Pros: Hands keep from getting cold without getting too hot
Cons: Sizing runs small
Glove/Mitten size: 7(Hestra) M (Kombi)
Fired Up Women's Heated Glove
Size Tested: Women's Large
Conditions of Test: Variety of temperatures from cold to moderate, with varied weather (sunny, rain, snow)
When I received these gloves I was impressed by the quality of the leather and attention to detail, but was a little surprised at how tight a women's large is on my hands, because I wear a medium/7 in other gloves and mittens.
The battery pocket on the cuff is nicely concealed, however the gauntlet style cuff is not roomy enough to go over most jacket sleeves without some effort.
My fear in using heated gloves is that they may be too hot, but these gloves with their FIR (Far Infra Red) technology have kept my hands from getting cold without making them too hot. I've skied in these gloves for a little over a month now and am extremely impressed by the way they work. Even on a rain/snow mix ski day when the gloves became saturated (nothing was going to stay dry that day) these gloves kept my hands from getting cold. However, they took a few days to dry out completely, which isn't surprising for a full leather glove.
I misplaced the instructions for them but was able to turn them on, and figure out the different settings however turning them off was not quite as seamless without looking up the instructions.
Battery life has been consistent with the claims of the manufacturer, with an easily chargeable battery, even on an extremely wet ski day.
I really like the functionality of these gloves. If they address the sizing issues and figure out a way for the cuff to work with ski jacket sleeves a little easier it will be easy to give it 5 stars.