Reviewed by Claudia from Portland, OR on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I ordered these gloves because my hands gets cold on the mountain, but I'm not sure about the heating system. 6 batteries add a bit of weight, and the placement - on the wrist - seems odd and perhaps not able to deliver head near the fingers as well, and that's what I need.
I am not convinced these are the best product for me, so I am sending them back.
Reviewed by Pete from Lexington on Saturday, February 09, 2013
The gloves are quite warm. However, the stated battery life is not correct. Battery life on high is only 1-1.5 hours. On low it is 2-2.5 hours. This is really insufficient for cross country or downhill skiing. The advertising states that heat will last up to 8 hours!
There are other gloves on the market without batteries, at lower prices, that provide equivalent warmth. Auclair needs to improve battery lifetimes to compete with those other gloves.
Reviewed by Cincinnati shopper from Cincinnati, OH on Friday, February 08, 2013
I walk for 3-4 miles each day of the year with my dogs, and having Raynaud's syndrome, my hands get numb and painful under 30 degrees. I have looked for battery-powered gloves or mittens and these are far superior in design to what I have found before. They are warm without using the batteries, and battery switch can be accessed wtihout removing the mittens.
Reviewed by ADK MT GIRL from Lake Placid, NY on Thursday, December 20, 2012
I have spents $100's trying to find a mitten, or heating device that keeps my hands warm.I have Reyes syndrome. These mittens are hte answer to my prayers. No liners needed! They are a MUST have for cold weather climates.And the price is soooo FANTASTIC! THANKS, SIERRA!
Reviewed by cjb from Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 03, 2012
These mitts are a good fit. I will be skiing in conditions as cold as -30 celsius and am hoping to finally have warm hands. As I have not had the oppurtunity to test them out I can't really comment at this point
Reviewed by suzy from upstate ny on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Heat is wonderful, but even when turning on for short periods, didn't last 2.5 hours on the hill. Mittens are warm without added heat feature. 3 aaa batteries are heavy at wrist, not too uncomfortable but do fall easily (beware on the lift!). Instructions are confusing.. says not to use rechargeable batteries... REALLY?....Oh well, great idea that needs a tweak.
Best Uses: Hiking/Running, Skiing
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Gear Usage: Winter Sports
Pros: Good Grip, Stylish, Warm, Waterproof, Windproof
Reviewed by sp from IN on Monday, January 10, 2011
Batteries did not last very long (less than 2 hours) on regular batteries. Rechargeable Duracell 2600 ma lasted the longest (3.5 hours on low). I compared the following rechargeables: Energizer 2300 and the manufacturer recommended zinc/nickle.