Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
My first purchase towards a heated glove and not disappointed.
The gloves by themselves hooked directly to a 12v source border on uncomfortably hot. Thanks to the wealth of reviews I went with a temperature controller. The ability to dial them down to lukewarm/hot has worked perfectly so far. I would NOT recommend purchasing these gloves without a temp controller. Honestly with the way they function off of a bench 12V rail, they should come with a controller or have it included with part of a package.
Less bulky than a pair Held Freezers I had been using the previous winter but obviously more intrusive than a pair of summer sports gloves. I wear an XL in AlpineStars SP1 that is true to size and fit my finger length perfectly. The Medium Gerbings T5 fit nearly the same except for the thumb area. On this model the thumb runs a bit short, you can feel the material taught on the back of your knuckle and it inhibits movement a bit. Rather than being a box stitched design like the rest of the other digits, the thumb is stitched to a point...
Slightly annoying is a stiff seam that runs down the back of the thumb on the inside of the glove. Not deal breakers by any means but annoying if your hands are shaped like mine and you ride a fair distance every day.
Toasty on daily 30 mile highway commute just above freezing (30-35F). Yet to try them in 20F weather, need the snow to stop. Used them less than a dozen times unheated in rainy 40's F and stayed dry and warm.