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my hands were about to drop off!!

trevtherevtrevtherev Posts: 372
edited December 2010 in Commuting general
I bought these today after reading lots of positive reviews
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/alt ... 51#reviews

These gloves are absolutely bl**dy awful. I thought they would keep my hands warm espec the tips of my fingers and tonight was indeed a testing night...When I got home my thumbs had gone numb and I was in great pain....on my way to frost bite :( Why can I not find a pair of gloves to keep my hands warm in winter and why do I read reviews that always say...these gloves are great up to -20 etc...when clearly they are not. Over the last 5 years I have tried various types of gloves in winter (including heated...the battery fell out!)..is there a pair of gloves out there that will keep my hands wam??? should I put a liner in them?...they come with a supplied liner but it is useless? or do I just keep cold hands stopping every few hundred yards to blow on my poor fingers...help :(:(

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  • The ONLY gloves I have found that really keep me warm others will laugh at but are here.

    Self-Heating Electric Gloves, Maplin, 3aaa batteries and believe me as the heating element is on the back of the hand it is always warm, and for £12 cheap. 12 month guarantee as usual.
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  • ndrundru Posts: 382
    Wow you really spent 40 quid on gloves and they don't work? Mine for £2 from Primark do the job very well.
  • jimwinjimwin Posts: 208
    I just bought the same gloves in preparation for winter. Mine had a liner glove included - probably thrown in to improve the poor thermal insulation. If you didn't get the liner glove, you could add one if they're a loose fit. A thin extra inner layer does work wonders, but make sure it's a thermal liner to get the best effect.

    - JimW
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    the problem I normally have with gloves is that they're too warm; today I decided to go for the full on winter glove but both this morning and tonight the glove has ended up soaking.... wish I could say the same for my feet though.
  • fuelexfuelex Posts: 165
    For me it makes a lot of difference making sure your hands are warm before putting on gloves.
    If I wait until they're cold they tend to stay cold.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I use Aldi £4 winters and they were perfect today.

    Gloves are very personal, so much depends on you and your circulation, I tend to 'run hot' and rarely have cold hands, in -4C today i wore...
    Gloves, base layer, soft shell, tights and cotton sports shorts, a snuggy kept my neck warm, the tips of my ears got cold, but the softshell was half unzipped by the time I got to work to cool me down a bit.

    Simon
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Trev+, I've got the same problems as you without your recent glove purchase.

    Been looking at heated gloves, so might give the Maplin ones a try.
  • Yes I do believe gloves like everythiing else is down to our personal make up...what is cold for some is not cold for others....The gloves did come with a liner and I did wear that last night on my commute home but it was totally ineffective...would it make any difference if I bought thermal liners and replaced the glove supplied liner?

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  • i've just done a search on the Maplins web site and they have lots of heated gloves in store at Brislington Bristol....i'm on my way....here come wam hands....watch out winter!!

    "Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand."
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  • microfleece liners and ski gloves
  • trevtherev wrote:
    i've just done a search on the Maplins web site and they have lots of heated gloves in store at Brislington Bristol....i'm on my way....here come wam hands....watch out winter!!

    Thats what I said earlier here, they are very good.
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  • Did the gloves fit you correctly? If they're slightly too tight or too big then the efficiency will drop quite noticeably.
  • re-cycles wrote:
    Did the gloves fit you correctly? If they're slightly too tight or too big then the efficiency will drop quite noticeably.

    Good point, personally I find Maplins glove a little on the generous side, I usually take medium but exchanged for small as I like a tighter fit
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  • Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

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  • Back from Maplins with my heated gloves...lovely and warm, got a nice supply of AAA batts so should see me through the cold spell....i'll give an update and review on Monday evening..

    "Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand."
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    www.runningfree.co.uk
  • trevtherev wrote:
    Back from Maplins with my heated gloves...lovely and warm, got a nice supply of AAA batts so should see me through the cold spell....i'll give an update and review on Monday evening..

    Would NiMh batteries not have been better value, they only last about 2 hours.
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

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  • The very question I put to Maplins...and was told that you could not use rechargeable batts...something about burning out the filament inside the glove?

    "Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand."
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  • trevtherev wrote:
    The very question I put to Maplins...and was told that you could not use rechargeable batts...something about burning out the filament inside the glove?

    Of course they would say no, they want to sell batteries, I have found no where that says you can not use NiMh.

    http://www.blazewear.com/information.php?info_id=12

    Says it is best to.

