Nordic Gear Lectra Battery Heated Glove - Black Extra Large
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- The gloves take a "D" cell battery (not included)
- Nylon taslan shell
- Maxi grip fingers and palms
- Thinsulate lined snow cuffs
- X-Small: 6 in
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I did not use a cheap brand of battery for these gloves. The first battery that I tried (it takes one D cell per glove) was Duracel with an experation date of 2013 (in other words, brand new battery with lots of shelf life left). That battery provided heat for 40 minutes before dying.
The second set of batteries that I tried (with the same experation date) were made by Eveready. That battery lasted 35 minutes. You should also note that the Duracel fits poorly in the connector case and the Eveready battery fits even worse!
These gloves are on their way to Goodwill. Maybe they can be used by some one as work gloves or something.
If you are considering these gloves, think again! The chemical packs work much better although they (the chemical packs) do have a shelf life. It just seemed such a waste to us to use a chemical pack for a one hour walk and then have the pack continue to provide heat for another 4 to 6 hours. Still, that is better than using up two D cell batteries for less heat that only lasts about 40 minutes.
I will admit that these gloves are respectable as normal, unheated gloves. They are fairly well insulated and provide a moderate degree of dexterity.
However, the heating element is ineffective. Inserting batteries into the gloves provided little (if any) increase in warmth. My fingers remained cold.
In addition, I have recently discovered that the thin wire connecting the heating element to the battery in one of the gloves has become disconnected. These gloves have not been subjected to any harsh abuse, so it is disappointing to find that the wire had been disconnected so easily.
If you are looking for a pair of heated gloves that will actually make a difference and keep your hands (including your fingers)warm, look elsewhere.
- the gloves fit very well and are comfortable. The wrist portion is extra long, which helps keep the gloves in place. Seem to be well made. They have the "Thinsulate" insulation in addition to the battery heat.
Not so much:
- each glove takes a D cell battery, located on the wrist,which makes the gloves very bulky. You'll probably have to push your coat sleeves up as they likely won't fit over the gloves. This would have had a much slimmer profile if it was designed for AA or even C batteries.
- the only portion that heats up is in the upper portion of your palm, not the fingers at all. The theory is that heat from here will circulate into your fingers. It does seem to do that somewhat. My fingers can still get cold, but not uncomfortably so. Haven't had much opportunity yet to test them with very cold or prolonged exposure.
- the fingers and palm are coated with some substance that no doubt is intended to make the gloves more durable, but whatever it is doesn't grip very well. I tried using these to shovel snow and finally gave up and switched to leather gloves as it was too hard to get a good grip on the shovel; it seemed to slip out of my hand unless I gripped very hard. Can't do much of that with arthritis. These gloves would be MUCH better if they had some leather to provide a decent grip.
- velcro straps are useless. They are too small to manage while wearing the gloves. The strap fits through a small slot and the end of the strap seems to be slightly bigger than the slot. So you can do the straps if you're NOT wearing the gloves, but once you get them on you need your mommy to fasten the straps for you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Big batteries make these gloves cumbersome and heavy, and the heat provided is barely perceptible. Many non-heated gloves do a much better job of keeping hands warm. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donald L. Darnell
PLEASE!!!! Don't waste your money on this product "UNLESS" you have money to burn.Published 18 months ago by Randolph L. Simmons
I haven't tried the chemical hand warmers yet. These have been my spare gloves for 20 years or more, have seldom worn them, picked them up when I spotted them at the hardware... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ms. Alice A. Gless
I wasn't impressed by the battery provided heat. The gloves are still a good pair of gloves, though; keeping hands as warm as any other non-heated gloves (when no batteries are... Read morePublished on July 15, 2014 by Lawrence R. Hoy
I was given a new pair of these gloves several years ago however I never used them till recently. I followed the directions and failed to notice any heat so I performed a... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Indiana