Oxford Hot Hands
Customer Product Reviews
Oxford hot hands - amazing value for money
I ride year around and my hands are always cold. Oxford hot hands, provided a quick, easy and reliant solution. Easy to install clear and simple instructions, helped me install these in less than 15 minutes. Quite warm after riding for a few minutes. Great solution, if you don't want to install new handles and value for money. I definitely recommend these.
Two problems with this product: one serious, one less serious. The less serious one is that the stitching is not great in places. The serious one is that the power button design is TERRIBLE; you flick it between low and high heat, and the off switch is just in-between them. There's no reassuring 'click' for off - you just have to find a sweet spot and hope it doesn't click back towards high or low heat. I'm not going to be surprised if I return to my bike and find the battery is completely drained. What a disappointment - avoid.
I bought these not for my handlebars (already have Oxford Touring Heated Grips fitted) but for grab handles on my Z1000SX Tourer. The Mrs was getting cold hands and was very jealous of me being toasty warm. They fit the grab handles perfectly and can be removed when not needed.
Never hand heated grips before
Decided to buy these as a cheaper/temporary option to heated grips when I went on a long trip to Holland. Fitting is straightforward, just remember to tuck/cable tie away extra cable as there is a lot of length supplied. They are very warm at speed and boiling at slower ones, so should keep your hands nice and toasty! Also, remember they are wired straight to the battery, so you will have to switch them off when you stop (there is a power light).
Been struggling to work out how to make the grab rails on my Explorer heated. Although not their intended purpose these are the perfect solution. They wrap around the grab rails securely and give off loads of heat. Very easy to install. Would be nice if the heat setting could be adjusted but a small gripe.
Worth the money
Easy to install (I'm a biff with such things and it was easy even for me). A bit too much wire from the grips but better than not enough. Not too bulky when fitted and heat up very quickly. Single switch on handlebars not too unsightly. Can be moved easily from bike to bike. All in all well worth the money.
I got these to go on the pillion grab handles to stop my missus moaning over the intercom! She has warm hands now but as far as I'm concerned they didn't work - she still moans over the intercom, just about other things now. Can't comment on length of cable as I'm not using them for where they were designed.
Functional but too much cable
Very simple to install and get going. Heats up nice and quick. Unlike other reviewers, I haven't found them to be too hot and needing to be switched off (although that could be down to the recent bout of chilly weather!). Easy to take off as well which is great to deter thieves. My only issue is that you get masses of cabling with it, far too much for a bike. You end up with loads of excess wiring. Overall I've been very pleased though and recommend them.
These were easy to fit to my Honda Shadow VT125C cruiser. Do they do the job? Yes. It's worth noting that: - my fingertips get cold when using these. I suspect that a pair of bar muffs would make a big difference here. The switch is very cheap and not very cheerful - it mounts onto the handlebars with a single cable tie and the whole assembly moves when I operate it. The switch included is an on/off version, not a high/low version. The grips add a lot of bulk to the existing grips and I find that they get a bit uncomfortable to hold after a while. I feel the need to adjust the grips every few hundred miles, as they feel like they've shifted on the bars. I would gladly buy these again, as I can easily remove them in summer. As a temporary option, or as a way of not investing in a bike that you plan to sell, these are great. For a more permanent option, though, consider something else.
Well what can I say but where have you been all my life? Bought these as I didn't want to start tearing off my grips and fitting new ones. Installation took me just 20 mins, apart from a lot of extra wire available it was really dead easy. I spend most of my time commuting and travelling at 0600 and 2200 and I have always had cold hands when I reach my destination, only a 30 min journey. After suffering the pain one morning that was unbearable I started looking for heated grips. I bought these just because I didn't want to take off the old grips etc and all I can say is WOW, it was -6 the other morning and whilst riding home I had to turn them off because my hands got too hot, yup too hot in -6 couldn't believe it. I highly recommend these to anyone who rides when its cold. Only downside is they make your grips feel rather large and bulky but if you're like me and have a large glove size you soon get used to it, anyone below a large glove size might want to consider the normal type of heated grips. Hope this review helps someone.
I regularly do around 50 miles a day in the winter to see my girlfriend and I always had to stop every 15 miles or so to sit in a petrol station with my hands on the cylinders! I thought about getting heated grips, but I just didn't want to part with the style of my chromed billet handlebars on my virago, so I thought this was the only way I could keep my hands warm, until I did some browsing and came across these beauties! I wanted something that was easy to put on (but with being my first attempt at doing anything electrical on my bike, it took longer than it could have)and easy to take off again when it gets warmer. With simple velcro on and off, I get concerned about theft, so it's perfect for when I'm at the office, I take them off and keep them with me, simples! They get extremely hot whilst riding, even in extremely cold weather (I've been stupid enough to ride in -2 temps before, but my hands were nice and snazzy)and a lot of the time, it gets to the point that they're so hot you have to turn them off, which is fantastic if you've got an older bike and you don't think you're rectifier will keep up. These are most definitely a must for those of us who want a budget solution, or a simple way of keeping our hands warm during the winter. The only downside that I have discovered with the Hot Hands is that where my handlebars are typically cruiser and are rather thick, they add a lot of padding, which can become a tad annoying after about 30 miles, but who can honestly say they wouldn't mind a bit of discomfort over having no feeling in their hands (which as we all know, will lead to disaster if you can't use your clutch, or the all important front brake). An all over 5* product, relatively easy to install (even for beginners), do exactly what they say on the box and are easy take off again in the summer. I would recommend over normal heated grips any day.
Great alternative to heated grips.
After having frozen hands over the winter I decided to get some kind of heated grips. But finding these I decided to give them a go as I can remove them when the weather improves. They are very easy to set up, loads of cable ( perhaps too much) and an easy to operate on/off switch with gloved hands. The heated over grips don't slip which was my only concern. Unlike the Oxford heated grips, where you can control the temperature, this has an on/off switch only. This means they are either off or roasting. You will find yourself switching them on and off when they get too hot, but thats the price you pay for being able to remove them when you want to. Overall they did what I wanted at a decent price.