Cold, numb hands suck! Regular gloves are good, but heated gloves are better. Let’s get into the Ororowear Calgary Heated Gloves Review.
We have tested out some other heated Ororowear products like heated vests, heated socks and their Twin City Heated Gloves. They just brought these Calgary heated gloves to market and given that we now live in Colorado, we were happy to test these out.
- 100% Nylon Shell
- 3M Thinsulate
- 100% Polyester interior
- 3 heat settings
- Hand Wash Only
- Adjustable wrist
- Up to 6 hours of heating power
- Touch Screen compliant
Now on to the testing. I pulled the Ororowear Calgary heated gloves out, slid the battery in, and it was time for action. The batteries had charge when I got them in, but one thing that was not as clear was exactly how much power is left in each battery. This is an area of opportunity for these Calgary heated gloves, as I’d love an easy way to see exactly how much charge was left, so I don’t run out while I’m out.
I started the testing by having one glove turned on and the other off. I wanted to see exactly how impactful the heating element would be. After about 15 seconds I could feel a warm, ambient heat coming from the active glove. This isn’t a holy cow, my hand feels like it is by the fire, but it’s a cozy heat. I tested this further when I went out sledding and I left one glove on and the other off. After 30 minutes I could tell the difference, big time. The temperature was now below 20 degrees F and the hand that did not have the heating element on, I could start to feel my hand getting cold. The other hand, in the heated glove, was still warm and I didn’t have any cold feelings. This told me a lot about the impact of the heating element in these Calgary heated gloves.
I use these gloves on the max heat setting each time I use them. I likely won’t use the lower settings much and this means less battery life, as you’re going all out with the power. You can expect around 3 hours, with a fully charged battery, on high power and around 6 hours if you keep the gloves on low.
The gloves come in sizes from S-XL and only come in the color of black.
PROS: waterproof, 3 heat settings, the heating element makes a big deal when it’s cold outside
CONS: needs a better battery life indicator
Overall, these gloves will be on my hands whenever I’m having an outdoor adventure here in Colorado. Gloves are great, but these Calgary heated gloves are even better.
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Written By: Luke Lorick 12/14/20