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Old 01-22-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Wireless FIR Motorcycle Heated Gloves

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Velocity has designed the worlds First Portable FIR (Far Infra Red) Heated Motorcycle Race gloves. These gloves offer the same if not better protection than some high end Motorcycle gloves with the added comfort of warmth for those chilly mornings. The Gloves were a huge success at launch at at Canada’s Largest Bike Show in January.
These gloves are priced at $300 plus shipping. They are not on our website so please email me at sales@velocitysportsgear.com with your info and address and I will email you a PayPal Invoice with a shipping quote (should be around $20)
The Heated VR-Pro Gloves also known as VR-PRO-H Gloves use Infra-Red heat to guarantee warm hands in the coldest of riding days. Three LED temperature settings, 6 layer construction, Completely waterproof , TPU knuckles and finger protectors, Super Fabric Scaphoid and palm sliders, built in face-shield squeegee on thumb, Water resistant Cowhide Leather, Kevlar Thread stitching and plus many more features make this Battery operated glove the most unique and exclusive heated Motorcycle glove in the world.
Features:-
-Constructed from 1mm water resistant cowhide leather
-Stitched with Kevlar Thread through out
-TPU Knuckles and finger protectors
-7 Layer construction (Leather, Foam Padding, Heat Trap layer, Water Proof membrane, Thinsulate, Carbon Fibre –Heating pad, inner liner)
-LED temperature control button with 3 settings
-3-4 hours of continuous portable heat in the high setting (Red), 5-6 Hours in the medium (white) setting and 7-8 Hours in the lowest setting (Blue)
- 5 Minute Warm up mode
-Built in face shield squeegee
-Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery
-PU mould wrist/battery protector
-Super Fabric Palm slider and Schaphoid protector
-Pre-Curved Fingers
-Gauntlet style designed to go over jacket cuffs.
-Infra-red Heat guaranteed never to heat up excessively and burn through
- Available in XXS to 2 XL.
- Sizing is similar to normal motorcycle gloves and very minimal loss of dexterity.
-One year warranty on all manufacturing defects
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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Gloves look awesome

-difficult to get a feeling for how thick the battery is though. Is the battery the same size as say, the Mobile Warming ones?

The only real drawback for battery powered gloves (for me) is that I have to have my gloves go under the jacket sleeves when it rains. My jacket *is* my rain protection, so I'm not about to put another rain cover on top of my waterproof outer jacket, just to prevent water cascading down my sleeves and straight into the exterior exposed gauntlets.

...and no, in my experience, no exterior gauntlet has ever prevented water from pooling down into the gloves, no matter the claim of them being able to do so.

This restricts my nice and waterproof Mobile Warming gloves from actually being used on cold and rainy days. If the batteries (which really are pretty small and not too outrageously thick) were thinner, and/or they had the capability to be relocated outside the glove via "extention cords" to a velcro strap forearm placement or something, they would be infinitely more usable.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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The battery is about half an inch thick. Its the slimmest battery available in a heated glove and we are the only ones that do a high end glove with infrared heat. Well at least with this type of protection.



QUOTE=L.B.S.;23284480]Gloves look awesome

-difficult to get a feeling for how thick the battery is though. Is the battery the same size as say, the Mobile Warming ones?

The only real drawback for battery powered gloves (for me) is that I have to have my gloves go under the jacket sleeves when it rains. My jacket *is* my rain protection, so I'm not about to put another rain cover on top of my waterproof outer jacket, just to prevent water cascading down my sleeves and straight into the exterior exposed gauntlets.

...and no, in my experience, no exterior gauntlet has ever prevented water from pooling down into the gloves, no matter the claim of them being able to do so.

This restricts my nice and waterproof Mobile Warming gloves from actually being used on cold and rainy days. If the batteries (which really are pretty small and not too outrageously thick) were thinner, and/or they had the capability to be relocated outside the glove via "extention cords" to a velcro strap forearm placement or something, they would be infinitely more usable.[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #4
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Do you know if they will continue to work if they get soaked and not damage the glove or my hand. Nothing worse than cold and wet. I dislike the wired ones.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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Is the heating elements on the front and the back of the gloves or just the back of the gloves and the front relies on the bike's heated grips for heat?

