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Review: Volt Fleece Heated Gloves

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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I’ll admit this review is a stretch in relation to golf. It’s almost better for skiing, so maybe I should post it on my ski blog as well. Yes, I have a ski blog. It’s winter here in northern Utah, so we aren’t golfing much. We are skiing. But some crazies (like I used to be) will still play golf if the course is open, no matter what the temperature. I’ve played in single digit temps before, back in the crazy days. Even played in snow and hail storms. The first problem I would have in those conditions would be cold hands. One thin long iron shot with cold hands and it’s over.

Volt heated gloves

These Volt Resistance Heated Gloves would be a great solution for keeping the hands warm between cold golf shots, or using them for more practical winter activities which we are deep in right now here, shoveling snow and skiing. Let’s take a look.

Volt Fleece Heated Gloves Overview

The Volt Fleece Heated Gloves are battery powered. Each glove has its own 7.4-volt 2200mAh battery which slides into a zippered compartment to shield it from the elements. On the top of the glove, over the wrist area, you can see a clear bit of plastic (photo). Through that clear part the wearer can see the battery lights, which indicate what heat level the gloves are operating at. There are four heat levels.

Heating is distributed through the hand and fingers.

Volt Heated Gloves

The set comes with a battery charger which plugs into the way and has a “Y” connector to charge both batteries. I’m not sure how long the charge lasts. The amount of time the batteries last depends on how high the level you set. I took them skiing last weekend in brutally cold temperatures. Even without the heating the gloves were great. As the day wore on I turned on the heaters and had a whole afternoon of warm hands.

According to Volt here are the rough times the batteries will last based on heat level:
100% High – 2 hours
75% Med/High – 3 hours
50% Medium – 5 hours
25% Low – 8 hours

Their website says low is 8 hours but the packaging says they will last over 10 hours.

Check out the conditions I was in last week in the video below. Unbelievably my hands were never cold!

Comfort

The gloves are very comfortable. I’m a big fleece fan so they’re great for me. They fit well and with the wrist coverage they help keep the pow pow out when I’m carving fresh tracks, or shoveling the driveway.

Conclusion

At a retail of $149, these gloves aren’t cheap. But warm hands can make the difference between enjoying your time outside doing whatever activity you may be doing, and being miserable. Whether walking the dog, skiing, or playing golf in the winter, warm hands are essential!


First Look: New FootJoy Contour Fit Golf Shoe

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Pop quiz:  What’s the best selling golf shoe of all time?

Answer: The FootJoy Contour

Below is the newest rendition of the FJ Contour for 2017, the Contour Fit.

FootJoy Contour Fit

FootJoy Contour Fit

Some of the key features of the Contour fit include:

  • Soft and comfortable achilles pad
  • Waterproof upper
  • Green-friendly low profile soft spikes
  • Foot-forming extra thick fit-bed

The key focus of the Contour Fit is comfort.   This is a “first look” post.  I will be testing out the Contour Fit as soon as the snow melts, or as soon as I get out of here and head to a warmer climate.  Until then, enjoy the photos.

FootJoy Contour Fit


Hooked on Golf Blog 2016 Awards – Best Golf Apparel Item: Puma 1/4 Zip Popover

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 30th, 2016
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The number of apparel items I get in to HOG World Headquarters for review is quite staggering.  Bride of golf blogger is being slowly forced out of the walk-in closet. No really.  That’s happening.  I’ve gone through a lot of apparel reviews this past year so I had to establish my criteria for awarding the 2016 Product of the Year in Golf Apparel.  I decided that I’d go with the item I wore the most throughout the last year.  With all the items I have to choose from, the one I choose most is obviously something special.

The envelope please….

After a very short analysis it was easy to determine my most-worn item, the Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover.  This is something I was able to enjoy wearing on the course and off.  It was a great option for those days where there’s just a wee-bit of a chill in the air, or days when I needed a full cover layer underneath a rain or wind jacket.

Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover In Action!

Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover

The color I had with it’s great, neutral white/gray combo matched with just about everything else in my massive golf wardrobe.  It’s stylish and very sharp looking.  Last but not least the Puma Golf 1/4 Zip Popover is extremely comfortable.

Hats off to Puma for this great 1/4 zip.  I’m sure Puma has been dying with anticipation to see if they won any HOG awards for 2016.  They finally broke the ice.


First Look: Bradley Allan Melange Men’s Polo Cadet

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Here’s a new apparel brand I’ve yet to check out, Bradley Allan. They’re new to me at least. I have a polo from them to review called the Melange Men’s Polo Cadet.

Bradley Allan Melange Polo Cadet

Bradley Allan Melange Polo Cadet

I’ve taken this polo for one ride around the apparel scripting block so far. It’s quite comfortable and stylish. I suspected it was “euro” sizing and not fat American sizing and ordered an XXL instead of an XL. That was wise. If you get one, order one size up.

bradleyallanmelangepolo2

This is a pima cotton and polyester blend with some cool buttons snaps on the front.

I need to give this golf polo the full HOG test battery and will post a review soon. So far so good though!


Holiday Golf Gift Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Custom Golf Belt from NXT18

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One of the coolest gifts ever, a custom milled belt buckle from NXT golf. Put your company logo, favorite team, or custom graphic on the aluminum buckle.

Product Review | Buy via special discount link

Kentwool Socks

Such a great color...

Destined to be in every golf Christmas gift guide I ever write is Kentwool socks. Kentwool are the best socks on the planet. Period.

Product Review | Visit Kentwool.com and use the code “Utes” for a discount

Bushnell Neo iON Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell Neo iON GPS Rangefinder Watch Father's Day Golf Gift
With this golf GPS watch, the golfer on your shopping list will always have solid yardages to the front, center, and back of the green.

Product Review | Buy One

Vegas Golf VIP Edition

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This is a very fun game for your golf group. Chips in the set represent events like birdies, bunkers and such. Collect the good ones and try not to collect the bad ones!

Product Review | Buy Now

myCharge HubMax Portable Charger

HubMax in action, charging my phone and a Golf Buddy GPS

This is a fantastic portable charger to help the golfer on your Christmas list keep his GPS, phone, and other devices charged up while on the go.

Product Review | Buy One

Puma D Vent Golf Polo

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This is a very stylish and extremely comfortable golf polo from Puma.

Product Review | Buy One

Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock Sweater

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90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. 100% comfort and 100% style.  Yes, that equals 300%.  Fantastic sweater.

Product Review | Website

 


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