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Cold Weather Heated Cycle Glove
Not many things can suck the fun out of a ride quite like freezing hands. If you're like us, riding in the cold is mildly uncomfortable until we warm up, but if our hands go numb, it's downright painful. That’s why we're so excited that we invested in the Cold Weather Heated Cycle Glove from SealSkinz and while we're not exactly looking forward to winter, we're not fretting the changing seasons.
These gloves are designed and tested in Britain in the worst conditions you'd imagine riding in. The first layer of defense against the cold, the wet, and the wind come from the 100% waterproof, windproof, and breathable construction. Inside the glove is Primaloft Gold insulation and a bonded, heat reflective liner and these features alone provide exceptional warmth and comfort in the cold and wet, and by adding in a heating element into the shell, you can easily create a comfortable thermal range for your hands in the coldest climates. The gloves feature an integrated control switch with three power settings and are good for a runtime between 5-6 hours between charges.
On the outside, a soft and long-wearing goatskin leather palm with foam padding increase your grip while adding some cushioning with no loss in dexterity a with some bulkier winter gloves. Across the knuckles is a reflective panel that provides additional visibility to motorists in low light conditions. An extended stretch cuff provides even more warmth and integrates well with shells and layers with thumbholes while the hook-and-loop closure provides a secure, adjustable fit. And because our noses are always a little runny when it's chilly out, we're grateful for the Tricot panel on the thumb that's soft and absorbent when wiping the schnoz.
- Fight old man winter this year with some heated gloves
- Breathable warmth with Primaloft Gold insulation
- Weather-blocking material keeps winter away from the skin
- Heat reflective line further keeps body heat in
- Stretch cuffs and hook-and-loop closure keep drafts at bay
- Rechargeable batteries last 5-6 hours between charges
- Reflective panels keep you visible
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- Q & A
Not worth it, not as warm as I had hoped
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These are gloves are ok. I expected them to be much warmer. With power turned up all the way they aren't quite as warm as a decent set of winter gloves. The only benefits are that they are thinner than other winter gloves so you can feel the braking and shifting a bit better and the lining stays in place when they are taken off to check phone or get directions, so they are easy to put right back on, which is nice in the cold. Ive worn these below 20°F once and probably wouldn't do it again, other winter gloves I own actually do a better job. They also come with some significant drawbacks. Bulky and uncomfortable batteries that must be recharged every ride (if they go out mid ride, it's miserable), they are also not machine washable, good luck cleaning the snot off the outside, nearly impossible to clean the sweaty inside. That being said, they are a quite comfortable glove, but they are better suited to shovelling snow in the driveway with a warm house nearby than they are to any bike ride below 25°