Review: Heated Gloves from Firebox

Heated gloves. Not the most exciting thing we’ve ever reviewed on Dork Adore, I’ll grant you that. But in a country that considers a stretch of more than two consecutive days of warmth “summer”, heated products are a highly desired item.

Firebox sent me a pair of Heated Gloves, which boast a top temperature of 33 degrees.

I walk the dog most mornings, so I had the perfect opportunity to test them out.

Here’s how I got on:

The gloves are similar to the kind of working or gardening gloves you get for tougher outdoor work, with the addition of a small red button on the wrist. Fashion-concious they’re not.

Wins points for

  • Being comfortable and flexible.
  • Warming the fingers and the back of the hands, where the warmth is needed most.
  • Easy to use, with just a click on the back of the hand.
  • They are, to an extent, waterproof. So they’re fine for rainy walks and football matches.

Loses points for

:( Um, the lack of real heat. It’s more like a muggy, lukewarm heat than anything that will really keep you toasty.

:( Batteries aren’t included, which is an added cost.

:( The battery life isn’t particularly long, an hour at the most.

Conclusion

I like the concept of Heated Gloves, but it doesn’t quite fulfil its promise. At £29.98 from Firebox, they’re a little on the pricey side too. It’s something I’d consider for someone who spends a lot of time working outside, but I don’t think I’ll be splashing out quite yet on a pair.

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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