Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Not sure about anyone else, but I am *very* picky about gloves and footwear. They have to fit *well*. For gloves, I must have tried on hundreds. Found most were either too tight across the knuckles or an inch too long in each finger. Too tight, and it makes holding the grips painful. Too long makes grabbing the levers awkward.
There was a Gerbing's rep at the local dealer's open house, and I described my sizing problem to him. He pulled out a "Woman's size-M" and told me to try it. Perfect fit for *my* hands. The other size he had that fit me was his demo "Mens size-S" that hundreds of too-large hands have tried to squeeze into.
My hands were quite comfortable during this morning's ride to work (50 minutes one-way)--temperature was 35F/1C. The Gerbing's gloves are heated on the back of the hand, and down the back of each finger. Add the heated grips for the palms, and it works for me. I also have a Gerbing's jacket liner, but only an on/off switch for temperature control. These things get *hot*, so I turn them on until they feel warm, then off until I feel cold again. An adjustable controller would be the way to go.
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