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post #61 of 67

Has anyone tried the Black Diamond heated gloves?

post #62 of 67
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An update: Therm-ic filed for bankruptcy last summer, and its assets were bought by Sidas.

Since Therm-ic supplies the system used by Therm-ic, Zanier, Hestra, and Black Diamond gloves--this could affect their availability this season and next season.

There's a new company out using different proprietary technology selling a heated glove "Chaval Response-XRT" online only. https://www.chavalusa.com/

Anybody have any experience with this glove?

post #63 of 67

This place claims to have Therm-ic boot heaters as well as a bunch of heated gloves.  http://cozywinters.com/therm-ic/ 

post #64 of 67
Thread Starter 

Updates:

Hestra and Zanier are continuing to sell heated gloves this year apparently using the updated Sidas/Therm-ic system--This uses a single switching button instead of the 2 button +/- system of the last few seasons. Otherwise, no significant tech improvements. 

Black Diamond still has the Cayenne heated glove up on it's website--any one have any experience with these?

Seirus Heattouch gloves have been touted in Forbes magazine this year, but the online reviews seem to point to short battery times.

The Chaval gloves look very interesting, with new technology using thermoreactive film-and they specifically claim to last up to 3 times longer than Hestra, Columbia, Black Diamond.

 

I have a pair of the Hestra gloves which I first purchased in 12/2009. I had problems with one of the gloves in 2011, and Hestra sent me a new pair. One of the (replaced)  gloves failed this season, and Hestra again replaced the pair with minimal hassle. Their product support has been top notch.

I have not had a pair of heated gloves survive in function over 3 years, and I wonder what other users' experience has been.

post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by extremetito View Post

The Chaval gloves look very interesting, with new technology using thermoreactive film-and they specifically claim to last up to 3 times longer than Hestra, Columbia, Black Diamond.

Chaval Response X-RT are the best heated gloves I've come across:
http://www.epicski.com/t/122954/ski-glove-advice#post_1664415

I'll be glad to answer any questions.
post #66 of 67
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Thanks for letting us know about your experience with Chaval gloves.

Did you compare them with any other of the heated gloves?

Do you have any opinion as to the durability of the gloves? The level of product support? The longevity of the company?

It would be great if you could post a link to your review on this thread when it gets published.

post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by extremetito View Post

Thanks for letting us know about your experience with Chaval gloves.
Did you compare them with any other of the heated gloves?
Do you have any opinion as to the durability of the gloves? The level of product support? The longevity of the company?
It would be great if you could post a link to your review on this thread when it gets published.

The evenness of heating and simplicitly of operation were superior to other heated gloves I've tested.

Durability is at least on a par with others, though I haven't tested that for an entire season. The leather shell is very well made and supple - I liked it a lot.

I was sent the gloves for testing, but the level of contact and support from Chaval was outstanding -A++.

They've been in business for a couple of years now.
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