Each chilly equinox I think to myself “this is the year I’m going to squeeze a set of all-terrain skis and snow gear in the budget and go slide in the ice cream,” and so far that fiscal magic hasn’t come to fruition. Instead, I pedal through the snow and sleet on a constant hunt for better apparel to make the ride as pleasant as possible. I have fairly severe hand-numbing issues from years of working in grocery store meat shops, and my eyes are forever peeled for a set of affordable heated gloves. With a current price of $159.99, the Fieldsheer Storm Heated Gloves come in a fair bit below the wallet consumption of most battery-powered mitts.
The Fieldsheer e-gloves come in a wide range of sizes, from XS to XXL, and my usual size large fits precisely as I would like it to. The fingers are smart-screen compatible, and the waterproof liners do their job in all but the heaviest of downpours. The outer shell feels sturdy enough to endure a number of cold seasons, and it seems well suited to a wide range of winter uses. The liner fabric is short and comfortable, and I haven’t had any issues with it pulling out when I remove my sweaty hands.
The gloves have three different heat settings, and my fingers stayed plenty warm in the lowest mode. Like an e-bike, these hand warners last the longest in that low power setting, keeping your hands warm for a reported four hours with a full charge. Charging the battery takes 3-4hrs, and I typically leave them on the charger to be ready for the next frigid pedal.
Temperatures in Bellingham reached down to the negative side of the thermometer for a few weeks this winter, and these gloves were the only reason I was able to get outside and exercise during the day. My hands are always the limiting factor for winter riding, and with a little thermal assistance, I was able to pedal in the snow every day. If I ever do manage to buy a pair of AT skis I’ll definitely be throwing this set of gloves in the powder bag.
As with most heavy winter hand warmers, the Fieldsheer Heated Gloves don’t do much for handlebar feel. Fabric on the palms is thick, as it should be, and you definitely won’t be enjoying the squishiness of your favorite grips. On the flip side, your hands won’t go numb, and a hand you can feel is one you can hold on with.
The upper wrist cuff on this pair is bulky, and it can’t be cinched down to fit easily under the cuff of a rain jacket. In a downpour, I like to keep my glove cuffs under the end of the sleeves so that the water running down my jacket doesn’t end up in the glove, wrecking the waterproof coverage. You can stuff the cuff into a sleeve, but it would be a lot easier if there was a way to cinch it down tight against the forearm.
This is a sweet multi-use piece of gear that can keep your hands warm while shoveling, fishing, skiing, or outdoor crocheting. For the price, the Fieldsheer Storm Heated Gloves feel like a life hack that extends trails season deep into the coldest winter days, and could keep you off the couch and out of the gym longer.
- MSRP $169.99
- Available at Amazon in brown
- Super warm and cozy
- Long lasting battery life
- Solid waterproof layer
Pros and cons of the Fieldsheer Heated Gloves.
- Bulky wrist cuff
- Somewhat heavy
- Expensive if not on sale