If you’re looking for battery operated heated motorcycle gloves than you’ve come to the right place.
Today I’m reviewing the women’s Gerbing Gyde G4 and they do not disappoint.
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Gerbing is by far one of the top brands when it comes to heated apparel. I’ve reviewed other Gerbing gloves before and I’ve never been disappointed.
The G4’s are a little bit more expensive than your average pair of heated motorcycle gloves but that’s because they are far better than average.
These gloves are designed with comfort, quality, style and safety in mind. They really are a great well rounded pair of gloves.
The index finger is touchscreen compatible which isn’t all that important to me but I know it is to a lot of people.
Another cool feature of these gloves is the bluetooth function.
That’s right you read it correctly. There is an app that works with these gloves that you can use to control the heat.
Since these gloves are compatible with other Gerbing heated garments you might want to have a little more control over your various pieces of gear.
This app works with ios and Android and it will allow you to select 2 different temperatures for each piece of Gerbing gear that you’re wearing.
In all honesty it seems a little much for me because you’d have to pull over to make any adjustments but hey, if you like to have the latest in technology then this might be perfect for you.
Comfort + Warmth
All gerbing products are designed to be extremely comfortable. These gloves are specifically designed for a woman’s hand.
You will notice that these gloves fit quite close to the hand. What I mean by that is that if you normally wear a size Large, then a Large pair of these gloves might feel a bit tight.
That’s actually a good thing though. You want these gloves to fit tight when you first put them on.
Since they’re made mostly of leather they’ll stretch a bit and conform to the shape of your hand. They should get more and more comfortable as you wear them.
The exterior is made of Premium Aniline Cowhide leather.
There’s an adjustable velcro wrist closure that tightens on a little bit of an angle so that it hugs your hand just right. This should keep the glove comfortable while securing it on your hand.
They have 150 grams of Thinsulate insulation which will keep you warm without being bulky.
They can get away with less insulation because of the heat elements which makes them thinner and gives you really good dexterity for controlling the bike.
If comfort is high on your list of priorities than you’ll love these gloves.
As for warmth these gloves are great as well.
You’ll find that the adjustable heat is nice because the high heat setting is extremely warm. This would allow you to ride at some very cold temperatures without getting cold hands.
Then if the weather gets warmer throughout the day you can just turn the heat down a little.
The leather exterior does a good job of blocking out any wind but there’s also an Aquatex membrane that is windproof as well. Wind will not be a factor when wearing these.
I’m giving them a 20/20 in the comfort category and a 19/20 in the warmth category.
The leather exterior keeps the water out quite well but leather will only keep the water out up to a certain point.
If you find yourself in heavy rain you’ll be glad you have these gloves on.
The Aquatex membrane is windproof, breathable and of course waterproof. You can be riding in a terential downpour and these glove will keep your hands dry.
You might find that after some time the leather starts to absorb some of the water making them slightly heavy and soggy feeling but this would have to be some pretty heavy rain.
The soggy feeling is never nice but usually heavy rain is a worst case scenario when riding.
For this category I’m giving them a 18/20.
The quality of a pair of motorcycle gloves is crucial for safety, comfort and value.
With any Gerbing product you don’t have to worry about getting poor quality as they’re one of the top names in the industry.
They’re constructed very well and they’re built to last. All of the materials are top of the line.
If for some off chance you have a problem with your gloves they’ll stand behind their product and give you a refund or exchange without hesitation.
I’m giving them a 19/20 in this category.
You never want to sacrifice safety when it comes to motorcycle gear.
It doesn’t matter how comfortable or stylish something is because if it’s not safe, you shouldn’t buy it.
A crash is a worst case scenario but you have to be as prepared as you can be for this possibility.
Even a slow speed tip over on a motorcycle can do some serious damage and it’s often the slow, minor crashes that injure the hands the most.
These G4’s have done enough to keep you safe.
The top grade leather will do a great job of preventing road rash on it’s own but they’ve also added impact protective gel pads to the palms for extra protection.
They have reflective piping which will help other drivers spot you in low light.
The tight fit and velcro wrist closure will keep them on your hand in the event of a crash which seems obvious but you’d be suprised how common it is for gloves to come flying off in a crash.
They don’t use carbon fiber or kevlar as a protective material but the leather and gel pads are more than sufficient.
In this category I’m giving them a 18/20.
Although I had mentioned before that these gloves feel a little tight at first, you should still buy your regular size.
Don’t buy a bigger size than you normally would because you want these gloves to fit tight at first and they’ll loosen up just a little bit after they’ve been worn in.
Even after they’re worn in they should still feel relatively tight.
If you aren’t sure what size you should be wearing have a look at our Sizing Guide.
All in all I’d have to say that these are great gloves. They’ve scored really well in all categories.
There are a lot of unisex motorcycle gloves on the market but I think most women will find that women’s specific gloves just have a nicer fit.
I don’t think the app function of these gloves really makes or breaks them but that’s just my opinion. I’ve personally never used a pair of heated gloves with an app so I can’t say that I’d like it or not.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t care for that type of technology then you don’t really have to worry about it. The fact that they work with bluetooth doesn’t actually affect the gloves in any negative way.
If you don’t use it, you won’t even know it’s there.
I think that these will be a very popular pair of gloves for all different styles of riders.
Whether you’re an advanced rider or just a beginner you’ll love these gloves.