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has anyone used them???? r they good, can i plug 2 pairs into my power outlet without over loading it and blowing the fuse ?? wots the best make or brand
 

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I tried heated glove liners and didnt get on with the cables running up my arms, nor the faff trying to get it all plugged in when getting the gloves on . Swapped to heated grips (oxfords) though these cause my Goretex gloves to leak in the rain when the outer is warmer than the inner, it was monsoon like conditions but it didnt take long for the goretex to go into reverse.
 

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Gerbing! No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Gerbing!

I've used them for years and they just recently updated their product line with their new Microwire technology. Heats faster, more thorough heating, you can't tell there are "wires" in the items.

I have used their jacket, as I said, for years and just now acquired their gloves. I plug the gloves in to the provided jacket connections and run them on a separate control as I like different heat settings for my jacket than I do my gloves.

They offer multiple types of gloves but you'll most likely choose between the G3 or the T5. The T5 is way overkill, IMO, unless you ride in -20 temps! The G3 is more than adequate, heats beautifully, and is waterproof to boot!

You do not need the jacket to make them work. You just need to run an adapter. All available through Gerbing.

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http://gerbing.com/

Requisite disclaimer - I am very close friends with Fernando Belair but have NO affiliation beyond being a very happy and satisfied customer of theirs for years.
 

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Heated gear is really good for extending the riding season. As someone mentioned, using a loose harness inside your jacket sleeves is kind of a PIA. You can use safety pins to attach the wires and keep them in place or better yet, buy a heated jacket liner that has split wiring so that you have independent control of the amount of heat, using the wires made inside the liner to plug in to the gloves. The older stuff did NOT have the split wiring, I think most of the newer gear has the split wiring. One pair of gloves are rated at 22 watts, the jacket liners are usually 77 or 90 watts depending on the brand. Most of the heated gear gets too hot without a controller to turn it down.
 

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Gerbings Microwire without a doubt. I have their microwire jacket liner so the gloves just plug into the end of the jacket sleeves. No additional wires to deal with. I have the T5's cause I like the additional armor in the gloves.

Another option is their battery pack gloves. A co-worker has them and raves about how warm they are. No wires either.
http://gerbing.com/Products/Gloves/hybridGlove.php

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Since a few seem to be worshiping at the shrine that is Gerbing, let me throw out a few more brands to consider. Exo2, First gear, and Warm and Safe. All very well made and work really well at keeping the hand/digits toasty. Gerbing has good products, but they have been known to have issues from time to time ...not unlike a certain brand of motorcycle that begins with a B. Many of those latte sippers who ride the 'B' bikes blindly worship Gerbing as well. Just sayin! ;) ;) >:D I s'pose it's possible that the Gerb gloves really are the best thing since sliced bread, but form your own opinion instead of just jumping on the bandwagon. ::002::
 

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Another brand to consider is Powerlet. They have a really nice heated glove liner, which you can put inside of any glove you like. I haven't bought them yet but they are on my shopping list for the upcoming IMS show - hopefully they'll have a discount there. I woulda bought them last year but I'd already blown my budget. :)

I had a set of Gerbing gloves, not the current ones - this was about eight years ago. They were simply too bulky. The cuffs were too big to fit inside my jacket sleeves, and as a result rain would go into them, completely defeating their claimed waterproofness. The new ones seem less bulky and are probably OK, but this bulk thing is something to watch out for so I wanted to mention it.

It can be a PITA to try to get glove cuffs inside of jacket cuffs, even when the glove cuffs aren't huge. You're fighting with wires, and the layering of overly tight fabric layers, one handed, and at least half the time you already have a hamperingly bulky glove on that hand. So I wear my glove cuffs on the outside anytimr it isn't raining. And if you are just wearing your glove cuffs on the outside, it's too hard to plug them into those plugs built into the ends of the sleeves on a heated jacket. In this case, the trick I found worked the best with my 'stich, was to use the separate glove harness. Route it into the 'stich at the same place as the lead for the electric jacket. Route the wire across my back, between the back protector and the shell, because that way it doesn't feel like a rock pressing into my spine. And route the wires out the vents under the arms. It made them much easier to plug into glove cuffs that were outside my jacket cuffs.
 

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Tremor38 said:
Since a few seem to be worshiping at the shrine that is Gerbing, let me throw out a few more brands to consider. Exo2, First gear, and Warm and Safe. All very well made and work really well at keeping the hand/digits toasty. Gerbing has good products, but they have been known to have issues from time to time ...not unlike a certain brand of motorcycle that begins with a B. Many of those latte sippers who ride the 'B' bikes blindly worship Gerbing as well. Just sayin! I s'pose it's possible that the Gerb gloves really are the best thing since sliced bread, but form your own opinion instead of just jumping on the bandwagon.
Wow, pretty harsh. Just sayin.

Never owned a 'B' bike.

And I don't follow anyone/group, in fact I am usually considered the antithesis of the 'go with the flow' crowd.

I just know what has worked for me. Take it for what it's worth.
 

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Tremor38 said:
Since a few seem to be worshiping at the shrine that is Gerbing, let me throw out a few more brands to consider. Exo2, First gear, and Warm and Safe. All very well made and work really well at keeping the hand/digits toasty. Gerbing has good products, but they have been known to have issues from time to time ...not unlike a certain brand of motorcycle that begins with a B. Many of those latte sippers who ride the 'B' bikes blindly worship Gerbing as well. Just sayin! I s'pose it's possible that the Gerb gloves really are the best thing since sliced bread, but form your own opinion instead of just jumping on the bandwagon.
I've had Widder and Warm N Safe. For me, based on my experience, my above comments are valid. Of course, take input, check things out, do your homework....uhhh, isn't that what the OP is doing by posting this? Let's not denigrate this in to some bash session.

