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.
| HOW IT WORKS
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.