Mobile Warming LTD Max Heated Gloves
High quality gloves
Top quality leather gloves. Even warmth takes the chill off cold weather riding. The big advantage to these gloves is the warmth at the top of fingers rather than below where heated grips are good. Heat above is much better to diminish the effect of cold wind.
I also have the lighter fabric version gloves which are also great but had a pair of those break the heating elements early on in life. Bought another pair and they've been great.
Battery life is reasonable but I always have a spare set of charged batteries with me for long haul riding. I recharge batteries on the bike while riding (using cig lighter chargers) or at the hotel overnight.
These are great fitting gloves for cold weather bike use with or without the extra warmth of the batteries. So as the day warms simply turn the batteries off. The 4 heat levels are great.
Sizing is consistent with most other brands. I normally use size L in a typical Olympia brand glove and the size L Mobile Warming gloves fit the same.
September 17, 2014
Bought these for my boyfriend as a gift. The battery has a good life, lasts his entire commute to work (one hour there, one hour home)
I'd definitely say these are worth the price. Very comfortable too.
March 3, 2014
Unfortunately, Ive only been able to use the glove once... I don't ride in snow and its been doing too much of that. The ride was about 1hr and it was between 30-35F. The gloves were almost too warm i didn't need to use the electric heated part at all. So I can't truly attest to how the electric part works. I can say that I can feel the heat very quickly after it is turned on. While it is not particularly hot, it will definitely keep you riding longer than without.
February 3, 2014
Great alternative to wires
I've been pleased with these gloves. In the past I've used Gerbing's Heated gloves and loved them as well. Though the Mobile Warming gloves don't get as hot as the Gerbing's they'll be good for all but the coldest weather and don't require a permanent battery connection. They are much more 'mobile'.
January 22, 2014
NOT waterproof. NOT warm. NOT recommended.
Really disappointed. First time in moderate rain, they were saturated by the end of my 40 minute ride. Second rain ride, road mist and drizzle, wet through in 40 minutes.
As for heating, I don't know how they tested to spec these gloves as they do, and MobileWarming refused to give me that information, but the highest I read anywhere in the inside of these gloves was 128 degrees after a 20 minute warm up, at my kitchen table, ambient temp of 76 degrees. I did a fairly scientific observation, measuring multiple areas of the glove every 5 minutes on all power levels. Only thing I didn't do was measure at lower ambient temps. If they don't work to spec at 76, they sure won't at 50. On actual rides of under 40 degrees, of which I've taken many, your hands will get very cold, and the at the highest setting, (I've NEVER used any other) the batteries last little more than an hour. I run hot and have good circulation so I know it's not me. I get better cold protection from a thicker pair of non-heateds. I don't know where these other reviewers are from, but given my experience they are suspect. As for MW, their refusal to give me any specifics on how they got their numbers is bad business, and the CS rep. got a little argumentative and confrontational. "Well if your gonna get all scientific, I can tell you is that they're are tested with an infrared thermometer. We get calls like this all the time, if you want more information send an email and maybe someone will get back to you." I pressed her further and she actually said, "they may respond or they may not, I don't know.". The fact that she said they get calls like this all the time is telling also. I read hella reviews on this glove too, all seemed to point to a good product, now I'm wondering how many reviews were bogus. I would definitely do much more research before dropping this much money on a pair of gloves.
December 24, 2013
NO MORE PAINFUL HANDS!
Bought these at my local MC dealer - in 30's, even 40 degrees my hands hurt like being hit with sledge hammers from the cold. But it's only cold here a few weeks out of the year, so I didn't want to put grip heaters on my bike, thought I would try these. Wow! I turn them on high while getting suited up, bike running, etc. Put them on, they are hot! Turn them down to lowest setting, and ride to work.....can't feel heat anymore, but my hands do NOT feel cold, the whole way. Haven't tried them below freezing yet, will probably have to use a higher setting, but I love them. They are thick, but what winter gloves aren't?
December 2, 2013
Very nice gloves
Very comfortable and warm. Rode for a couple of hours in 32 degrees with gloves on medium very comfortable. Excellent to manage the controls, not bulky at all.
December 2, 2013
Don't even think about it.
It's surprising how a quality organization like Revzilla allows itself to sell an inferior product like this. After all, Revzilla spends thousands of man hours to bring us the best in video presentations and service and yet it overlooks a badly manufactored product like this. The battery packs will remind you of the cheapest toy products that usually last a day. The jack of the cheap, cheap, cheap charger didn't even fit tight enough to charge the battery! The quality of the gloves aren't even close to a Held or Alpinestars. Knuckle protection is below the knuckles. It's inferior hogwash. Stay away. If we have the guts to ride in ice cold weather, than we all deserve better.
November 25, 2013