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Old 21 Sep 2011
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Electric heated riding Gloves. Anyone tried them ?

I have no car and ride my bike everyday of the year.

I usually try and escape overseas for the winter but I'm stuck here working for a while and have a miserable 30 minute freezing winter commute coming up.

I suffer for Raynauds Disease in my fingers (no circulation in the cold) and winter riding is VERY painful for me.

I have tried heated grips, muffs, liners and about 10 types of glove. Nothing keeps my fingers warm.

The only thing I haven't tried is electric heated gloves........

Can anyone here tell me about them ??? Do they heat the finger tips ?
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Hi Ted I have a pair from warm n safe I use them along with the heated jacket Simply put they stop your hands from freezing but in really cold weather I think they still lose to much heat and I have still had numb fingers mind you without them on my hands would have totally frozen and a long time earlier - so put simply they do work but are still a bit limited. If you want to try them well you can borrow mine as I am not riding at the moment for various reasons so your welcome to borrow the gloves, heated jacket and troller for a month or two and give it a go - depending on your size. of course. That way you can make up your own mind. Drop me a PM . Jake.
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Hi Ted I have a pair from warm n safe I use them along with the heated jacket Simply put they stop your hands from freezing but in really cold weather I think they still lose to much heat and I have still had numb fingers mind you without them on my hands would have totally frozen and a long time earlier - so put simply they do work but are still a bit limited. If you want to try them well you can borrow mine as I am not riding at the moment for various reasons so your welcome to borrow the gloves, heated jacket and troller for a month or two and give it a go - depending on your size. of course. That way you can make up your own mind. Drop me a PM . Jake.
Wow Jake.. That's a very kind offer.

My body is fine with the gear I have but I just might take you up on the offer of the gloves as it gets colder..
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I've got a pair of Gerbings T5 heated gloves ( Gerbing's Heated Clothing // The World's Warmest Clothing! ), as well as their jacket liner. As Adventure950 said, they keep your fingers from freezing but you won't find yourself turning the heat down too often in really cold weather.

In addition to the T5s I also frequently wear those Spock type waterproof overgloves from Aerostitch Aerostich Triple Digit Rain Covers :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear which help cut the wind and keep the heat in.

Because I've got three bikes, and ride them all, it made economic sense for me to have one pair of gloves instead of 3 sets of heated grips. Plus, the bikes keep changing so I'd have to keep buying grip heaters.

There's another product from Aerostitch that I considered and that's a wrap around grip heater ( Aerostich Warm Wrap Grips - Heated Grips & Accessories - Rider Comfort - A to B Utilities :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear ) because of its portability between bikes. Just sayin'. OOOps, I see in your original post that you've already tried the overgrip heaters.

Oh, I have no affiliation with either of the companies mentioned above.

Take Adventure950 up on his offer to loan you the gloves and try them for yourself. That's my best advice.

Good luck. Nobody like riding with frozen digits.
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Circulation is the key to keeping hands warm, the exact issue Ted has. I usually reccomend a few physical jerks, a good breakfast, not wearing your summer jacket with three jumpers underneath and a decent winter glove/muff/hand guard combo as the way to enjoy winter rides. Electric heat is unreliable, the wires are a pain and the heat tends to be too localised.

If your circulation is bad though electric gloves have got to be the best answer. You could always buy resistance wire and make your own. The only difficult bit is soldering onto NiChrome wire, the trick is to clean it in brake fluid.

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Ted, you could try my electric undergloves as well but tbh they're f@cking useless. You do get heat from them but the cabeling drives you to distraction, the wires dig into your skin and they're really uncomfortable. I (genuinely) prefer cold hands, although I don't have the circulation probs you do. The ones I've got put most of the heat on the back of the hand (in the knuckles area) and not much on the fingertips.

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I have no car and ride my bike everyday of the year.

I usually try and escape overseas for the winter but I'm stuck here working for a while and have a miserable 30 minute freezing winter commute coming up.

I suffer for Reynards Disease in my fingers (no circulation in the cold) and winter riding is VERY painful for me.

I have tried heated grips, muffs, liners and about 10 types of glove. Nothing keeps my fingers warm.

The only thing I haven't tried is electric heated gloves........

Can anyone here tell me about them ??? Do they heat the finger tips ?
My brother in law has that as well, he uses gloves with a small battery when out walking etc.

Try the Raynauds forum, The Raynaud's Association , see what people use for cycling.

And add muffs as well, they stop wind chill.

Oh, and thanks for reminding me I am about to see my 1st winter in nearly 2 years :-(
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Ted my cloves set up is such that they plug into my heated jacket wrist connectors and I do not have the wires to use the heated gloves by themselves - but any Electical shop could supply it - you would need two DC coax cables one to reach each glove from your waist area of your jacket where they plug into the heat troller. As for comfort the warm n safe gloves - wires do not cut into your hands nor do they get hot spots - If you do use the gloves alone with a wiring kit then they will get pretty warm as I say mine work as an extension of the jacket so the jacket draws a lot of heat however you can operate the gloves seperate of the jacket but still need to wear the jacket for the power connection with my current set up (bit limiting really).

Like all things electrical they can let you down and probably will at the worst time they can, so if you were going travelling it would be best to have a secondary backup system. I find wearing the heated jacket makes you feel comfortable but actually makes you colder as your body is so warm it lets out heat instead of closing itself down to preserve heat so when in very cold climates heated gear is not the answer - mad as it sounds.
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Just a quick note on electric gloves, they only heat the OUTSIDE of the fingers and hands not the inside. For that you will need heated grips.

But having used the Gerbings gloves and the CLS Heat grips, they keep my hands toasty
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Just a quick note on electric gloves, they only heat the OUTSIDE of the fingers and hands not the inside. For that you will need heated grips.

But having used the Gerbings gloves and the CLS Heat grips, they keep my hands toasty
I've tried loads of heated grips. Great for keeping your palms warm !!

They do nothing for me really.
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Warm & Safe for me. Water/windproof. Also use their jacket liner.
Works a treat. Toasty.
I have had white fingers for years in anything below 15c and these work for me.
I use dash mounted controls.

As a bonus, Mike Coan who runs Warm & Safe is always there to answer any questions and has sent me an FOC "troller" after I buggered mine up.

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Does anyone know of a good UK supplier for these 'Safe n warm" gloves ?

I think I need to make an investment....
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Ted I bought mine from [url=http://www.warmnsafe.eu/] excellent service and no difference in price - I had problems with the uk dealer at that time - that dealer might have changed now though I do not know.
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Years back when I was despatching in London I used heated inner gloves with a pair of leather summer gloves and handlebar muffs.

The wires took a bit of getting used to, some parts of the hand were warmer than other parts and the cables and plugs took a bit of imagination to get right but the heated inner/thin glove/muff combination worked a treat.

I would recommend them.

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