Rechargeable heated gloves

russell

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I am 76 years of age and have been managing to still get out on my electric bike although its very cold.

The problem I have is I try to do about 12 miles a day but I am finding the cold is making my hands very uncomfortable and would like to buy some rechargeable gloves.

I have tried 2 pairs from Amazon but they were pretty useless, you have to charge the special wire inside the glove via usb, but I think having a rechargeable internal p[ower supply would be better. If I did a lot more mileage I wouldn't mind spending more money but I cant justify the cost.

Can anyone give me some advise on what I should buy,,, thanks

Sorry but I dont know which forum I should have posted this in
 

Nealh

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For cold riding lobster gloves are damn good, highly insulated but you need to buy a size or two larger then normal to get them on. Save messing about with wires and power supplies, another tip is to wear a thin pair of silk gloves underneath as well.
My ones keep my hands toasty.
 
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russell

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For cold riding lobster gloves are damn good, highly insulated but you need to buy a size or two larger then normal to get them on. Save messing about with wires and power supplies, another tip is to wear a thin pair of silk gloves underneath as well.
My ones keep my hands toasty.
Thanks for your advice, I have had a quick look on the internet but there is a big difference in price, do you have any idea which I should go for,,, thanks
 

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I bought mine from Planetx but they are currently not listed, the brand was ' CARNAC'. They were excellant value at about £12 a pair, I got a windproof pair and a water proof pair.
One doesn't have to pay stupid money for them.
 
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GLJoe

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I am 76 years of age and have been managing to still get out on my electric bike although its very cold....
The problem I have is I try to do about 12 miles a day but I am finding the cold is making my hands very uncomfortable and would like to buy some rechargeable gloves....
Can anyone give me some advise on what I should buy
I'm afraid that if you don't naturally generate a decent amount of heat in your fingers, then even Crab hand type gloves might not work
(and FWIW, I have the Carnac ones Nealh mentioned, and my fingers still get bloody freezing after more than say half an hour of cycling in icy weather, and that's with buying a larger pair, and having another set of warm innergloves on as well! - plus I'm normally cycling on a non electric, so I'm also working up a fair sweat in my core! my hands STILL get cold!!)

These have been on my shopping list for a while, but as I haven't got around to buying a pair as yet, so can't testify on how good they are, but I seem to recall reading some good reviews in the past:
https://www.sealskinz.com/products/waterproof-heated-cycle-glove

Cheap heated gloves are often pretty useless. You ideally need heating elements all the way to the finger tips and its usually only the more expensive ones have that.
 
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pentiumofborg

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These ones I can't vouch for but the first review summed up my thoughts, silk under gloves on very cold days acts like a thermal under layer for extra toasty nice warm hands, actually it's not the hands that suffer but usually the fingers. Two fingers in one keeps them warmer, if you get two hot remove the silk under glove and bung in your pocket.
Optimum Nitebrite Cycling Lobster Men's Gloves - Black/Fluro/X-Large: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
Wow! That's a well thought out design! My fingers were so frozen last night riding, that I worried about frostbite. Wish I'd seen your Lobster Gloves post before I bought these today:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-winter-motorcycle-textile-Cordura-Gloves-with-Hipora-Waterproof/224076229112?hash=item342bfbe9f8:g:qaQAAOSwfONfCcLn

Also as a bonus, those lobsters are also reflective! It's odd that it's so much more difficult to find the reflective ones...
 

pentiumofborg

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I'm afraid that if you don't naturally generate a decent amount of heat in your fingers, then even Crab hand type gloves might not work
(and FWIW, I have the Carnac ones Nealh mentioned, and my fingers still get bloody freezing after more than say half an hour of cycling in icy weather, and that's with buying a larger pair, and having another set of warm innergloves on as well! - plus I'm normally cycling on a non electric, so I'm also working up a fair sweat in my core! my hands STILL get cold!!)

These have been on my shopping list for a while, but as I haven't got around to buying a pair as yet, so can't testify on how good they are, but I seem to recall reading some good reviews in the past:
https://www.sealskinz.com/products/waterproof-heated-cycle-glove

Cheap heated gloves are often pretty useless. You need heating elements all the way to the finger tips and its usually only the more expensive ones have that.
I find pumping my hands/gripping and ungripping the grips helps move warm blood to cold fingers.
 
