200g Thermolite + 100g HeatLock premium hollow-core insulation
A good weatherproof, insulated, leather palmed snow sport glove. Heatwave+ increases warmth without adding bulk.
- Leather palm
- Touch screen compatable
- Thermodynamic liner
- Could be warmer
The Heatwave+ Burst Glove is another Seirus snowsport product to feature its Heatwave thermodynamic system for increase warmth without adding bulk. This waterproof insulated glove features a Softina shell with a DryHand waterproof and breathable inner glove. 200g Thermolite + 100g HeatLock premium hollow-core insulation provides the bulk of the gloves insulating properties while the portion of the insert that encapsulates the back of the hand is lined with the Seirus Heatwave Plus thermodynamic fabric.
The Thermodynamic properties of the liner are said to increase warmth by 4 to 5 degrees without adding thickness.
A full grained leather palm provides both a good gripping surface and increased durability. An inner knit cuff and a wrist cinching strap help keep the hand sealed against the elements. Soundtouch index finger material allows the user to operate touchscreen digital devices without removing the gloves. The side of the thumb and back of the hand have a layer of absorbing material that works wonderfully for cleaning off damp goggles.
Ongoing testing started in January at ski areas in the Sierras of California and in Whistler, British Columbia, in a variety of conditions and temperatures. I received a large size glove and it fit my hand well while still leaving enough space if I needed to add glove liners.
The inner glove is soft to the touch and the amount of insulation kept the glove from being overly bulky. I liked the inner wrist cuff as it totally sealed the hand from any weather and kept out any snow should my hand be submerged into the snow. The wrist strap is useful for adjusting the bulk of the glove. The leather palms afforded a good pole grip, while the synthetic shell kept my hands dry in both dry and wet snow storms.
The amount of insulation worked really well in California where temperatures ranged from the mid 20s to the upper 30s. My hands were always warm. In Canada is where the real test of the warmth was tested. At 5 degrees my hands started to become cold after about an hour. At that time I had to add glove liners. On other days when temperatures were in the mid-teens I found the low-temperature range of the gloves to be 15 degrees.
To quantify how much warmth the Thermodynamic liner adds I wore several other gloves at the same temperature and came to the conclusion that the liner does add about 5 degrees over similarly insulated gloves without Heatwave+ liner.
Clearing my goggles during storms was as easy as wiping the side of my thumb over the goggles. The Soundtouch index fingers were tested several times when answering calls or taking pictures with my Droid cell phone. It was nice not to have to take off my gloves in cold weather.
The Seirus Heatwave+ Burst gloves provide more warmth than a similarly sized insulated glove through the use of its Thermodynamic fabric. The leather palms provide a good grip and the wrist strap and cuff keep the weather out. The gloves have held up well and show no damage after 20 plus uses. At their retail price, I think they provide a good value.
- Size: Small-XLarge
- Color: black
- Price: $59.99
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)