Fly Ignitor Heated Gloves
Great gloves for the price
For battery powered gloves these gloves are excellent . Very warm without the heat and great with it. Warm enough on 50%
January 26, 2015
My limiting factor ... removed!
Been looking for a set of heated gloves for quite some time. Was at the point where I could only ride in the 50-55 deg F range with my Alpine Star Winter gloves. I ride a Honda 599 with full hand exposure so if I were to ride any colder, I needed some heated gloves. Was not a huge fan of the "wired-into-the-bike" mode that most gloves put you in. So that led me to getting something with batteries i.e. going wireless.
On Revzilla seemed like I had 3 options. The Joe Rockets seemed like a good up and coming glove, with some reliable batteries. I was waiting for them to come out, and as I was about to pull the trigger I found out some key information. No heated thumbs! That was a deal breaker.
After a phone call to Revzilla (customer service is always great with this company), the associate led me to look at the Fly Racing gloves and the wireless Gerbings (which I didn't know about). He said he had a mixed experience with the batteries on the Fly, but overall they were great gloves. The Gerbings were wireless, protective, durable and of course very expensive. We worked through my price point and decided on the Fly Racing.
They have 4 settings. 100-75-50-25% and have worked very well. Roughly at 60-70mph I would say 100% @ 35-45 deg F and 75% at 45-55 deg F and then 50% to 25% at anything above to your liking. Overall they do a great job. Not a lot with regard to protection, but they do seem durable. Fit is true to size. I am a medium and a 9, and M works well. Very comfortable. They are a bit heavy this is not surprising. Grip is good on the throttle.
January 19, 2015
For the money, these are a great pair of heated gloves
I ordered these because my perforated racing gauntlet gloves are too uncomfortable to wear below 50 degrees at over 65 mph. I'm glad I purchased these because it makes winter riding here in Houston very comfortable.
My criticisms include the lack of protection on the palm. My other gloves have Knox scaphoid protection whereas these only have vinyl leather and the insulation underneath. It's not much for safety. In addition, although winter gloves are never as responsive as summer gloves for controls, I have worn other cold weather models that provide better feel for the clutch and throttle. Finally, in the high 30s at highway speeds, I need 75-100% power to stay warm which consumes a lot more power vs 25%. If I were riding in the 10s and below, I might look to another pair.
What I like about these: their price (biggest reason I got them); the retro-reflective piping at the front for added visibility to oncoming motorists; the HIPORA in these is a cheaper alternative to GORE-Windstopper fabric which is the perfect combo of wind protection yet also breathable; Thinsulate insulation is warm on its without turning on the gloves so you can wear these in the 50s on chilly days; and I love that it came with a carrying case and smart charger which shows you the status.
Conclusion: if you're tight on money and need a good pair of heated gloves, buy these. Keep in mind they may not be warm enough for really cold temperatures like in Canada and Russia, however for the Gulf Coast winters (30-50 degrees) they are great.
January 9, 2015
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