Electric heated gloves come in several different varieties and can be used for many different purposes. They are most commonly used by motorcyclists in the winter or by individuals who spend a long time outside in harsh winter conditions. These gloves are rechargeable by plugging them into an outlet or other power source. They are designed to provide as much heat as possible without adding much extra bulk when used with or without your regular gloves.
Electric Glove Liners
WarmGear has designed a set of electric heated glove liners that are designed to be worn under your regular gloves. They work when plugged into a 12-volt DC power source, such as the cigarette lighter in your car. These gloves have heating elements that are woven into the tip of each finger as well as on the back of the glove hand. Each glove features a mesh backing to allow your hands to breathe and Lycra stretch panels between each finger to increase mobility. The gloves operate at 15 watts per glove and 12.8 volts per pair.
Tourmaster Synergy Gloves
The Tourmaster Synergy Electric Heated Gloves are designed to keep your hands warm while exposed to frigid winter temperatures. These gloves resemble standard motorcycle gloves and are able to be interlocked with Synergy electric pant or vest liners. The gloves operate using a standard 12-volt electrical system. They must be used in conjunction with the attached temperature control unit, which allows the user to adjust the infrared heat generated by the carbon fibre elements. The heating elements are flexible and safe to use even in wet conditions.
Brookstone Electric Gloves
Brookstone's answer to electric gloves is to create a neoprene glove liner with flexible heating elements. These heating elements are woven into the gloves at the thumb and up each finger. The glove liners operate using a small battery pack that attaches at the user's wrist. Each glove requires 3 AAA batteries for up to four hours of heat. The battery pack features a temperature controller which allows the user to adjust the gloves between two heat settings.