Firstgear Heated Gloves
Poor Quality, inferior replacement policy
I purchased these along with a FG 90W jacket liner. Initially I purchased size "L" following the recommend sizing chart. I found these to fit too short for my fingers and Revzilla did make exchange with "XL" easy, though I did have to pay the return postage on my own dime. I got all the wiring installed on my bike and enjoyed a purely blissful experience for exactly 9 days of riding in 30-40 degree weather about 30 minute each direction commute to work. On the 10th day the left glove stopped heating. Measured it with an ohmmeter and found it is an open circuit. After trading emails with customer service for half a day I received an RMA to receive warranty replacement, but I can't get them until the originals are received back and the pre-paid return shipping was over a week. So, I don't know how long it will take to get my hands warm again.
January 30, 2014
I can't feel my face!
I could, however, feel my clutch and brake levers! The real test was an Iron Butt from Washington DC to Miami FL while headed to Key West. 2013 was an unusually cold November. When I left on Thanksgiving morning it was 19*f at 4am. I never saw above freezing until I hit Fayetteville NC and it was in the low 40's in Titusville FL.
Granted, I had the whole heated ensemble- liner, gloves, pant liner and socks but I kept toasty warm the whole way. Over 1,050 miles and cold was one thing I didn't think about.
January 22, 2014
I really want to like these gloves, but ....
I purchased and use the FG jacket liner and really like the jacket liner. The jacket liner fits me snug and keeps me nice and warm down to the 30's.
The gloves on the other hand is less than perfect fit. Not really any problems with the gloves itself but I am in between sizes. I like my gloves snug and wear size Small/Size 8.The FG gloves Small is too small, (index fingers & thumbs too short) and the medium is too lose.
In the end I purchased the S/M glove liners and that works better for me,
Revzilla is awesome about returns. Props there.
December 23, 2013
Works as advertised.
One of the gloves came in with some bad and weak stitching, but I used a glue gun and glued down the piece that was loose from the poor stitching. Other than that, the gloves kept my hands warm with and without the juice turned on. The gloves heat the tops of your fingers so if the tips get cold, you just kind of spread your hands and they warm right up. The gauntlets were just a bit smaller than I would have hoped for. Made slipping them over the jacket a little difficult, but once on, no air got in. I do recommend these as I rode in 20 and 30 degree temps with no issues. These were also paired with the jacket liner, pants and socks. I have big hands and selected the XL and they fit perfectly.
December 8, 2013
Great warm gloves
I bought these gloves to continue riding this season. Best bang for your buck order came in 2 days and gloves work great no complaints have been using them about a month everyday riding to work would recommend theses gloves to anyone
November 11, 2013
These things are actually waterproof! For real!
Couldn't be happier. Without even looking into the fact that these are heated, they are a great glove regardless. They are well finished, comfortable, and most importantly, waterproof! I've ridden through some very nasty weather and arrived with completely fresh dry hands. This has never happened before even though I have purchased "waterproof" gloves in the past.
As for the heating part, it's just bliss. Gentle warm heat on tap. Love them!
August 12, 2013
No warranty coverage from First Gear
My wife bought a pair of these three years ago. (not from Revzilla) She only rides maybe 10 times a year. Before the end of their first season the left glove failed--no heat. We returned them an they were replaced with another pair, but they filed the same way--left glove-- failed again after 10 uses. We returned them again thru a local motorcycle equipment dealer, but First gear refused to repair or replace them as they are now "too old". Mind you they look almost brand new and have never even been wet. Buy the Gerbings if you want warranty support.
March 16, 2013
Not hot enough for the really cold temps.
I'm 5.10, 165lbs, wear 32x32 jeans and 41" chest. I bought the jacket, pants, gloves and socks with a duel semi mount heat troller. Jacket is a size Med and I wear it over a tea shirt and under my riding jacket. Fits perfect and is light weight. Not bulky at all as the picture suggests. Pants are a size Med/Lrg. I wear them under my jeans and riding pants. The pants are not bulky either. The socks are a size Lrg. I'm a size 10 boot, and I wear them over regular cotton socks. For the best performance, you want to keep the jacket and pants close to your skin. I have tried wearing the pants over the jeans, but under my riding pants with decreased heat performance. The gloves are a size large and fit well. They seem to be water proof thus far. The jacket, pants and socks heat very well at temps down to 15deg when worn under normal riding gear. The gloves are good down to about 25deg, then fingers start to get numb. The gloves don't seem to be as good at heating as the rest of the gear, but they are quality made. I have tried every hookup combination. But hooking the jacket, pants and socks on one side of the troller, and then hooking the gloves to the other side works the best in my opinion. You can turn the gloves all the way up, and the other components heat so similar that they work well together on about a med, to med high setting. The heat troller is quality and well maid. It has flashing LEDs that are red and yellow, and flash at different rates depending on the setting. Slow flash/low, fast flash/high. All and all I am very satisfied. Quality gear and great service.
March 16, 2013