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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black

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Short cuff length waterproof and windproof electyrically heated gloves

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Customer Reviews for Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black

Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
March 16, 2020

Needs a revision!

The gloves are wicked don't get me wrong but there are small things that could be improved on to make them so much more practical, for example the plugs from the gloves are a pain in the ass to have dangling out or uncomfortable to have tucked in the neck of glove, why are they not thin smooth magnet connectors. I've already had these connectors fail after 6 months of use, luckily Sportsbikeshop are great with handling genuine returns and sent me a new pair. Also the plug that goes from the battery should be coiled to allow for bumps in the road, I have to have cable bunched by my nuts to make sure it doesn't unplug, yes its happened before. The actual power button isn't great either as if you want to change the heat setting on the move its next to impossible to know when you've clicked the button, good luck at trying to look at the colour indicator when riding! All being said though they are good gloves, just makes me sad to think how much better they could be...

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
November 19, 2019

Great gloves if you get the right size

As others have said Gerbing sizing is a bit of a challenge, I wear large in Weiss and Richa so ordered these in the same size ... far to tight, I couldn't bend my fingers. As always great service from Sportsbikeshop, they held a pair of XL paid for return and redelivery all within the week. The replacement gloves keep my fingers warm so I don't get the symptoms of Raynaud's i.e. numb tingling fingers The only criticism is, whilst the XL fit the palm and I can bend my fingers the fingers are too long for me especially the little finger on the left that catches on the clutch lever; I have to use the lever with 3 fingers and keep the 4th out of the way. Little problem to be able to ride pain free

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
October 22, 2019

Gerbing heated short gloves

As with all Gerbing products, excellent glove. Take note of warnings to go up a size from your normal.. Fits well under sleeve of my outer jacket. I have heated Gerbing jacket so an easy connect to wire fitted to jacket sleeves. In my case the heat controller that accompanies gloves is redundant as I have a double controller already.

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
October 7, 2019

Toastie Warm

These gloves are fantastic. Well built with enough insulation most people might not even turn the heating on. When you do turn them on, they heat up quickly. Size wise, im normally a medium, but after reading reviews that said they are on the small size, I went for large. It was the right choice, as even the large are a snug fit. I only have two issues with them. One is that they are quite stiff because of all the insulation, hopefully that should ease off with use. The second is that although these are a short cuff, they are not that short. The wrist part is too bulky to wear under my jacket sleeve and I have to wear it over the outside. Its only a minor thing because at the end of the day they keep my hands warm enough to ride in low temperatures and riding is what its all about.

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
October 7, 2019

Heated Gloves

These have to be the best heated gloves I've had. There are a couple of things which could be better like cable location which Simone mentioned before in a review. It just get in the way. Also on the main website you are told to go one size up. Which I did, please note this is rubbish order your size not bigger as I did, I could do with the next size down MY SIZE. Would I recommend these? Test I would, using the battery pack would make these much easier to use, however, this is very expensive.

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
September 18, 2019

Good Gloves

Seem to work fine. Bit awkward and fiddly to set up, but nothing cant be sorted. Cable a bit short as battery at front of bike, had to buy extension cable for extra £10. But no more white fingers !!

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
June 25, 2019

Her bing heated gloves

Bought these for my girl friend who suffers from white finger and her hands go numb. She rides her own bike and has to stop every 30 minutes to get circulation back. We bought the heated jacket and that is amazing so now she has the gloves she glows at the end of the journey saying this is the best kit she ever bought. Thanks to sportsbikeshop they made it affordable and delivery was quick

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
May 25, 2019

Love these

I've heard so many bad stories and reviews on heated gloves but after using these I'm blown away how good they are compared to heated grips. The gloves themselves are really comfortable and the heat settings are perfect, the only downside is trying to run the cable around your jacket without it hanging out of your sleeves and over the side the bike. Apart from that their great and would recommend these as a better alternative to heated grips

