Firstgear Heated Carbon Gloves


  • DC-heated, produces 15 watts of heat at 12.8 Volts (each glove) and should be used with a Firstgear Heat-Troller for optimum safety
  • Y-Harness is required for use with Firstgear Heat-troller (unless you have a Firstgear heated liner, then this is unnecessary)
  • Grade-A, top-grain, drum-dyed cowhide construction
  • Porelle breathable, waterproof membrane
  • Thinsulate layer
  • Pre-curved fingers and finger-mounted,rubber, faceshield wiper
  • Elastic wrist and adjustable hook-and-loop gauntlet closure
  • Reinforced protection in palm
  • Reflective piping on top
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Would you recommend?
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As I posted last year, I bought these gloves and they had problems right off the bat. I give a lot of credit to Cyclegear for quickly replacing them when one of the gloves quit heating. I'm now on my 3rd pair of these gloves and the right glove has quit working. I only use these gloves about 3 months out of the year, so that fact that the heating elements keep failing so often has left me little choice but to rate these as very poor gloves. They work GREAT when you first buy them. But after very limited continued use, the heating elements quit working. I don't abuse them, I take good care of them, they just don't last.
December 13, 2012
Second pair update
So, as I previously posted, I bought a pair of these gloves and after a week, the left one quit working. I went back to Cyclegear and they gladly gave me a new pair. I had that pair a little over a week and the right glove quit working one night, the left glove quit working the following morning. I went back to Cyclegear and again they gladly gave me another pair. So, I'm on pair number three. Fingers crossed! Kudos to Cyclegear for quick and easy replacements. With this latest pair, they actually didn't have the right size in stock, so they gave me a size larger to use until the correct size comes in a few days. These gloves are excellent, when they work. I don't understand why they quit working so quickly. Maybe there is a bad batch out there again?

PROS: Excellent when they work

CONS: Stopped working in a week

November 30, 2011
After 4 days, left glove quit working
These gloves are great, when they work and if you have a thermostat. If they are just powered on full they will burn your hands as the heating elements get way too hot. I have had these gloves less than a week and used them 4 times. The 5th time I tried to use them today, the left glove quit working. I will be returning them to Cycle Gear in San Francisco tomorrow. They fit great and are very comfortable. Too bad it sounds like people are often exchanging them when they quit working right away. Good thing they have a 2 year warranty.

CONS: Quits working, Burns Skin

November 17, 2011
no good gloves
These gloves are uncomfortable, irritate your knuckles, burns some fingers while others stay cold (both gloves), takes a loong time to put on, attatch connections and then pull and stretch the gauntlet over a slim leather jacket. Don't waste ur money. Get wind proof gloves and heated grips. much better options.

PROS: Nothing

CONS: Gearin up takes long time, Gauntlet too small, Bulky fit, Heat not evenly ditribute, Knuckle protection chaffe, Over priced

January 14, 2010
Warm and safe!
Any time the temperature gets below 45 degrees, I'll start using heated gear. These gloves can make my hands feel like they're touching the asphalt in the middle of August in Las Vegas! Make sure you're using a heat controller unless you want to fry! The carbon portions add some level of safety in case of a crash. I'm not too fond of the other heated gloves which feel cheap and flimsy. This is a great product that's lasted me two cold seasons so far and I imagine will continue to provide warm hands long into the future.
January 15, 2010
short life
wife bought me a pr about a year ago.....they lasted 2 weeks and one quit working. Got another pair in under warranty, made it to bike to find out they didnt work . Walked back in and got a 3rd set, only 1 glove worked. 4th pair I used about 6 times last winter before it was warm enough to not need them. used twice this winter and now one not working again.
January 28, 2011
Ummm....warm and comfy!
In cold weather, I'd probably put up with even a BAD pair of heated gloves as long as there's heat. But these gloves are perfect. They look nice, feel very comfortable and have perfect heat distribution. There is NOTHING to dislike about these gloves. Exceptional quality.

PROS: Perfect heat distribution, Top quality, Very Comfortable

CONS: none

BEST USES: For ANY cold day, Wear even on a nice day
January 6, 2010
The answer
The principle of heated gear is a winner to extend the riding season in much of the country including here in the northeast. Big bulky gloves can be a thing of the past. Hitting the three week mark with these and temps averaging in the 50s with lows just above the freezing mark. The free sales tax and shipping took the bite out of a very pricey pair of gloves. They fit in well with other hundred dollar kelvlar and carbon fiber protected gloves.

The only problem and its a big one is that two out of five fingers on the right glove has the heating wire that extends down to cover the knuckle so when you roll your hand around the throttle you are forcing the wire to cut into the knuckles. No amount of heat makes up for that feeling. The left glove is fine all wires extend down past the knuckle and the other fingers on the right glove do as well. The left glove is absolutely heaven....the right not so much. I'm putting up with it now because of the heat but planning to return or exchange ASAP to see if I can get a pair (or right hand glove) that has proper placement of the heating element wire?

PROS: Quality gloves, Warmth

CONS: Wiring not consitent, Pricey

BEST USES: Commuting, Touring
October 20, 2010
Awesome gloves, even when not heated
These are the first electric gloves I've used that are so easy to wire, so comfortable, and actually have some armor in them, that I'll use them through 3 seasons, even if I don't need to turn on the heat. My old heated gloves were essentially ski gloves (no abrasion protection), and wiring them up my sleeves was such a pain, that I would avoid wearing them until it was absolutely freezing out. I'll wear these all the time, they're so great.

On top of this, the system they are part of is awesome:
+ dual remote heat-troller to control gloves separate from jacket/pants/socks
+ jacket that connects to gloves at the sleeves (no running wires down your arms)
+ pants and socks that connect directly to the jacket
+ only one coax connection to the bike - very very clean!

I can't recommend these heated gloves highly enough. In 15 years of trying to come up with the best heated gear solution (flexibility, low bulk, simple wiring, etc.) these gloves and the thermostat, jackets/pants/socks system are the best!

On top of this, the support you get from WarmnSafe (FirstGear's OEM for these products) is outstanding. They are very responsive to questions (returning calls, emails, etc.) and even offered to send me a new wiring harness for the battery just to ensure there are no issues from their supplier. Great level of support which is not that common these days...
February 24, 2011
Warm hands are happy hands!
I bought the Warm and Safe gloves directly from Warm and Safe but the First Gear gloves appear to be the same thing from the examples I've seen.

I love having warm hands and these gloves will have you reaching for the controller to turn them down! They just flat work! I have tried wind proof liners with heated grips, hippo hands with summer gloves and heated grips (maybe the best but looks really bad..) and finally I got these gloves and my life was much better. I commute to my work place every day at 3AM rain, shine or storm and I have to have gear that keeps me warm and dry.

Now the nit picks. The gauntlet. Too small and soft. Not to easy to get the wires tucked in, the gauntlet over your jacket sleeve and the gauntlet adjusted. If it were just an inch longer and a tad bit stiffer it would be just fine.

The strap. Dear Warm and Safe, the strap goes under the wrist. Take any pair of gloves with a top strap and cinch it up and you can still pull the glove off with ease. Not so with an under strap. The glove stays snug. Need to have the glove stay on your hand if you crash. I fixed mine.

PROS: Nice leather, Easy to use, very warm

CONS: Gauntlet too short, Gauntlet too soft

November 14, 2010
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