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First Gear Heated Jacket

Anyone use this thing? How's the fit? The heat?

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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 16F, 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 . . . )

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Anyone use this thing? How's the fit? The heat?

http://www.whitehorsegear.com/first...ket-liner-mens
Last year early I bought the jacket , gloves and pants and was like you wondering if this stuff for the price we pay for it will really work as they say and will it last. I rode all winter with it here in Missouri down to mid teens and I can tell you it kept me NICE and worm. As I'm going down the highway and people are looking out their windows at me, "like is the guy crazy", well yes but warm. I only have one controller I keep in my jacket pocket and I keep it at a low setting and don't mess with it and from my legs up to me helmet I am warm. The jacket heated collar goes up high enough under the bottom of my helmet and most of my head is warm as well. At the end of last year I bought the socks and my feet are toast as well. For me I can now ride most anytime I want HE HA!! what a difference. Thank you to all you smart folks that come up with this great stuff! Oh and by the way I used it a bunch and none of it shows any sing of wear.

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gloves and full liner/jacket-couldn't b more satisified.

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I bought a wireless controller for mine. Works great and one less thing to plug in.

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I bought a wireless controller for mine. Works great and one less thing to plug in.
Yeah...I saw those. I'm ready to pull the trigger on the jacket. Now I'm trying to decide on the controller. I'm thinking the wireless is the way to go too.


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+1 on Warm and Safe.

Get the waterproof heated jacket, comes in several colors, takes the place of other jackets and liners and looks good off the bike to boot.
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