NEW FOR 2016/17. Our 12V heated jacket liner with it's unique heating system allows you to wear your existing outerwear whilst providing an even distribution of warmth throughout the body. There is over 30 meters of heating wire in our heated jacket. We guarantee you that you will be kept warm even in arctic temperatures!
Constructed from a soft, wind-resistant nylon shell, this tailored jacket is designed to be a lightweight and highly compressible garment - the perfect items to pack for those trips with unpredictable weather conditions.
Heating pads on the chest, back, collar, and sleeves.
Firm-fitting patterns and sizing to fit snugly and easily under your outer motorcycle garments.
Built in sleeve plugs to enable Gerbing gloves to be directly fitted to the liner.
Glove plug pockets in sleeves to secure the glove plugs when not in use.
2 dual wiring circuits to enable gloves and any other Gerbing product to be controlled independently from the jacket.
Lifetime warranty on heating elements.
Battery Harness included ***PLEASE NOTE*** USED WITH JUST THE BATTERY HARNESS, THIS JACKET WILL OPERATE AT MAXIMUM HEAT.
IN ORDER TO ADJUST THE TEMPERATURE, A SINGLE OR DUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER IS REQUIRED.
Connecting Your Heated Clothing
Gerbing Battery Harness
(Will fit on most 12v vehicle batteries):
Start by laying battery harness on table.
Choose the correct fuse from the ones supplied relevant to the heated clothing product selected. ALWAYS Use the lowest rated fuse that is rated ABOVE your total calculated current
draw. (please refer to fuse choice instructions/table supplied with battery harness
Connect the battery harness to your vehicles battery. The red lead goes to positive terminal and the black lead goes to the negative terminal, then route the harness through frame (with the rubber cover fitted on the coax plug to prevent grounding). As all Gerbing jacket connections are on left hand side, the coax plug ideally needs to be routed to the left side of the vehicle. Zip tie the loose cable in place to prevent it catching on any moving parts.
You can now connect your Gerbing kit directly into the battery harness. Always plug in your kit when the vehicle is running.
Always replace the protective cap on the battery harness when not in use to prevent water ingress
In order to accommodate your individual preference for heating comfort, Gerbing strongly recommends using our temperature controllers with any heated clothing purchase.
Optional BMW/HELLA plug.
Gerbing can also plug into any 12v outlet on your bike, ATV, etc. using the BMW/Hella accessory plug. If your vehicle has a CanBus system installed, we recommend using a battery harness to bypass the CanBus system.
Decide which size your 12v outlet is. Most are either Hella sockets or the standard Cigarette lighter socket.
For cigarette type sockets leave the red cap on.
For Hella type sockets (BMW, Triumph, Ducati etc) turn the red cap 45º and pull off. The plug will now fit.
Make sure you have the correct fuse fitted for the Gerbing kit you are using.
Making sure your vehicle is running, first connect your heated clothing into the adapter and then plug into the socket.
Taking Care of Your Gerbing Product
Despite the Lifetime Warranty on Heating Elements, the majority of warranty claims arise due to lack of care. Gerbing kit is well made and robust, treated well it will keep you warm and safe for many years. Some customers are still using kit that is over 18yrs old.
Always keep the rubber cap on the battery harness when not in use.
Even when your Gerbing kit is not plugged in (for instance during the summer months) there is a tiny charge going through the plug and if its damp, over a period of time the plug will corrode.
Ensure you remove the fuse in the summer time to avoid corroding of the plug.
All the plugs should be treated with a damp inhibitor such as WD40 or ACF.
Gloves should be treated with a leather conditioner/waterproofer such as Nikwax. Our gloves use a waterproof Hipora liner however, this liner is underneath the outer skin of the glove which will still soak up water if not protected.
Jackets, trousers and socks can all be washed by hand using a mild detergent. Hang on a line to dry naturally - do not tumble dry.
All our kit can be rolled tightly for packing.
Gerbing Glove Sizing
How to order the correct size glove
Our human bodies constantly give off heat, as a result our skin heats the air around it. Consequently, the layer of air surrounding our skin becomes warm and forms something similar to an invisible, heated “air jacket.” However, when wind blows, this warmer air around our skin gets quickly blown away and is replaced by the colder moving air of the wind. The faster the wind blows, the less of a chance we get to heat the air in contact with our skin - therefore the colder we feel ! During summer months the use of riding kit makes this phenomenon all but redundant.
However during the winter months even the best clothing will struggle to maintain this envelope of warm air around you. Gerbing Heated Clothing artificially introduces a new and warmer air jacket around your skin that is constantly replaced even at high speeds when the wind chill is increased, making your journey more comfortable and arguably safer.
To make this clearer, when riding a motorcycle at 70mph with an outside temperature of 0ºC, the wind chill factor will result in a temperature equivalent to -11ºC!
Reaction times at this temperature are considerably slower this, in turn, could make all the difference in an emergency situation.
Our jacket liner has a heat output of 77 Watts, making it the hottest product in our range. We advise taking out the removable liner of your existing outer jacket (if fitted) and wearing this liner with a long sleeved base layer underneath.
The heated jacket has 3 connections: One plug (white) is the main power for the heated jacket. The black plug is the power connection plug for the 12 volt heated gloves which can be connected to the sleeves of the jacket. The third plug is the accessory plug (yellow) that you can connect your heated trousers and/or heated socks.
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