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Heated Gloves

Heated Gloves

Postby Bombaybadboy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:11 pm

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 :?
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby davekeiller » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm

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.
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Coop » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:33 pm

But you've just reminded me that I was going to treat myself to some buffalo mitts
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Robinho08 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:18 pm

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?
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:57 pm

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 :)
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby Sack the Juggler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:06 pm

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?
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby apollo0815 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:42 pm

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:
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Re: Heated Gloves

Postby larry groo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:07 pm

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.
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