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Question Best Heated Glove Liners: FirstGear (Warm n Safe) vs. the rest

I already own a good pair of Five RFX3 racing gloves with great protection and am now looking for a heated solution that isn't bulky, or too costly. My gloves now:
https://five-gloves.com/glove/rfx3/

So I'm looking into heated glove liners and am leaning toward FirstGear (Warm n Safe) brand since many of you use their Classics or Touring full heated glove in other threads. Liners:
https://firstgear-usa.com/mens-gear/...ve-liners.html
Heated Glove Liners 12V - Warm & Safe Heated Gear, LLC

Do these look like the best choice for liners, and do they heat the back of the hand and fingers? Any downsides to liners?

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I have the warmnsafe liners in addition to two other pairs of heated gloves. I generally like the liners. They use less wattage and the heat they provide is pretty good. For me it's a little bit too much heat on the back of my hand in comparison to the palm or fingers. So if the heat was more evenly dispersed I would be really happy with them.

One thing to note is that although they are pretty thin, I can't wear them under my preferred street riding gloves which are Dainese and very similar in design and fit to yours, because the Dainese gloves fit me just right (snug). I have other gloves with less protection and the liners fit great under those.

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I have the warmnsafe liners in addition to two other pairs of heated gloves. I generally like the liners. They use less wattage and the heat they provide is pretty good. For me it's a little bit too much heat on the back of my hand in comparison to the palm or fingers. So if the heat was more evenly dispersed I would be really happy with them.

One thing to note is that although they are pretty thin, I can't wear them under my preferred street riding gloves which are Dainese and very similar in design and fit to yours, because the Dainese gloves fit me just right (snug). I have other gloves with less protection and the liners fit great under those.
Thanks for the response. It's good to hear real world experience with them, and if they are practical for fitting under the glove and providing adequate warmth.

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Thanks for the response. It's good to hear real world experience with them, and if they are practical for fitting under the glove and providing adequate warmth.

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My suggestion to you would be to go to a running store and try on a pair of thin running gloves and then put your moto gloves over top and see how well they feel to give you an idea of what will work for you.

If you can live with less protection during your cold weather riding, the First Gear Carbon gloves are very good. They are actually made by WarmnSafe and rebranded for First Gear. WarmnSafe sells them as well, listed as their 'Ultimate' gloves.

There was a guy up here in Canada that made and sold many pairs of fully armoured heated moto gloves with battery packs that lasted about 8hrs built into the gloves and they sold really well and received rave reviews. He moved away from the armoured gloves and into a broader market of liners, socks and other stuff. Heated Apparel - Velocity SportsGear

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My suggestion to you would be to go to a running store and try on a pair of thin running gloves and then put your moto gloves over top and see how well they feel to give you an idea of what will work for you.

If you can live with less protection during your cold weather riding, the First Gear Carbon gloves are very good. They are actually made by WarmnSafe and rebranded for First Gear. WarmnSafe sells them as well, listed as their 'Ultimate' gloves.

There was a guy up here in Canada that made and sold many pairs of fully armoured heated moto gloves with battery packs that lasted about 8hrs built into the gloves and they sold really well and received rave reviews. He moved away from the armoured gloves and into a broader market of liners, socks and other stuff. Heated Apparel - Velocity SportsGear
Yes that's exactly what I did at home. I have a pair of merino wool glove liners that aren't paper thin and they feel great underneath my RFX3 moto gloves.

I could get a full fledged heated moto glove but I'm thinking that it will take away from feeling of clutch / throttle / controls vs liners and RFX3 moto gloves only. Plus it costs around $100 more.

The only thing that I don't like about the liners is if they don't heat up the fingers and back of hand evenly like you mentioned.

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