Powerlet rapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner Kit
Warm hands are priceless
These gloves heat the back of the hand and just between the fingers. I live in Texas and have been using these everyday when temps are below 50 under another pair of performance cloth gloves. Since both gloves are breathable my hands never get toasty warm, but they never get freezing cold either. They stay comfortable. They work so well, I can see myself buying the jacket liner that works with these gloves. I typically run them on level 3 or 4 but when it's really cold and humid outside I run them on 5. While on 5 you notice that they are heating, but I've never felt they were burning my skin. Perhaps if I were wearing less breathable cover gloves it would retain more heat and cause more of a "too hot" sensation on my skin. I don't have a waterproof pair of gloves, so when it's raining I've found that I can set them to 4 or 5 and then cover them with a pair of cheap dish-washing latex gloves and they work beautifully.
So mostly pros but there is one con. I wish you didn't have to hold down the power button for a few seconds to activate the heating elements. It would be easier if you could just push the start button and they would turn on. Sometimes with double gloved hands, it's hard to tell if the button is being depressed or not and then you sit there fiddling with the controls for a few minutes.
Installation was super easy. It only took a few minutes to get to the battery and install the cables. It took many many more minutes to figure out that the power button had to be pressed and held down for 4 or 5 seconds before the controls would activate. It doesn't tell you that in the instructions.
January 4, 2015
Great product, reasonable price
Very convenient. Works well and very comfortable. Good value.
December 19, 2014
If you have heated Grips,Buy it.Live in a cold area,Buy it.
Ok.So i was a little hesitant about this gloves keeping me warm.I was proven wrong.I live in NYC and take the high way to work at least 3 times a week and it is brick cold out here right now.I rode with these gloves liners and the it was 24 degrees and i was going above 50mph next to the river .i have to say,I am impress on how warm these gloves keep me.Take in mind,I do have Avon air cushion heated grips installed on my bike so they keep my palm warm while the liners keep the top of my hand warm.They dont really keep me warm in between my fingers but overall i am very please.Note,there is a rubber cap that covers the end of the cable coming out of the bike,that thing is a piece of garbage,didn't last me 2 days,my friend bought the same liners and he lost the cap within a week.One thing I don't like is all those freaking cables,it takes some time getting use to them.Also,gloves usually use velcro to fasten them,it gets stuck on the velcro all the time.On the plus side,if u use a gps you don't need to take off the liners,they work perfectly with touch screen devices.I have to say,they keep me toasty on days i wouldnt want to take my garbage out.SO BUY THEM if you can find them.
December 12, 2014
It keeps your hands warm.
This product keeps your hands warm, which is nice if that is what you want. The fabric that it is made out of is pretty easy to fray. So if you try to open and close velcro with these gloves on, the gloves will start to fray.
December 5, 2014
Extended my riding season
20 degrees out, no problem. I always had a problem with my fingers going numb on my morning commute. No longer!!! Now I just need to add some insoles or socks to keep my feet warm
December 2, 2014
Keeping my mitts toasty
Looking forward to some cooler temp riding with these and the jacket that it pairs to.
There is just no need to freeze anymore.
November 21, 2014
Some issues with fitment but the technology is amazing
I bought these liners with the idea of fitting them under a pair of Joe Rocket insulated cold weather riding gloves that I've had for almost 8 years. My thought was that the Rocket gloves were older and the insulation was compressed so I may be able to pull the paring off comfortably, and I was right...kind of. First off I am a size medium glove in everything I own but I went with an XS liner as I was swimming in the mediums and the smalls still had a bit of extra material at the top of the fingers. Powerlet provides a sizing chart on the back of the package and the XS was true to fit and I probably have average size hands or maybe a bit smaller for a 5'8' guy. As all heated gloves that I have tried on are bulky and a bit "numb" feeling so is the same for my gloves with the liners in. The only real problem area is the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger which is taught and a little uncomfortable while riding so I would make sure that you try these on under the gloves that you are wearing before you purchase...as I should have. That being said the Powerlet heating technology is amazing. I have only had the gloves out on 40 Degree F day so far but only needed to use level 2 of the 5 level heating system to stay warm. Can't wait to try them in colder conditions.
November 17, 2014
first of all it took two days for the glove liners to arrive which was impressive in itself. just got these in yesterday and use them this morning. It was 29 degrees out this morning and i have an hour commute to work. I set them on five and quickly had to turn them down to three as it was starting to burn it got so hot. After setting to three it was very comfortable and made riding in the cold weather easy. i have had a few heated gloves and so far these are the best and at a great cost.
November 13, 2014