Meet the last thing standing between you riding your motorcycle, or riding the couch, because it’s just too damn cold out to ride anymore.
The Radiant heated gloves from Highway 21 offer 2-3 hours of fingertip circulation-saving warmth to the part of your body most likely to go numb from riding in the cold.
Two lithium ion battery packs power these gloves, each is about the size of a short stack of business cards—almost big enough to be awkward to shove into the inside of the gauntlet, but not quite. They’re operated by a simple plus and minus buttons that offer tactile feedback even through a chunky fingertip, and the setting (1, 2 or 3) is easy to read via a LED-lit display.
For most urban commutes, a single charge will get you to work and back. Or toss the charger in the included zippered carrying. And these gloves have the chops for longer trips, too. Thanks to a Hipora liner underneath the cowhide exterior, they’re waterproof. And thanks a healthy helping of 100g Thininsulate filling—even when the power isn’t on, they’re warm even without the batteries installed.
They offer some creature comforts too, like touchscreen compatible fingertips, a basic knuckle protector, and dual wrist and cuff closures, which are elasticated for easy use.
Each pair of gloves comes with a zippered carrying case big enough to hold the gloves, a dual charger, and two included batteries. Replacement batteries are sold separately, and cost $29.95/each. That's cheap insurance for extending your range on a cold day.