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Heated Grips Vs Heated Gloves

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Post  Guest Wed Sep 12 2012, 18:32

I am looking at getting either heated grips or heated gloves this weekend, what to see what people think are better.

Some people tell me heated grips are better because they are always there but they only heat the palm of your hand. While heated gloves will heat the whole hand.

Any advice would be great. Thanks
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Post  Snowcat Wed Sep 12 2012, 18:40

I've got the Oxford hot grips and they are awesome......at warming your palms and unless you've got them On the highest setting the wind chill on really cold days still numbs your hands, and the highest setting eventually burns you even through thick winter gloves.

I've heard the Keis heated system, (gloves, body warmer, even insoles)
is really good but I Have no experience with them to compare though.

I'm sure a more learned soul will be along shortly though Smile
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Post  weasley Wed Sep 12 2012, 20:50

I have been researching this recently and basically decided if I go the heated kit route, it would be gloves rather than grips, and here's why:

- you can use them on multiple bikes and even off the bike with a portable battery
- you get better heating coverage
- heated grips are thicker and potentially more unwieldy, all year round, even when you aren't using them
- fitting grips is an arse of a job; fitting gloves is pretty easy!

I'm looking at the Keis system, although not yet sure whether to actually do it.
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Post  stretchie_ Thu Sep 13 2012, 10:30

I have heated grips and I think they are only good for 'taking the edge off' as it were.

Was looking at heated gloves, never used them in anger just at stands at the NEC and they seem ALOT better, downside is the faffing about with the plugging in. I didn't get any because ideally what I wanted was a set that were battery and not bike powered, because then I could use them for walking the dogs or for going out in the Land Rover in the snow but I was looking at an extra #80 - #100 for the battery.

If it were me, I'd get the gloves

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Post  Barnsley Bogtrotter Fri Sep 14 2012, 09:58

i have heated grips and they cheer me up when it drops cold but i don't do really cold rides just for the sake of it. I only ride in the rain if i get caught out I wouldn't choose to start the day in a downpour or freezing weather if other options were available.
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Post  Panzerbuilder Sat Sep 15 2012, 00:05

I've got heated grips, from a thunderace, that I've never fitted. I wear HG spock gloves with silk lining gloves and textile top and pants. Last winter I rode right through, 16 mile trip to work, was chilly when I got there but never frozen. With the right kit you should be ok.
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