After years of struggling to keep my hands warm and still enjoy outdoor activities, I finally found the answer! I recently purchased the Chaval Response XRT gloves that my husband found online for me. After an EXTREMELY painful warmup session after I went running (with non-heated gloves) in 20 deg (F) weather, he searched for something that would allow me to enjoy what I love doing (running outside) yet not go through terrible pain when I returned. I can’t sing high enough praises about the Chaval glove.
The weekend after I received them we were “lucky” enough to have an extremely cold day on my regularly scheduled long run day. The temps were in the teens with a wind chill that brought the outside temp down to single digits. We took my hand temp (with a temple thermometer) and they were about 86 deg (F) – I am always a little chilly in our house. I then put on my gloves and left for my 1 hr 15 min run. The easy to use buttons makes turning the gloves on a snap, and the sensors inside self regulate depending on how cold your fingers are. The gloves started out noticeable warm to get my fingers up to a normal temp and them maintained that temp throughout my run. It was the first time that I lost feeling in my feet but not my fingers! When I returned from my run about an hour and 15 minutes later, we took my finger temp and discovered that they were a perfect 97 deg (F)!!
The freedom that these gloves have given me is truly life changing. They charge quickly, I can wear them for anything – even just driving to work, and they aren’t so bulky that I can’t maneuver the fingers. I wish that I had these when I lived in Colorado and suffered through skiing adventures. I can play outside in the snow with my kids for more than 5 minutes (we were out for an hour in 20 deg weather the other day.) The only “criticism” I have is that sometimes my thumbs get cold as the heating element doesn’t seem to perform as well in the thumbs, but I don’t loose feeling in them – they just get chilly – can’t complain!
For those that enjoy outdoor activities and have been limited because all the gloves out there just aren’t adequate – go check these out…you won’t be sorry!