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I bought these gloves to combat the issue of frozen finger tips. I opted for battery powered ones as I didn't want to add another power drain to the bikes electrics and the additional costs involved. That said these gloves are NOT cheap.

Firstly  I'll list the pros and cons:

Pros

Definitely kept my fingers warm on a 230 mile each way trip which had temps as low as 0 and nothing higher than 3 C.

Battery life of larger battery  (3000mAHr) was sufficient to get from Scotch  Corner to Strensham Services. 

Waterproof. 

Well made apparently.

Batteries are fairly slim and compact.

Not too thick or bulky for comfortably operating bike.

Batteries are slim line and re-charge on the provided charger in about 3 hours.

 

Cons

Bloody expensive - £290 plus an extra £80 for the larger batteries.

French designed (okay) Chinese made. (To be fair the quality seems good).

Batteries as fitted are only 2200mAHr and are only good for a couple of hours.

 

They are operated by way of an app - Clim8 freely downloaded and available for Android or Apple. This means the amount of heat they provide depends on how you set up your profile.  They are "smart" in that they automatically switch on when you put the gloves on and off when you remove them. My experience with this is good but you need to overstate your sensitivity to cold. The result is not that you get a feeling of toasty warm hands but that your fingers stay at whatever is normal for you; they don't get cold. When the batteries did die on me I could have stopped and changed them for the "as supplied" 2200mA ones but because I was only 25 miles from home decided to press on. Wished I hadn't as by the next half hour saw my finger tips frozen!

They are waterproof although I was riding in snow and light rain, not monsoons.

 

In summary they do the job and are comfortable.  They are not cheap. 

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Gloves https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/524844/#/27907,3203,1186 

 

Batteries https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/525341/#/27907,3203,1186

 

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What makes them so much more expensive than say, Gerbing or Keis and what was you decision making process before buying them?

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1 hour ago, S-Westerly said:

I bought these gloves to combat the issue of frozen finger tips. I opted for battery powered ones as I didn't want to add another power drain to the bikes electrics and the additional costs involved. That said these gloves are NOT cheap.

Firstly  I'll list the pros and cons:

Pros

Definitely kept my fingers warm on a 230 mile each way trip which had temps as low as 0 and nothing higher than 3 C.

Battery life of larger battery  (3000mAHr) was sufficient to get from Scotch  Corner to Strensham Services. 

Waterproof. 

Well made apparently.

Batteries are fairly slim and compact.

Not too thick or bulky for comfortably operating bike.

Batteries are slim line and re-charge on the provided charger in about 3 hours.

 

Cons

Bloody expensive - £290 plus an extra £80 for the larger batteries.

French designed (okay) Chinese made. (To be fair the quality seems good).

Batteries as fitted are only 2200mAHr and are only good for a couple of hours.

 

They are operated by way of an app - Clim8 freely downloaded and available for Android or Apple. This means the amount of heat they provide depends on how you set up your profile.  They are "smart" in that they automatically switch on when you put the gloves on and off when you remove them. My experience with this is good but you need to overstate your sensitivity to cold. The result is not that you get a feeling of toasty warm hands but that your fingers stay at whatever is normal for you; they don't get cold. When the batteries did die on me I could have stopped and changed them for the "as supplied" 2200mA ones but because I was only 25 miles from home decided to press on. Wished I hadn't as by the next half hour saw my finger tips frozen!

They are waterproof although I was riding in snow and light rain, not monsoons.

 

In summary they do the job and are comfortable.  They are not cheap. 

20210101_101320.jpg

20210101_101254.jpg

 

Gloves https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/524844/#/27907,3203,1186 

 

Batteries https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/525341/#/27907,3203,1186

 

Feck that’s expensive,  I’ll be sticking with my Gerbing wired ones.👍

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1 hour ago, raesewell said:

What makes them so much more expensive than say, Gerbing or Keis and what was you decision making process before buying them?

I think the thing that sold me was the fact the heat settings were so variable. The longevity of the batteries was also a plus. They aren't particularly  bulky either, certainly no more so than a standard winter glove. Finally I had an end of year bonus to spend so I wasn't entirely tied to a budget. Would I buy them again? Ask me in the spring after a lot more miles.

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I have a pair of Keis G601 and they have proved to be totally waterproof through 4 hours of heavy rain and they kept my hands warm. You can have them with batteries but I have them wired to the bike, they were about 200 quid. So far so good.

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2 hours ago, raesewell said:

What makes them so much more expensive than say, Gerbing or Keis and what was you decision making process before buying them?

yes they seem a bit over the top price wise :classic_unsure:

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Do they come with a wiring kit as well as batteries? 

 

For example, the Gerbing XRL gloves come with a wiring kit to connect to the bike, and then you can add optional battery packs up to 3000mA. The price of the gloves + biggest battery pack is £295 so pretty much the same price as the Ixons but you get the option of using either wiring or battery.

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4 hours ago, Mississippi Bullfrog said:

Do they come with a wiring kit as well as batteries? 

 

For example, the Gerbing XRL gloves come with a wiring kit to connect to the bike, and then you can add optional battery packs up to 3000mA. The price of the gloves + biggest battery pack is £295 so pretty much the same price as the Ixons but you get the option of using either wiring or battery.

There's no option to wire them in which for me wasn't an issue as I didn't want yet another set up to faff about with. I've got the Warm and Safe base layer to fit with its single controller.  I didn't go for their liners as I'd need to get a dual controller for an additional £130.

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