Racer E-GLOVE 2 gloves
Heated gloves warm fingers when biking
A couple of weeks ago, I went for a ride on my singlespeed. But I didn’t realise that it was quite so and so after only an hour. I gave up and came home as hands and feet were blocs of ice.
Talking to a friend after he said “I’ve got a pair of heated gloves and they are just great”. I noted the model and from where he bought them from and a week later went out a purchased a pair.
This weekend I decided to give them a go as I’d planned a 100 km ride on the singlespeed even though it was minus 4° outside and with a wind chill factor around the minus 8°. but it was a beautiful sunny day so I said to myself. ‘Lets go’ https://bit.ly/2XNTt3n
On my bike and nicely covered. All technical gear. Skins thermal base laser, with a Castelli Windproof top. Gore windproof full length bottoms, two pairs of socks, Silk base layer and merinos winter socks and on my hands the gloves E-Glove2.
First impressions : They are fairly thick, but nothing worse than some winter cycling gloves that I already own. You can feel the handlebars and brakes OK. Note that I only ride singlespeed on the road so no gear changes. But I don’t believe that would be a problem.
I switched on the gloves to level one of the three heat levels. Later switched from one to two, and even two to three. Not one moment were my hands cold. I even managed to switch them off for a little while to economise the batteries as I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough battery for the whole ride.
After just over fours hours the batteries died on me. The last half hour or so they weren’t heating as much, but still enough so that my hands weren’t cold, and I arrived home not being cold. Even my feet felt Okish, for info, the combination of silk and merinos works quite well, keeping my feet warm even though I still riding with a very old / thin pair of Sidi shoes.
The gloves are good. They can feel a little clammy inside if your run the heat too high, but switching them off, stops that quite nicely. I didn’t close the zippers on the wrists, being too tight, but they are high and keep your wrists protected.
More impressions : The snot guard is too small. The battery you can feel the weight on the underside of your wrist, but apart from that I don’t have any real critics.
A good buy. Well worth the 159€ Heated gloves warm fingers when biking, they are a must in winter.
Here’s a link to their web page https://www.racergloves.com/fr/88-gants-chauffants-velo