Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kansas City (Parkville), MO, USA
Wife & I have used the Gerbinlgs heated jacket, pant, and their waterproof heated gloves for years and can ride down to 32 degrees or below providing road conditions are dry. They work great and the company stands by their product. The only caution is try on the clothing to make sure it fits well, especially the jacket liner. All heated clothing should be warn as close to the area you want heated as possible, so don't buy it too big and don't wear thick undergarmets. As far as the controllers, if you want to wear both jacket and pant liners, I would suggest dual controllers which gives you the option to control top and bottom to different heat levels so one will not be too cold or hot over the other. Yes, the wires and controllers are a housekeeping issue, but the warmth far out weighs the problem. The new style gloves are waterproof as well as heated and we won't ride without them. I rode last Saturday in 40-45 degree weather with light rain and was warm as toast while other riders were envious with cold hands and think coats. The only product I would not recommend is the socks. We felt the wires were too uncomfortable on the bottom of the feet. We tried another pair of socks as liners, but that made the boots fit too tight, so unless they have changed them, we would not recommend the heated socks. Again, if possible, try them on first rather than buying online as in the past, they usually run smaller that normal. Another requirement is full face helmets for both safety and wind protection. The Gerbing jacket liner has a large heated upper collar that fits up against the bottom of the helmet. Hope this helps.
Gary & Mary Droege
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