Heading out on a frosty Sunday morning for the club run might just be a bit more comfortable with French brand Ekoi’s new Heat Concept accessories.
Each glove and overshoe has a removable, rechargeable lithium polymer battery, delivering up to 15 Watts. Ekoi says this gives a heating time of between two and five hours, depending on how toasty you want your tootsies. It says that they will work down to -20 degrees centigrade.
The Heat Concept gloves have a waterproof and breathable membrane and are made of neoprene. They have a reinforced palm with anti-slip silicone pads and are closed with a Velcro strap to help keep warmth inside.
There’s a button on the top of the glove to adjust the amount of heating. It’s colour coded for the selected glove temperature, going from green for 25C up to red for 40C. They’re available in sizes M, L and XL and priced at 139.95 Euros, although look out for Ekoi’s frequent discounts.
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The overshoes use the same heating technology, with the heat control button placed on the rear of the ankle, just below the cuff. They’re made of 4mm neoprene, with a Velcro strap under the insole to allow fit adjustment. Ekoi says that they are reinforced at the toes and heel – typical areas of high wear – and include reflective elements. They come in size M to fit shoe sizes 40 to 42, L for sizes 43 to 45 and XL for 45 to 47, with a price of 169.95 Euros.
Ekoi sells direct from its website (opens in new tab), offering Sterling pricing for UK customers and free delivery over a specified minimum spend.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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