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Is an Electric Gilet Worth Investing?

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Nachtvlinder · 24/08/2022 23:14

They say it's meant to be really effective at keeping you warm and according to MoneySavingExpert, it was only 4p a day to run. Is that true?

Last winter, I was so layered up with clothes - fleece dressing gown over normal clothes underneath like thermal top and another layer, wool hat, wool scarf and wool fingerless gloves, thick socks and yet I was still cold particularly the fingers and feet. I used to suffer with chilblains when I was younger in terrible housing at the time, now I don't. I was/am WFH and it was sometimes hard to carry on working.

Do you think buying a gilet will be worth it, if yes, which one you do recommend? I'm also wondering if I buy now in advance, maybe they might be on offer as sometimes out of season items usually are.


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Nachtvlinder · 30/08/2022 19:45

@feministqueen @Endlesslypatient82 Bought fingerless gloves but found them not so practical to wear when I'm typing a lot on the PC. I still wear them, though.
@ProperVexed which gilet did you get, if you don't mind my asking? Are there any with both front and back warmth, anyone?

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ProperVexed · 30/08/2022 21:08

It was this one from New Forest Clothing.
I'm sure it wasn't that expensive when I bought it though....seems excessive!

Nachtvlinder · 30/08/2022 21:13

Oh, my, that is excessive! I'm not sure about this one as it's way above my budget. I was hoping for something in the region of £40-50.

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Doingprettywellthanks · 09/09/2022 06:15

Metabigot · 30/08/2022 17:22

Yes it's cheaper but I prefer the bering sea colour. If I'm gonna spend that much I want a nice colour ( nothing wrong with the other colour if you like it, but not for me)

How are you getting on with your gilet @Metabigot ?

FortunaMajor · 09/09/2022 06:39

I got a Regatta Voltera puffer jacket on eBay for £20. It was like new on arrival. I use it in my campervan. I am seriously thinking about using it in general rather than just a camping thing. The powerbank costs 5p to charge and lasts for several hours.

That said, I also have one of the heated throws from Aldi that was £40 and for home use that is far superior in warmth and value for money. It costs a few pence an hour to hour. to run. They are usually in the shop some time in the first 2 weeks of October.

BEAM123 · 10/09/2022 08:11

I got one from eBay a few years back, cost £15. It's got a fabric foil lining so even without plugging it in its pretty warm. I'd recommend.

NCTDN · 30/09/2022 19:44

I've been looking at an electric gilet. Can't decide where from though.

Hesleepswiththefishes · 30/09/2022 21:06

Dh got one for birthday and he loves it… he works from home and really likes it

Nachtvlinder · 19/10/2022 22:22

I'm still none the wiser which one to get. Can anyone recommend one with a link for me, please? It's getting colder nowadays.

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NotSoLittle · 20/10/2022 19:08

Anglers use them, so it might be worth seeing if any fishing forums have recommendations.

Metabigot · 20/10/2022 19:11

Doingprettywellthanks · 09/09/2022 06:15

How are you getting on with your gilet @Metabigot ?

Waiting for it to be cold enough to wear it! Won't be long I'm sure....

garlictwist · 21/10/2022 11:13

I've got battery powered socks and a battery powered gilet. Definitely make a difference. I use the socks for cycling and they are a life saver. The gilet needs to be quite close to your skin to feel, so I tend to wear it as a base layer with other baggy layers over the top.

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