Gerbing Two 12V Hybrid Glove Batteries + Charger Kit
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
Good, Some Drawbacks
These batteries make your Gerbing T5 Hybrid gloves more useful, you can wear them off the bike to keep your hands warm throughout the winter, and you can wear them on the bike without having to hassle with a wired temp controller.
On the latter point, the comfort of the gloves suffers with the batteries in place. The combined wiring/connectors of the glove and the battery is quite bulky and difficult to fit in the pocket on the back of the glove. (The battery itself fits in the pocket fine, it's the wiring that makes it crowded in there.) When you put the gloves on (with your riding jacket sleeve tucked into the glove's gauntlet), you can feel the battery/wiring pressing into the back of your wrist/forearm. It actually leaves an indentation in my arm, and I certainly don't have massive forearms.
Wearing the gloves with a normal (non-motorcycling) winter coat is better, the jacket sleeves are less bulky and so it's a looser fit inside the glove's gauntlet.
So a good, but somewhat imperfect solution. If the wiring between the glove and battery were done better, the gloves would be significantly more comfortable. As far as heating goes, the batteries work fine for me. On a 120 mile ride I had the heat set on the lowest setting and the batteries still had over half their charge left when I got home.
April 21, 2014
The battery and charger do what they are suppose to
the battery pack charge lasts as described.
The main issue with this product is the bulky feeling when installed in the gloves. I would recommend using a waist battery pack instead. one main improvement would be the ability to charge the battery while wearing them installed in the gloves with the gloves plugged into a power source like your bike.
February 24, 2014
Works well, could use some restyling tweaks
Batteries do what they're supposed to do. Case would fit glove much better with rounded corners and a slight curve in the housing. The battery opening in my left glove is smaller than the right. Can hardly get the glove on with the battery in place. Was going to send back for an exchange (gloves not batteries) but I'm wearing them too often. For the price paid, QC could be a little better.
February 10, 2014
If you want batteries for your T5s - this is your option
The packs are a bit bulky in the gloves but they work. Not sure why they offer three power settings - if it is cold enough to brake out the heated gloves you will need full power.
January 6, 2014
These worked great no cables to tie you to you bike
Best part is you can plug them in before you start your bike. Not tied to the bike and can wear your gloves for other outdoor activities.
December 23, 2013
Love these gloves. Cant say enough about them. They keep my hands plenty warm at the medium setting in the 30s ... great purchase and probably the best gloves I own
December 3, 2013