Firstgear Women's Heated Gloves
these gloves keep my hands toasty. only complaint is that i lose dexterity just because they are bulkier than normal gloves.
February 4, 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
These have exactly what they are supposed to be.
Overall I'm quite happy with these. I bought them for street riding on mountain passes, but have been testing them while riding my snowmobile. They work just as expected, and I plug them into my heated jacket liner.
My only reservation so far is that the gauntlet doesn't open sufficiently for a thick sleeve. I can fix that myself.
February 11, 2013
A top heated glove
I like the fact that these gloves are well insulated. Combined with the electrics it makes for a VERY warm glove. My only complaint is that the gauntlet could be just a bit larger to better fit over a jacket sleeve.
January 30, 2013
Buy one size larger
Great gloves. The left seems to heat up more than the right but I truly love these gloves. I ride in Oregon and they are perfect. The left gets a bit warmer but my right hand is quite comfortable. Velcro straps work well and the leads are long enough to manage the connection with the gloves on. No more Freezing hands!!
October 29, 2012
I am not a Gorilla!
Just bought a pair of these gloves in XL. I measure out to a size 9 but I have long fingers and a size XL glove usually fits me. These XL's fit my size 9 hands perfectly.
Here's my beef. Because I'm a fat guy, I used to think I had "big bones". But then I found out there's a way to measure this and guess what I found out? I was right--I'm big-boned. Of course, it doesn't mean I'm not fat. What's this got to do with the gloves? Let me tell you.
The wrist strap on these gloves is too long! With the strap cinched down nicely into place around my big, fat wrist, not too tight, not too loose, the velcro pieces don't even touch! These straps are apparently designed for somebody with a wrist two inches bigger than mine (my wrist is 7" around.)
The reason this bothers me is that I have a EMT friend who says that lots of times he sees motorcycle accidents where an ATGATT rider gets "degloved". And he says that degloved guys always end up with their hands all scraped to pieces. So I like a nice tight strap. The only way I can see as to how to fix this is to carefully cut off the velcro pieces (both the hook and the loop) and re-sew them in the right places, then chop off the extra two inches of strap.
I've included a pic of this so you can see what I mean.
March 4, 2012
The gloves are going great. They are the first piece of heated gear I own but slowly getting the rest. The only thing I would suggest is maybe going a size larger. Until I broke my gloves in I could feel the wire over the knuckle of my middle finger when holding the grip. Overall great glove and I would recommend them.
February 27, 2012