I’ve reviewed other Volt heated gloves before but none of the other ones were designed for riding motorcycles.
The Volt Motorcycle Heated Gloves that I’m reviewing today are a pretty reasonable price compared to some of the competitors.
In addition to their reasonable price they also rated pretty well so I’m guessing these will be a popular choice for this upcoming riding season.
Heated Motorcycle Gloves
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These are great riding gloves. As with any Volt products these ones are high quality and you can tell as soon as you put them on.
Volt is one of the most trusted names in the heated gloves industry and has been for a long time. Any Volt heated gloves I’ve tried have always stood the test of time and these MOTO 12v gloves are no different.
I would recemmend these gloves to anyone who wants a warm, comfortable and stylish pair of riding gloves.
They aren’t really the hardcore technical type of gloves that you might see from VentureHeat but they work great for most conditions and for a lot less money too.
You might be surpised that I don’t rate these gloves higher or even give them the title of “Our Top Pick” since they’re a really good bang for your buck but when I rate gloves here I don’t factor in the price.
The reason I don’t factor in the price in my ratings is because everybody has a different opinion on what’s expensive and what’s cheap so I don’t want to make assumptions for you in that department.
Comfort + Warmth
There’s no doubt that these are comfortable gloves. They’re made from drum dryed, top grade cowhide leather which makes them very flexible, comfy and windproof.
Anytime a glove is mostly leather you know it will be comfortable enought to wear all day. Also, the inside is lined with a very soft tricot fleece which feels really nice on the hands.
They also have an adjustable wrist enclosure and a cinch pull cuff so that you can adjust it to the ideal fit for your hand.
The heat is distrubuted all along the fingers as well as both the front and the back of the hand which is both a plus and a minus.
The reason I say it’s a minus is because you can feel the heat elements a little bit on the palm when you grip the throttle.
This is me being very picky. It’s not that bad and I probably only noticed it because I’ve tried so many of these gloves that I was actually looking for this when I read that the elements are on the palm.
A lot of motorcycle gloves will only put the elements on the back of the hand for this very reason.
The plus side is that they are very very warm. Having the elements on both sides of the hand helps a lot with warmth for sure.
They’re also lined with Thinsulate insulation which keeps the heat in nicely and also makes them pretty warm even when the heat isn’t turned on.
There are 4 heat settings which is standard for Volt but better than most brands. Most brands only have 3 settings.
The hottest setting gets very warm so it would have to be pretty cold to be using this one.
I’m giving them a 16/20 in the comfort category and a 19/20 in the warmth category.
They’re equipped with a waterproof and breathable membrane which is awesome. You can fully submerge them in water and your hand will stay dry.
You could wear these in some really heavy rain without concern.
The only complaint I would have is that the leather starts to absorb a little bit of water after heavy rain making them a little heavy and soggy.
This isn’t that bad and it has to be raining pretty hard for this to occur. With light rain they pretty much repel all of the water.
I think this would actually be improved if you sprayed them with a water conditioning solution to make them repel the water a little better.
I’m giving them a 18/20 in this category.
Volt makes quality products and I’ve always said that. Not only do they make quality products but they also stand behind what they make.
Any defects or failures in workmanship will be covered for life. They should keep you warm season after season.
They’ll also give you a full refund on any Volt product if you’re not satisfied within the first 30 days.
After a thourough inspection I’d say that they look really well built. They have double stitching and it looks nice and tight.
The materials are cowhide leather, nylon, thinsulate insulation and fleece lining. All of which are durable and made to last.
I’m giving them a 19/20 in this category.
Safety is super important especially with motorcycle gloves. They should be able to protect your hands against road rash in the event of a crash.
One problem with a lot of motorcycle gloves is that they don’t stay on your hand very well. This means that if you crash, the gloves are the first thing to come flying off.
No matter how tough they are, they aren’t going to do you a lot of good if they come flying off.
Fortunately these gloves have a strong adjustable cuff so that you can get them nice and tight so that they won’t come off.
This sounds simple but it’s not a given with all riding gloves.
They have an extra layer of leather on the palm to give extra protection since it’s a high impact area. There is also a little bit of extra padding on the back of the hand and knuckles.
All in all these are a safe pair of gloves. They will help save your hands in a bad situation. With that being said, if you’re looking for the absolute safest gloves out there, you might want to look elsewhere.
The only reason I say that is because there are certain gloves that put even more emphasis on safety. The safest gloves often use carbon fiber or kevlar for protection.
But I still think these gloves are safe so I’m giving them a 17/20 in this category.
I would say that these fit slightly small. By that I mean that you might want to order one size larger than you normally wear.
If you receive them and find that they aren’t the right size you should exchange them ASAP and it won’t cost you anything.
Be sure to check our Sizing Guide to make sure you know what size you should be.
Finally I’d like to say that I like these gloves and I think any rider would be happy to have them.
The warmth is just amazing and the fact that there are 4 settings makes them very versatile. You can even wear these gloves on warm days without the heat and you’ll be comfortable because they’re breathable and not too bulky.
I’ve always liked leather gloves because I find that the more you wear them the more comfortable they get.
Sure you could find a glove that is more focused on safety but I don’t think these are unsafe. They just don’t have the technical carbon fiber like some more hardcore gloves have.
You just need to ask yourself if that’s something you want or need. Some people don’t like the more technical gloves because they’re just too stiff.
I kind of wished that these gloves had touchscreen capability but they don’t. Not a deal breaker in my opinion but something to consider.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I’d also love to hear about your personal experience with these gloves. Just use the box below and I’ll be sure to respond ASAP.
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