Heated Gloves

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Heated Gloves

Postby roubaixtuesday » 4 Sep 2017, 12:05pm

Winter is fast approaching.

I suffer from Raynauds and tried investing in a pair of battery heated glove liners from Blazewear, which were a revelation, but alas failed after a couple of months. So I'm in the market for a new pair, and Blazewear look like they're liquidating by the appearance of their website.

Anyone else tried heated gloves or liners? Any recommendations?

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Mick F » 4 Sep 2017, 12:18pm

You can buy pads that you boil in water and they sort of solidify after they cool.
You then squeeze an internal tab, and they warm up nice and toasty.

Maybe you could put them inside a pair of mitts?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Gel-Reus ... B000MU4IJ2
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby boris » 4 Sep 2017, 12:48pm

https://www.wish.com/search/battery%20h ... gJ5RPD_BwE

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... ted+gloves

lots of other makes here. Motorcyclists seem to like then espy in cold countries. We have a pair of unbranded gloves and they do work quite well , better than other systems as they do not involve smouldering fuel blocks and boiling lots of bags and filling pockets with them.
We also have a pair of cheap decathlon gloves that you blow into frequently and they seem to work , but i would imagine they must get wet on a long ride.

The ones that my wife , who is the more troubled by this, prefer over all are these .
https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/rab-i ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby CyberKnight » 4 Sep 2017, 3:47pm

I found the best thing for my Reynaud's were piggies that fit over the bars,you can wear a thinner pair of gloves if you need to get things from your pockets etc and they really keep the cold out.
I even have to wear thin full finger gloves unless it's about 20 c as wind chill can set mine off even in summer just riding along.
Link to another forumwith mine...

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/rockb ... es.211840/
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Abradable Chin » 4 Sep 2017, 6:29pm

BrianFox wrote:Blazewear, which were a revelation, but alas failed after a couple of months.

I'm glad you found them effective. Might it just be the batteries? Maybe they could be repaired or a bigger, external battery used to keep you warmer for longer?

Maplin sell this sort of stuff (gillet, sicks, gloves) each winter. They are powered just from AA batteries ISTR.

Another helpful thing is to keep everything else a bit hotter than you might like, so make sure your arms and neck are well insulated, and your chest.

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Lilyf » 4 Sep 2017, 8:39pm

I suffer from Reynauds and posted in the following linked topic in January this year. I find Nifedipine helps me but not everyone wants to take medication

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=111434&p=1084839&hilit=Nifedipine#p1084839

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby roubaixtuesday » 5 Sep 2017, 12:39pm

Thanks for the replies all.

Mick, I find the pads unfortunately ineffectual - I think because the heat goes to the palm whereas it's the fingers that suffer.
Abradable, it was a glove failure - the batteries worked on the other glove. I have a refund. Agree on your other tips, yet I find it's perfectly possible to be overheating everywhere else yet have fingers in agony.
Cyber, I may try piggies but the heated gloves have the advantage of working both on all my bikes and off the bike (spectating Junior football is the ultimate test for any cold weather clothing, and my heated gloves worked perfectly)
Lily, I'd rather avoid medication, but if it gets worse I might resort to that

Any direct experience with the heated options on the market would be gratefully received.

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby CyberKnight » 5 Sep 2017, 4:32pm

Piggies ?
I wouldnt want to put my hand in a pig im not james herriot :)
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby mjr » 5 Sep 2017, 5:32pm

CyberKnight wrote:Piggies ?
I wouldnt want to put my hand in a pig im not james herriot :)

I think that should be pogies. I guess autocorrect bit.

Mick F wrote:You can buy pads that you boil in water and they sort of solidify after they cool.
You then squeeze an internal tab, and they warm up nice and toasty.

Maybe you could put them inside a pair of mitts?

You can and I do - however, they vary in strength quite a lot (best ones come from hiking-type shops, in my experience, while the worst came from a supermarket) and are a one-off quick hit and then slow cooling off, rather than something to keep someone with problems warm.
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Annoying Twit » 7 Sep 2017, 7:13am

Just curious: are there gloves that can be run from a dynamo? Dyna-hub, whatever?

That would mean that there wouldn't be problems with batteries running out.

On the other hand, warming, even gloves, requires more power than (e.g.) lights. Would a dynamo produce enough energy to warm hands?

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby mjr » 7 Sep 2017, 12:34pm

Annoying Twit wrote:Just curious: are there gloves that can be run from a dynamo? Dyna-hub, whatever?

That would mean that there wouldn't be problems with batteries running out.

On the other hand, warming, even gloves, requires more power than (e.g.) lights. Would a dynamo produce enough energy to warm hands?

There's a choice of dynamo-USB connectors/converters and there are USB gloves but I can't find what their power consumption is. I did find a heated jacket requiring 2.1A, so I thought the converters' 0.5A would be enough for gloves, but it depends on the efficiency of the heating circuit. On the other hand (ha!), I found someone saying their homemade gloves consumed 10 watts each, which is rather more than the 3W nominal from a hub dynamo.
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Zanda » 19 Sep 2017, 1:55pm

Brian,

I recently bought a used pair of heated gloves from ebay. The brand is Volcanic Heat. They are untested and I know one of the battery holders is missing its cover, although that case fits inside a purpose made pocket in the cuff of the glove, so they might be usable as they are. They're size large - which is too big for me (and that's why I haven't bothered installing batteries). If you would like them, PM me your address and I'll send them your way for nowt. If they're no good you can pass them on, or bin em.

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby roubaixtuesday » 19 Sep 2017, 2:15pm

Hi Zanda, that's a really kind offer thank you.

My problem is the opposite of yours - I have extremely large hands, and also I was really after something with rechargeable lithium batteries after previous experience.

So I'll save you the postage, but again, really appreciate the offer.

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Zanda » 1 Oct 2017, 11:23am

Thanks for the response, Brian. I'm sure you'll find something suitable.

Gloves now given to a family member.

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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Blag » 1 Oct 2017, 1:21pm

I'm a keen motorcyclist and have good things to say about the Keis heated gear. I've never used there gloves but they do inner ones. I also know the jackets can be powered by a battery. I can power mine using the battery from my magicshine lights so I'm sure the gloves will be the same. 3 brands that are popular with motorcyclists are Keis, Gerbing and powerlet