Firstgear Heated Gloves
Works as stated
I bought these to use with a Powerlet liner and dual wireless controller and they are compatible. Only tried them once in moderate cold, high 30s to low 40s F and was satisfied. Don't know about performance in extreme cold, never ride at below freezing temps. Fit is accurate but gauntlet is a bit small, barely fits over an Aerostich cuff but do-able. Also, like all winter gloves I've tried, control feel is poor. I guess there are always tradeoffs. Still recommended.
April 6, 2015
best bang for the buck
I had bought a Powerlet electric jacket liner for body heat however I did not like the idea of inserts into another existing glove. I thought it would make the gloves to tight since I bought them to fit with bare hands. I bought these gauntlets for winter riding. The heated hand grips on my 2014 FLHTK kept my palms warm however when it really is cold I could feel the cold through the leather on the back of my hand. These definitely solve that problem and are plug compatible with the plugs in the Powerlet jacket sleeves. I would recommend on effectiveness and fit.
February 2, 2015
Functional and good price
Moved through a couple "old brands" over the years - into the cold again & past time to look for replacements.
These Firstgear / W&S gloves are decent - not as much insulation as my old gloves, but heat works and the price is more palatable than the others. Go up a size - normally XL, ordered 2XL, snug, but work (have not been in WET yet). Might order another pair as backup.
January 29, 2015
The gloves are nicer than I thought they would be. My hands will never get cold again. They are stiff when new but they will break in.
January 19, 2015
Warmnsafe makes these gloves and are good quality. Have both Gerbing and these gloves and think the Firstgear are warmer. Gerbing leather slightly more supple, but Firstgear gloves feel more sturdy and offer better wind protection. Have not tested yet in wet conditions. Gauntlet slightly tight but adequate. Heated gloves are far better than grip heaters which I never need to use with these gloves. Grip heaters do not heat the back of the fingers and if you ride with two fingers on the brake lever as I do, then grip heater practically useless.
December 9, 2014
The gloves work great, as advertised. Combine this with heated grips and a coat liner, and you are good to go. Turn the coat and grips and gloves on low, and ride in absolute comfort.
November 24, 2014
Rode from eastern VA to Kentucky and back. Surface temp 25F don't know what interstate windchill was. Gloves made it possible for me to complete my ride although I was hoping for more thorough heat coverage. Only the back of the glove is heated leaving the palm cold if you don't have heated grips. Also, there's a terrible cold spot on the heel of the palm. As you hold the grip, unless your gloves are VERY snug, the upper inside surface lifts away from your skin, leaving it chilly. I do recommend them though, well made material, strong, and flexible once worked a bit. Wouldn't go so far as to say "summer weight", though. My ride may have been too far below their temp rating. Probably great for temps in 40's up.
November 11, 2014
Good gloves with average warmth
These gloves keep me warm when the temp is in the 40’s, but are rather cold in the 30’s and I don't consider them to be warm enough to use in the 20's. I’ve found them to be more reliable than the Gerbing, but not as warm. First Gear’s Tech Support is much more knowledgeable than Gerbing’s Tech Support, but very hard to get a hold of. Just finding the number is hard.
November 9, 2014