Fly Ignitor Heated Gloves
Gets warm, not too hot
They look good and feel comfortable even when not using the heating mechanism. When riding, these gloves have been great in terms of keeping my hands warm in any weather. I have even had them on (at 100% warming power) where the temperature was 35F before factoring in the highway wind speeds. My hands never got cold. They never got overheated either. What a difference! I will not go out in the cold now without them. Even in moderate cold, these are the gloves to have.
They are much more convenient than wired gloves that you have to plug in while riding. Plugging your clothes into your bike's battery seems idiotic after the convenience of using battery powered warming gear. I can get off my bike without having to remember to "unplug". I can also stay warm even after getting off my bike...
They take some time to charge up to 100%.
The difference between 100% output and 75% is negligible.
50% heating output or below you can barely feel the warming on a really cold day. That said, your hands still won't get numb or extremely cold.
There are no heating pads on the underside "grip" of the glove but the top is what gets wind-blasted so it's not a big deal
It's difficult to turn them on/off or adjust them while riding at speed so you will need to get used to getting them set-up before you take off. You can also adjust them quickly while at a red light.
If it's really cold out, you should turn them on for a few minutes before you head out. It's nice to have them already warmed up when you put them on and they get warmer faster that way.
Order a size smaller than you usually wear because having a tight fit is essential to get the heating pads as close to your skin as possible. No need for liners, and you lose a lot of the heating effect if they are too loose.
If you have gotten used to layering up your gloves, you need to stop it right now and order a pair of heated gloves. Just spend the money, it's worth it.
December 31, 2014
I haven't actually ridden with them yet but as per a review on here I ordered mediums for my 3.5" palms. They fit perfectly, insanely comfortable, I can still feel the controls on my bike very well compared to the 4 pairs of gloves I had layered up before. They heat up quickly and quite warm, I live in BC where its cold and wet a good portion of the year so I'm very happy with this purchase
December 13, 2014
I have road only twice with battery's on In 39' temps they keep my hand warm at 50%. Having A problem getting the battery's to recharge I spoke with Andy in customer service. Andy helped me with the problem and sent out A new charger. The gloves are very warm in 40' temps without battery. Andy was great and with the new charger the battery's are charging. Have the gloves only for several weeks I can't say much for longevity. I have ordered A second pair of battery's. I like the glove. Andy was super to help and get the charger to me Quickly. Thanks Andy.
December 8, 2014
These gloves are exactly what I was hoping for: warm, even with the heat off. Plenty of heat to keep you warm into the single digits once you turn them on. Very comfortable. If you don't want to have to wire your heated gear to the bike, this is an excellent option.
December 8, 2014
Good Entry-Level Heated Gloves
TL;DR: If you're looking for a solid pair of heated gloves and you 1) don't want to deal with wiring yourself up to your bike and 2) don't want to spend a fortune, then these gloves are a great choice.
I finally had a an opportunity to use them for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
I went on a day trip into the mountains of northern New Jersey. On the way up, I rode without the batteries installed as it was pretty warm when I started the trip and the gloves were comfortable without being heated. (It was in the low 40's.)
By the time I got to the top of High Point State Park, it was in the low 30's and I was chilled to the bone.
I stopped for lunch, installed the batteries (and my jacket liner) and headed home.
I had the power set to only 50% and my hands were quite comfortable - they would have been roasting had I turned them up to 75 or 100%.
In terms of fit, they're pretty spot on: I have small hands and usually wear small gloves, so these fit well.
However, they are a little bulky, making clutch work difficult - especially when things get TOO warm. I wore them again this past weekend and the combination of the bulky filler plus my sweaty hands made for a bit of an annoyance. (I should have brought a lighter pair of gloves for when the day warmed up.)
My only other complaint regarding fit is the cuff. Once the batteries are inserted, it's difficult (especially if your hands are a bit sweaty) to get the cuff up over the sleeves of my jacket.
These complaints are minor, though. I'm glad I decided to purchase these gloves.
November 12, 2014
Great Gloves for everyday rider
Bought these gloves because i wanted ones i could charge and not have to "plug into" my bike. They are a little bulky, but are extremely warm even with the power off. Wind resistant and at 100% setting they keep your hands nice and warm even at 30 degrees. If you ride year round or in a cooler temperature these are a must.
September 22, 2014
Love these gloves
I found these gloves to be quite warm even without the electrics
And the warmth with the unit turned on is great, I find that it's best to have the heat on just enough to keep the hands from being cold and not so high as to make them sweat. I found the battery life to be as advertised I truly love the gloves!!!
The only downside is that it takes a long time to dry out the gloves outside area, once their wet.
February 24, 2014
I have been using these gloves for cold weather riding on my street bike (FZ-09) and quad (Grizzly 700). These have been great. The coldest temp so far was 0 F. At that cold I had the stetting on 100% and my hands were perfectly normal - not cold nor hot. On 100% setting they last about 2.5-3 hours. There are 4 setting (25%, 50% 75% 100%). It comes with a charger that charges both batteries at once. It also comes with a storage/carrying case.
Overall great gloves.
January 16, 2014