With the UK winter coming, if you’re going to keep riding, or if you plan to ride anywhere cold, you may be interested in a new glove from Weise.
The Montana Element gloves not only feature top-of-the-range Thinsulate Supreme thermal lining, but also have heated filaments running around the fingers. Powered by a rechargeable internal battery, there are no fiddly cables or connections to worry about and the wearer can choose between two heat settings [60°C or 45°C] at the press of a button on the cuff.
We are yet to try a pair at Overland, so can’t vouch for their effectiveness, but they are made from a mix of textiles and full grain leather so will probably be very comfortable and they have a waterproof/breathable Hipora liner. This waterproof liner is held in place using what’s rather unfortunately called McFit technology. McFit laminates the glove liner into the fingertips, so there is no stitching and it is highly unlikely to twist or pull free and therefore leak or annoy.
The 120-gram Thinsulate Supreme thermal lining offers the highest level of insulation available for motorcycle gloves, yet is both thin and light. There’s also a chamude overlay panel on the palm for improved grip, 3M Scotchlite piping on the back of the hand for additional night-time visibility and an adjustable storm cuff to prevent rain water running in from the sleeve.
They retail at the top end of the glove market for £199.99 including VAT and available in sizes S – 3XL , you when you consider fitting heating grips would absorb half that cost or more, they appear even better value. Visit www.thekeycollection.co.uk if you want more info, but we’ll give them a full review when we can.