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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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If you do not own a pair of heated gloves.....

Stop whatever you are doing, and order a pair, RIGHT NOW !!

I just drove home from High Point-- 37 degrees, with wind chill that makes it feel 30 (according to the internet).... I had my new Tourmaster Synergy gloves set to medium (high/med/low setting) and could have rode ALL NIGHT!!!

They are worth every bit of the $129 -- and you don't need to buy trollers or controllers, or anything-- it comes with everything you need to wear them either with the coordinating jacket or by themselves.

My jacket is not here yet, so you take the enclosed cord, route thru each arm of your jacket, plug into the gloves and hook power cord in. I had my mechanic hook my battery cord in today-- took about 10 minutes (getting the seat on and off is the hardest part). The power cord comes out right above my seat and sits right there in the middle of the bottom of the tank.

Once the jacket is here-- there are connector cords in the cuffs that zip out to hook into the gloves which will make it a little easier. I would recommend the gloves regardless.

The difference between my $300 Hondaline heated grips and the heated gloves is this:

You FEEL the heat coming up through the grips onto your hands ---nice except when it's freezing and the wind is freezing your finger tips.

I don't feel the heat at all in the Tourmaster gloves--- what it feels like is that my hands are inside my house-- that comfortable temperature that's not hot, nor cold-- it's just right.

Sorry for the long review-- and I'm sure all the heated gloves work about the same-- I just like not having to buy all the accessories separately.

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I bought a pair of Widder gloves from a guy I ride with. I've ordered the cord that hooks to the battery. I paid $65 for the gloves and the cord with the on/off switch and another $16 for the cord I ordered. On the Widder gloves you can't use a controller if your just using the gloves. Their website says something about the power draw being too low. From everything that I've read the on/off switch works fine because, as Denese says the gloves don't get hot. Your hands just stay comfortable. This is my first winter riding but so far nothing is getting cold except my fingers. Lets hope the gloves take care of that.


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So do you recommend both the heated gloves AND heated grips or just the heated gloves?

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So do you recommend both the heated gloves AND heated grips or just the heated gloves?
If I could only do one... I'd do the heated grips all over again. You can turn those babies on all year round. Don't have to worry about leaving them at home. I rode all last winter with the heated grips....

But-- you're limited.... at below 25 degrees, they just don't cut it.

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I agree with Denisep about the heated gloves, I have these http://cozywinters.com/shop/wg-hclg.html and they work great along with my Electric Jacket Liner from Warm n Safe, will be using them in the morning with a ride along with several No. Calif. Shadow Riders and it will definetly be in the low 40's or hi 30's (not including the wind chill factor), with the controller it is easy to adjust the temp as needed.

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I've got Heated Grips and Heated Gloves.

Normally I'd go with Grips over Gloves, until ~40 degrees or so... Then Gloves have it all over Grips.

The Gerbings gloves I have a very warm, but bulky....

Make sure you give yourself more TIME to get to things on the handlebars.... Like Brakes, Clutch, Swtiches!! The Bulk will take longer to happen!!!

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I use the Widder Gloves and at 25 degrees they work just fine without being bulky Here is my short review :
https://www.hondashadow.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54127


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So do you recommend both the heated gloves AND heated grips or just the heated gloves?
If I could only do one... I'd do the heated grips all over again. You can turn those babies on all year round. Don't have to worry about leaving them at home. I rode all last winter with the heated grips....

But-- you're limited.... at below 25 degrees, they just don't cut it.
Denise,

What size glove do you wear? Diane has smallish hands and the problem she has is there is usually too much fabric at the tips of the fingers. Fitting her with gloves that aren't too bulky is quite a challenge.

Thanks,

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What size glove do you wear?
I wear a medium in ladies... for these Tourmaster, I ordered a small and they fit just fine... they pinch a little on my right thumb, but I think I have a freakishly long right thumb as most of my gloves pinch it.

I would say as a medium girl glove wearer, I could have almost done a medium in the mens-- kind of in between. The small should fit her fine.

Unfortunately-- the smaller sizes are usually not available in the stores to try on. My Honda dealer has lots of gloves-- in large and extra large.

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