Gerbing 12V T5 Hybrid Heated Gloves
Gerbing 12V T5 Hybrid Heated Gloves
nice and soft on the inside AND the outside.
Worked perfectly in 24F ....
easy to use.
Did take a while to charge up, a little more then we expected..But now that we know it's not a problem.
We would buy them again and we certainly recommend them
March 23, 2015
High quality, useful, and the perfect gift.
I got this from my girlfriend for christmas.
They were the perfect gift for a new rider who wanted to ride through the cold-season. Granted, I live in a Southern California, so "cold" is very relative. So, with this in mind, lets continue.
Comfort and style: I found the gloves a little large for my hands, XL, but I would imagine the L being slightly too small for my hands. The inside is very comfortable and the fabric is a delight to feel on your hands. Its soft and retains heat for those "its cold but not THAT cold" days. Its a blacked out glove, with digital knuckles and the overall gauntlet isn't a eye-catcher, but gets a pass.The gloves are thick and feeling through them is limited. You won't feel the finer details on your handlebars but that should be expected with a fleece lined, and microwire layer in the palm.
Heating element: The microwire heats up pretty fast and can get pretty toasty on the MAX heat. My motorcycle does not have hand-guards or covers, so wind goes straight to my gloves. At the coldest, 39ºF on a long tour, they kept my hands nice and cozy while also negating the cooling effect my gloves were experiencing. All in all, they work and they work well.
Protection: From the elements, they're great. I havent tested water-resistance, however, they're not perforated, so I can imagine a decent level of water-resistance. This is where the gloves make a trade off. Theres protection....in the form of extra padding. This allows for a very comfortable ride, but no hard parts make it a very questionable gauntlet to use through canyons when its cold. Its definitely for the commuter crowd.
Set-up. This part is tricky. The long-story short would be to buy a temperature controller.... The wiring that comes with the gloves will allow you to use the gloves at maximum heat. Buying a controller helps and works wonders. It connects right to the battery, and set up isn't too complicated after a few times. The wiring goes through your jacket, preferably, so it doesn't catch any wind.
I have not had the change to use the battery-powered feature yet.
Last comments and final verdict:
If you plan on riding through cold-season, you should plan to heat your core before you heat your extremities. As in, heat your chest/upper body, legs, then feet/hands. The colder the conditions are, the more helpful this will be.
Having covered that, these gloves were a great addition to winter riding. They're comfortable, they work really well, and absolutely a life-saver from mildly chilly mornings to long-chilly tours. Designed with the daily commuter in mind, get your self a pair and enjoy your winter riding!
March 17, 2015
Well made, super comfortable gloves that fit great. Work as advertised...keep your hands warm. Work great in tandem with the Gerbing Jacket liner.
March 13, 2015
Happy warm fingers!
16 deg. on the quad, ran them direct, kept my hands nice and warm, no doubt they will work great on a 40 deg. motorcycle ride, just purchased the dual controller - come on spring!
March 11, 2015
Awesome product - toasty fingers
I bought these to protect me while riding a naked bike. I have no complaints. Does exactly what it says it'll do. I've ridden at sub 40 degrees at highway speeds for extended periods and my fingers are toasty. Almost too warm. My one criticism for improvement would be to put a dial in to manage the temperature because I can see them getting too warm if its not a super cold ride.
March 9, 2015
Well made and warm
Battery option is wonderful, gloves are very well made. Sizes run very large.
March 4, 2015
Good gloves - but broken
I got these gloves and the Gerbing dual temp controller hoping to get some comfortable winter riding in. For several weeks they worked great, keeping my hands warm. I did notice some hand cramping on the throttle after a time, but shifting my grip alleviated this. These are softshell leather gauntlets, as well - there is no hard armor inside or out, which gives me the willies.
Unfortunately, fuses started to blow on the bike, and finally the controller wouldn't heat the gloves at all. Gerbing claims there's probably a short in the gloves - so off they to to Gerbing. Disappointed, and who knows how long it'll take to deal with this hassle and get working gloves again. Did not expect this out of a $190 set of heated gloves.
February 27, 2015
Great for Snowmobiles
Bought these for riding snowmobiles in sub-zero weather and they are fantastic. I normally ride pretty aggressive and hand warmth is not an issue. However, for those ultra-cold night rides in below zero weather, these gloves are awesome. Good grip, not too much padding in the palm so control is still solid.
Couple notes -
Snowmobile riders - you may want to save your money on the first order and SKIP the controller, order it later if you think you need it. I ordered the dual controller however, on the super cold rides, I have the gloves connected direct to the battery (through the supplied connector / fuse line, no controller) and full power is needed to keep you comfortable. At -15 and 60 mph, the gloves keep you from being cold, they are not really "warm", even at full power with no controller. At 20 degrees and 60 mph, the gloves are "warm" and you can possibly could use a controller at that point. My preference under those conditions is to go with a lighter glove or simply unplug the power rather than the entanglement that ensues when connecting a dual controller. The gloves are targeted for street bike riding, however, unlike street bikes, you move and lean on a snowmobile. I prefer to omit the dual controller and extra connections.
Size - I wear 3x gloves and unfortunately, these are small in width. The finger length is good, but the hand width area is a bit tight for me. Keep in mind I have large hands and forearms. Not uncomfortable, but a chore to put on. Also, the gauntlet is too small, not "belled" enough. When wearing a jacket and sweatshirt, the small gauntlet is snug going over the cuff. Again, not a huge deal, but order larger rather than smaller.
Whether I start the ride with them on or bring them in my riding cargo, I won't leave home without them. While my buddies were shaking their hands trying to get the blood flowing, I was smiling, comfortable and focusing on riding.
February 23, 2015