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Give us your reviews and ask your questions on ski and snowboard equipment - there's nothing better than first hand knowledge!

  • Andy Laurie
    Andy Laurie
    Posted: 16 Sep 2018 10:12
    For anyone who's interested, Sportpursuit.com currently has a number of Tugga heated gloves and mittens on sale.  I don't know the brand but just thought I'd pass on the info as the prices look attractive.

  • John Bourne
    John Bourne
    Posted: 18 Sep 2018 10:34
    HotHands hand warmers provide "Up to 10 hours of heat" and cost about £1 a day. They are about the size of a tea bag and just fit into the palm of your hand. Usually available from outdoor sports shops. I think they are good.

  • Richard Holland
    Richard Holland
    Posted: 24 Sep 2018 22:17
    John Bourne:Sorry John, I have to disagree with you, I used them in the mountains during the Beast from the East last year and they were pretty near pointless for my hands, but I did put a few of them in pockets inside my jacket.

  • Brian Crow
    Brian Crow
    Posted: 06 Oct 2018 08:12

    Andy Laurie: I went to buy them in late September and following payment promptly got "Out of stock" advice....

    NONE of the Tugga variants apeared to be available from their supplier:- Bizarre that all stock levels were in error????

    Note Sportpursuit does not always dispatch goods promptly but does advise of the fact!

    They are also selling Hestras but I got some cheaper on O2escape. Fine gloves!


  • Sue Dowden
    Sue Dowden
    Posted: 10 Oct 2018 12:38
    I bought Blazewear heated glove liners a few years ago at the Ski Show on a promo offer. They work well. The only down-side is the extra bulk around the wrist/hand for the batteries, well worth it for warm hands. https://www.blazewear.com/our-gear/gloves/heated-active-glove-liners-black-kit

  • Andy Laurie
    Andy Laurie
    Posted: 10 Oct 2018 19:48
    Brian Crow:  oh, sorry to hear that.  Maybe they had a very limited stock.  I've found Sportpursuit generally very reliable and have bought several things - not gloves though!

  • Richard Peterson
    Richard Peterson
    Posted: 11 Oct 2018 13:41

    A word of caution with battery heated gloves.

    Someone I skied with a few years ago used them because of a medical condition. When we came to do a transceiver practice he was getting erratic signals when trying to find the buried transceiver. After a while the guide figured out that it was the batteries in the gloves that were causing the problem.

    I heard subsequently that some manufacturers now issue a warning on the accompanying instructions when you purchase, however I suspect it might be quite easy to miss it.


  • Andy Laurie
    Andy Laurie
    Posted: 30 Oct 2018 11:29
    The heated gloves are back on sportpursuit and it seems they have at least some availability as I tried a couple of types and sizes.
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    Brian Crow
    Brian Crow
    Posted: 18 Nov 2018 21:26

    Andy Laurie: They re-advertised the Tugga heated gloves again a few weeks later and I purchased some. Not an unattractive price and if they are a remedy for cold fingers "What a result"

    Dispatch was amazingly prompt. So well played Sportpursuit.

    Have not "tried" them yet but slightly taken aback by the size/weight imbalance of the battery pack on the back of the wrist.

    I bought a medium size based upon sizing chart and they are a slightly generous medium but I fear small may have been too neat????


  • Andy Laurie
    Andy Laurie
    Posted: 21 Nov 2018 11:23
    Hope they work well for you. A bit big sounds better than a bit small - you might want inners!
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    Brian Crow
    Brian Crow
    Posted: 03 Jan 2019 16:29

    The heated Tugga gloves work fine on all settings....

    Really noticed when I had not recharged the battery thinking there was plenty of life left in them.....

    Soon became used to the weight/bulk of the battery on the wrist too.