If you’ve ever searched for a pair of heated gloves then you’ve probably come across this pair in your search results. The Volt rechargeable heated gloves are one of the most popular pairs on the market and with good reason because they’re a great choice for an overall good pair of heated gloves.
These Volt Men’s Tatra Gloves exceeded my expectations by a lot.
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Heated Gloves Overview
This is a great pair of heated gloves that you’ll be able to get a lot of use out of. They’re really good for any winter or snow activity and you’ll be happy with the confort and durability.
They have a nylon outer layer with a soft leather palm for extra comfort. They’re also equiped with a waterproof and breathable(Aquatex) membrane that keeps your hands dry in all conditions.
Volt is a pretty big name in the heated gloves industry and so you know that any product they put out will be high quality. This one is no different.
Comfort + Warmth
There’s no doubt at all about the comfort of these gloves. I’ve warn this pair for long periods of time in all sorts of different situations and I never got annoyed with them at all.
Leather is by far the most comfortable material that a glove can be made of and although these aren’t completely leather, the leather palm makes these a pleasure to wear.
The battery pack is in a good spot on the back of the hand so you don’t even really notice it’s there most of them time. I also found the battery to be lightweight and compact which is great.
The leanth of the cuff is good too. Not too long that they’re bulky but long enough that you can get them over your jacket sleeve and tighten the draw string to keep out air and moisture. That being said, the gauntlet isn’t huge. Was a little tight on my sleeve but not a big issue.
They have a little bit of insulation so that they’re pretty warm even without using the heat function but they also hold the heat in fairly well which makes them efficient.
The heat warms up to 150 Degrees Fahrenheit at the highest setting which is very hot. Of course there’s insulation so that it doesn’t feel like it could ever actually burn your hand.
The 4 temperature settings make these really versatile which is great if you live in a climate that’s constantly changing.
I found that the heat distribution was great. All five fingers get heat along both sides as well as the front and back of the hand making for a toasty warm hand without any dead zones.
I gave these a rating of 18/20 for comfort. The only reason I docked them 2 points was because they were a tiny bit stiff feeling. The fact that the palm was leather made them less stiff but the vinyl parts took a while to break in.
I gave these a rating of 18/20 for warmth. The heat was really nice and hot when turned to high and they were insulated enough that they didn’t lose heat too quickly. The only reason I docked them 2 points is because when compared to other gloves, they weren’t quite as warm. But still a VERY warm pair of gloves.
These passed the water resistance tests with flying colors. I couldn’t get any moisture into the glove even after submerging them completely in water.
If you live in a wet climate or have struggled to keep your hands dry, these gloves will certainly do the trick in this department.
I noticed that the leather palm did absorb some water which is totally understandable since it’s leather but nothing actually got through the membrane to my hand.
So the only reason I docked them 1 point in this department is because the leather absorbed a little bit of water making them slightly heavy and thus slightly less compfortable. They get a 19/20.
From looking at the gloves initially and inspecting them, I’d say that they look very well built and they feel very durable.
The stitching stands up well to heavy use so I’d say these would be great as a light work glove for things like shoveling snow, walking the dog and other light use jobs.
I wouldn’t recommend buying these gloves for heavy work use as they don’t have extra padding or stitching to withstand a hardcore work load. They’re more of a recreational type of glove.
With all of this being said, these gloves are made in China and not Made In America which begs the question, How will they stand the test of time?
I’d guess that they’d do just fine based on the look and feel but if you’re the type of person that only buys North American made products then you might want to seek out a different pair.
I gave them a 16/20 for quality because they don’t have a lot of extra padding or stitching on them for extra durability. For most applications this is not a problem but it’s important to know this if you’re looking for a heavy duty work glove.
They come with two 7.4V 2200mAh batteries and a charger. Volt claims that the heat will last for 2+ hours on the highest heat setting and 8+ hours on the lowest setting but just like when a car says it gets 35MPG from the factory, that’s usually not exactly the case in real life use.
I’m sure when they tested these gloves they were indoors and the conditions were perfect and stable. Here’s the numbers Volt gives us.
100% High – 2 Hours
75% Med/High – 3 hours
50% Med – 5 hours
25% Low – 8 Hours
My personal test gave me slightly different results but not too far off. I was able to get the 2+ hours of heat on high heat which was great.
However I wasn’t able to get 8+ hours on the lowest setting as advertised. I made it to the 7 hour mark when the battery just died. This is a little concerning because this was on the first charge when the battery should be at it’s strongest.
I read quite a few other reviews online and a lot of people are also finding that the battery is less than satisfactory. A lot of people are saying that it just doen’t last long enough.
With that being said, my personaly results were pretty good and there are a lot of people online saying that they batteries were good. So you always have to take those things with a grain of salt.
My rating for the battery is 14/20.
I normally wear a Men’s size large but with these gloves I needed an extra large. I found that they fit small and so you should probably order one size bigger than you normally do.
I also noticed that this is consistent with what other reviews online are saying. If you don’t know what size you should wear you should have a look at our Sizing Guide to see where you stand and then of course, buy one size up if you buy this glove.
I have to say that I liked these gloves. The overall quality and comfort of them is good and they do exactly what most people want when seeking out heated gloves.
You won’t have to worry about getting cold hands anymore if you buy these gloves. With that being said, hopefully you read this review thouroughly so that you know the details about these gloves.
As I’ve said, these are great for recreation use or light work job like shoveling snow or walking the dog. I would highly recommend these for skiing/snowboarding and pretty much any winter/snow activity.
However they aren’t made for heavy duty work type jobs and I also wouldn’t recommend them as a motorcycle glove because they don’t offer protection.
I hope you found this review helpful. If you don’t think this is the pair of gloves for you, please have a look at our other reviews and I’m sure you can find the right pair as there is a very wide range.
Also if you’re interested Volt also makes heated slippers which are really cool for after a long day of skiing.