Oh, and BTW, I've owned 8 BMWs, love lattes, and pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, I'm not in to yoga, and I have half a brain. For a contrast, my last 2 BMWs were both bought back under lemon law......BOTH within a one year time span.

Hey, I know, add your personal experience and findings other than saying what not to do.
 

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My Gerbings have been great for years and will be the route I go when replacing. I recently replaced my T5 gloves with G3 gloves as I didn't need all the extra insulation of the T5s. Heated gear is great to have. I have the jacket liner, gloves and insoles.
 

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Heated gear is great to have. I have the jacket liner, gloves and insoles.
Dang, all that heated gear living in TX? What would you do if you lived where it got cold?

::025::

(I have heated grips and "considering" a heated jacket finally after about 45 years of riding)

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Dang, all that heated gear living in TX? What would you do if you lived where it got cold?

::025::

(I have heated grips and "considering" a heated jacket finally after about 45 years of riding)

::003::
Absolutely nothing, I'm all set. Once you try it.. You'll be hooked, pretty sure I've never heard anyone say they tried heated gear and didn't like it.. ???
 

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I use the Gerbing liners....under deerskin lined gloves...they work pretty well, keeping my hands warm, but are a tad bulky.

I don't plug them into the accessory outlet, though you could, but have a line coming from the battery, with a rheostat controller between the gloves and the battery; Allows me to set the heat for comfort, also minimizes the PIA wires as the controller is where the tank meets the seat.

You can plug them direct into the accessory outlet, and do take caution you do not overload; Accessory outlet can absorb the 2.2 amps load from gloves, but not the load of a vest or jacket.

I use a battery powered EXO2 vest....battery is good for 4 hours at medium heat...enough to keep me toasty warm on cold mornings...and minimizes wires.
 

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I was on a budget, and picked up the Tourmaster heated gloves a couple years back. The controller and wiring eventually died on me, and I just picked up the Warm N Safe Gen 3 jacket and wireless dual controller. Now I still only have a single connection to the bike, but have split control over the gloves and jacket. It's been cold and wet here in Phoenix the last two days, and the heated gear made all the difference in the world.
 

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I was on a budget, and picked up the Tourmaster heated gloves a couple years back. The controller and wiring eventually died on me, and I just picked up the Warm N Safe Gen 3 jacket and wireless dual controller. Now I still only have a single connection to the bike, but have split control over the gloves and jacket. It's been cold and wet here in Phoenix the last two days, and the heated gear made all the difference in the world.
Those aren't the 'Synergy' gloves are they? If so, you seem to be one of the rare customers that got a decently working pair...good on ya! 8)
 

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Those aren't the 'Synergy' gloves are they? If so, you seem to be one of the rare customers that got a decently working pair...good on ya! 8)
That they are. I have noticed that all of the heating elements are on the top side of the glove only, so I do occasionally feel some cold air on my wrists. Still, its better than not having them!
 

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That they are. I have noticed that all of the heating elements are on the top side of the glove only, so I do occasionally feel some cold air on my wrists. Still, its better than not having them!
Definitely!
 

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Firefight911 said:
Gerbing! No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Gerbing!

I've used them for years and they just recently updated their product line with their new Microwire technology. Heats faster, more thorough heating, you can't tell there are "wires" in the items.

I have used their jacket, as I said, for years and just now acquired their gloves. I plug the gloves in to the provided jacket connections and run them on a separate control as I like different heat settings for my jacket than I do my gloves.

They offer multiple types of gloves but you'll most likely choose between the G3 or the T5. The T5 is way overkill, IMO, unless you ride in -20 temps! The G3 is more than adequate, heats beautifully, and is waterproof to boot!

You do not need the jacket to make them work. You just need to run an adapter. All available through Gerbing.

Here's their link;

http://gerbing.com/

Requisite disclaimer - I am very close friends with Fernando Belair but have NO affiliation beyond being a very happy and satisfied customer of theirs for years.
::026:: on the gerbing gloves/apparel.....I have the jacket liner and gloves with a dual temp controller.....I was toasty warm riding the blue ridge parkway in teen temps recently!! ::013::
 

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Minus 1 on Gerbing customer support. I bought a new single controller for my heated liner on Sept 22. It failed in about a month. Took it back to an autohrized Gerbing dealer and was told that I have to contact Gerbing directly. Called them and they gave me a Return Authorization number. Sent it Priority Mail on Dec 2 and never heard a thing. Called them on Dec 16 and was told that it is "in the back" and they "may" get to checking it in another week.

Guess I expected better than that. No hurry.
 

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I have experienced very poor customer service from Gerbing. I don't deal with them anymore. I have a couple of their products and when they are toasted (pun not intended) I will go with another brand. They wanted to charge me $92 to send a small $15 item to Canada, and refused to walk it to the post office. UPS only. I actually spoke with a woman on the phone, and she flatly refused to accommodate me. And their Canadian "distributors" simply give you the U. S. website address. I have pointed this out to them. They no longer even respond to my emails. I know some of you have had good luck with them, but beware. They may be becoming too big for their heated britches. Good luck. I will never deal with them again. R ::007:: ::007::
 
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