Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Heated Gloves
Needs more battery life and 12v charger
I left home for a SS1000 ride on my Royal Star Venture with fairing when it was 37 degrees. I ran the gloves on low to conserve battery power. My hands were never what I would call warm. I think my conventional cold weather gloves would have done as well but they are more bulky. I bumped them up to high for a short time but I did not really feel much of a change. I bought them because I don't like the wires for my electric gloves and they are much less bulky than my cold weather gloves. I wish the battery charge would last longer. 3 hrs on low just doesn't get it for an all day ride in 40 degree weather. I bought a set of extra batteries, probably need another set plus an extra charger. Too bad there is not a charger to run off 12v then I could charge one set of batteries while on the road. I am tempted to use one of those old cigar lighter cell phone chargers if it puts out 8.4 volts. For me gloves never fit well because I have large hands in proportion to the length of my fingers so this fit my hands as true to size as any. They are comfortable. They look OK. Compared to good quality gloves, electric or not, I would say they are a good buy. Would I recommend them? Yes, with the understanding you will need at least one extra set of batteries and maybe a charger so you can charge both sets at once overnight.
March 23, 2016
Don't expect them to last more than one winter
I bought these last winter so that I could continue commuting into cold weather, with the gloves turned onto the highest setting I was able to ride my 40min highway commute into nearly single digit weather (the lowest I rode was 11 degrees F). My hands were still cold at those temperatures but not dangerously painful like when I rode with non-heated gloves. The heating elements are only on the top-hand side of the glove but that wasn't a problem since that's where the wind hits when you ride.
The biggest flaw and the reason I can't recommend this glove is the durability, these gloves won't last longer than one winter. The solder points that lead from the battery plug wire onto the controller button is located right where your wrist bends and over time repeated movement will break these connections. You'll first notice your gloves will flicker on and off when you move your wrists a certain way, eventually the wire will totally separate from the circuit board and no longer work. Both my gloves broke at the same time.
If you want the cheapest heated glove you can find on Revzilla, by all means give these a shot, but know you're buying a disposable one season use product.
January 14, 2016
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