Gerbing Two 12V Hybrid Glove Batteries + Charger Kit
Too much cable
They have 3 settings and so far I've mostly used the medium and high settings. Both medium and high seem to drain the battery pretty quickly, but the instructions that came with the battery did show the average usage by level, so I wasn't really caught by surprise and just had to remind myself to charge the batteries every couple of days.
The 1 issue I have with the battery (or maybe it's the gloves?) is that combined, the cables are around a foot long and do not fit easily into the battery pouch. I think if these are supposed to be used for gloves, they should all fit more nicely together or have separate cables depending on what you are using them for. Otherwise, I love the battery and glove combo. I have used the batteries over plugging into my bike, as I am somewhat forgetful and I'm afraid that I might rip it out by accident trying to get to a meeting on time.
January 19, 2015
charged up the batteries overnight...put the gloves on in the morning and they worked fine...very nice! and very warm...
January 5, 2015
Batteries offer an alternative to the cumbersome wires for short trips. Not yet sure if they make the 4 hrs promised but have done well on a 2 hr run
November 24, 2014
Great product, short on charge time
Great idea kept glove warm but I wish the charge time was longer and they were just a bit thinner they keep the gloves warm
November 24, 2014
Gerbing heated glove with batteries.
This is a quality product, somewhat pricey but you get what you pay for. While riding in the low 20's the T5 hybrid gloves on high were too much, on low not quite enough and on medium just right. The armor is soft and a hard slider in the scaphoid region of the wrist would more reassuring. All together the T5 and battery pack will increase your riding comfort and allow you more riding days in the year.
November 10, 2014
these batteries is as described by others. the Problem is the wires. I guess they use the battery pack for other devices. I don't know but the battery wire only need to be long enough to go thru the glove from battery pouch to the inside glove wire. like 1 inch. but it's like 6" .the gloves wire connection is another 6". so what r u going to do with the wires? Right tuck it in the pouch. But why all the wires. If u charge every day or so it is a major hassle. I will have to MOD this, this is unacceptable 2 me. but they do last at least 45 min. on Hi. I would have to get another set of batteries before I test Longevity because I'm not going to run out of charge/heat while cycling in 30 degree temps. Good Luck and Happy Riding.
October 31, 2014
Great gear !!!
Work really well and the batterie kept charge for more longer than i expect.
May 27, 2014
I use these with my heated gloves on mornings where it's too warm for a heated jacket but cold enough to need my hands heated, mostly I use these for fall and spring riding and just plug the gloves into the wire harness in winter for use with the heated jacket.
The batteries heated my gloves up nicely, but they sure do add a lot of bulk to them. with a thicker jacket (in the sleeves) and the batteries in the gloves, it makes it for a tight fit trying to get the gauntlets over my jacket.
I think the batteries are a bit pricey, not sure how many charges you can get out of the batteries before they have to be replaced, but from what I've read, it's around 2-3 seasons or so depending on how many cold days you ride in. Basically I've heard people having to replace them yearly. Which I feel is way to fast for batteries to be dying in this day and age. It almost seems like it's Planned obsolescence/built-in obsolescence with these batteries to insure a constant demand for them from those that need it.
If they made the batteries smaller in size and decreased the price some, then they would be a definite must-have to go along with the heated gloves, but until then, it's more of a nice to have.. to some extent. But at the current size and cost for the batteries, if I could redo my purchase, I probably wouldn't buy the batteries again and if my current batteries die within a year, I definitely won't be replacing them.
April 23, 2014