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I chased a baffling issue, tried lower, tried higher, tried different angles. All of this was wearing a 3/4 helmet. Weather turned colder and changed to full face, the baffling almost totally went away with the full face helmet. Guess the wind was catching the lower face shield just right and caused my baffling. Might be worth a try if you have a different hemet, 1/2 to 3/4, 3/4 to full, as an experiment.
 

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I hate cold hands and have looked at heated gloves for a while. Being cheap. I never could justify the price. Found these on Amazon and decided to order.

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First ride impression, WOW!! Started off with them set on hi, it was 30 degrees this morning. That lasted about a mile, they were too hot, kept turning down and actually low was just right. One thing about the fit, they run small. I used the suggested sizing chart and bought a large. I wear either a small or medium in everything I own, so for a large to fit, they are small. They have goat leather palms which feel nice. There are touches of plether and textile on rest of glove. The cuff is large enough to fit over jacket sleeve and has draw string to seal wind out. The heating is on back of hand, all the way down every finger and thumb. When you turn them on the heat actually starts in seconds, has four heat settings. Heating is definitely impressive. They use slightly different heating process than most gloves, it's the same technology used in car seats. Battery life is yet to determined. But today, turned on at 4am. High for about 5 minutes, middle two temps for about 5 minutes each and rest of 30 minute ride on low. I wanted to test the battery some and left them turned on low after I took them off. I checked them every hour and they stayed at a constant temp till I turned them off at 10am. That's six hours, pretty good to me. I put them on the charger when I got home a little after 4pm, just looked, it's now 7:30pm and they are totally charged, so about 3 hours. Gloves come with a two into one cable you plug into a "phone charger" or any other usb that has charging capacity. I too had looked hard at wired set of gloves. I went with the battery ones for convenience getting on and off bike. Yes, still have to charge mine, but no big deal to me. Was a little worried about battery use time, but if I can get 6 hours on low like I've experienced, I'll be happy.

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Bottom line after use in 30 degree weather. I would buy them again, for only $55, in a heartbeat. I was concerned about the low price and only time will tell if they hold up. I'm not rough on gear, but do use all my gear a lot and can normally find defects pretty quick. I'll update review after a few more uses as I've only used for three days.
 

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Thank you for that review. I have been looking at battery powered gloves as well but don't know if I can trust them or not. These sound like a good bargain.
I've used them for a week now. No issues or concerns. They do heat real well, but run small, use the sizing chart and you will be good. They are not quality of a $200 pair of gloves, but overall very well built. As mention in prior post, I would buy again.
 

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Got struck behind a cop for about 10 miles on way home from work. Didn't think he would ever turn a different direction than I was going. Took me about 15 minutes longer to get home. I'd forgotten how slow the speed limit actually is.

 

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Well my commute wasn't very nice this morning. My routine is to get up and check the radar and temp so I know how how to layer. No rain, lower 50s, I'm good to go. I get about a mile from house and hit a very thick fog bank, and I mean thick, it was actually much worst than video shows. I've got my leather jacket and chaps on, so no big deal. Then a few miles further it even starts to sprinkle. Decision time, pull over to put rain gear on or keep going. I decided to keep going, didn't get any worst and my leathers did it's job and kept me dry. I normally get about one day a week with fog like this during the spring and fall.

 

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So lesblank I followed your purchase with these heated gloves tested them after charging the batteries. They heat up really fast BUT they are a little tight between the thumb and index finger can't spread fingers fully don't know if I'm going to return them yet. Wish they had XXL.
Bummer they fit to tight. Guess being smaller has paid off for me once :unsure:. For the price it's one of the best items I've purchased in a while. I used them everyday this past week with temps from 30s to 50s. Still no issues and really like how quickly they heat up.
 

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Where are the pictures?


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Remember, I video my rides. Here's a short clip of me bundled up. You might laugh, but I was warm. I walked around front of bike cause I thought one of my driving lights was aimed way wrong, but it was good.

 

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Map looks pretty good, nice way to document our travels, especially new and undiscovered routes!

PS the Pizza looks fantastic!
Another easy app to document rides is Relive, free and gives a unique view. You can also add any pictures you take with your phone. Here's one from a resent ride a few of us took to a new Cycle Gear that opened by us.

 

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The app runs in the background. You can start app, put phone in pocket and ride. Then stop app when you get home, add pictures if you want. Here's a longer ride a few of us took resently.

