Good day to you from the snowy deep south of Vermont.
I've had a complete set of Gerbings for about 10 years now. Socks plug into pant liner, gloves plug into jacket liner, dual controller which allows separate temperature control of upper and lower zones.
Sometimes when riding with just jacket and pants liner, I plug 'em together and run as one zone.
My wife has a set of jacket and pants liner sans gloves and socks, plugs 'em together and runs as one zone.
They work very well and I have ridden in 20 degree F temps with relative comfort; gotta watch the road surface though.
Gerbing now has micro wires or something that make the wires less noticable. I've never been bothered by the wiring except in the socks where if you spend any time walking the wires will become annoying.
Learning how to dress with them is important in the coldest weather. A normal layer under the Gerbings and a fairly snug fitting garmet over the liner will help eliminated hot and cold spots which can occur when running them at full heat.
My wife has the quilted pant liner and I wouldn't get the quilted version again, just the plain heated liner. The quilted one doesn't pack down and store as compactly, and the quilting doesn't seem to have any real advantage over just layering with something else.
Originally Posted by 99ltboy
Good day chaps,easy question. How effective is heated clothing and down to what temperatures can you keep warm. Also i heard that Gerbing is the best make as you can link sock,trouser,jacket and glove liners together. Please everybody chip in with there experience of heated clothing