Been a ride out today with some cheap rechargeable heated gloves bought as an experiment off ebay . Surprise all round they actually worked had them on the lowest of three settings did about sixty miles . Tips of my fingers and thumb were a little cold , the cuffs where the batteries live are a tad bulky . Many years ago working as a labourer on Carsington reservoir I spent the winter commuting to work using handlebar muffs , some days travelling in the dark down as low as -20 never mind the chill factor . One day the foreman asked why no one was shovelling and encouraged us by picking up a shovel with his bare hands , couldn't put it down again as his hand instantly froze to the metal . Had to light fires under the diggers before they would start .