 

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I clicked on the "Google play download". After reading the reviews, I see that the first 30 days are free, after that it's $10/month. $120 per year.. Nope, too rich for my blood. I will continue to post the map from Google maps, along with the pics I take along the way. It gets the same point across. I must admit, that is a cool app! Just not $120 per year cool.
I've used the free version for years. Yes, there is an upgrade if you want, but free works great, try the free version. Kinda like here, free version works fine, don't have to pay to be premium member.

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Here's a link to some rides done with the free version.

 

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Ok, ya talked me into one more attempt but, if the site so much as ask for a credit card number or payment of any kind, I'm out.. Ima long in via my cell phone to download the app (right now, i'm on the lap-top).
I down loaded from app store on phone. No payment needed. Everything can be done on app. You can make a test ride. Just start to record sitting in your chair. Record for a few min. While it's recording, take a few pictures with you phone. Then stop recording the Relive app. It will ask you to make video, the pictures you took will pop up and it will ask you it you want to use them. When you are on a ride, the pictures you take will show up on your ride when they were taken. You can add up 10 pictures with the free version. Have fun and hope I did leave to many steps out.
 

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Got trash juice sprayed on me and bike on commute home today, yes it was gross. Had to do a quick wash of bike and shower when I got home. Life of a commuter in the big city.

 

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They are scoping it, doctor's description of the surgery "we will sand down the bone where the torn tendon is until it is clean, roughed up and bleeding, put some screw eyes in, take some thread and tie it around the tendon, and pull it through the screw eyes, once it is all pulled up tight, we'll clamp it to the bone. Then we will reshape the end of the collar bone and top of the shoulder bone so that the muscle and tendon has straight pulls in the future." Yeah, that sounds painless!
Good luck with the recovery process. Everyone I've known that has done thru a similar procedure and healed quickly with good final resorts followed the rehab to a T. Those who only partially did the rehab didn't do as well. Just think, work hard on rehab and you will back behind the bars in no time.
 

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I hate cold hands and have looked at heated gloves for a while. Being cheap. I never could justify the price. Found these on Amazon and decided to order.

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First ride impression, WOW!! Started off with them set on hi, it was 30 degrees this morning. That lasted about a mile, they were too hot, kept turning down and actually low was just right. One thing about the fit, they run small. I used the suggested sizing chart and bought a large. I wear either a small or medium in everything I own, so for a large to fit, they are small. They have goat leather palms which feel nice. There are touches of plether and textile on rest of glove. The cuff is large enough to fit over jacket sleeve and has draw string to seal wind out. The heating is on back of hand, all the way down every finger and thumb. When you turn them on the heat actually starts in seconds, has four heat settings. Heating is definitely impressive. They use slightly different heating process than most gloves, it's the same technology used in car seats. Battery life is yet to determined. But today, turned on at 4am. High for about 5 minutes, middle two temps for about 5 minutes each and rest of 30 minute ride on low. I wanted to test the battery some and left them turned on low after I took them off. I checked them every hour and they stayed at a constant temp till I turned them off at 10am. That's six hours, pretty good to me. I put them on the charger when I got home a little after 4pm, just looked, it's now 7:30pm and they are totally charged, so about 3 hours. Gloves come with a two into one cable you plug into a "phone charger" or any other usb that has charging capacity. I too had looked hard at wired set of gloves. I went with the battery ones for convenience getting on and off bike. Yes, still have to charge mine, but no big deal to me. Was a little worried about battery use time, but if I can get 6 hours on low like I've experienced, I'll be happy.

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Bottom line after use in 30 degree weather. I would buy them again, for only $55, in a heartbeat. I was concerned about the low price and only time will tell if they hold up. I'm not rough on gear, but do use all my gear a lot and can normally find defects pretty quick. I'll update review after a few more uses as I've only used for three days.
Wanted to give a quick update after a month using these gloves. They are my favorite winter gloves to date. I've used them at least 20 times by now on my commute. Temperature down to 29 degrees. My hands stay warm with setting them on the next to lowest setting when temps are in the 30s and on low when warmer. I've ridden in rain a few times and hands have stayed dry. I do have a fairing so not much direct rain hits my hands. Batteries hold change for my hour commute in and back home. One day I left them on low by mistake and 8 hours later gloves were still warm. Not sure if that 8 hours would be all that warm on bike, but they were still giving off some heat. There's no loose threads or issue with wear. With that said, as much as I use my gear, long-term wear is unknown. One thing for sure, I would buy again.
 
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