A few more detailed pics and a pic of the battery would be helpful.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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More about gloves

The gloves will continue to work even when soaked. We do not use resistive wiring so no chance of electrocuting yourself over over heating because the heating element gets coiled up. The battery is so slim that you can't even feel it. It fits right in a zipped pocket on the top part of the gauntlet.

The Infra Red heating pad is on the top (knuckle) part of the glove because that is where most of the cold air is felt. But because we use Infra Red heat the heat spreads evenly around and you won't have any particular hotter spots. Trust me when I say this is the most advanced glove in the market.

This glove is available for sale at www.firedupx.com

You can also see a video of our snow sport heated glove which shows you what the battery looks like and where it goes on our website. Right now we are doing flat shipping to anywhere in North America. Please email me for more questions. info@firedupx.com



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Old 02-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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Any answers for my questions in post #15? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:51 AM   #8
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Thank you for clarifying your CE testing statement and the wiring question.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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I was hoping you could name me a heated motorcycle glove that is CE tested.



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Thank you for clarifying your CE testing statement and the wiring question.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:50 PM   #10
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I was hoping you could name me a heated motorcycle glove that is CE tested.
Actually, I thought that yours was:
"Yes our stuff meets CE specifications."

In the photo which you provided, your gloves appeared similar to my Velocity Gear Formula summer gloves, which do indeed have CE certification, and so I accepted your initial answer as being true based upon looks only. My clarification question was asked because the most recent CE certification is apparently not as stringent as the old, and I was wondering which standard your gloves met. Now I know that the correct answer is neither.

Unfortunately, you may be correct, and there may be no heated gloves that meet the new CE standard, let alone the older more stringent one. Were one available, it would, of course, only demonstrate that one sample pair had met the standard, and that the company had felt that spending the money on the certification process was a worthwhile investment and so could serve to separate the manufacturer from others offering a similar product, but some buyers such as myself still consider this certification to be meaningful.

I was not implying that your gloves were deficient, as they share many features with my CE certified pair. I was only asking for clarification of the standard as mentioned above. Even though your initial response regarding CE certification could be interpreted as untrue and misleading, I did not assume this was the case at all, and I was genuinely thanking you for clarifying the point.

As for this last post of yours, I am not sure what point you are making? My immediate reaction upon reading it was that I had somehow inadvertently struck a nerve.

As a manufacturer you should welcome interest and questions about your product, and if you have chosen not to do the CE certification route, then say so and tell us why. $300 is a big chunk of change, and I expect someone lightening my wallet by this amount to be honest and respectful towards me as a potential customer. My questions were not meant to be "gotcha", but your reaction implies that that is how they were received.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:09 AM   #11
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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. :)


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Actually, I thought that yours was:
"Yes our stuff meets CE specifications."

In the photo which you provided, your gloves appeared similar to my Velocity Gear Formula summer gloves, which do indeed have CE certification, and so I accepted your initial answer as being true based upon looks only. My clarification question was asked because the most recent CE certification is apparently not as stringent as the old, and I was wondering which standard your gloves met. Now I know that the correct answer is neither.

Unfortunately, you may be correct, and there may be no heated gloves that meet the new CE standard, let alone the older more stringent one. Were one available, it would, of course, only demonstrate that one sample pair had met the standard, and that the company had felt that spending the money on the certification process was a worthwhile investment and so could serve to separate the manufacturer from others offering a similar product, but some buyers such as myself still consider this certification to be meaningful.

I was not implying that your gloves were deficient, as they share many features with my CE certified pair. I was only asking for clarification of the standard as mentioned above. Even though your initial response regarding CE certification could be interpreted as untrue and misleading, I did not assume this was the case at all, and I was genuinely thanking you for clarifying the point.

As for this last post of yours, I am not sure what point you are making? My immediate reaction upon reading it was that I had somehow inadvertently struck a nerve.

As a manufacturer you should welcome interest and questions about your product, and if you have chosen not to do the CE certification route, then say so and tell us why. $300 is a big chunk of change, and I expect someone lightening my wallet by this amount to be honest and respectful towards me as a potential customer. My questions were not meant to be "gotcha", but your reaction implies that that is how they were received.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:47 PM   #12
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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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