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Old 03-03-2014, 03:47 PM   #24
STILL Jim Williams
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Originally Posted by Velocity Sportsgear View Post
Not at all. I was also merely implying that there are no heated gloves with CE certification in the market. 90% of all heated motorcycle gloves in the market have two flaws. First the technology being one that has been around since 1945. World War 2 bombers used resistive wiring in their gloves and passed an electrical current through it to generate heat. Drawbacks? High power consumption, No uniform heat and most importantly users getting burnt from hotspots (resistive wires do coil up/kink over usage and create a hot spot). The Second Flaw no real motorcycle heated gloves, lots of oven mitt based designs with no protection. We have a Motorcycle glove called the VR-Pro which has been tested by racers in the Canadian Superbike Championship and other race series but we sell a lot of these gloves to street riders who always let me know how awesome the glove is. We basically took that design with the palm sliders, Scaphoid slider, TPU knuckles and finger sliders and used in a Heated glove. The heat is Infra Red so no resistive wiring. We are actually probably the only heated motorcycle glove manufacturers that have CE certified batteries (and the slimmest).
Your normal motorcycle heated glove or just general battery heated glove has 3 layers. The Outer shell, the insulation which has resistive wiring stitched around the edges and the inner liner. So easy and cheap to manufacture and because resistive wiring uses a lot of power the power usually comes from the Bike 12V battery. In some cases those that have portable batteries mis-represent the battery life.

What we do is build a glove that is the ultimate in crash protection and has 7 layers. The outer 1 mm analine grade A Full Grain cowhide leather (treated to be waterproof), a thing insulation layer, A reflective insulation layer, a 70GSM Thinsulate layer, our Infra Red heating pad, a HiPora waterproof layer and then an anti bacterial inner Liner. With all the protection and all the layers it took us 18 months to figure out how to manufacture this glove. I guarantee no one will ever make a heated glove like this. Infra Red hat will never burn the user and battery life will be a lot longer. To make it even better we are developing the option to also have the same glove connect to your bike battery while the batteries are being charged. Hence the statement that this is the best heated glove in the world. Is it CE tested. Nope. But is it the safest heated Motorcycle glove in the world. Yes.

Our company has always prided itself by making products that consumers want and improving them via customer feedback. So my point really was to point out that there are no CE tested gloves in the market. :)
That sounds like an awesome, yet bulky, glove.

A few questions;
-are all of those layers bonded together, or will they pull out? For my needs, there isn't a better design than the Gore Xtrafit where all the layers are bonded together. Putting a wet hand into xtrafit is about as drama free as possible. Most other gloves have a floating liner(s) that bunches up in the fingers and gets stuck on a wet hand.
-Are the seams taped? The first thing I always do with new waterproof gloves is put them on and stick my hands in a bucket for five minutes. Will your gloves survive the test?
-Can you comment on the bulk?

Your gloves look awesome. They're worth $300 to me, especially if you can figure out how to wire them to the bike. Actually, I need them to plug into the coax plug in the sleeves of my heated jacket. Without that, its a deal breaker. I just don't want to deal with yet another thing to charge in my life.
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