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post #1 of 12 Old 12-26-2018, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Heated Gloves selection.

I am in the market for a set of heated gloves. There are many to choose from but I only want to do this once. Who makes the highest quality waterproof heated gloves. I am liking the First Gear gloves and have usually had good luck with their products. I was told Gerbing was sold and now sells Chinese stuff. Tourmaster had the integrated troller but I am told they are failure prone. I want something warm, waterproof and with high-quality construction.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-26-2018, 11:23 AM
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Have a set of the old Gerbring heated gloves and love them.I think it was said that Gerbring was sold to a new owner.It was also mentioned that the original owner started making heated gear again under the name California heat.Might want to check them out.
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-26-2018, 11:26 AM
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Warm n Safe makes great products. The owner invented the variable controller and his products are often copied by other manufacturers. They back their produc and take care of their clients.

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just had a funny thought, wonder if I can send my original Gerbing back to the old company for service like they once offered and get it fixed for free? Probably not!
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Warm and safe seems to make nice products, I just purchased a liner from them after my 2nd Gerbing liner failed. Gerbing no longer warranties the older products I still have Gerbing gloves though which have held up well. Warm and safe should still be honoring an 18% discount with the code “steve”.
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I have 2 Gerbings liners one is 30 yrs old the other is 10 yrs old no problems with them, also have Gerbings Gloves I got tired of dicking around with the wires on short rides 200 Mi. and bought a pair on Fly Batt. heated Gloves that work great. Not good reports on Gerbing stuff the last few years Warm and Safe seems to be the go to stuff now...
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I have Firstgear gloves, and I like them. You might check eBay. I got mine in nearly new condition for a fraction of the cost of new.

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I actually am friends with a guy that was pretty high up in Gerbings back when they were a good company. He stayed through the selling of the company and when they shipped all work to China. That didn't work well at all, that bankrupted them. Then some investors tried to resurrect them and had the work done in North Carolina. But this was a little too late. The reputation was gone and the technology behind others.

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Anyway, it seems Warm n Safe is making some pretty good gear.

I have a complete Gerbings setup. Their G3 gloves are simply wonderful for use where it is cold. I have been in 38 degree rain with them and they seemed to be waterproof. But I don't know if the ones they sell now are as good. Glad I have these however.

Based on all the other gloves I have owned, only a couple have proven to actually be water PROOF! Water resistant is different. What works for an hour in the rain is water resistant. What works past that is hard to come by. So, I highly recommend the Aerostich wierd three fingered glove covers! Makes all gloves waterproof! Nothing worse than heavy insulated gloves becoming waterlogged. They don't dry out overnight......

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Based on all the other gloves I have owned, only a couple have proven to actually be water PROOF! Water resistant is different. What works for an hour in the rain is water resistant. What works past that is hard to come by. So, I highly recommend the Aerostich wierd three fingered glove covers! Makes all gloves waterproof! Nothing worse than heavy insulated gloves becoming waterlogged. They don't dry out overnight......
I have Aerostich Triple Finger Rain Overgloves and really like them! They work great when I need them and are always within reach for me to put on even when riding. (They sit in the long right side pocket of my Aerostich Roadcrafter.)

What has surprised me is that I have not needed them at all when using my Warm N Safe heated gloves. They have been totally waterproof The leather can get very wet but my hands remain dry.

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Warm and safe seems to make nice products, I just purchased a liner from them after my 2nd Gerbing liner failed. Gerbing no longer warranties the older products I still have Gerbing gloves though which have held up well. Warm and safe should still be honoring an 18% discount with the code “steve”.
Coupon code still works! I just ordered a new duel heat controller from Warm and Safe. Gerbing duel heat control has been malfunctioning.

I have gerbing jacket and Gerbing glove and Gerbing heat controller which were bought 3 years ago. First year was great. Second year, The gloves were lukewarm. Currently only the jacket is receiving heat. Last year after winter, I bought Warm and Safe gloves, but for the past few days of riding. My fingers were still cold. Luckily I still have the Oxford heated gloves which helped. So I am hoping the new duel heat controller from warn and safe will fix the issue.
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