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post #1 of 14 Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 4:47 pm Thread Starter
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Looking for heated gear

I'm looking for a heated jacket & gloves to extend my riding season. I've been looking at what's offered from 12voltclothing and the gerberings from cyclenutzs since they are supporting vendors. Has any one had experience with either of lines of clothing, or any others that you've had experience with.
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post #2 of 14 Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 5:04 pm
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I'm looking for a heated jacket & gloves to extend my riding season. I've been looking at what's offered from 12voltclothing and the gerberings from cyclenutzs since they are supporting vendors. Has any one had experience with either of lines of clothing, or any others that you've had experience with.

I've had a Gerbing Cascade Extreme jacket for 3 winters, love it. I use it whenever temperatures drop into the 60's and below. Heated liner zips out, shell can be worn in all but the warmest weather. Only complaint, it's not completely waterproof. They cost $429 new.

Make sure you get one of the rheostat type controllers to adjust temperature, otherwise it will be full on and you will cook. They cost $70-$100.

I've found I don't need heated pants, the jacket keeps the core warm, a pair of over-pants will suffice. I've had two different heated gloves: First Gear and Gerbings. They both work fine but I don't like either pair: Extra bulk...

I ride year around with this gear, no complaints. Have you considered an Aerostich Darien jacket with a heated liner?

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Re: Looking for heated gear

Living in Texas, I elected the Gerbing jacket liner in combination with the glove liners(I cant handle bulky gloves). Put any kind of windbreak over the liner that holds it close to you and I am good down into the 30's. If I put my one piece First Gear Thermo suit over the liner I am good as cool as it gets here.

The new Gebings are made with the Mil Spec Microweave heating elements. They claim a faster heat up time and better durability. My old style liner is going into it's 5th year with no problems. They do offer lifetime warranty on the heating elements.

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Re: Looking for heated gear

The Ultimate Glove from Warm & Safe has no bulk. It was designed to be very thin. It's one of the lightest heated gloves I've seen.

The Classic glove has a little more insulation and it's lightweight to. Need more info give me a shout, Larry

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Also a on site vendor and great to work with. http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50035
I would definitely go with a heated liner instead of a heated jacket.

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Re: Looking for heated gear

I have a Gerbings heated liner (with bike mounted Heat-Troller thermostat) that I like a lot. It is thin so not bulky but it has Thinsulate insulation so that it provides some warmth even when not plugged in. I sometimes wear it as a light jacket off the bike. It has neutral styling which makes it fine for street wear.

The new Gerbings with the finer heating would be a plus, sometimes I feel the wire in the sleeve on my elbow. Maybe if my current Gerbings ever wears out I'll replace it with the new model. From all reports that will be years.
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post #7 of 14 Old Oct 24th, 2009, 11:23 am Thread Starter
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Yea I should have specified a liner instead of jacket. I use a first gear juant jacket and want to use a heated liner in place of the jacket liner. I would be ok without heated gloves on the LT, but I also ride a yamaha fz1, and it doesn't have the heated grips and very little wind protection. Larry, I'll give you a call next week for more info. Thanks for all the replies.
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This is my 4th year with my Warm 'n Safe heated jacket, gloves and dual heat troller. In all honesty, I've never worn the gloves; heated grips fill the bill for me and I like the feel through thinner gloves. The jacket, on the other hand, is terrific and gets lots of use. I personally prefer the jacket over the vest because I enjoy the heated sleeves and collar on my jacket. It's good stuff!

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This is my 4th year with my Warm 'n Safe heated jacket, gloves and dual heat troller. In all honesty, I've never worn the gloves; heated grips fill the bill for me and I like the feel through thinner gloves. The jacket, on the other hand, is terrific and gets lots of use. I personally prefer the jacket over the vest because I enjoy the heated sleeves and collar on my jacket. It's good stuff!

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Re: Looking for heated gear

I also have the Gerbings heated liner, which I've been very pleased with. I recommend the Gerbings G3 gloves. Great warmth without the bulk.

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Re: Looking for heated gear

If you decide to go with a vest instead of a full jacket liner, I have a brand new Widder vest with heated collar, size 46, never worn, that I can no longer use. Drop me a line if interested.

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Another happy camper with the Warm And Safe. Gerbings does have a new line out that might be worth looking at but I cannot make any commits one way or another about them.

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If you decide to go with a vest instead of a full jacket liner, I have a brand new Widder vest with heated collar, size 46, never worn, that I can no longer use. Drop me a line if interested.
Thanks for the offer Pete, but I will need a size 42 or 44. and I'm going with a jacket liner to have hook-ups for the gloves.
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cool beans...make sure to try them at a shop before ordering (if you order)--some of the first generation are kinda' thick and may not fit under the jackets you already own if they are already snug

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