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Gerbing 12V EX Heated Pants Part of Gerbing's most technologically advanced riding system, the waterproof, seam-sealed coreheat12 EX Pant has a full complement of certified impact protectors, ample storage and full integration with the EX Jacket to keep you moving at speed in any condition. The waterproof LTD (liner to drop) construction is a removable water liner. The Coreheat12 Thermovelocity System is powered by a simple connection to your motorcycle's DC power system. A combination of Gerbing's patented microwire heating technologies in conjunction with the 12 volt electrical system on your motorcycle keeps you warm at speed. Features Thermal resistors installed on each individual heading pad act as a solenoid to eliminate hot spots and overheating 500 Denier Courdura outer shell Direct ventilation on each thigh Removable waterproof liner Removable thermal liner contains heating elements Superfabric at the knees Knox armor at the knees Leather grip panels on the inside of each knee Includes battery harness Max Heat 135F 77 Watts Power 12V DC 6.4 Amp 1 year warranty Note RevZilla finds the Gerbing EX apparel to fit a bit small and would advise ordering at one size larger than you would typically wear.
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Not impressed
PostedOctober 3, 2014
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kestril
State:MA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
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I have tried on the old style of Gerbings heated pants and these do not measure up. The fit as everyone is writing is small. I'm 5'10", 165 lbs, wear a 34/32 size pants and I had to order an XL (which I'm sorry to say I'm not keeping). DO NOT go by your pants size. Take a tape measure and go around that gut (37" on me - give me a break, I'm an American) and then order one size up. I have no idea what Gerbing was thinking when they came up with that size chart, did they actually try it out? I tried a Large and the snaps were an inch or so way. The XL was falling off loose but there are take up straps on the sides. The deal breaker is they were too short, almost to the top of my tall boots when I sat on my bike. Revzilla needs to carry Long lengths if they make them. Gerbings makes a big deal about their "made in the USA" items but they fail to say where these are made, that's because they're made in Vietnam. The quality of the stitching is mostly good. The outer pant does not seem tough enough to take a fall and there is no hip padding. Also while there are side zippers for both the outer pant and inner H2O proof liner (the zipper goes just above the knee) there is NO zipper on the heated liner, only an open seam from the ankle to mid-calf. You are NOT going to get these on or off with boots on. I also question how much cold air that snap vent on the thigh will let in when closed, as it only is "closed" in the corner. Not the best design, should be Velcro or zipper. Oddly there are Velcro strips across the calf that seem to suggest that the flap over the side zipper will adjust tighter below the knee-worthless.
All that being said I may have kept them if the length was right but there are too many short comings for a $300 pant. Revzilla is awesome for returns and very helpful.
Rides: 2012 BMW G650GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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