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As long as one has no major circulation issues then the Lobsters are good, I have yet to get cold hands, both of my pairs are wind proof so this helps greatly with retaining heat. One pair is for general cold riding and the other are water proof.
 
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As long as one has no major circulation issues then the Lobsters are good, I have yet to get cold hands..
People seem to vary tremendously in how cold their hands get. Some ride bikes in sub zero temperatures with no gloves at all, some will lose heat eventually no matter how good their (non heated) gloves are!

I clearly remember suffering from cold fingers riding my motorbike even in my early 20's , so I don't think its anything like an age related circulatory issue in my case. Its just the way I am, and I'm sure some others are the same.
FWIW, when I bought my current motorbike, two things I got fitted as non standard extras were hand/wind guards, and heated grips. Best things I've ever bought!!
 
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pentiumofborg

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As long as one has no major circulation issues then the Lobsters are good, I have yet to get cold hands, both of my pairs are wind proof so this helps greatly with retaining heat. One pair is for general cold riding and the other are water proof.
Your silk glove inner lining tip is a very good one...
 

pentiumofborg

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People seem to vary tremendously in how cold their hands get. Some ride bikes in sub zero temperatures with no gloves at all, some will lose heat eventually no matter how good their (non heated) gloves are!

I clearly remember suffering from cold fingers riding my motorbike even in my early 20's , so I don't think its anything like an age related circulatory issue in my case. Its just the way I am, and I'm sure some others are the same.
FWIW, when I bought my current motorbike, two things I got fitted as non standard extras were hand/wind guards, and heated grips. Best things I've ever bought!!
They should sell those for ebikes! Rapid Googling required... Motorbike options are so well thought out.

Aha! Here we are, mitten windguards:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lixada-Handlebar-Windproof-Motorcycle-Resistant/dp/B08H82ZZKM/

They'd be better if they somehow had integrated rear view mirrors and indicators...

Perhaps unsafe? Would they keep your hands more captive in an accident?
 
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russell

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I'm afraid that if you don't naturally generate a decent amount of heat in your fingers, then even Crab hand type gloves might not work
(and FWIW, I have the Carnac ones Nealh mentioned, and my fingers still get bloody freezing after more than say half an hour of cycling in icy weather, and that's with buying a larger pair, and having another set of warm innergloves on as well! - plus I'm normally cycling on a non electric, so I'm also working up a fair sweat in my core! my hands STILL get cold!!)

These have been on my shopping list for a while, but as I haven't got around to buying a pair as yet, so can't testify on how good they are, but I seem to recall reading some good reviews in the past:
https://www.sealskinz.com/products/waterproof-heated-cycle-glove

Cheap heated gloves are often pretty useless. You ideally need heating elements all the way to the finger tips and its usually only the more expensive ones have that.
Many thanks for the honest comments,,, I am going to try and get a pair of Sealskinz,, none heated ones which have very good recent reviews at £55 the only problem is no stock so i've left my email address should they get any stock in.
 

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Nealh

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Winter fingered gloves keep the fingers separate so they can't keep each other warm,
Kirstin who hasn't posted for a very long time used the CARNAC's daily for his 15mile commute to and from work along the Shoreham/Brighton coast and highly rated them.
 
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Sod the expensive stuff! These arrived today:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-winter-motorcycle-textile-Cordura-Gloves-with-Hipora-Waterproof/224076229112?hash=item342bfbe9f8:g:qaQAAOSwfONfCcLn

It might turn out to be another case of Buy cheap, buy twice", again, but I can test out the waterproofing tonight and windproofing when it's subzero in about a week . The fit is a little on the tight side, but leaves my fingers dextrous enough, and unexpectedly - the inner sides are real leather, providing a good grip.

Perhaps tonight will be the night I die of a heart attack! A few glasses of wine need to wear off so I can gain sufficient physical balance...
 
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Hi. I’ve tried Sealskinz gloves. Bought for their waterproof properties to keep hands dry and warm in wet and cold weather. I’m sorry to say that for me they did not live up to expectations. That said, I recall that they come with a money back guarantee so you can try them safely.
 

pentiumofborg

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Hi. I’ve tried Sealskinz gloves. Bought for their waterproof properties to keep hands dry and warm in wet and cold weather. I’m sorry to say that for me they did not live up to expectations. That said, I recall that they come with a money back guarantee so you can try them safely.

...I doubt that Hipora will be any better at keeping out the rain. Maybe I should wear a couple of pairs of Marigolds with holes in them...