    My sons have three pair from Maplins, all have NiMh batteries, and they work fine, and at 2 hours life at least one set a day, save up for batteries, I will keep charging.
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

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  • jeremy i hear what you say as I do have a charger for my bike light..could you tell me the best and cheapest site to buy ni mh rechargeable batteries

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  • I use two sites for most things, that have ben going for years.

    http://www.cellpacksolutions.com/standard.asp#aaa

    and 7dayshop.com

    regards
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  • I agree with the personal preference thing.

    I get pretty cold hands and find nothing short of mittens is enough when it gets really cold. I have some cheap snow boarding mitts that are shorter than normal ( don't go too far up my wrist so aren't too hot). For something so thin I'm always amzed at the difference in warmth compared to my regular waterproof winter gloves.

    They do make changing gears more interesting if you have drops and STI levers though :-)
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    trevtherev wrote:
    I bought these today after reading lots of positive reviews
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/alt ... 51#reviews

    These gloves are absolutely bl**dy awful. I thought they would keep my hands warm espec the tips of my fingers and tonight was indeed a testing night...When I got home my thumbs had gone numb and I was in great pain....on my way to frost bite :( Why can I not find a pair of gloves to keep my hands warm in winter and why do I read reviews that always say...these gloves are great up to -20 etc...when clearly they are not. Over the last 5 years I have tried various types of gloves in winter (including heated...the battery fell out!)..is there a pair of gloves out there that will keep my hands wam??? should I put a liner in them?...they come with a supplied liner but it is useless? or do I just keep cold hands stopping every few hundred yards to blow on my poor fingers...help :(:(

    There is a clue in the name - "WATERPROOF" gloves. THat would suggest they are designed to keep your hands dry as their primary purpose
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  • Waterproofing most things or rather making things more "wather resistant" is easy, Nikwax.

    Remember only things like oilskin, plastic etc are actually "waterproof".

    My gloves are not waterproof but with Nikwax on my sons heated gloves and my cycle gloves most water runs off.
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
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  • LOOK at this blog, scroll down

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t ... p?t=658873

    Saw this and made some, actual deflectors, took an hour and cost £5. Deflectors not gloves, cold air does not reach hands now so no problem. If interested I will post the idea.
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... heads.html
  • Saw this and made some, actual deflectors, took an hour and cost £5. Deflectors not gloves, cold air does not reach hands now so no problem. If interested I will post the idea.
    I'd be interested to see what you've come up with....

    As for Ni-MH batteries, our local Poundland had them in stock, 2 for a quid. Maybe not the best out there, but so far they've been fine in my lights... (AA & AAA available)
  • re-cycles wrote:
    Saw this and made some, actual deflectors, took an hour and cost £5. Deflectors not gloves, cold air does not reach hands now so no problem. If interested I will post the idea.
    I'd be interested to see what you've come up with....

    As for Ni-MH batteries, our local Poundland had them in stock, 2 for a quid. Maybe not the best out there, but so far they've been fine in my lights... (AA & AAA available)

    HOW MUCH..... I REPEAT HOW MUCH

    http://www.twenga.co.uk/dir-Supplies,El ... ries-30755

    EVEN AT THE LOWEST PRICE THAT IS HALF PRICE. :o:o:o:o

    £9 HERE
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... heads.html
  • I bought Trek's mid-weight winter glove a few weeks ago, this morning was the first REALLY cold day I've used them - no probs at all. Highly recommended, and they're on sale at Evans, which is a nice bonus...
  • re-cycles wrote:
    Saw this and made some, actual deflectors, took an hour and cost £5. Deflectors not gloves, cold air does not reach hands now so no problem. If interested I will post the idea.
    I'd be interested to see what you've come up with....

    As for Ni-MH batteries, our local Poundland had them in stock, 2 for a quid. Maybe not the best out there, but so far they've been fine in my lights... (AA & AAA available)

    Ok, if anyone is interested in a way to keep your hands warm for £5 go to my site where I am about to upload my design, total cost 20p if you have the card/plastic that often comes free if you order a book.

    http://sirpatrickmooresales.co.uk/Ourpage.aspx

    Time to invent 2 minutes, to make 3 minutes to photograph and upload five minutes :wink:
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
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  • trevtherev wrote:
    The very question I put to Maplins...and was told that you could not use rechargeable batts...something about burning out the filament inside the glove?

    What did Maplin say :?: :!: :?: :!: :?:

    I asked them also,

    Your FAQ Question: I have your NiMh batteries and Maplin charger can I use these, with your heated gloves, thank you.
    Hello,
    Thank you for contacting Maplin Technical Support,
    Yes that will be fine and work as you require without a problem
    Kind Regards,
    Daniel Hirst
    Technical Department
    Maplin Electronics Ltd

    Told you, just wanted you to buy more expensive batteries.
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

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  • The big heated leather motorbiking gloves are pretty good as well...
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