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
February 27, 2019

When design goes wrong

Certainly listening to your audience's opinion is a good thing. Invariably, having a solid plan to implement change is essential, otherwise there is a high chance of it all going terribly wrong. Sounds familiar?... I had a 2017 pair of this same model of Gerbing heated gloves. They were warm, sturdy, true to size, and although a little faffy to connect, a great pair of gloves that did their job. One sad day last December though, a fox got to one of the gloves and that was the end of a great relationship. I ran to the internet to have glove perfection immediately replaced and bought the above. These are the no salt version of butters, the pea to my Princess sleep, a sock sliding to the front of your foot feeling. There was no mention of changes or alterations to design, but what I received was an ok pair of gloves in a box of disappointment. Upon calling Gerbing to ask whether my pair of gloves was defective or my smarts were not smarting, a very kind and sympathetic man explained to me that 'because Gerbing does listen to their clients, we have changed the design of the gloves'. 'Excellent!' I thought. The previous gloves had a short zipper inside, in the lining, where you could recoil the cable that connects to the harness when not in use. Apparently there were 'at least ten people' (said Gerbing representative claims) who never mastered the art of getting their mittens on who have complained they are scarred by said zippers, and therefore they should be deemed dangerous and removed. Diligently, Gerbing went onto removing any trace of life-threatening glove details and now the cables freely hang out of the gloves, flowing in the wind, getting stuck between your fingers, hitting your visor as you open or close it, threatening to wrap itself around your brake lever, and generally getting up to no good after finding itself freed from the evil zipper. I wonder how many returns and complaints they will have now that the connectors' ends are permanently exposed to rain, sunshine, wind, dirt and the accidental beer spillage down the pub. To make up for this great inconvenience, Gerbing has added a much demanded visor wiper blade. You'll find it neatly placed along your left hand thumb, reminding you of how annoying that loose cable is every time you wipe your visor and hit yourself in the chin with the chunky connector end. Thankfully, I still had the old gloves and my grandmother taught me a few things, so I removed a patch of the liner, deadly zipper included, and stitched it to the new ones. I did change its positioning from the original 2017 glove: it now runs parallel to the cuff's seam, rather than longitudinally over the top of your middle finger. It's called functional design upgrade or as my grandmother would call it, 'better'. I'd ask Gerbing to correct their design before you purchase these, and I would have returned them if I didn't have a way to correct it. You can't fix something that isn't perfect by making it worse. The zipper was not the problem albeit its positioning might have been less than ideal. These have been made annoying to say the least, and dangerous when jokes aside. A month ago I would have recommended them, today I say keep away unless you are going to connect them to the harness every time you put them on.

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Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black
February 26, 2019

Should have bought them years ago!

I have bought countless gloves over the years but always suffer cold hands but these have changed all that. Really happy with them originally bought the longer ones but found them too bulky, Sportsbikeshop changed them over no problem.

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Press Reviews for Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black


Gerbing 12V XRS-12 Short Gloves - Black

  • Shorter cuff length (compared to the XR-12 Hybrid gloves)
  • Lifetime warranty on the heating elements
  • Battery cable and junior controller included
  • Heats the entire length of each finger
  • Waterproof and windproof Hipora liner
  • Adjustable wrist closure
  • Hard knuckle armour
  • Thinsulate thermal liner
  • Microwire heating technology

Specifically designed to wear underneath your jacket
Gerbing's European patent pending revolutionary new Microwire heated gloves. The best of both worlds. If you're cruising for hours, connect these heated gloves the direct to the bike, with Gerbing's battery hook-up. The XRS-12 gloves are extremely comfortable and safe, made with an exceptionally soft and supple drum-dyed 0.6 mm premium full aniline leather that contours to the hand. The design is sleek, stylish, strong and sporty looking pair of heated gloves. Because of the use of Stainless Steel Microwire heating, the Gerbin XRS-12 is a super durable glove! The XRS-12 is an award winning motorcycle glove, with extra protection on the knuckle for not only sporty styling, but also extra safety.

Measure around the widest point of hand (excluding thumb)
PALM (cm)19-2020-2121-2324-25
PALM (In)7.5-88-8.58.5-99-10
└We recommend you go a size up from your usual size.

Product Specification Related Items


Gerbing are undoubtedly the market leaders in electric heated clothing. Their collection of heated motorcycle gear includes heated gloves, heated trousers, heated jackets and heated socks. Every item in the range is designed to increase both comfort and safety when riding in cold conditions, and are available in 12 volt for hassle free connection to your bike's battery. Gerbing set the standard in heated kit and they standby their technology by offering a lifetime warranty on their Microwire heating elements. The range is primarily designed for on bike protection from the cold but is also helpful for people who suffer from rheumatism or other medical conditions.

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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • I have a battery optimiser connection on my bike. Will the cable for the gloves fit this.

    January 28, 2019

    Unfortunately the cable is specific to Gerbing, and will not fit an Optimate connector.

  • How many amps do these gloves use?

    October 26, 2018

    Gerbing gloves draw 2.2 amps.

  • Where does the power come from, do I need extras to use the gloves

    February 26, 2018

    The gloves are supplied with a battery cable to connect them to the motorcycle battery.

  • Do these gloves come with the battery cable or do you have to purchase the cable separate?

    February 26, 2018

    We can confirm that as stated in the product description, the gloves have the battery cable and junior controller included.

  • Will these gloves plug in to the Gerbing Jacket via the arm cables?

    September 22, 2017

    The gloves will plug in to the Gerbing jacket, although you would required the use of a Gerbing 12V TC-Portable Temperature Controller - Dual.

  • Are these gloves compatible with the battery kit ?

    September 15, 2017

    The XRS-12 gloves have short cuffs,and so unfortunately are not compatible with the battery kit - there is nowhere to store the batteries.

  • Can these gloves plug into a Keis vest ?

    February 10, 2017

    The manufacturers have confirmed that these are not compatible.

  • Hello, will these gloves connect to a Keis vest ?

    February 9, 2017

    Unfortunately Keis and Gerbing products are not compatible with each other.

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