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I've used these gloves now for 6 weeks nearly every day biking to and from work (15 minutes each way), and walking for an hour or so each night in temperatures from -26°C to 0°C (-15°F to 32°F). My hands are about a men's surgical glove size 8.5 and the XXL glove fits just right. The fabric and materials are good. The quality of the heating is good, I didn't time how long the batteries last, but enough for the one hour walk and 30 mins of biking. To remove the batteries, you unzip the waterproof zipper on the back cuff side of each glove, and disconnect the battery from its plug in the pocket, and move it to the charger. The charger light turns green after the batteries are charged. One issue I ran into with these gloves is that on three occasions, I put the gloves in my coat pocket to store them after they had been turned off, but the pressure of compressing them in the coat pockets inadvertently turned on the gloves. I caught this twice before the batteries were completely drained, but the third time both batteries were dead. I think this could be fixed by using a different type of switch, perhaps one that can be locked in the off position. Another mildly annoying thing is that the red led light that turns on on the back of the glove when you turn the gloves on is pretty bright and distracting when you are out in the dark, if you don't want lights to be on your hands. It might also be good to make it possible to disable this red light, but then you woudn't know when the gloves are on.
I am surprised by the more critical reviews of this glove.
This glove has the warmest fingertips I have encountered in a heated glove (liners excepted). But finger tips are my thing. For people who are interested in overall hand warmth, there are probably better gloves out there. The pinky edge is lacking in heat, as is the palm.
I like the dated looking power button because it is flat, easy-to-press, and easy-to-read.
Runtime is just average at 2-1/2 hours on full (which comes out to just under 7W). The battery compartment is uninsulated, so it's possible that extremely cold weather will reduce runtime.
These seem to run a little small. You can feel lumps under the fingertips, which are the heating elements. The entire index finger works with touch screens, but not the thumb.
I can't speak to reliability, as I haven't had the gloves long enough.
So, if your fingertips get cold, I highly recommend this glove. I have yet to find a glove that is an outstanding performer all around with respect to heating. If you need lots of heat, you should pair a heated liner with a well-insulated overglove or mit, like the VentureHeat liner (but avoid the VentureHeat glove). If you need extreme heat, try the MotionHeat Liner with the 16V battery paired with a good mit.
I use these in the Seattle area to commute on a motorcycle. Haven't been able to test how wet these get or how long it takes to dry, however down between 40 and 60 degrees these are good. The biggest improvement I would suggest is a way to provide most, or all the warmth to the fingers. Very rarely are your palms colder than your figures.
If there was a way to by default include 2X the warming wires in the fingers, or provide 80% of the power here, they would be perfect. As it stands now, any colder than 40ish and I have them on high, baking my palm and back of hand, but barely warming the fingers
Does run small. I wear a women's large and ordered the men's medium. Just fits. I also own a pair of
Volt Resistance Womens Titan 7v Heated Leather Glove
, They are considerably more durable but don't heat as well although their batteries last longer and you can buy batteries with more Ah to last even longer. The Savior gloves are more comfortable but lack the additional inside cuff that blocks air, snow and rain from running down your sleeve and into the glove. For more heat, Savior, for quality, Volt.
Having worn them skiing several times now, I find these working very well. Even without the heat turned on, they serve as decent ski gloves. I have poor circulation in some fingers. So far, in temperatures of roughly 20F degrees and higher, turning on the heat is keeping my hands warm.
To last most or all of a ski day, I ordered a second set of batteries to carry with and switch out when needed. I find running gloves at highest heat level results in battery depletion in about 2.5 hours. Running at the lowest level lasts about 6 hours. I haven't timed running at middle level for entire an day, but I would think that time would be around 4 hours. I am learning you can change the settings on a single ski day, i.e. not always run at highest level unless really needed. My last ski day was pretty warm around 40F degrees with bright Rocky Mountain sun, and I ended up not heating them for much of the afternoon.
If you order a second battery set, I suggest you order a 2nd charging cord also because recharge time is lengthy.
So I am very pleased with these gloves. Here's why I deducted a star from what otherwise would be a five star rating...
...Carefully measuring my hands as instructed on the Amazon web page, it indicated I needed an XL size. These days most gloves I wear are L or M in size, but I ordered the XL. It was too large.
