty loose glove just to get them in and then they don’t even touch the fingertips unless you’re wearing mitts.
There are however certain gloves that are made with little zipper pouches that are specifically designed for hot packs.
I’ve even reviewed a pair of gloves like that called Warmawear Duel Fuel gloves but they didn’t really impress me and the heat packs still don’t reach the fingertips.
I was actually really impressed with how hot these things actually got. I was expecting a little bit of warmth but I had no idea that they would heat up to the point that I almost thought they were too hot.
You almost need a layer of fabric or something between the pack and your skin because they really do get hot. This is a good thing.
They don’t heat up instantly so you have to be a little patient. At first I thought they weren’t working properly but after about 20 minutes they were super hot.
So the advertising says that the heats lasts up to 18 hours so I really wanted to put them to the test and see if that’s true.
I fired them up and started the clock.
I was pretty surprised that after 10 hours they were still very hot but after the 11 hour mark they started to lose some heat.
The heat remained after 11 hours but the strength of the heat declined steadily.
By the 17th hour they barely had any heat at all but I will admit that there was still a teeny weenie bit of heat and by the 18th hour they were room temperature.
So they almost lasted 18 hours and I can’t really complain about that. As I said before, I don’t know why anyone would ever need them to last that long.
12 hours is all you would ever need and they are still quite hot after 12 hours.
After trying them out for a few days they had almost won me over. I started to think about all the ways you can use these things and they really could come in handy for a lot of different applications.
I know I’ve been focusing on these things as a way to keep your hands warm but they can really be used anywhere on your body.
Here’s some applications I came up with for them……
- walking the dog
- back or joint pain
- emergency car kit
Those are the applications I came up with of the top of my head and I’m sure you can come up with even more ideas on your own.
In the end I have to admit that these were better than I expected them to be.
They certainly work as advertised and the heat that they produce is more than adequate.
For me personally I don’t think that I would use these a lot but I will keep a box of them around just in case. One thing that I’ll definitely do is put a few packs in my glove box just in case of an emergency.
I was also happy to find out that these things don’t smell bad. I know that might sound weird but I remember the old days when the heat packs had a funky odor which wasn’t all that pleasant.
I don’t think I’ll be trading these in for my favorite pair of heated gloves any time soon as heated gloves are still my absolute favorite way to keep my hands warm.
I don’t think my obsession with heated gloves is going to go away anytime soon especially since technology is advancing everyday and the top of the line heated gloves are better than ever.
With that being said, you won’t be disappointed if you buy the Hothands Body & Hand Super Warmer 40 Count heat packs. Wow that’s a mouthful.
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