Gerbing 12V Ultra Lite Heated Gloves
I’m a bit disappointed
I got these as a gift for Christmas and found that my normal large size was too bulky and had to exchange for mediums, which are still quite loose. I tried them out for the first time today on a 10-mile ride to the HD dealership. It was 42 to 44F and I found that my fingers were very cold at the end of the ride. It was worse on the ride home. I tried to turn up the heat on the dual controller and found that it very difficult to feel the knobs through the gloves. I set the heat to max but only the palms warmed a bit but nothing in the fingers. In fact, I thought maybe the 5A fuse had gone bad however the light was still blinking on the controller. Also checked all other connections and they appeared to be good. I’m a bit disappointed.
February 27, 2015
Perfect for those chilly rides
I bought these to replace the Gerbing G3 leather gloves - as they were too bulky for my liking.
These ultra lites are perfect. They run slightly large. I ordered a medium but ended up having to get small instead.
The cuff can be difficult to get over the sleeve of the jacket if the jacket is also bulky, so I'm experimenting with just tucking the cuff inside the jacket sleeve instead.
The palm has a surface that grips very well, so be careful when releasing the throttle to make sure your glove isn't keeping it from returning all the way.
These gloves are WARM. In 35 - 40F weather, I usually don't even turn these on for my commute to work. If I do start getting cold, I can turn these on to one of the low settings and get warmed up quickly.
January 24, 2015
I was not happy with these gloves. They offer zero rain protection, and below 40F my fingers get quite cold at max heat, even with barkbusters for wind protection. They don't have good tactile feel, so it's not like you're trading protection/heat for better tactile feedback. Build quality is not great (falling apart after a few thousand miles) and the wiring terminal digs into the back of my hand.
For the price you'd be better off buying better insulated winter gloves without electric heat. Or spend more and get the proper Gerbing's gloves (I love the 12V EX model).
I feel bad trashing this product because I really love my other Gerbing's gear. But I see no reason to buy these gloves.
January 2, 2015
Great Gloves, little drafty.
These are great gloves that without the heating elements on you can feel a little wind through. Not a bad thing as with the heating elements on in 34+ my hands tend to be toasty or starting to sweat on setting 2. Setting 1 keeps my hands warm at this temperature, but I have a large fairing that blocks most of the wind to my hands.
May 1, 2014
Did the trick
My first experience with heated gear. Bought these for a spring break ride up the Outer Banks. Gloves are lightweight, but get very warm. Kept hands very comfortable in 32 degree weather. The controller is a must, as that these get very warm at full temp. Gloves run large. Normally wear a medium and wound up getting an XS to fit correctly. Well made and do a great job keeping the hands warm.
March 29, 2014
Lightweight but quite warm
I live in the Chicago area and only a few weeks ago we had a break in the "Polar Vortex" where it got above 34 degrees for a day. So I rode during the day and also to a dinner meeting of my local rider's group that evening. The gloves kept my hands warm and were not bulky at all. I did not need the thermostat turned up past 1/2 way and they kept my hands warm and comfortable even on the way home at 27 degrees.
Also, they are light and flexible enough that there was no interference in operating any bike controls.
March 3, 2014
Good for the money
Gerbing equals quality, so let's skip to the things I've noticed that I don't love. There is quite a bit of material around each finger and I often find myself wanting to move a finger on the grip to find out that the material is pinched under another finger's hold. Maybe a concern when you're looking to reach over and grab the clutch. Because of the loose fitting I think they don't do as good as they can on heating. Overall a good bag for the buck.
March 3, 2014
Great heated glove
These run big. I usually wear a large but the medium fit better. They heat up fast and keep my hands warm. So far the temp has gotten down to 27 degrees and they still keep my hands warm. I picked these instead of the leather ones because I like to put my gloves inside my jacket. These worked better for that.
My only complaint is I wish they had a little more protection on the back of the hand.
January 13, 2014