Mobile Warming LTD Max Heated Gloves
Very warm glove, great for cold mornings
I was attracted to this glove due to it being battery powered meaning I would not have to be wired to the bike. The battery's provide pretty good life at 50 and 75% heat level which is where I have used the gloves. A little bulky, but warm.
April 19, 2016
This product works well for me.
So I chose this as my first pair of heated gloves after considering several alternatives. I like how they fit, and the warming pairs well with my heated grip on my 1600gt. Getting the battery in and out for charging is a concern I definitely wonder how long the zippers on the battery pockets will stand up because it is a tight fit, and the cords are definitely getting pinched a bit. As far as heating they work pretty decently although with winter close to ending I haven't gone out yet for anything under 33 degrees. The real test will be the much colder temperatures which I had added handlebar muffs to mitigate the cold during riding season for. As far as ease of use. They are easy to active and turn off even with gloves on though the beeping sound can be rather quiet if the engine is on. All in all I'm pretty pleased so far.
April 5, 2016
These gloves are true to size.
I like the gloves so far, I've only been able to use them twice. They fit real good and kept my hands warm in about 22 degree weather at expressway speeds. Where the battery fits in is a little tight and hard to get in and the battery feels bulky when on but not enough to hinder movement for reaching the bikes controls.I know these gloves are going to help me extend my riding seasons.
February 16, 2016
Work as designed but with one irritating design flaw.
These gloves will keep your hands warm for several hours. Last ride was in 26-35 degrees and my hands were toasty on the low setting. However, there is a big difference between these XLs and my wife's L gloves. With the L, the battery goes in the pocket end first. When it is time to recharge, open the zip, unplug the connector and attach the charger's connector, leaving the battery in the pocket. Easy. With these XLs, the battery goes in sideways, a moderately difficult, frustrating task. To recharge, the battery must be pried out of it's space, then it may be unplugged and connected to the charger. I worry that this abuse of the connector/wires from being forced, twisted and jammed into place will lead to an early failure. But they do keep my hands warm.
January 19, 2016
For those of us without heated grips and aren't willing to install them, and for we who don't want to plug a costume into the bike, are these decent battery-powered gloves. I've tried some 9 volt glove liners from another manufacturer but they didn't really work and ran out of juice very quickly. I went for these after carefully considering the kinda steep investment and I'm glad I did.
The leather is OK - a little thin and glossy, but they're breaking in well. The battery sits toward the inside of the gauntlet and wouldn't impede movement except the wrist strap buckle runs into it when I bend my hand back. I might amputate the strap altogether. As noted in other reviews, the heating elements are along the backs of the hands and fingers, but I have no issue with this. Today it's 39 and overcast. I was fine with them set at 50%. Right now I'm charging them in the pizzeria.
The batteries are nice. They are easy to operate and make a satisfying beep. I'd recommend turning them on before putting the gloves on because the fingers are insulated very well. It's nice there are windows in the battery pockets so I can see what's going on with them. Wind doesn't come through at all.
I could quibble over some discomfort or inconvenience but considering the extended riding season, how can I? Only concern is longevity. They're good.
January 7, 2016
Great for commuting in COLD weather
I've got 12v gloves (and an electric liner), wanted quick on-& off battery operated gloves. These work just fine. 22 degrees this morning in the Southern Adirondack mountains of NYS. Turned them to high a couple minutes before departing , gloves warmed up nicely. Being the 4th ride, I can offer a review now. They are better than OK, let's say good, not great, but hard to compare to 12V models. Tight fit, batteries are a bit bulky, you'll need spare batteries if you want to ride all day. However, the gloves are slowly molding to my hand. Buy AT LEAST one size too large, They are actually comfortable at this point and getting better. You get used to the "bulky" batteries in a few moments when underway. Not an issue. Spare batteries give you another go round if needed. On high heat, they'll be going dead in 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Lower the heat and get more time. The heat is fairly consistent across the front, back and fingers, fingers do stay warm. When the cold air hits the gloves, they tend to cool. Of course they do, what would you expect? I'd buy them again, would recommend them to others. GREAT commuting gloves! Seeing other reviews, I'll waterproof them this weekend and solve that problem. .
October 19, 2015
Uneven heat makes the gloves unusable.
Uneven heat makes the gloves unusable. Backs of hands are sweating, palms are cold, and fingertips are frozen and painful. Typical ride is 30 mins, 40mph, sub-freezing temperature. I'm switching back to old gloves that perform much better. Given the price and the classy look of these gloves, I'm very disappointed to give them up. (On the upside, they appear to repel water well.)
March 11, 2015
A decent quality glove that needs refinement.
At this price point, I expected complete satisfaction. However, I now know that it will probably never happen. I thought I was splurging when I purchased these gloves. The main reason I purchased this specific model was because it offered battery powered heating without running a connection to my motorcycle's battery. A great feature with a great price to pay. For 1/3 of the price I purchased another pair of winter specific gloves that were more practical and reasonably warm for riding in 30 degree weather without the heating capabilities of the LTD Max. These are a great looking pair of gloves. But the location and the size of the battery take away from the comfort and fit (specifically around the gauntlet portion) and add a lot of weight. The LTD Max feels like a quality made glove but the palm and grip side of the glove are lacking. The gloves do not provide a very secure feel and slide around the controls as you ride. I personally like gloves that really stick to the grips of the handlebars. I've used the gloves 5 times this winter and this winter has been brutal in the northeast. The heating element is decent. Even at 100 percent power, in upper single digit and lower double digits (in the teens) my hands were on the cooler side of warm. My hands were not hot, not cold, but just barely comfortably cool. As far as protection goes, there is some padding and extra support through out the glove but no protective armor built into it. These could be a "great" pair of gloves if the batteries were more compact (less bulk and weight), add a little protective armor without adding to stiffness, and modify palm so the gloves provide better grip and feel, which would also add to overall comfort.
February 4, 2015