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post #1 of 16 Old 09-03-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Warm & Safe Gloves, which model?

Looking into purchasing a pair of Warm & Safe gloves, hoping that somebody has some input. My choices of models:

Ultimate Sport
Ultimate Touring
Ultimate II Touring

Anybody have experience with any of these models, or with W&S in general. Thanks in advance!


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I have the rider classic. It's the same as the Touring without the armor. The Sport doesn't have the breathable waterproofing layer. The II turns the seams out to keep them from drawing lines in your hands. I like W&S stuff a lot. especially the Heat-Trollers. Create an account ahead of time and possibly get access to special deals. I was albe to get a little money back by turning in old Widder gear.

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I bought the ultimate touring last year. The ultimates have gortex I think. I rode 4 hours in a down pour like a cow pissin ona flat rock and my hands stayed dry. I have also riden down to 20 degrees with no discomfort. The ultimate 2's were not an option when I bought mine.

I have the jacket and gloves and the wireless 2 channel heart troller.

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I've got the classic, I've had them about 4 or 5 years now, no problems still work good. Plug them directly into a tourmaster synergy jacket using its built-in controller. I don't think they had all them choices when I got mine. I only remember classic and the armored ones.

At any rate ain't it a little early to be talking electric gloves?

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I have the rider classic. It's the same as the Touring without the armor. The Sport doesn't have the breathable waterproofing layer. The II turns the seams out to keep them from drawing lines in your hands. I like W&S stuff a lot. especially the Heat-Trollers. Create an account ahead of time and possibly get access to special deals. I was albe to get a little money back by turning in old Widder gear.
Thanks Greywolf,

I'm also planning on picking up a jacket liner as well. It is the model that draws less power, according to their website "designed for lower power used making only 65 Watts of Heat with a draw of less than 5 amps at 12.8 Volts."


Do you think I will be okay running the line with the Heat Troller, directly from the battery, to power both the gloves and the jacket liner?

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I bought the ultimate touring last year. The ultimates have gortex I think. I rode 4 hours in a down pour like a cow pissin ona flat rock and my hands stayed dry. I have also riden down to 20 degrees with no discomfort. The ultimate 2's were not an option when I bought mine.

I have the jacket and gloves and the wireless 2 channel heart troller.

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Thanks RR,

That's one hell of an endorsement!

Quick question, are you running the wireless 2 channel troller directly from the battery, or do you have another configuration?

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Do you think I will be okay running the line with the Heat Troller, directly from the battery, to power both the gloves and the jacket liner?
That should be fine. I always advise the use of a voltmeter in any case.

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I have a lead that runs from the battery to the area where the seat and tank meet. During the summer I plug it into a lead that goes into my tankbag with the warm and safe USB lead. In the winter I use the small y connector. One side goes to the tank bag USB for my phone and the other plugs into the lead from the remote recover in the jacket pocket. I have the leather pouch for the heat triller sending unit. I have the wrist strap around my left mirror stalk and I use the belt clip on my clutch cable. That puts it right next to where my Oxford grip controller is.




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I need a power distribution box badly. That's probably a project for this winter.


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I have the Ultimate Sport, the one's with carbon fiber knuckle protection. I really like the fact that they are not bulky and don't make me feel like I am wearing part of the Michelin man costume. The heat works good, but my pair are not completely waterproof. I used them earlier this year when I found myself riding in a heavy downpour for hours. My hands were the only part of me that got wet. The seams in the palm seeped enough to get my hands wet. Nikwax Gloveproof didn't work. This is the only product from Nikwax that has ever let me down. The heat in the gloves offset the cold so I was warm. Temps were in the mid 40's IIRC.

I'll have to give Aqua-seal or Sno-seal a try.

I've been happy with them otherwise. They are very comfortable and I do recommend them. I also own a warm-n-safe heated jacket liner and their dual remote wireless heat troller and I have been very satisfied with each of them. The wireless heat troller is awesome.



The heat troller is mounted with hook and loop, two zip ties, and the included lanyard. The red knob controls the heat for the W&S heated jacket liner and the gold knob controls heat for the W&S heated gloves. I a single coax connection that attaches to the jacket ( the wireless receiver lives in the pocket of the heated jacket liner ). The gloves receive power from coax pigtails in the jacket sleeves.

I really like this setup because is it follows the KISS principle and is one-wire basic.

Here's a close up of the W&S heat troller:


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Dual Remote Control Heat-troller - Warm & Safe Heated Gear, LLC

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