I enjoy driving my T throughout the year when the roads are clear. Thinking ahead to the coming winter, instead of installing some kind of manifold heater, I was thinking about trying one of those rechargable battery powered heated vests. Has anyone tried them? Do they do a good job of keeping you warm?
I don't mind wearing a jacket, hat, and gloves in the car, but I'd rather not wear a heavy coat to keep warm.
I know a couple of hunters who have them. Don't know what brand they are, but they like them. I think Cabella's is the hunting website they got them from.
Might find electric boots/socks as well. Warm feet go a long way to keep the body warm. I knew a Lancaster tailgunner who swore by his electric boots.
We have heated vests, glove liners and socks as we spend quite a bit of time outdoors with our 'zoo'. The glove liners are used most often with a standard pair of gloves over them as they are not waterproof. The socks and vests get used once the temp drops into the teens. They definitely keep the blood flowing.
I believe the brand is ActiveHeat or something like that, and possibly came from The Sportsman's Guide.
We still have 2 more winters in the north, so they will get use for a while longer. Definitely worth it from the teens on down.
Milwaukee makes some that use their cordless hand tool batteries.
An electrician friend of mine has a Milwaukee heated jacket.
He wouldn't trade them for anything.......gloves too.
I use a snowmobile suit. Down to 10 degrees so far (last winter), not only in a '13 T runabout but in a one-lung Cadillac with no doors or windshield at all. It works quite well, but I sure do get funny looks!