Even with the advances of high tech fabrics in outdoor apparel, people still suffer from
the cold. The lack of body movement, hours of prolonged exposure, wind chill and
humidity all can cause someone to be uncomfortably cold to the point of danger even if
dressed appropriately. Continuous exposure to cold weather may lead to permanent
nerve damage, early arthritis, joint pain and even hypothermia.
In addition, some of you may live with a medical condition that contributes to being
more sensitive to the cold such as:
There is no cure for Raynaud's disease and the only recommended treatment is to do
whatever you can to stay warm in cold weather. Gerbing's Heated Clothing offers a full
line of electrically heated clothing for a variety of activities to help you stay warm in cold
weather situations. In some cases your Doctor can recommend our products for your
treatment and you may be able to get medical coverage.
WARNING: Gerbing’s Heated Clothing should not be used by a person who is paralyzed or is unable to regulate the heat output.
When colder outside temperatures are detected, the nervous system restricts blood flow to the extremities to maintain the body's core temperatures. The toes and the fingers quickly become uncomfortably cold. Other factors aggravate the situation such as poorly fitting clothing, physical activity levels, individual physiology, and improper selection, use, and care of your clothing . Also, the presence of moisture (damp footwear, gloves) increases thermal transfer significantly. This causes heat to escape more rapidly and cold to penetrate faster.
“The first day I tried out the vest was a very cold and windy January day so I thought I would just go down to the end of my driveway and back. At the end of the driveway I was still feeling warm so I decided to go down the road for my normal stroll...”