Most of the gloves I review here are all emcompassing gloves that provide warmth and keep you dry with a waterproof shell. This pair is a little different. These are battery operated glove liners which means that they work best if you wear them underneath a shell glove rather than on their own.
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Heated Gloves Overview
Since these gloves don’t have a waterproof/windproof shell, you’ll want to make sure you either live in a dry climate or else already have a shell glove that you can use over top of these.
This can be a positive or a negative depending on your circumstance. Personally I like having the option to only buy the liner because I do already own a nice shell glove that I can put over top to keep the water and wind out.
This means that I can buy the liner for less money instead of paying for something that I already have. I would imagine that a lot of you are in this same boat.
Not only that, but if it happens to be a dry, calm day where you don’t necessarily need the shell, you’d have the option of wearing just the liner for a lighter more compfortable feel.
Since these are just liners, they’re really low profile and lightweight which is a huge plus right off the bat.
Comfort + Warmth
As I said before, these are a really lightweight and low profile pair of gloves, especially compared to an all emcompassing glove that has the built-in shell.
This factor alone makes these gloves really comfortable. I’d actually say that these are possibly the most compfortable heated gloves I’ve tried in a long time.
They come with a little bit of a gauntlet, enough so that you can put it overtop of a light or thin jacket. But if you wear them with a shell, they work really well tucked under the jacket sleeve with the shell gauntlet pulled over top of the sleeve.
But either way, the gauntlet is versatile enough that it can be worn tucked under any jacket or out over top of any jacket sleeve as well. Totally the discretion of the person wearing them.
As for comfort, I’m giving this pair of gloves a 19/20. This is a great score.
For warmth, I was pretty impressed with these as well. They heated up to a nice hot temperature on the highest setting. There are three settings and when cranked right up, they’re really warm.
The problem if you wearn them all on their own(without a shell) is that they seem to lose the heat pretty fast. Like if you turn the heat off for a minute, it doesn’t take long for your hand to get cold.
This isn’t a huge surprise since they are such a thin low profile glove. Also this can be basically fixed if you used them with a shell because the shell helps to hold the heat in quite a bit.
I’m going to give them a score of 17/20. Even though they lose the heat fast when turned off, they still get really warm when turn on and that was great.
Okay so this is where these gloves didn’t fair so well. They are mostly polyester so they aren’t exactly waterproof. This isn’t a big surprise since they’re just a liner and it’s not like the company advertises them as waterproof.
They’ll handle a light rain just fine and you can still wear them skiing and snowboarding on their own as long as you’re not planning on handling the snow too much.
I’d call them water resistant but not waterproof. Water droplets are fine but when I submerged them in water they absorbed a lot of water and my hand got wet.
After they got wet they took a full day of hanging up to dry out. Again, this is not a surprise as they are meant to fit under a shell but it’s still something to be aware of.
I’m giving them a 10/20 for this category.
Upon the initial inspection of them they look like high quality. The stitching and fabric seem to be well built and durable from what I can see.
I’d say that if you use these gloves for their intended purpose you shouldn’t have any issues with the quality. But if you try to wear these for heavy duty work or even snowmobiling or motorcycle riding you might find that they wear out fast.
That’s not a big deal because they aren’t advertised as a work glove so they aren’t built to withstand a lot of heavy use. But for skiing, snoboarding, general snow sports and recreation or just walking the dog, these will be great gloves and they should stand the test of time.
They’re made in Poland which is a little bit of an unknown since not a lot of outdoor gear is made there. This might be something to keep in mind but probably not a big deal.
I did read a few complaints online that said they shorted out on them so hopefully these are just a few isolated incidences. If you do have a problem you can contact the company as they do have a 1 year warranty which should give you peace of mind.
Given what I know I’m going to give these gloves a 16/20 for quality.
The batteries these come with are two 7.4V Lithium ion, 2200 mAh. This is a good battery that is known to be very efficient so it should be fine with being drained and recharged over and over again.
As you can see the battery is pretty small so it fits nicely in the little pouch without being bulky or annoying.
Like I said before, there are 3 settings for heat. The lowest setting is advertised to give you 6 hours of heat. The middle setting says you’ll get 4 hours and the highest setting says 2 hours.
This is not too bad for heated gloves. I know a lot of other pairs have 4 settings but I don’t think that’s a big deal as even when I have 4 settings I seem to only use 2 of them. But that’s just me.
When I tested the battery I actually got better results than advertised. At all three settings I was able to get between 10-15 minutes longer heating time than what they advertise. This was a nice surprise as I’ve come to expect the opposite with heated gloves.
Even though they lasted slightly longer than advertised, I’d still like to get more time on the high heat setting. It would be nice to get at least 3 hours on high heat but that’s tough to come by.
For this category I’m giving them a 17/20.
They actually fit very true to size. They even provide you with their own little sizing guide to make things easier.
This is a pretty simple little sizing guide but if you’ve used our sizing guide before and you’re familiar with it, then you might want to just stick with that.
I usually wear a large glove and I found these were a perfect fit. Also if you buy a size too small these gloves are pretty forgiving since they’re polyester they’ll stretch to fit your hand.
Overall I have to say that I liked these gloves. As long as you’re aware of the fact that these are just liners and not an all emcompassing pair of gloves you should be happy with these.
I should also mention that the index finger and thumb of these gloves will work with a touchscreen phone or tablet which is a huge bonus.
I actually really like this because they’re nicely fitted which even gives you enough dexterity to not only use your phone with them on but I was even able to type and text with them on.
Anyone who buys these gloves for their intended use should be happy with them. If you really need something that 100% waterproof or windproof you might want to have a look at the Volt Tatra’s or Gerbing Core Heat gloves I reviewed.
If you don’t like either of those, have a look at all of our other reviews and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
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