Oh I have heated gloves too, but there are several things I don't like about them. First, the cord connectors are awkward and uncomfortable unless you get them settled in just so, and out here on the left coast it rains a lot during the winter. Getting the heated gloves on when your hands are damp is a major PITA! Finally, the California 1100 produces limited surplus current for heated accessories and I want to have enough for Esther to use her heated jacket liner while riding in the sidecar, plus my liner and my heated grips. Wearing heated gloves means no heat for her unless we alternate and that's a hassle. We'll be riding all over the Olympic Peninsula over the Thanksgiving weekend and it's bound to be wet so I am really looking forward to using the Hippo Hands.