After getting completely sick of frozen hands I decided to bite the bullet and invest in the new Venture Heat, Alt Heated Gloves from Zarkie. I decided to write a review on them based on my positive experiences. My initial worries about getting heated gloves have been speculative over how bulky they would be. This new version of heated glove claim to strip away much of the bulk of it's predecessors while retaining the protection needed to keep your hands warm. After trying these on I immediately realized that these are not bulky at all, and quite frankly I compare them directly to my current riding gloves that I use all year round. The gloves themselves are ultra comfortable. These mitts are using what is touted as a revolutionary next generation lining that has been termed Dintex, a thermoplastic polyurethane. Dintex is a special membrane engineered with state of the art technology guaranteed to keep you dry with comfort from inside to the outside while keeping the highest level of breath-ability. These gloves hit the pinnacle of comfort, and something I never expected out of them. They have done a magnificent job with the inside heating elements. Heating the top of your hands which then extend down the length of your fingers and up to your finger tips. The ultra cold weather down here in Victoria seem to be negated with these gloves. I don't use bark busters or heated grips but these gloves have done a great job in achieving their intended purpose. My hands no longer have the cold unresponsive feelings given by a consistent cold riding chill. The heating elements come in 3 settings. High, low and medium which are discerned by the colour of its power button. Red is high, yellow is medium and green is low. The designers have done an impressive job with a great looking visual approach to deduce the settings they are currently on. Once turned on you can feel the heat flowing through the gloves immediately, giving close to instant heat with no ramp up time. I expected that it would take time to get to it's desired levels of heat but the heating drives to it's desired levels within seconds. Getting the batteries in and out of the gloves are easy as slipping your gloves on and off. Turning the pouch inside out, clipping in the battery and putting it back into its home pouch is a process that is done in no time at all. The battery pouch is located at the bottom of your wrist, what I think is a great position out of the way and out of sight. The gloves came with a lithium battery for each glove as well as a charger, some instructions and a storage case. With everything I have purchased in the past for my motorbike, these gloves rank second in terms of worth. The first being an after market seat for my Duke 390. I can no longer imagine riding life without these gloves and I'm sure others will feel the same after using them. At $229 these gloves are not cheap. At maybe the same cost of heated grips installed, these win over the fight if you only can have one. As I can only afford one hands heating accessory I gambled on these gloves and I feel that wager has quite definitely paid off in leaps and bounds. These gloves have given me the consistent inspiration to ride in colder weather, where before I was halted by it. They have single-handedly risen me up above the cold of mother nature to boost my enjoyment of riding. With perfect state of the art engineering technologies mixed with the latest tailoring techniques, these gloves are (for their intended purpose) the best pair of mitts on the market. I can't recommend these any higher. I no longer fear the cold with these gloves as I once did.