I bet I would love these gloves if they were in my possession. I ordered these gloves 3 weeks ago and they are still not here, better give them plenty of lead time or buy from another manufacturer. (Posted on 9/30/11)
I've owned the same pair of these for several years now. I wore them on cold West Texas mornings on my 30-40 minute ride to class (17 degrees was the lower bound, I'm not going to say that it was warm and toasty, but I could still work the controls with ease). I now use them on the "shoulders" of the riding season in Southcentral Alaska. In my experience, the glove is very durable and is showing very little sign of wear after many thousands of miles. $57 for warm hands over many years. (Posted on 9/19/11)
Bought these after a brutal mid-May trip up north last year. On that trip, the AirVantage Heated vest kept my torso warm while my Wickers undergarments and Sidi boots made mid-30's temps no problem while riding my FJR. Hands froze in leather gloves. That small body area controls a lot and my cold hands focused the ride on something besides the gorgeous countryside. I have looked for battery-powered heated gloves, but that technology isn't mature yet. These gloves do what they claim, but can be tight enough to restrict bloodflow at the fingertips when new.
Overall - glad I bought them. If you don't ride much, you may not like the fit, but if you have ever been in pain over the course of a cold, rainy 700 mile mid-May "fun ride" with constant temps lower than you set the thermostat in your fridge for, these gloves are the next best thing to heated gloves. Actually better, if your heated gloves aren't waterproof and the wet stuff is about... I will have these gloves in a side bag when crossing from Milwaukee to Seattle this May... bet I use 'em too. (Posted on 3/18/11)
Hands down (pun not intended) the best cold weather/rain gloves I've owned...out of NINE pair of other gloves from makers including HELD ("Narvik"...sucked horribly; they're summer gloves are great but not their winter stuff). For those of you complaining about them making it hard to "operate" your switches and stuff, you're not giving them enough time to break in. My current pair has two full winters of Seattle riding plus the last two months of fall riding and they're still leak-proof and warm...and BROKEN IN. Complainers: if you want super comfy out of the bag, get something with no waterproof membrane and no insulation, sure, that glove is going to be very flexible, but you best be sticking to riding in June and July. I ride when it's 35F and raining cats and dogs and these gloves are what you want on. If you ride a sportbike (where your arms are at a quite steep angle and sustained, intense rain can eventually work it's way inside your cuffs, as opposed to a cruiser or dual sport where your hands are approx perpendicular to the road surface, thus eliminating that problem almost completely), get TWO PAIR and cycle them when one pair starts getting damp around the cuffs. You will NOT be dissapointed with these gloves! (Posted on 12/3/09)
I bought these for a friend for Christmas. She already had a pair of winter gloves and she lets me borrow them on occassion. She let me borrow these once and I really liked them. They are very soft and comfortable and kept my hands warm. Last time I asked to borrow her warm gloves she didn't give me these, but kept them for herself. So, I'm back to order a pair for myself and my husband. (Posted on 3/25/09)
Very strange. The left glove feels fine, but the right glove is very uncomfortable. Maybe they need to be broken in. I've used them one on my 45 minute commute, and I had to stop half way to switch back to my old gloves. When I put the glove on and flex my fingers, there is a noticeable stress on the back side of my hand. I guess you get what you pay for. (Posted on 10/24/07)
I find these golves to be to bulky, making it difficulte to do simple chores like hit the horn button or light switch. They are difficult to put on and are not compatible with my roadcrafter suit. They will not fit inside the sleeve or over it. While riding to work at 5:30 AM this morning, in 34 deg. clear weather, my finger tips got cold, even behind hand guards. I cannot reccommend these gloves. (Posted on 3/15/07)