Originally Posted by cskiing2014
Hi Bob Lee
Any further feedback on the Chaval heated glove ? Comments ? Reviews ?
My review has been submitted but hasn't been published yet - I have to see what's going on there, but I'll say this:
First off they're expensive, but you knew that. However, Chaval has made some significant advances in heated gloves. The heat is extremely even and effective, and the gloves are warm, even when they aren't turned on. The battery life is the best of the gloves I've tested, and they are well constructed with very nice materials. They are simple to operate (unlike some other similar gloves), and the batteries are unobtrusive. Dexterity is good.
Downsides: Expensive, and not particularly light. When my hands were wet, there was some binding in the lining putting them on and taking them off - this is a somewhat common issue with ski gloves. They have a waterproof-breathable lining, but that leaked when I dunked the gloves in a tub of water and held them under for 5 minutes - I wouldn't expect that to be a problem unless you use them in warmer, wetter climates.
If you can afford them and suffer from cold hands, I'd say these are the electrically-warmed gloves to get.