Gerbings heated gloves - Do your hands stay dry?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by jimrobinette, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. jimrobinette

    jimrobinette Been here awhile

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    Supposedly there is a water-proof liner on the inside. Does it work effectively? Thinking about those 250 mile days when it never seems to stop raining.
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  2. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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  3. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Been here awhile

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    My Gerbings said explicitly to spray with something like campdry if you wanted to wear in the wet. (Said not waterproof).
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  4. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    My Signature Gerbings were waterproof for the first two winters I wore them; I never treated them with anything. They now leak (they've not been damaged in a crash/mistreated).
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  5. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    It doesn't answer your question, but the waterproof liner in my Warm & Safe Ultimate Touring (I think) gloves sure works. Never gotten wet in those. Also, they have a handy wiper on the thumb to clear your face shield on rainy days.
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  6. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Gerbing gloves are NOT waterproof.

    Period.

    The website says nothing about them being not waterproof. In fact, they hint at they fact they are.

    Something I posted in another Gerbing thread that "GerbingGuy" conveniently ignored while trying to be helpful:

    "Actually, it doesn't. The T5 page says nothing about anything not being waterproof but does come with a "Hypora® waterproof, breathable membrane". http://gerbing.com/Products/Gloves/T5.php

    The G3s come with a "Waterproof/windproof/breathable Aquatex® liner to provide protection from water and wind (Leather is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove proof)"

    The description states they come with a waterproof liner. I made the mistake of assuming that a waterproof liner meant just that. It's a "waterproof" liner. The liner isn't waterproof. Gerbing doesn't seal the seams so there's thousands of tiny holes in the "Waterproof/windproof/breathable Aquatex® liner".

    The shell of your jacket with a waterproof liner isn't "waterproof", but the jacket is still considered "waterproof". Actually, the fabric on the outside of a bonded waterproof jacket isn't "waterproof", either. The leather on my waterproof Sidi's boots isn't waterproof. So, no, I didn't expect the leather on the exterior of the glove to be "waterproof". However, I did expect the liner to be and I don't think that's an unreasonable expectation based on all the other gear and Gerbing's own descriptions.

    Here's all they have to do in order to make things clear:

    "Water-resistant/windproof/breathable Aquatex® liner to provide protection from water and wind (Leather is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove proof)"
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  7. donmac

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    I use the Aero covers with my Gerbing gloves. Gloves are 10+ years old, covers are close to the same.

    The LG gloves are snug inside the the LG covers - don't try to put the covers on with your hand in the gloves as that wrist area is too tight. I put the glove in the cover then put my hand in.

    I just pulled gloves/covers out this am as I was considered a ride in the rain - but got distracted with other things.

    Here's what they look like.

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  8. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    I just retired a set of those older Gerbing's gloves after 18 years of use. Mine are Olympia Winter gloves that were wired for heat, and they've given me great service. The leather is finally just flat-out breaking down, so I've begun using a brand-new set that my wife bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago. The newer gloves do not put out as much heat, and they do not have a wind blocking liner like the Olympias did, and the Aerostitch covers are a must when it's raining.
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  9. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Correct. I have the T5's and have been soaked through in light rain. When I bought them, I didn't expect them to be waterproof - just toasty so I wasn't disappointed.

    From the tags mine came with last year (with NO waterproof messages on the package, mind you):
    The Hipora tag - "A finished product; Water Proof, breathable, these gloves give pleasantness and protection from damp."
    The Gerbings Tag: "Your gloves have a waterproof liner, but your outer glove will need to be treated with a waterproofing agent prior to use in wet conditions."

    I employ 2 tactics to help manage it in foul weather... I use barkbusters in winter and spring, and always use the T5's with a silk liner. Onve the gloves are soaked - it can be impossible to get them back on. Oh - I always have a spare pair of gloves on trips as once they are wet, they take forever to dry. Sometimes I'll plug 'em in while not wearing them to help dry them while on the road.

    EDIT: I am very happy with them, by the way... excellent cold weather glove and would recommend them.
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