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Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:11 pm
by Bombaybadboy
Hi guys,
Anyone out there used battery heated gloves? Are they any good or a complete waste of money? I suffer badly from cold fingers and have tried just about every idea that had been offered in a previous post.
Any doctors out there with a good idea for me ..Last two walks over the xmas period whilst trying to get my fingers back to life nearly resulted in a slip which could have had a disastrous result.


Doctor Doctor please :?
Bombaybadboy

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
by davekeiller
Never felt the need myself, but a friend once tried them and they failed fairly quickly (lasted about 5 minutes if I remember correctly).
I would have thought that small gel handwarmers would be more effective.

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:33 pm
by Coop
Dunno,
But you've just reminded me that I was going to treat myself to some buffalo mitts

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:18 pm
by Robinho08
Never tried them, can't imagine them being that effective on the hills. Have you tried those hand warmers that you shake to activate or mitts?

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:57 pm
by rockhopper
I have Raynaud's syndrome and have tried many different options including battery powered gloves. You can get gloves which just heat the palm and better versions which also heat the fingers. I had a pair which heated my fingers but only ever tried them on the commute and not on the hills - heavy battery use, not overly practical, not waterproof and they didn't really help much either.
In summary, they didn't help my Raynaud's and I stopped using them - cheers :)

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:06 pm
by Sack the Juggler
I used to have a pair of trekmates primaloft waterproof gloves, and they were my fall back gloves when my hands got too cold. Actually they are probably still in the loft somewhere, so I need to get up there and have a dig about.

I think primaloft works brilliantly, so much so that for my christmas pressie this year I got my missus to buy me a pair of hestra leather primaloft gloves. They are not really for the hills, just for walking around in and they are toasty, but I need to try them out walking home along the prom on a wet and windy evening with temperatures around 0C before I decide whether they are my new winter gloves.

My wife swears by wristies and mittens. The wristies help the blood flow through the wrist to her hands and the mittens keep the fingers very warm.

Have you tried pairing a pair of warm gloves with waterproof tuff bag mitts? This way you can take the mitts off when you need to use your fingers but your hands will still be inside warm gloves?

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:42 pm
by apollo0815
My wife has a pair of battery heated gloves, which work very well, and last about 6 hours with one battery pack.
For them to work properly, you need another pair of(oversize) normale gloves, to wear over the heated ones, then they are nice and cozy.
I think it should be possible to carry additional Battery packs since they are connected by plugs.

I think these are the ones:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glovii-Universal-Touchscreen-Thermoactive-Batteries/dp/B07HGZ3X11

Re: Heated Gloves

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm
by larry groo
I too have Raynaud's and use silk liners with those small sachet type handwarmers (the single use versions) teamed with Montane mitts.

Very effective at getting and keeping the hands warm.