Gerbing 12V EX Heated Gloves
I purchased these gloves before Gerbing became Gyde. After a few months, and maybe a dozen cold-day rides, they tore at the seam where the wrist connects with the palm of the glove. Initially, Gyde were very helpful in forwarding me to their repairs department, and promising they would get them looked at. After three emails, several text messages, and a phone call with one of the reps, the repair team still did not reply. I ended up getting them fixed at a local tailor.
In terms of riding, they do keep your hands warm, but I found that there were some dead zones at the tip of my thumb and some fingers. They are also quite bulky, as can be expected from a winter glove. Also, if you open the glove up to see the insides (as mine did when they tore open) you can see that the entire glove is is lined with a plastic material. This means there is zero breathability, and if the outside temp goes up, your hands will get hot and sweaty. I only wear these when it's absolutely necessary, I don't look forward to riding with them. Otherwise, I prefer to use a leather all-season glove, in combination with the heated grips.
February 4, 2016
Warm but awkward fit on the cuff
I live in northern Vermont and like to extend my riding season as far as I can. I had the Gerbing's heated glove liners inside some ICON Patrol gloves but it was still too cold so I decided to give these a try. They are very warm and comfortable, you can barely feel the wires in the finger tips; there's only two things I wish Gerbing would fix:
-The cuff on these gloves is horrible, it is difficult to get over the cuff on any jacket. I wish they would change the cuff to that of the ICON Patrol Gloves, best cuff ever on those gloves.
-The finger tips could use more warmth, just the tips.
I cannot comment on how waterproof they are, I haven't hit any rain while wearing these. Overall good warmth but make sure you can get the cuff over your jacket or your wrists will freeze; it takes some skill to get the cuff to fit.
January 23, 2016
I got these gloves on closeout sale because there was only 1 left... So there was a ton of value right out of the box. The one disappointment I had was that it came with the simple "on/off" switch for heat vs. the nicer heat nob, but that's understandable. I got them near the end of the season so I can't wait till it gets colder to really check out how well they combat the cold/rain/my bad circulation.
January 20, 2016
For the win!
Badass gloves, lifetime warrenty. Buy them. You won't regret it.
December 14, 2015
Very Well made, dead on sizing
These fit well right out of the box. Go one size up from your normal size as these run one size small. Felt like my favorite jeans the first time I put them on and heat up quick. Typical, first class Gerbing Quality.
December 11, 2015
Great for cold weather!
Seems like I've tried everything in my pursuit to extend the riding season as long as possible. I've had cheap insulated gloves, expensive insulated gloves and I've tried heated liners and latex glove liners. Most of the insulated gloves worked great down to about 40F, lower than that and cold/discomfort would set in, regardless whether they were $80 gloves or $150 gloves. I tried heated liners in an effort to get the most out of my expensive winter gloves but that just added way to much bulk and after about 15 minutes of riding my palms would be aching.
So I finally said "screw it" and spent the money on these gloves. I have an older model PowerLet heated jacket liner a buddy gave to me so I already had heat control. So far I've tested them down to 32F and my hands are nice and toasty. No issues at all. The heat seems to emanate from the heel of your palm, but it still keeps your digits warm. I suspect I can easily get down to the thigh 20's before I start to feel discomfort. If I had better wind protection (hand guards) I could probably go colder supposing my toes stay warm and my visor doesn't fog.
If I would have just spent the money right off the bat for heated gear I probably could have saved myself a couple hundred dollars. Buy once, cry once.
November 16, 2015
Best 12V Heated Gloves
My last pair of heated gloves were from WarmGear. Lots of seasons and miles on those and the fabric sides on the fingers were wearing out. This season they failed to heat up so I looked for a new pair of heated gloves and found these Gerbing 12V EX Heated Gloves - awesome!!!! I read all the reviews. They fit me great. I always get large in Harley gloves and these fit great in the large size (my hand measured 9.5). Some reviewers said the cuffs were too tight but I found them a perfect fit even with my hefty fall/winter leather jacket, a Harley FXRG. These gloves evenly warm my entire hand, not just the tops of my fingers which was a surprise to me. These fit me better and give me better control than the Warmgear gloves which were a little bulky. Great price! Excellent value!
October 28, 2015
Finally, a heated glove that not only looks good, but works!
Combined with my Gerbing heated jacket liner and the dual controller, these gloves definitely do the trick for non-faired bikes in the cold weather. The convenience of the dual channel heated jacket liner is a must for these gloves and the temperature control is quite good. Heat comes on quickly and evenly and the dexterity is good for thick winter gloves. I like the attention to detail as a motorcycle glove, especially in the area of hand protection, lilke the re-inforced leather palm heal. I consider them essential gear for touring and their price is well worth the investment in added comfort and safety.
May 4, 2015