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Heated gloves recommendation

Getting cold in the morning up here in northern Canada. I have the wrap around heated grips but it's not enough. I figure with heated gloves I could probably ride to work for another complete month.

I did a search but not much came up. You guys have any recommendations on a good pair of 12v heated gloves?

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Since you have heated grips, have you thought about hand guards?

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I have these along with a 90W jacket liner. Makes a big difference. I would definitely buy again.

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Man up and get a pair Sally! Lol.

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Since you have heated grips, have you thought about hand guards?
I tried hand guards in the spring and it was still cold. I had to wear big mittens until it got warmer.

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I have these along with a 90W jacket liner. Makes a big difference. I would definitely buy again.

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I will check them out, thanks...

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Man up and get a pair Sally! Lol.
I got up this morning and looked out the window, there was frost on the roofs. Was just above the freezing point this morning on my way to work.

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I have a pair of First Gear, and a pair of Gerbing's. I rode with both last winter, and found that I had a very slight preference for the Gerbing's. Having said that, I like both pairs of gloves, and I have no complaints about either one. Heated gear is AWESOME.

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isn't there a brand that only provides heat on the top of the hand and another brand that provides heat on both the top and inside if the hand?

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Firstgear is good. Their heated gear is made by Warm & Safe. Warm & Safe, the Home of the Warmest Clothing in the Universe
Gerbings is good too. But I don't think any of the heated glove makers offer a Gore Tex model yet. If you already have warm waterproof winter gloves and if they're roomy enough inside you might consider a heated glove liner. Warm & Safe, Gerbings and even Cyclegear offer them. I bought my REVIT Alaska gloves a size up to fit my heated liners of my own making. It's a bit bulky but works well. The thing to consider is that all heated gear fails at some point. Warranties are good but you're without heat while waiting for repair or replacement. But if you make it you can fix it. I have made repairs at a campsite and never missed a beat. I also carry spare glove liners. They're so cheap to make. I don't build the controllers anymore though. I use Warm & Safe units.
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Firstgear is good. Their heated gear is made by Warm & Safe. Warm & Safe, the Home of the Warmest Clothing in the Universe
Gerbings is good too. But I don't think any of the heated glove makers offer a Gore Tex model yet. If you already have warm waterproof winter gloves and if they're roomy enough inside you might consider a heated glove liner. Warm & Safe, Gerbings and even Cyclegear offer them. I bought my REVIT Alaska gloves a size up to fit my heated liners of my own making. It's a bit bulky but works well. The thing to consider is that all heated gear fails at some point. Warranties are good but you're without heat while waiting for repair or replacement. But if you make it you can fix it. I have made repairs at a campsite and never missed a beat. I also carry spare glove liners. They're so cheap to make. I don't build the controllers anymore though. I use Warm & Safe units.
I did read your thread about how to make your own, very interesting but I don't have time or patience to do it. Your homemade heated gear must work cause I think I've seen pics of you riding in the snow.

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isn't there a brand that only provides heat on the top of the hand and another brand that provides heat on both the top and inside if the hand?
You only need heat around the perimeter of the fingers and on the back of the hand where the wind hits - if the glove is insulated well enough to retain the heat. I have read the complaint about the Tourmaster heated gloves that there is no heat whatsoever in the thumbs. They've had trouble with their gauntlet mounted controller too.
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Stay away from Tourmaster then. I've been reading reviews for the Gerbin T5, seems to be a good choice.

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heated gear...... so much lols.

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heated gear...... so much lols.
Shut it troll.

You can have your heat (with rights missing) and we'll take the heated gear along with our rights and guns thank you.

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Shut it troll.

You can have your heat (with rights missing) and we'll take the heated gear along with our rights and guns thank you.
Says the guy from the state where you can't PUMP YOUR OWN FRICKIN GAS! (We had to cross the river into Washington on our way home from the track to find gas. What a crock!)

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Pumping your own gas is not a right, but a privilege lol.

But I couldn't agree with you more!

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Remember, heated gloves (and layers) are fine for short commutes but the longer you're out there and the colder the temp the more the need for a heated vest or jacket arises. When the core gets cold, the body responds be restricting blood flow to the extremities to protect vital organs thus exacerbating the problem of cold hands and feet. The effect of wind chill is exponential. As the outer layers of your gear assume the outside temperature it inevitably overtakes your body's own radiant heat. So heating your trunk can extend the time and temp range your heated grips will suffice. I use both jacket and gloves - I don't like to get cold and like "not riding" even less. So I gear up and ride. To me, my electrics are no less vital than boots and a helmet.
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Usually my fingers and then my hands get cold in minutes, but the rest of my body is still good for hours without getting cold.

