Snow sport clothing is ever evolving, and one new product you may spot on the slopes are heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding. If there’s one part of your body that feels the cold it’s your fingers, so launch of Ember heated gloves a welcome development.
EMBER is a UK company that started out as an idea to make better gloves back in 2011. A few years and much research later and they have launched heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding. But it is not just technology to keep your hands warm these look good, feel great and keep the elements at bay.
Launch of Ember heated gloves
Unfortunately we could not get our hands on a pair to test, but this article was originally published to coincide with the launch of Ember heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding a couple of years ago. And as they are still going strong I thought we should share it with you again.
How do they Ember heated gloves work?
Easy. It’s plug-and-play with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery hidden in the cuff. With a charger or adapter back at the hotel, you can plug in to most sockets and charge overnight.
You have four customisable settings, all accessed from the back of each glove – no need to take your gloves off – and you can increase, decrease or switch off on the go.
What’s cool about them?
Thanks to a blend of thin, sealed wires and hundreds of tiny strands (Emberwire) there’s better coverage and reduced chances of a breakage. Heat is focused on key areas reaching out to the tips of all fingers and the thumb, and heating time is faster.
Ember heated gloves look good
The market has a lot other heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding but they are so dull you’d never look twice at them. When releasing a product onto the slopes there’s a real need to bring some style and imagination to the mix – and the Ember gloves look the part.
Clever touches for heated gloves
We love it when real thought has gone into a product: look out for a nose wipe for the drips, an integrated lens squeegee for the goggles, a lift pass pocket on the back of each hand so you can swipe access at the gates, and touchscreen enabled thumb and index finger – for posting to Instagram.
Ember heated gloves for skiing: Features
- Four heat settings.
- Easy to access external controls.
- Overnight charge (aprox. 7 hours).
- Packs with case and international adaptor.
- Flexible ‘Emberwear’ technology to maintain heat distribution.
- Hidden battery cuff.
- Lift pass pocket, nose wipe and goggle cloth built-in.
- Touchscreen finger tips.
Has to be the price of £198. If you’re used to spending £50/€75 on your ski gloves you’ll be asking should I really find the extra cash for these heated gloves? Still, good tech rarely comes cheap so you should expect to pay a premium for innovation if you want to move to heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding.
If this article about the launch of Ember heated gloves for skiing and snowboarding has you wanting to invest in warm hands you can buy them direct at: www.emberwear.co.uk