Originally Posted by dwsdad
Anyone use this thing? How's the fit? The heat?
I've been using the Warm & Safe stuff for years now, before it was branded/sold under First Gear.
It works, very well.
I was crossing Atlanta last December in 16°F, and I had to turn the jacket down because it was getting too warm.
Heated gear works best when it fits close to your body. You want it snug, but not tight, for maximum comfort and heat transfer.
The stretch panels built in really do help with that fit.
For any heated gear, you will need a controller. It is an added expense, but it allows you to tailor the heat to your current comfort level and riding conditions.
I've been using a dual Heat-troller (separate jacket and pants or gloves control) for 6 years and several hundred thousand miles. It still works just as well as it did 5 bikes ago.
I no longer have to ride cold, in any season.
In fact, my Warm & Safe heated jacket lives on the bike year-round, so it's always available (you'd be surprised how cold 60° feels after you've been riding in 100°+ all day . . . )