To the point where I can't even pull on the clutch lever, makes it pretty danderous...

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I might have to move somewhere warmer and ride year round...

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I have these along with a 90W jacket liner. Makes a big difference. I would definitely buy again.

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I have the same jacket liner but I use the Firstgear heated glove liners. I have a nice pair of winter gloves that work great above freezing so I didn't want to fork out a bunch of money for another pair of gloves. I road the highway last winter at 19 degrees and was very comfortable. I didn't even have the heat at max. I do where a full textile suit in the winter though which keeps me very comfortable.

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I might have to move somewhere warmer and ride year round...
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I might have to move somewhere warmer and ride year round...
Oh dont worry, i will definitely have some nice pictures of me riding in december for you guys.

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Usually my fingers and then my hands get cold in minutes, but the rest of my body is still good for hours without getting cold.

To the point where I can't even pull on the clutch lever, makes it pretty danderous...
I have Raynaud's syndrome. Might be what you have. G00gl3it.

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Wtf? I could've gone the rest of my life knowing what it is, and the text you have it. Save it for your track days.

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Interesting... My finger don't change colour, they just get cold real fast. Doesn't matter if I'm on the bike or doing other activities in cold weather.
Like hunting, holding a riffle when it's cold out, I have to wear thick gloves when everybody else are wearing thin or no gloves at all.

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Interesting... My finger don't change colour, they just get cold real fast. Doesn't matter if I'm on the bike or doing other activities in cold weather.
Like hunting, holding a riffle when it's cold out, I have to wear thick gloves when everybody else are wearing thin or no gloves at all.
You might also try Hippo Hands with your heated grips. Hippo Hands
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I bought a pair of Hippo Hands last year, next cool ride I'll be trying them out. A friend also bought them and keeps his heated grips on low and wears a pair of mechanix gloves and claims his hands are fine.

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I have Gerbing gloves and jacket liner with some of those cheap grip heaters. Awesome combo I ride in the 30s on occasion. The grips and gloves combo is where its at. I'm sure some hand guards would make it even better. Plus all of Gerbings shit is waterproof. Buy used if possible to save money as I did

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Does anyone need a new pair of Firstgear Carbon heated gloves in XL? I have a new-in-bag pair here that I don't need (because I'm using Gerbing gloves).

I took the gloves out of the bag and made sure they heat up properly when wired up. They still have that new leather smell.

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Does anyone need a new pair of Firstgear Carbon heated gloves in XL? I have a new-in-bag pair here that I don't need (because I'm using Gerbing gloves).

I took the gloves out of the bag and made sure they heat up properly when wired up. They still have that new leather smell.
Xl might be too big for me, but lord knows I need a new pair of winter gloves. Are they water proof? How much do you want for them?

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Xl might be too big for me, but lord knows I need a new pair of winter gloves. Are they water proof? How much do you want for them?
$120.00 shipped USPS - online price is $152.99 plus shipping.

These gloves have a "Porelle® breathable, waterproof membrane" so they are supposed to be waterproof.

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$120.00 shipped USPS - online price is $152.99 plus shipping.

These gloves have a "Porelle® breathable, waterproof membrane" so they are supposed to be waterproof.
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$120.00 shipped USPS - online price is $152.99 plus shipping.

These gloves have a "Porelle® breathable, waterproof membrane" so they are supposed to be waterproof.
Very cool, thanks for letting me know. Sadly I have to pass as I'm pretty sure that the XL will be too large. Not to mention I'm broke lol.

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Mr T81 asked if the gloves include wiring. No, just the gloves - controller is sold separately (and works very well with my Firstgear jacket liner and Gerbing gloves).

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I have Raynaud's syndrome. Might be what you have. G00gl3it.

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Holy shit, I have this! Toes too.
Didn't realize there was a term for it.
Whatever temperature it is outside, are what my fingers are.

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Holy shit, I have this! Toes too.
Didn't realize there was a term for it.
Whatever temperature it is outside, are what my fingers are.
Ok, but on a serious note. If I order those FirstGear heated gloves by themselves, what else would I need? Do I have to get the vest, or do I just get some battery pack to wire to them?

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Ok, but on a serious note. If I order those FirstGear heated gloves by themselves, what else would I need? Do I have to get the vest, or do I just get some battery pack to wire to them?
You have to get a heat controller and a Y-connector.

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