Motorcycle Hand Warmers

January 23, 2009 by: MCg

Motorcycle Hand Warmer

Warm Up Your Hands!

MOTORCYCLE HAND WARMERS are aptly suited to keeping a biker’s hands warm when riding, or, alternatively, to help warm them up, after they’ve gotten cold.

However, these small heat packs can be used for feet, or in your pockets, too. In fact, some heat packs are available in different sizes to better service big feet, small hands, etc.  (Or to relieve pain in various body parts).

These heat packs are available as disposable, or reusable, depending upon the type you get.

They can be held in your hand, or stored in your gloves (or socks) and produce heat on demand.

Although they are well suited to cold-weather motorbike riding, they have also found a home among other outdoor enthusiasts, such as skiers, hikers, campers, hunters, fisherman, etc.

Depending on the type of hand warmers you use, the source of heat may last from 30 minutes to several hours, and even up to 12–24 hours for some kinds.

Four Types of Hand Warmers

1) One type of hand warmers is comprised of a mixture of cellulose, iron, water, activated carbon, vermiculite and salt and produce heat when exposed to air. These are usually disposable.

2) A second type is reusable and can generate heat over and over again. They are “recharged” by boiling the heat packs and allowing them to cool again. This type works by snapping a small metal device buried in the pad, which initiates a crystallisation process and results in very rapid warmth. However, this type usually generates a shorter heat duration of 20 minutes to 2 hours.

3) A third type is the original hand warming technology, and uses lighter fluid. These are also reusable, by simply refueling the container.

4) The fourth type of handwarmer noted here is battery operated. Of course the hand warmer itself is reusable, but depending upon the battery source used, the batteries may, or may not be disposable. For example, rechargeable batteries are reusable.

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