...So then I ordered size L to find that while the overall glove was a bit smaller, the lengths for the thumb and fingers hadn't changed much if at all. Because they were still too long, I ordered the M size.
...For the M size, the glove was too small to be on my hand with comfort, but still the finger sizes hadn't changed much if at all.
...So I kept the L size just accepting the finger lengths would be too long for my fingers. While I was worried that my fingers would not be heated well, it turns out they are kept warm.
...One other smaller issue is that it is too easy to press the button to turn the heat on. I think that could easily happen if you are packing the gloves tightly in a ski bag, thus depleting the batteries.
But overall, these gloves are very much doing what I need them for.
The gloves seemed to made of good quality materials and with good workmanship. They keep your hands warm. We've used them now three times for skiing. The first time, the hands were really warm, but after two hours the fun was over, i.e. the three lights were not lit anymore. So, next time were a little more frugal and left the settings on low. After three and a half hours of skiing the light was still on. Now we have to experiment and to learn how to efficiently use the gloves and the settings. 13 months later: one battery does not hold its charge any more. This is why I reduced the rating to four stars. Without the defective battery I'd give it a six star rating. These gloves are wonderful!!!! 2years later: The gloves are still wonderful, BUT I already replaced two batteries and I suspect now a third one is on the fritz. And the batteries are not cheap
These gloves do the trick. I live in NY and commute by motorcycle 45 minutes to an hour each way and charge the batteries at the office and when I get home. They work really well at keeping my fingers warm (all five, including my thumb). I think the regulator or whatever it is is a little bit slow to warm up again (it has to warm up and cool down on a cycle presumably to prevent the gloves from getting too hot) but overall I'm happy with them. I think they're a bit overpriced, so I waited until I had enough reward cash on my card to buy them for half the price.
They fit a bit loose and the batteries are relatively heavy but it's all good. I can feel my fingers when I get home! Granted, due to traffic and my location, I don't take the highway so I'm not riding at 50-70mph, usually 40-50. So, at higher speeds (this stronger winds) you may have a different experience.
I bought these gloves because I have poor blood circulation in the my hands. Whenever I would ride my motorcycle in the morning, my hands would become extremely cold and make riding in the winter (Southern California) almost impossible. I bought these gloves and they have made it possible for me to ride all year. The heat is well distributed and my hands are kept warm during my commute. I have only two complaints. One, the battery life isn't the greatest for long rides. It hasn't been a huge problem for me though because I charge them when I get to work. The other issue is they are easy to turn on accidentally. The button on them is very sensitive and I have accidentally turned them back on after I'm done riding. Otherwise, I really like these gloves. I would recommend them to any motorcycle rider looking for battery-powered gloves.
First time of use last night at 58F and I didn't have to turn it on. Then in the morning on my way home it was 42F I turned it on to the highest level together with my heated grips full blast, they kept my hands confortable but not too warm and I could feel cold spots on the sides of my fingers in between but not to the point that my reynauds takes effect. Doing 80 to 90 mph on the freeway. I was satisfied on 50 mins ride. I will update this review when it changes to negative side. I plan on riding all winter to and from work at night and in the mornings so we'll see. Update: One of the batteries failed to charge. I thought at first that one of the charger wire was broken but when I tried to charge it with the good battery it did charge. So conclusion a dead battery. Really sucked when I was on my way home in the morning 6 am, 36 degF when my throttle side glove wouldn't turn on. So glad that I could cranked up my heated grips but the back of my hand was freezing. I contacted the company and they sent me a pair of battery replacement. I have not tried them yet but I fully charged them when I received them just had no time to ride because it was raining for 3 days straight now. I am not a fan of riding in the rain. Well we'll see if there'll be more issues on this. I am not modifying my rating to 5* only because they sent a replacement. An honest review is for the product itself not for the company. If it will last longer then I prolly update my rating but as of now waiting game starts.
I volunteer at our local wildlife refuge for winter bird counts. I needed gloves to keep me warm for an hour at a time in a Northeast winter afternoon / evening. I have used these gloves for 2 sessions and they have worked out fine. The gloves do fit snugly, but for my use that is okay. They are heavy, but not to the point where I could not use them with binoculars. They do keep my thumbs warm which was the biggest issue I had with cold hands. I had looked at a number of heated gloves offered by Amazon and found there was no clear top choice. I will update if I find a problem with these gloves after I have used them more.