Gerbing 12V EX Heated Gloves
Great glove alone with no juice
Great glove alone with no juice. no complaints and does the job.
November 24, 2014
Great glove for cold weather
Upgraded from an older Gerbing heated glove. Compared to the older versions, this glove is much more comfortable and doesn't seem as bulky.
Will say they seem to hold up to the wind / rain fairly well. As stated many other places, you MUST have a thermostat / heat controller or you will hurt yourself as these puppies can get HOT! Only had them on the Max setting once on a pretty cold/windy day while at highway speed.
Overall if you are a cold-weather rider, this is some good gear.
November 24, 2014
Initial impression - very well made, high quality materials.
Size seems a little large to me, the fingers seem longer, ordered size large, same as my other Harley Davidson gloves.
No mention of Thinsulate insulation in product info, gloves have a thinsulate tag, 40g.
Includes 3, 5, 7.5, 10, 15 and 20 AMP fuses, Y harness and battery connection cable.
Battery Connection cable is about 36 inches long.
Also includes a nice storage bag with handle.
Can't wait to hook them up when the EX Jacket gets here!
November 12, 2014
Warm but not very reliable
I have had these gloves for several years and have used them daily throughout the winter. They are comfortable in temperatures into the teens. Reliability has been a problem, though. They usually stop working after a few months and have to be sent to Gerbing for repair. Figure being without them for several weeks every few months.
Also note that Gerbing has reduced their warranty from lifetime to 1 year.
It is impossible to talk to someone knowledgeable in Tech Support.
On the other hand FirstGear is not nearly as warm, but more reliable. It’s almost impossible to find the number of FirstGear’s Tech Support, but once found they are very knowledgeable. I have a multi-meter and can do the FirstGear troubleshooting myself, which is not possible with Gerbing.
November 9, 2014
This is a good product
These gloves are very warm. I ordered XL which I regularly wear and these are tight on me. The style is great. They offer very little protection compared to high end racing gloves but that's not what I was after. I was after warmth and I got it.
November 3, 2014
Another quality Gerbing product.
The gloves fit perfect. They are less bulky than my old Gerbing heated gloves. Looking forward to wearing them when cold weather gets here. I'm sure they will perform as well as the other Gerbing clothing I've used in the past.
October 27, 2014
Very confortable gloves, the liner is very plush but not too bulky. Even without the heated element these gloves are very warm. I ride a F800GSA with heated grips, I've ridden down to 28* so far with no issues and not using the gloves heat just my heated grips. If you are looking at these instead of buying heated grips I would highly recommend it, spend the money on these instead. I wear a XL and these are a tad on the tight side for XL but you want that so the heating element does its job. Very high quality product.
October 24, 2014
Nice glove, needs a couple of refinements.
I've had the 12V EX jacket and gloves for a couple of weeks now and I've already done around 4000kms (2500mi) in them.
I am a slim build, 177cm (5"10) and around 68kg (150lbs)
I found the Medium sized jacket a little too loose around the torso and a little too tight around the forearm and wrists.
Height was also fine, but the sleeves are probably an inch too long. which adds a lot of bulk around the wrist when the gloves are put on and strapped up over the cuff of the jacket.
There are adjustment straps to tighten up the sleeves, but nothing to tighten up the jacket around the torso which I need.
The Small sized gloves were a decent fit. I found the thumb a bit too short but all other fingers were a good length. Sizing up would have meant a bulkier and looser fitting glove so I can live with it.
The cables for the battery were easily long enough for my Ducati Streetfighter and I found it very straight forward to hook up. The cables between the temp controller and the jacket look a bit messy though.
The cables and plugs between the jacket and the gloves really really frustrate me a lot (see below) so I'd love to see a more user-friendly solution there.
They are great looking gear. Very understated and purposeful. The reflective strips on the jacket are modest and not too overboard.
I haven't ridden in the rain yet so I can't comment on how waterproof it is. The side vents don't really allow for any airflow through the liner, so there's basically no airflow whatsoever if the liner is installed.
With the liner in, I was comfortable up to around 23DegC (73DegF) before I started getting too hot, and down to around 12DecC (53DegF) before I reached for the temp controller.
The Jacket is very comfortable and I didn't find it restrictive at all when I was on the bike. The gloves are quite bulky and you'll need to take them off to do anything more complicated than turn the key on your bike. You'll certainly struggle with a helmet strap!
The heaters when controlled with the duel-temp controller were great. Although I have only tested it down to 0DegC (32DegF) for 1 hour duration. Most of my riding has been at temps between 10-20DegC (50-68DegF)
With just a t-shirt on under the jacket, the heaters were more like having a hot shower on a cold morning. There were no hotspots, but the heat was a lot closer to the skin.
With a thermal long sleeved shirt + t-shirt, it was more like having a warm bath. I found my core body temperature was kept much warmer.
For the gloves, the heating wasn't very consistent across my entire hand and fingers. They overheated the outside of my palms and pinky fingers, and underheated my thumbs and index fingers etc. So I found myself turning the temp up too high on the gloves to get some heat into my index fingers which them made my hands sweat and feel colder.
For the gloves specifically, the wrist and cuff straps work well, as does the rubber visor wipe on the index finger of the left hand. I really wish they had a softer visor wiper though for wiping away fog/misting and cleaning the visor on the go.
My biggest complaint is the wiring between the liner and the gloves.
The wiring for the gloves is terminated inside the sleeves of the liner, on the inside of your forearms. Then it exits the liner on the outside of your forearms. So if the cable is pulled too tight, which happens every time you need to plug in or unplug your gloves, it tightens around the liner and makes it almost impossible to get your hand through it when putting the jacket on or trying to remove it.
The clips to stop the liner pulling out of the jacket are a total waste of time as the wrist opening on the liner is too tight to pull your hand through without the liner pulling half way out of the jacket sleeve, despite the clips. A looser sleeve around the wrist section of the liner would have cured this issue.
I'd prefer the side pockets to zip from bottom to top to close as well so your change/sunnies etc doesn't fall out of the pockets as you zip them up (down).
I think the heating from the gloves could be more evenly distributed.
May 19, 2014