This week I want to post my experience with Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves. I have had the gloves for over 1 year. They have been used in numerous rallies, including the 2011 Iron Butt Rally and probably during the worst rain storm I have ever ridden through during lasts years 2011 Cape Fear Rally.
I simply love my Gerbing's heated gloves. They remain waterproof through all but the longest and drenching rain storms. Even then, when it is that wet, I was never sure if the gloves were leaking or if some other part of my gear was leaking. Regardless, the gloves stay warm even when wet. The new microwire technology is amazing. The wires in the gloves are virtually non detectable. The gloves are flexible and the palms are thin enough to provide adequate feedback through the bars. Operating the controls on the bike is only slightly more cumbersome than regular weight gloves and much less cumbersome than winter weight gloves. The gloves generate plenty of heat to keep my hands toasty warm during the coldest days.
The only negative is having to plug the gloves into the jacket and having to feed the cable out of the way. Plugging the wires in is a test of dexterity but does become easier with practice. Occassionally, if I do not take the time to tuck the cable away neatly, I find the cable can get bulked up under my sleeve creating some discomfort during a long ride.
Perry's recommendation: 2 Thumbs up
- Thin microwires are virtually not detectable.
- Toasting warm even on the coldest days.
- Plugging in electric gloves does take some time, lots of practice and a bit of dexterity.