Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Heated Gloves
Work well for intended purpose
I bought these gloves for the moderately cold days where wired heated gloves were inconvienient. I have used the gloves down to about 35 degrees at freeway speeds and they provided good warmth at a number 2 setting. i have also tried them with the freeze out glove liners and they performed even better. They don't provide much crash protection, however. i have also used them when bicycling in the cold. I would recommend them.
November 26, 2015
Got to use them recently on some 50 degree mornings here in CA recently.
Fit was a bit tight over leather sleeve at gauntlet with battery installed. Controls were easy.
Played with settings and it never got really warm on the highest setting. Although I didn't need it at that setting as my hands were comfortable at 1st or 2nd setting.
Battery life doesn't seem true. I got about (3) half hour rides out of battery, and it was mostly at 1st or 2nd setting.
Nice not having wires to deal with, but wired gloves are much warmer.
November 24, 2015
Ordered two sets of gloves one month apart. First set returned, battery charger defective. Got the second pair----same issue. Had to return the second pair too. Used the first pair twice, decent heat and happy with the gloves. Gloves are useless if you cant recharge the batteries! Happy with Revzilla service, they treated me right. Going to order a different glove from another maker.
November 11, 2015
Cannot recommend; poor quality; electrical issues
Bought these to allow me to ride more comfortably in the winter, but was deeply disappointed after four hours of riding, The gloves only heat the backside of the hands and fingers. Palms are not heated. I recommend these gloves be paired with heated grips. Thumbs are very drafty to the point where heat in thumbs is negligible. Gauntlets on gloves are very tight and small and cannot be drawn up over jacket sleeves if jacket has any appreciable bulk. Grip material lining the palms and fingers started peeling off within the first hour of riding. The pull tab on one of the battery pockets pulled off as I inserted the battery for the very first time. The right hand glove developed an electrical short; the controller would switch off and on by itself as I moved my wrist. The switch no longer worked after four hours of riding.
For what these gloves cost, I expected much better quality and performance.
February 16, 2015
Not what I expected for the money
First of all, had I know that the thumbs were not heated, I would not have purchased them. The thumb seams also leak air. I rode in this morning in 32 degree weather and was unimpressed. The 2x I bought barely fit, and I do not consider my hands to be overly large. I also expected them to be warmer on the high setting. I have heated grips and my hands were not really any warmer that when I wear my $60 burton ski gloves. Had I known all of this. I would have spent more to get a glove with better heat distribution.
December 30, 2014
Decent heated gloves
Recently purchased these gloves in the hopes of stretching out the riding season some. They will do that no doubt, but they are definitely not the greatest option out there.
Pros: relatively inexpensive, incredibly easy to use, no wires to mess with, they look good.
Cons: they seem to be slightly larger than my other JR gloves in the same size, there's not much grip and they definitely slip a bit more on the handlegrips than my other gloves, they don't get very warm - warm enough to do the job for shorter rides in cold weather, but I wouldn't recommend these for long trips in freezing temperatures at all.
I've ridden with them twice now in temperatures ranging from the upper 30's to low 40's, and on my 15 minute commute they kept my hands warm enough.
December 16, 2014
First off, Revzilla please make a review video for this glove. This glove is a huge bang for the buck, the quality is not that of a $250 glove. At this price point you are losing protection and durability. This glove is still really well built, the fit is just a little bit large. But not large enough to go down a size. The heat is almost instant as with other battery gloves. The batteries have been lasting as advertised, I have run the gloves on high for 2 hours several times now and not had a drop in power. When using the gloves in temps below 37 degrees I have had to run them on high to keep my hands from going numb. Above that temp medium seems to work fine. My hands are hiding behind Cryca Handguards but I do not have heated grips. The battery and heat system used in this glove work really well, the batteries take a little more than a hour to charge and last longer than other gloves I have had in the past. The cuff is a little small but still works well. It still fits nicely over my Klim jacket and 3 long sleeve thermal and fleece layers. Overall I highly recommend this glove to anyone not wanting to be tethered to there bike or anyone unable to us a 12v system.
December 12, 2014
Very warm and decent gloves, some features and quality could be better
I ride in rain and cold weather regularly, and everything has worked for me except my gloves; I just haven't been able to keep my hands cold. I decided to try electric heated gloves, and when I saw these come out at this price point I had to go for it.
I'm glad I did; they're good gloves and keep my hands very warm. I'll be happy wearing them this winter. I've ridden in temps right at and just above freezing and my hands didn't get cold at all. The gloves are pretty warm even without the elements, but with them they're fantastic. As long as the batteries would last I don't think my hands would ever get cold, and even the lowest power setting has mostly been enough with just turning them up to the middle setting for short periods of time. I've only ridden about an hour at a time with them, so I haven't killed the batteries yet, so I can't speak to battery life.
The gloves do have some drawbacks. Regarding quality, the battery compartment stitching in one of the gloves was starting to come undone on arrival, and it's only gotten worse in the few weeks I've been wearing them. This will need to be resewn soon or the battery won't stay in. I consider that pretty bad for a brand new glove.
Regarding features, I'd rather see better knuckle protection; these just have reinforced pads. Even if its just in my head I'd feel better with a hard pad stitched in there. They're also a little bit mushy feeling at the controls because they're thick nylon, but no where near as bad as other thick winter gloves I've worn. I suspect making the same style gloves out of a nice leather would make a better overall experience, but then they wouldn't have hit this great price point. On balance I'll take the nylon for the price.
The last feature problem I'd complain about is the touchscreen pads on the fingers. They work fine, but they're only on the index finger. Modern touchscreens are pretty much all multi-touch, so having a pad on the thumb as well is a must. If you want to do pinch and zoom with these gloves on you have to use both index fingers for it. That's incredibly awkward. I find I just end up taking one glove off to play with the touchscreen, which defeats the purpose of having touchscreen pads. This sounds like a minor complaint, but if you're pulling over to get directions from the map in your phone and it's freezing out you don't really want to pull off your gloves and freeze your fingers to figure out where you're going. Joe Rocket missed the mark on the touchscreen pads in these gloves.
Regarding fit, I fit a Large AlpineStars glove perfectly. These Joe Rocket gloves in size large fit fairly well, except that the index fingers are about half an inch too long on me. Not the other fingers, not the thumb, just the index fingers. The palm size is good. That's more weird than a problem, but it's a bit annoying.
Overall; I'm glad I have these gloves. They're warm. The heat works great. The stitch quality and touchscreen part aren't good. The price is good.
December 8, 2014