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Old 11-04-2012, 09:51 PM
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Looking to get a pr of heated gloves, what are some pros & cons on them, do all need the bulky controllers ect,

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I have the warm and safe ultimate touring gloves. A bit bulky, like any heavy winter glove. I also have their dual remote controller and their USB charger for my cell phone. I also have the gen 4 jacket. I am quite happy.


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I ran my new Gerbings for the first time today. I was surprised how warm they are even without the power running to them.

AFAIK, you don't need a controller at all - I don't have one (yet). Other options for controlling heat are an inline on/off switch or just unplugging them if they get too hot, then plugging them back in if you get too cold.

Having to jerk around with wiring and plugging and unplugging when you get on and off the bike is a mild nuisance (but well worth it). Once underway, you forget they're there.
Cold hands have been my ride-limiting factor in low temps. With the gloves, I was able to ride two hours today - so for the first time I got to see how cold my legs get. I think maybe heated gear is a slippery slope.
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I have the warm and safe classic heated gloves, they plug into the sleeve ends of my tourmaster synergy jacket which has it's own built in controller. I would think wiring the gloves would be a pain without a jacket to plug them into.
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http://www.warmnsafe.com/long-splitt...-gloves-socks/

That's an option, I have one in case I don't want to wear my jacket. But with the dual controler I just wear the jacket and most the time don't turn it on.



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Looking to get a pr of heated gloves, what are some pros & cons on them, do all need the bulky controllers ect,
I really like my Firstgear heated jacket liner and gloves. Been using them for several seasons and they help me ride through the coldest days. If you look at this system, I highly recommend the dual controller so you have the choice of using the gloves and/or the jacket liner.

Firstgear really stands by their products and is very responsive to questions or if you report an issue. I'm sure the other companies do this as well, but I do not have experience with them.
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I have the Gerbings gloves and jacket liner and love them, I wonder why it took me over 20 years to get heated gear. Phoenixsteve covered many of the things I would say. The biggest con is getting dressed and plugged in, it has to be done in the correct order and is a bit of a pain. However, I have a Firstgear dual controller and really like it, you can really dial in the perfect temp rather than it getting too hot, unplugging only to be too cold. Plus I rarely have the controller on 10 so I'm not drawing full voltage from the bike. It's now such a joy to be riding in 40 degrees and feel completely comfortable, rather than it being a painful endurance.
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I have the Gerbings gloves and jacket liner and love them, I wonder why it took me over 20 years to get heated gear.
That says it all. Ask the riders that have been at it forever. I tell everyone, it's like being back in mama's womb.
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