The Gerbing S3 Heated Gloves have been getting a lot of attention and for good reason. They’re a fantastic pair of gloves that will hold up in some really cold temperatures. Enjoy this review.
Gerbing S3 Men’s
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Where To Buy: TheWarmingstore.com
As I’ve said many times before, Gerbing is one of the top brands in heated gloves and they always produce very high quality garments.
The S3 heated gloves are no exception by any means.
These are top notch gloves without a doubt.
They’re rugged, stylish, warm, waterproof and comfortable. What more could you want?
One thing that I really look for nowadays in gloves is the touchscreen capability. I’m on my phone a lot as are most people in this day and age so being able to use your phone without taking off your gloves is a must.
Thankfully these S3 gloves have that capability so you don’t have to worry.
I read on negative review about these gloves saying that they weren’t good for a motorcycle. That is not a valid review because these gloves weren’t made as a motorcycle glove.
If that’s what you’re looking for then I’d recommend getting a specialized motorcycle glove instead.
Comfort & Warmth
What you may not know about Gerbing is that all of their garments are designed to fit closer to the body.
This might make it feel like the gloves are too small at first but you’ll soon get used to the feeling as it’s designed that way on purpose.
Having it fit closer to the skin makes it much more comfortable. When your gloves aren’t fitted close enough to the skin you’ll end up with excess bulk that can make for an uncomfortable bunching effect.
With the well fitted S3 gloves you’ll find that you can have these on all day long and they’ll still feel great.
They are made with a fully nylon outer shell for maximum wind and water resistance with a comfy tricot lining for that soft touch on your hands.
In the warmth category they excel just as much. The 7V battery is more than enough power to heat up nicely keeping your hands warm in sub zero temperatures.
The insulation is thick enough that it keeps the warmth in just enough without adding too much bulk as not to decrease dexterity.
I’m giving them a 18/20 in the comfort category and a 18/20 in the warmth category.
The S3 is equipped with a fully nylon shell as well as a waterproof membrane making them 100% waterproof.
You really can’t ask for a more waterproof glove period.
I’m giving them a 20/20 in this category.
You don’t have to worry about quality when you buy any Gerbing product because they are backed by an awesome warranty.
These gloves in particular, when purchased within the United States, the electrical components of the grament are warranted to be free from factory defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the garment.
If you find anything wrong with the sewing or materials of any clothing you buy from them within the first year that was due to their negligence or mistake, or if any problem develops during the first year due to their negligence or mistake, they will fix it for free. All you do is pay for the shipping and handling.
3-year Warranty on Temp Controllers and Accessories:
Gerbing’s Temp Controllers and electrical components of Accessories are warranted from factory defect for three years from the date of the initial purchase. Any alteration of the product voids the warranty.
90-day warranty on rechargeable batteries and chargers:
Gerbing’s rechargeable Lithium battery packs and chargers are warranted from factory defect for 90 days from the initial purchase. Any alteration of the product voids the warranty. Special care should be taken to prolong the life of your battery.
It is important that you charge your battery regularly and that you maintain at least 25% of your battery power when not in use or left idle.
Batteries must only be used with products with an amp rating less than the maximum power output rating for the battery. Gerbing will repair or replace any battery or charger found under normal use to be defective during the warranty period.
Their warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, accident, abuse or improper care.
So all of that should give you more than enough confidence in these gloves.
I’m giving them a 19/20 in this category.
These gloves come with 2 7V lithium ion batteries that put out plenty of heat.
Each Battery has 4 settings and is indicated on the battery by a set of red lights:
- 100% (4 red lights)
- 75% (3 red lights)
- 50% (2 red lights)
- 25% (1 red lights)
The 7v battery holds anywhere from 2-8 hours of heat, depending on the setting:
- 2 hours at 100%
- 3 hours at 75%
- 5 hours at 50%
- 8 hours at 25%
It’s important to charge the gloves over night when you first get them. This will be good for the health of the battery and extend the life a great deal.
I’m giving them a 18/20 in this category.
These gloves should fit true to size. As I said before, they might feel a little small at first but that’s only because they are designed to fit close to the skin.
If you’re unsure of what your size should be you should have a look at our sizing guide right here.
As you can probably tell I’m a big fan of these gloves. I’ve owned a few other Gerbing gloves and I’ve always been impressed but I think these are the best ones yet.
They have everything you need in a pair of heated gloves.
I know a lot of people are skeptical when they start shopping for their very first pair of heated gloves because a lot of the options for heated gloves are pretty low quality.
There are a lot of companies out there making cheap heated gloves to attract people with a budget but all this is doing is turning people off of heated gloves before they even try a good quality pair.
You will not be happy if you buy a cheap pair that are made in China.
It’s always worth it to buy a god pair especially with the advances that technology has made as of late.
The Gerbing S3 Heated Gloves are one of my favorites.
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