Gerbing 12V Heated Pant Liner
works great..odd construction
I"m 5' 10" and 175 and there is plenty of room in a small. I bought these to wear over jeans and under leather pants so I can get out of them easily when conditions change. Lots of heat. The waist comes up to your navel which helps seal out cold but the fly doesnt extend down far enough to match up to your jeans fly... Thats a nuisance. Very light, windproof, easy to get boots thru as side zips come above knees. Connects to any coax plug heat gear and I'm using a remote controller with no issues. Have pants, socks and gloves on one circuit with jacket on other. 28.5 inseam velcros just above my 6" boot. 500miles in mid 30s/low 40s at 2/3 heat. No complaints here
November 18, 2014
Design could be better
I like Gerbing gear, however these pants are very long in the crotch area, had to pull them way up to sit on the bike. I ended up returning them.
September 17, 2014
Keeps me very comfortable in cold weather riding
This purchase completed my gerbings ensemble I'm now warm from hands to my feet with the 2 zone controller keeping everything regulated.
This is a great product and recommend it highly especially if you live in colder climates.
April 25, 2014
Strange fit - 2011 model
I purchased the size that was advised and they fit great in the waist and the length. Size small
Unfortunately the most critical area (the hips), if you and bending your hips on a motorcycle, is unbearably tight. The design of the pant is straight cut from the waist to the ankle. We aren't designed this way. The need space in the hip and they also need taper in the calf. They are so baggy in the calves that they may as well stop at the knee.
FYI I am 5'10" and 175 lbs - normal build.
I ride mainly in spring, fall and winter.
Expect to have some custom tailoring done if you want them to fit right.
April 8, 2014
True fit, great product.
great product, I can wear either over or under my jeans.
January 28, 2014
Gerbing vs Tourmaster Synergy
Having now owned and compared both the Gerbings and the Tourmaster Synergy, the Gerbing liner is good, but not perfect; neither is the Tourmaster. I found the liner ran a size big. I typically wear large in everything, but the Gerbing large was enormous, the comparable size was Medium. The Tourmaster ran true to size.
The reason I decided to stick with the Gerbings is that they sit flatter than the Tourmasters. The Tourmasters are windproof and have a bit of insulation, which adds to it's bulk; the Gerbings have no insulation, but are windproof.
Both Gerbing and (now# Tourmaster use a dual-temp controller for jacket/gloves and pants. Can't say I like this arrangement. The Tourmaster Synergy 1.0 used a single controller which could power all three items from a single button. It would be great if Gerbings offered a single controller capable of managing all 3 heated items from a single knob or button.
Heating quality between the Gerbing and Tourmaster gear is comparable though the Gerbings warm up a tad quicker, but we're talking maybe 30 seconds at the most. From a materials standpoint, the Tourmasters use heavier materials, but the fit and finish of the Gerbings is better #i.e.: seam quality, threads coming loose, etc.# Also of note, the Gerbing pants are an Over-the-boot configuration, while the Tourmasters are Inside-the-boot. The thickness of the Tourmasters will cause issues if you have boots are tight around the calf to begin with. The trade-off is that the Gerbings will get muddy/dirty around the bottom of the cuff.
At the time of this review #12/2013# the Gerbing pant liner was more expensive than the Tourmaster #$167 vs. $225#. But this really amounts to a $196 difference if you purchase both the jacket and the pant liners because the Tourmaster jacket liner comes with a dual controller. For a complete suit, the Tourmaster Jacket #$212# and Pants #$167# liner setup will cost you $379 #with dual temp controller - which comes with the jacket# and the same pieces from Gerbings #$250 and $225# will run $575 #with separate dual temp controller). That's a pretty significant difference.
In the end I chose to stick with the Gerbings as I found the bulky Tourmasters to be too constricting for my tastes and the Gerbings fit and finish were a tad better.
December 18, 2013
Must Have for 40 and Below
I commute 25 freeway miles each way every Monday through Friday and since temperatures here in Scottsdale, AZ hit the 40's in the morning, I'm loving this product.
I got an extra large pair and wear it on the outside of my jeans.
The price is worth extending my riding season into the mid-20 degrees. I ride so I can use the HOV lane and avoid the worst of rush hour.
December 6, 2013
The Best There Is!
Gerbing heated clothing quality is unsurpassed, no matter where you make your purchase. You get the absolute best customer service at RevZilla.
November 18, 2013