very good product, but the sizing runs on the small side, bought the pants for wife first ordered a small ended up sending back she is 5'3" 120 lbs. could not get over hips. The medium size fit perfect, note legs run on the small side also
April 7, 2014
I purchased these pants for my wife, we currently have gerbing heated jacket liners and wanted to upgrade to a complete waterproof heated suit eventually so i thought this would be a good first item to purchase since my wife had no overpants. The new ev pants don't come with any book or description, just the individual labels for each materials used. They have a silver liner which I believe is the wind/waterproof liner, then a red thermal/heated liner inside that. They appear to be well made the liners both zip in the bottom and the legs zip up the side but you have to take your shoes off to put them on. My wife is 5'7" and 138# I ordered the small size then returned for the medium, then returned for the large which finally fit. Once on she loved them using the single controller with the jacket liner and pants she was warm all over. The returns with revzilla were handled very well with revzilla paying for the freight both ways. They are not light, hers weigh about the same as my 38" leather overpants. I dont know if the outside layer is waterproof or if you need the silver liner to be waterproof. there is a vent in the upperleg area that snaps open for ventalation. overall very satisfied
March 30, 2014
excellent quality. sizes run very small.
excellent quality but be warned... sizes run very small. I am 6ft 230 lbs and I ordered 2XL. very tight. this could be a great product if Gerbing gets the sizing right.
March 24, 2014
Jacket / Pants review.
First of all (DO NOT GO BY THE SIZE CHART) !!
My weight is 180 LBS , 5.10 Tall
I went by the size chart that Gerbing sent RevZilla and I really think it is for the Liners. my size was telling me that I was on the high end of the MED, and the low end of the LARGE . So I ordered a large, thinking it would be a little loose on the fit. as I want the wear this gear over my work clothes. I had to send the larges back and order the XL for my Jacket and the 2XL for the Pants to go over my clothes.
The heat that comes out of these things are amazing. ( 10 stars )
I really hope that Gerbing fixes this size chart problem for future buyers. ASK the Zilla-Rep for help on the size.
If you want to just wear the gear over underwear only then maybe (?) stay with a XL for both. If you think your a large.
( For the pants ). With the 2XL large pants I can get the pants on over my levis and Work Boots, but not with the large or XL large
The gear is heavy duty and has three layers and some sort of protection plates built into the gear in the elbows and back for the spine, the pants have them in the knee area. they are water proof and pretty much road rash proof. The Quality is outstanding. there is lots of Pockets , Velcro and Zippers.
also areas of making the gear fit better. comes in a bag with a nice hanger. (like a nice suit) :-)
This is my review for both Jacket and Pants.
Thanks so much to Filip L. for all your help on this purchase :-)
March 22, 2014
The right gear for cold weather riding
Background: I am 6' and 200 lbs, pants size is 38x32. I commute to work just about every day on my Harley, year round, depending on road conditions. My intent was to wear the Gerbing heat pants over my work pants #biz casual#. I have been using Gerbing heated pant liners over my dress pants and under leather chaps for a few years now but felt the chaps let in too much wind and couldn’t get a good heat balance with the heated liner under my leather jacket when the temps dipped into the low 30’s. I also use the HD branded Gerbing heated gauntlet gloves and dual controller.
Fit: Using the sizing chart I ordered the XL, way too small, could not even get the pant over my thigh. I wouldn't say I'm a big guy, just about normal. So I returned the XL and reordered a 2XL. BTW, the exchange process was flawless, Revzilla is the best. The 2XL fits perfect over my dress pants and while snug in the leg, the fit is just how I like it. The waist has about 4" of adjustment and I was able to dial in a good fit around the waist.
Performance: It was 29 degrees this morning on my commute in, and the pants exceeded my expectations. No wind penetration and very warm. So warm in fact there is an imbalance between using the heated pants and my heated liner under a leather jacket. While the liner is warm enough the performance of the heated pants is much higher. I’m so impressed with the performance of the pants I will be ordering the Gerbing heated jacket.
Quality: The pants appear to be very well made and engineered. The seam, stitching and Velcro look good. Can’t give a long term report here but the quality appear to be of a standard so the pants should last a long time. I do wish the pants were made in the USA; I would gladly pay more to have an American stitching up the pants. Overall I feel the Gerbing heated pants are the right gear for cold weather riding.
March 13, 2014
These may be good if you are thin and tall, but they need to come out with a "Short" version for those of us who don't fit that description. I have street clothes and other make riding clothes that fit just fine, but these were about 4 inches too long. Never had a chance to try them or I would probably rate them higher.
March 11, 2014