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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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heated gloves

i know a lot of you out there have heated gloves. because i am retiring & moving to southern oregon where the winters are colder i am looking into getting a pair. what i would like to know is, do any of you use the battery operated ones? i really don't want to go to the plug in ones. so which ones have you used & how well have they worked for you. thanks, tom

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 01:31 PM
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I have heated grips, along with the hand guards I've no problem with the cold in North Scotland
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I use a Gerbings heated jacket liner, which plug into the Gerbings heated gloves, along with hand guards and heated grips. Wired the supplied harness to the battery, and have the plug popping out on the front of my seat, and use a dual controller for heat output.
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I don't have experience with battery operated gloves.
I have the Gerbings and their jacket liner also. I find that with handguards and heated grips it has to be REALLY cold before i need to resort to the heated gloves. Also, mine are leather and not waterproof, being in Oregon, cold and water go together for me.
Another possible option to entertain might be heated grips and a version of the older 'Hippo Hands' which is essentially a vinyl muff that covers the bars and controls. Those who use them tell me they like them because you can wear lighter gloves and still be comfortable and also have your hands protected from the elements. I believe several places make generic versions of them. I note that they are particularly popular among the motorcycle police in our area.

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i just don't want to deal with the wiring that goes along with the plug in gloves or heated grips. having their own power source, you can use the battery ones anywhere.
i do remember hippo hands, but i have not seen them in years & had forgotten about them.
if there is anyone out there that has the heated gloves that have their own battery pack i would like to hear from you.

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i just don't want to deal with the wiring that goes along with the plug in gloves or heated grips. having their own power source, you can use the battery ones anywhere.
i do remember hippo hands, but i have not seen them in years & had forgotten about them.
if there is anyone out there that has the heated gloves that have their own battery pack i would like to hear from you.
Good luck with that, but the Gerbings are the way to go.
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Cabelas starting selling the battery source Gerbings a while back. Spendy but I am sure the quality is there. As I remember the battery is lightweight NiCad. They have jackets, vests and socks as well. I just rigged up a heated vest to a small rechargable 12v battery for hunting and it works well, I wouldn't want to walk around all day with it but is good in a stand.

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I started with powerlet heated gloves. One glove quit heating after about 10 months. The company was incredably helpful. If my memory serves me correctly they sent me a new pair of liners immediately. My return crossed the new liners in the mail. I liked that.

Oh yea, they had discontinued the gloves–that's why I got liners.

The liners worked great for 8 months, now one of them has quit heating. I'm currently on a trip, so I haven't called the company, but these failures are getting to be too much, even if they have great customer service.

Generally, the wires to the gloves are a pain. My next step will probably be heated grips.

However, a huge factor in hand warmth is wind. I put brush guards on for cold weather riding. To break the wind. Major improvement.

I also have a huge pair of rubber gloves that I wear over my leather Moto gloves. Big difference. Especially if there is moisture in the air.

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I started with powerlet heated gloves. One glove quit heating after about 10 months. The company was incredably helpful. If my memory serves me correctly they sent me a new pair of liners immediately. My return crossed the new liners in the mail. I liked that.

Oh yea, they had discontinued the gloves–that's why I got liners.

The liners worked great for 8 months, now one of them has quit heating. I'm currently on a trip, so I haven't called the company, but these failures are getting to be too much, even if they have great customer service.

Generally, the wires to the gloves are a pain. My next step will probably be heated grips.

However, a huge factor in hand warmth is wind. I put brush guards on for cold weather riding. To break the wind. Major improvement.

I also have a huge pair of rubber gloves that I wear over my leather Moto gloves. Big difference. Especially if there is moisture in the air.
Good advice. I've had my gloves for 6 or 7 years without any issues.
Don't Gerbings have lifetime warrantee?
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thanks, that gives me a start. anyone else?

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