Mobile Warming LTD Max Gloves
- Goatskin shell
- Nanomax® waterproof membrane
- Exkin air® waterproof insulation
- Merino wool liner
- Includes two 7.4V 2.2Ah rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and charger
- Provides up to ten hours of comfortable warmth
Read on for more details.
Choose the size you normally wear in men’s gloves. We tried on a selection in the office and the sizes we usually wear in a US designed glove fit fine.
Our Two Cents
Wow, the LTD Max gloves are finally available! They weren’t ready for the fall of 2012, but as of this writing, all sizes are available. I tried on a pair of these gloves for our photo shoot and found them to be very comfortable. The leather used is soft but sturdy feeling and they feel like they would wear very well. The inside is lined with a plushy black fleecy material. And between the outer leather shell and the inner lining is a waterproof barrier. Although these gloves are advertised as waterproof, I wouldn’t make a habit of wearing them in wet weather though. They are leather and they do have electrics, so frequent use in wet weather will likely do some damage IMHO. Anyway, speaking of electrics, each glove comes equipped with its own battery pack/controller unit just like in all the other Mobile Warming products. And to charge said batteries you get a plug-in charger with two male ends so you can charge the pair up at the same time. The battery pack tucks inside a pocket in the gauntlet. I’ve taken some good photos of this for you. Just click the “View Larger Images” link above and browse through those photos. You’ll get the idea. The heating elements are distributed on the back of the hand and on the tops of the fingers. There is an artist rendering of this you can view by taking the “Owner’s Manual” pdf link above. The gloves DO have protection features applicable to motorcycling (although I suspect they market these gloves for use in other sports or casual use). Mobile Warming currently makes some other models of gloves that are a few bucks less, but they really didn’t have much in the way of hand protection, so I opted not to offer those. They’d be great for other sports or general use, but the LTD Max gloves would be the best choice for motorsports. Okay, about other features… there is a Velcro close strap on the back of the wrist to secure them to your wrist and there is some built in padding on the pinkie side of the hand, the palm, over the knuckles and on the backs of the fingers. I wouldn’t call any of this “armor” but, along with the leather thickness, they will provide some crash protection. I’ve seen a lot of winter gloves that aren’t as good in the protection department and I’ve seen some that are better, but none were battery powered! It’s not cold here yet and I’ve not tried the gloves myself. It occurs to me that there are LOTS of riders who want to get in some miles in cold weather, but they just aren’t up to the chore of wiring up for power from the bike and that is where these will really shine. Oh, and don’t show these to your significant other… they’ll want a pair too. Well, I really didn’t mean that… you should get them a pair anyway :). :: Paul, 08-21-13
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
I've been waiting for these for 2 years. They were on Mobile Warming's website but not available. They were well worth the wait. I'm glad that MotorycleGear carries them since I know from experience that they have the best customer service out the... (Read more...)