Gyde By Gerbing 12V Portable Dual Temp Controller
Works well, but disappointed.
Electrically it works perfectly. But other controllers I have, have a clip on the unit so you can clip it to your jacket or chaps etc.
I was surprised to see no clip on this one just a smooth back. So to use it you have to either Velcro it to your clothes or the bike or just let it hang. I expected this to be top of the line because it was Gerbing. Surprised. If I need another one I will be sure to check and make sure it has a clip.
April 5, 2016
Works very well MOST of the time
I have had two plug failures in four years with this unit, both of which were repaired under warranty by Gerbing. I now have purchased a second unit as back-up because I do not want to be stuck in the mountains without the ability to use my heated gear.
I should also note that a change in jacket liner design, also replaced for free by Gerbing, may in fact eliminate the cause of the previous plug failures.
Gerbing has been wonderful to work with!
April 5, 2016
Comes with the vest
The good news is that the controller comes with the vest making the vest and controller pretty good value because of this. The controller appears to be well made, but only time of use will be the real test.
March 23, 2016
A must-have if you wear heated gloves w/ heated jacket liner
This dual controller is perfect for ensuring good temps for both gloves and jacket. I wish the cords were just a little longer on either the controller or the jacket liner. I am glad I purchased the dual controller.
February 2, 2016
Get the wireless. trust me
I bought this to control the temperature on my heated jacket and gloves but found out later that you need to open your jacket to use it. Not very practical with gloves on.
I also tried using it mounted on the side of the bike, that works but now u have to unplug two wires when u hop off the bike instead of just the harness wire. Get the wireless one, trust me. especially if you own more than one bike.
January 26, 2016
Works Most Times
I've been riding with this set up for about a month now. Its glitchy. Its pretty simple design so i didn't really anticipate this, but its finicky. I'll be riding along and suddenly my hands get cold. When i check the controller, i'll have it flashing orange and yellow...error code. A simple reset takes care of the problem, but the problem is fairly persistent. So while it keeps my gear heated 90% of the time, that 10% where its acting up gets to be really annoying. I do like how fine the adjustments are, it allows you set a wide range of heat settings.
January 4, 2016
On a business trip I met a salesman for Gerbing on his way to a Motorcycle expo and we started talking about heated gear. He explained to me how much more advanced they were then everyone else. I ride a Harley fat boy and your feet and hands get cold very fast on a cold day (below 60º) he gave me his card and told me that if I did not absolutely love their products to call him and he would personally take care of refunding my money. I'm a very good judge of character and I talked to him long enough to know he really was a biker and he believed in his product and he wasn't just blowing smoke. So when I got back to my house and decided to give them a try. Boy am I glad I did! Their products are fantastic, I was riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway right after I got them, weather in the upper 30's ice on the shady side of the rocks was 6" thick and the highest I ever turned the insoles up to was around 60%. The gloves never even needed to be turned on, I freakin Love them.
December 14, 2015
I would recommend using this with any heated gear. The knobs area easy to adjust and are effective. The price point seems a bit high for what is inside the controller but the quality is good and it would be foolish not to use this product.
November 16, 2015