Iíd like to ride up to December. After two bad experiences Iím beginning to think heated gloves are a farce.
Has anyone had heated gloves that last more then one season.
Iím partial to battery powered ones as I donít like wires running all over the place. If I have to go that route for reliability then I will.
I haven't yet finished reading through the 6 other pages of comments, so sorry if I'm re-beating a deceased horse. But, I have become fed up with heated gloves that don't last.
I am now on my third - and last - pair of Warm 'n' Safe gloves, the Men's Ultimate Touring to be exact. "Third" meaning that I bought a pair, they lasted 1 winter, were replaced under warranty, then the same thing happened the next winter, and now going into the 3rd winter, the 3rd pair has also partially failed (no thumb heat).
The gloves are about to go in the bin, because Warm 'n' Safe now claim they are "out of warranty." They had the gall to suggest I use their "trade up program" to get new ones. Right, because I can't wait to spend even more money on a product that doesn't last!
Speaking of the Warm 'n Safe warranty, can anyone decipher this mess? Quoted directly from their website:
We build for longevity and durability. We have previous versions of our garments still full functional and in use after 20 years. We will repair or replace any problems with products within the first year. Defects in the wires are guaranteed for the life of the garment, but not breakage due to use. General wear and tear, damage by abuse or accidents are not covered.
1) No, you clearly don't, or I wouldn't be on my 3rd pair of gloves.
2) The highlighted part seems intended to let them off the hook whenever they feel like it. If they only want to offer a one-or two-year warranty, that's fine. Just say so. But that isn't a "lifetime" warranty in any meaningful sense, so they need to stop using that word.
Every one of my 3 pairs of Warm 'n' Safe gloves has failed without any visible sign of damage. They have never been crashed in, immersed, or in any way abused or misused. Each pair was used for no more than a few dozen hours. I've never yet owned the same pair more than a year, since they kept breaking.
For $170/pair, I should have been able to expect better durability.