It’s winter. It’s cold. What helps me get through these frigid nights? Bedwarmers.
I have several models. The first is called HUBS. It is nearly six feet long and can conform to your body. You put it either behind you or in front of you for full length, head to toe, warmth.
Another model I have is called TOT. This is a fraction of the size of HUBS, but packs quite a bit of heat. You cannot use it to warm your feet (it will break), but it works very well for upper body warming.
I also have an older TOT model – over 4 years old. I have noticed that over time these models tend to expand with age. While this means more surface area of warmth, the dynamics of the model change as well, and it is not well known for its ability to remain in one position for a long period of time. In fact, my particular model often turns 90 degrees and pokes me uncomfortably. I’ve been through several other TOTs now, and for me, by the time they get about 3 years old, they are not the best choice for keeping a bed warm.
Unlike electric blankets, none of the Bedwarmers needs a power supply. They do, however, require daily maintenance, even throughout the year. With proper TLC, some HUBS have lasted 50 or 60 years, providing a lifetime of warm winter beds.
I am very fortunate to have found my Bedwarmer (HUBS) back in the early 90’s when there was a plentiful supply. Today’s newer models just don’t suit me, and the older models are hard to find. I do recommend getting a HUBS before getting a TOT. Since TOTs only last a few years and their performance is erratic, a well-cared-for HUBS is essential for continuous warm winter nights.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this review. Good Bedwarmers are hard to find and results may vary, since each one is unique.