Firstgear Heated Glove Liners
They are warm but not ideal.
Tried these liners out in an effort to save some money and get some use out of my winter gloves I already have. These are fairly bulky, they didn't seem bad just trying them on but once I went on a ride the thickness proved to be too much. Fit wise, I think they fit pretty much right on. I have a normal sized medium hand and the small mediums fit fine. They have a little stretch to them so I would aim for a tighter fit over a larger fit.
My winter gloves have some extra room inside to give some dead air and keep my hands insulated better, I figured these would fill the space and get me some much needed heat. After about 15 minutes on the bike I started to get tightness in my palms. There was just too much material and I was fighting to keep my hands around the grips. It wore my hand out and I had suck it up for the remainder of my 50 mile commute.
I ended up going with some Gerbing Heated gloves for about double the cost. They are very comfortable and even less bulky than just my standard winter gloves.
November 16, 2015
Very warm, good quality.
These inserts really put out some heat. You have to turn them down with some kind of controller. The only problem I have is that they stick to velcro very well, this can make getting suited up interesting. But being able to wear different outer gloves based on the conditions is a big plus.
March 2, 2015
I have bad circulation in my hands. These liners inside winter gloves kept me fingers warm at 30f. They are thin and stretchy, like silk or poly liners and don't change the fit of the glove. The molded in plug is easy to use. The warmth is just right. No negatives at all. Very happy with purchase.
February 18, 2015
Rode in 37-40 degree weather at night. Hands stayed warm with controller set at about 1/4. I'm happy with them. Real test comes this weekend during an extended ride on a 40-50 degree day.
February 2, 2015
I used to have the Powerlet glove liners, but had to replace them and they seem to be discontinued, so I bought these; they don't seem to be as warm all around, but they are more than enough to do the job. I use them for outside winter work in ND along with glove liners over them and 2XL winter gloves over those.
January 12, 2015
At first, I didn't feel like these put out much heat. But riding in the 20's (degrees F#, they work well! I use them on my daily commute and I no longer experience heat loss due to clutch/brake handle use #usually my fingers get cold during the in-town part of my commute).
I also noticed I don't even have to turn on my heated grips in the 20's, even at highway speeds where I usually feel wind chill on the backs of my hands.
Fitting is a little tricky, seem a bit large. But once in use under my current gloves, they are not noticeable.
December 31, 2014
The main use for these will be for my wife while driving her car in the winter. Used a 12V car adapter and a wye cord (all happened to be Firstgear brand, bought from RZA). She doesn't need the wind protection of a full glove while in the car. Plugged everything together and she immediately felt the warmth. Also using a single channel Gerbing controller to adjust heat. Should be able to connect them to her Gerbing jacket liner if necessary and use under some gloves or mittens. Very light and she had no complaints about bulky points.
December 30, 2014
sizing spot on, high quality glove
great quality, strong plug in, size right on, fits under any shell.
December 22, 2014