Gerbing 12V T5 Hybrid Heated Gloves
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
It is great to be able to use these gloves wired into the bike when riding and then unplug and put the batteries in when off the bike. So glad I got these. A+++
February 16, 2015
I previously purchased the Gerbing Jacket Liner. This product goes great with the liner. It keeps all of your hands nice and warm even in below 35 degree weather. I haven't ridden in colder weather than that.
February 16, 2015
Great product - warmest gloves ever
These are the best gloves ever. I ride most of the year even in cold conditions - down to 26°F. I tried warmer leather motorcycle gloves and ended up using ski gloves. The gerbings are far and away the warmest. My hands are now not the coldest part! In addition to keeping your hands warm while they're plugged in, they're really warm without the power. The fit is great and they look awesome too. If you're riding in temperatures below 40° regularly these are the best gloves you'll find.
February 16, 2015
Awesome gloves. I commute year round on my bike. It's over an hour one way. These gloves have kept my hands warm when the temps dropped below 30, and that's on the low power setting. Drawback is the batteries don't last long. I will get a wiring harness for next year. Further, the wires from the glove AND the batteries are too long. Other than that, awesome.
February 10, 2015
12 volt gloves
My old Gerbing gloves were still working but after 30 years or so, I decided to update my gloves to the model that would take the Gerbing external batteries. I didn't need the batteries for motorcycle use of course. However, I was tired of frostbitten fingers when clearing my driveway with the snow blower. The external batteries worked just fine--no frostbitten fingers. So I recommend both the gloves and the external batteries for off motorcycle use.
February 9, 2015
Best Cold weather glove yet.
I ride cross country and ride every day. I bought first pair of 'gen 1' gloves 13 years ago. They were the big 'snowmobile size'. They still work and I have lent them out to a buddy. I bought the 'g3' gloves about 5 years ago and have had the plug ends replaced twice because I forget to unplug at gas stops and they yank out. These new 'g5' gloves are great. Fit, lining, quality are top notch. I like the new connector and how it tucks away. Above 40 degrees you don't even need them plugged in. They are that warm. Below 20 the thumbs begin to get cold after an hour, even on high. I wear the Aerostich rain covers over them and even the coldest 10-15 is fine. These are now my favorite gloves to pack on the bike. Haven't used them in heavy rain yet so don't know how waterproof they are. I would recommend them over any lower priced alternative.
February 9, 2015