Hotwired Heated Gloves
The Hotwired collection allows for garments and accessories to be inter-connected to provide whole body warmth and comfort. Using the latest ultra-fine technology - so thin it can barely be detected within the garment liner - the micro-alloy heating elements produce a gentle warmth reaching a maximum temperature in only seconds.
- 600d abrasion resistant fabric and leather combination
- Brushed fabric lining with comfort insulation
- Use independently with direct battery harness or use in conjunction with a Hotwired Jacket Liner with pre-installed wiring system
- Built-in temperature controller with 3 push button settings
- Automatic temperature cut off
- Reflective piping
- Pull through wrist strap
- Cuff adjustment tab
- Two year warranty
- Power consumption: 22 Watts (2 Amps)
The button on my right glove broke after just over a year of use. I've contacted Sedici about getting it repaired/replaced, so we will see how that goes. The gloves can make your hands sweat if the heat is high. They are not waterproof, so if it is really raining, your hands will be wet, but warm at least. The metal in the jacks will corrode easily. After being installed on my bike for less that one year, the metal jack on the battery cable was pretty badly corroded. After some use, the Y-cable and battery cable fit is a loose proposition, and occasionally, they will come unconnected during a ride. Not too often, but it happens. The cuffs are a little tight, making it kind of difficult to get over a jacket sleeve sometimes. I wish the velcro straps were a little more "stout". The plactic guide ring the velcro strap slides through always turns sideways, then you cannot get the gloves to strap down tight before running out of hook-and-loop. Without the heat on, your hands will freeze inside these gloves.
Now the good. They work really well. Kept my hands warm for almost two winters before the right glove broke, just over a year. The tight cuffs, while making it more difficult to get over a jacket sleeve, also help seal out cold air. Pick your poison. I'd rather see a looser cuff with an elastic draw-string or something, honestly. The Y-cable is easy to get on under your jacket, just hold each end, and put your jacket on, the cable will be neatly in your hand. The battery cables are long, giving you plenty of room to run to yourself or a passenger. The three temperature settings are nice, because these can go from HOT to warm easily. The physical construction of the glove shell is great, and the exterior of my gloves show very little wear, just on the leather (or pleather, I don't know) parts of the fingers and palm.
Bottom line: Overall, these are pretty decent, if just a little overpriced for their longevity. If I can get my broken glove replaced or repaired, that would be great. However, in the price range of these gloves, I would expext a bit more life before they begin to fail. If you are a casual rider they should last a long time, but if you actually spend a lot of time on a motorcycle, you may want to look elsewhere for something a little higher in quality that will last more han a year or two.
PROS: Comfortable, Easy To Use
CONS: Bulky, Not Too Durable
With the Hotwired gloves on the low setting, I get waaay more heat than the Synergy gloves on the high setting. There's no comparison. In low to mid 30's, I might turn it up to medium, but low is not bad in those conditions. High is simply too much for any weather I ride in.
The Synergy gloves have held up well over four years of use (winter time only) and seem to have slightly better build quality than the Sedici's. The Sedici gloves have a lifetime warranty, so I'm not too worried.
The Sedici gloves have more insulation than the Synergy gloves (100 grams vs. I think 70 grams of Thinsulate). As a result, they are a bit bulky. Hopefully, they will break in with more use and become more pliable.
I feel the Sedici gauntlet is too short, but I am starting to like it because it rained yesterday and the short gauntlet made it easier for me to tuck them under my jacket sleeve - something I wouldn't attempt to do with my Synergy gloves. After riding one hour in constant rain on the highway, my hands were dry.
I'm not fond of the separate controller for each hand. I wish one controller would control both gloves. However, I very much appreciate the controllers being built into the glove - you can't even tell they're there. With the Synergy gloves, you had a bulky controller that slid into a pocket on the right glove. You'd have to install or remove the controller each time you put on or took off the glove.
To the person complaining that the design of the wiring harness doesn't allow you to wear the gauntlet over your jacket sleeve...the wiring is flexible for a reason. Simply bend the wiring back (towards your elbow) when it comes out of the sleeve, put glove on, with gauntlet over the sleeve, then bend wire forward again to plug into the glove. The wire basically takes a "S" shape when everything is in place. I'm guessing you took a "straight" wire approach, which of course won't work.
PROS: Warm, Waterproof
You will really want to try these on in person. I usually wear a LG but MED fit best for me.
Heat comes on instantly and completely covers the top of your hand/fingers.
They are a little bulky, but that is the nature of the beast for a winter glove.
Buttons are easy to use and well placed.
PROS: Easy To Use
BEST USES: Long Rides, Street
One thing that was not clear, to me, on the website is that the gloves DO come with the wiring you need to use them alone. They will hook up to a jacket liner, but you don't have to buy anything else to use them alone.
Also, I can state from experience the waterproof breathable membrane in them works as advertised.
As for being bulky this is not a problem. Any winter glove feels bulky compared to my normal gloves.
PROS: Easy To Use, Lightweight
BEST USES: Street, Long Rides
The gloves have broken in nicely and do not hinder braking or shifting.I really like the heat settings being easy to get to on top of the glove. I usually start off on high but in just a few miles I have to turn them down.
A real asset to my riding pleasure. Sub 30's temps are no issue anymore.
PROS: Heat Contol On The Glove, Versatile, Instant Heat, Easy To Use, Durable
BEST USES: Street, Long Rides
PROS: Easy To Use, Versatile, No Lag In Temperature, Quick Heating, Durable
CONS: Bulky, Stiff At First
BEST USES: Street, Cold Weather, Long Rides
1 year ago
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