GrayRider
 
 
 
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Powerlet Rapidfire Heated Glove Liner Kit Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner Kit is the surefire solution for cold hands. A complete package with everything you need to hook up to your vehicle, Glove Liners, 5 Position Digital Controller with glove leads, and Powerlet Lanyard. Stay Warm While Riding Designed for commuting, touring and extending your riding season, Powerlet heated gloves will provide years of pleasure. Style, comfort, protection, and warmth. Perfect. Performance Guarantee Every heated glove goes through our multi-point inspection process before earning the privilege of carrying the Powerlet name. We inspect internal wiring, connectors, bench meter amperage and resistance testing before labeling and packaging our gloves. Details matter we believe in delivering you the highest quality product for your hard-earned money. Low Power Alternative Perfect for all motorcycles, even those without much excess electrical capacity to power appliances. Glove liners are rated at 36 watts per pair. Stay warm and stay safe while minimizing your electrical consumption.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Heat but a poorly implemented controller.
PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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GrayRider
From Alamogordo, NM
State:NM
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
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Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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These glove liners work great and really keep your hands warm which is why I bought heated gloves in the first place so I have no complaint with effectiveness.
Be careful with the heat settings. There are 5 with 1 being the lowest. At times I find even setting 2 too bordering on too hot and setting 1 not very warm at all. I've never tried anything higher than 2.
The biggest problem with this setup is the controller. It works fine but whoever designed it never tried to use it with gloves on. It is slippery to hold with gloves on. I find it very difficult to press the small 'buttons' to turn it on and adjust the temperature while wearing outer gloves over the liners. The controller needs much larger 'buttons' and possibly only 2 instead of 3. One button should turn it on and increase the heat with each press while the other should decrease the temp. I usually just unplug the harness when I'm done riding so an off switch isn't usually necessary. The other is the idiotic notion that the controller should be worn INSIDE your jacket so to adjust it you must remove at least your outer gloves to work the jacket zipper and then fumble with the controller to make setting changes and then zip up and put your gloves back on!!!! I finally began wearing the harness so it comes out above the collar at my throat with the controller hanging down outside my jacket front supported by the lanyard worn around the outside of my jacket neck.
One more thing: Forget about adjusting the temp while riding. It is equivalent to texting while driving only worse. You'll end up in the ditch or as bug splatter on the oncoming truck.
With all that said, I bought a second pair after losing my first pair. They do keep my hands nice and warm with nearly instant heat and that's what I want. Buy these if you want warm hands and can deal with the controller issues.
Rides: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Yes, I recommend this product.
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