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HEATED RIDING GEAR
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:15:18 AM »

I'm trying to gather info from the group about Heated riding gear. I've searched and read what I can find on here but still have a lot of questions.The Battery operated stuff vs. the wired stuff which is better? What company do you prefer to deal with warranty/customer service. I've looked at several different brands and types and I am unsure whats better or who makes the best options. Roughly how much for the whole outfit head to toe will cost?I want to be able to extend the riding season for my wife and I. Also would be nice to be able to wear it for snow blowing etc. here in Iowa. Thanks
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 10:47:52 AM »

What I have found is if you can keep your body core warm, and wear a good insulating coat and insulating pants, you really only need a heated vest and heated grips.
B heating your core, nearly to the point of being too hot, your body will respond and send that warm blood to your extremities and keep them warm. 

What is nice is you don't need $1000 worth of heated gear, just the Harley vest and thermostat and heated grips.   Nothing more to pack when not in use.  Jacket liner may do the same thing.
Gerbing is probably state of the art.  I have HD vest for me and lady on the back, can hook up both to one thermostat and separate control.  I have HD heated gloves but have never used them, just too much heat.  I have ridden Wichita to Dallas in 24 degree cloudy weather and was not cold.  Not fun, but not dangerously cold.
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 12:09:02 PM »

After much experience I use a combination of Gerbins and once source. Love the one source ultra thin undergarments (almost like silk underwear) it is very thin and their socks. Bought the G dual gloves that can either run on battery on power cord. great ability to use either power source on mornings when it cold enough to need gloves not later in the day. I also love there wireless dual control.

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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 12:10:30 PM »

Gerbing
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:56 PM »

Gerbing for me.  I use their heated gloves, jacket liner and outer pants.  I ride in the 20's in comfort.
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 11:03:00 PM »

Warm and safe. As with others as long as there is traction, can be comfortable
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 10:58:38 AM »

Used to wear a heated vest.....upgraded to a jacket......a warm neck is nice...and hands stay way warmer with the blood flowing through warm arms.
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 11:42:29 AM »

I’ve had two of the original Gerbing liners but since the owner sold out I’ve gone over to warm and safe. Use code “STEVE” and save %18 which could save considerable $$ if buying that much gear for both of you.
I’ve always sufficed on heated gloves and jacket liner down into the mid teens, but I could have used heat on the lower extremities on a three hour run at 9 degrees a while back. 
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 12:20:26 PM »

I started out in the mid 90s with a Widder Electric Vest. Widder is now out of business. I still have the vest, and it still works. Then i bought a heated jacket liner from a brand I can't remember. I wore that till it was damn near thread bare. I replaced it with a Gerbing. Then I lost weight and the Gerbing was too big, so I went back to the Widder, although it's showing signs of wear too.

This year I bought the Warm-n-Safe heated shirt. It fights tight against the skin and works very well. I am now considering one of those vests that work both on 12V and battery for skiing.

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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »

Good advice thanks
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 10:03:56 PM »

Gerbing eXtrem Element XE jacket and pants, Gerbing heated boot insoles, Gerbing gloves........snug as a bug in a rug at 12F.
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2019, 07:35:34 AM »

Venture Heating gear the best do your research sewed in heat elements opposed to just taped in ,longer heating elements,built in thermostat no bulky thermostat needed to attach. just the best
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 09:53:08 AM »

I am still using the HD,  made by Gurbing, jacket and gloves I got back in 03.
Not a problem with them ever and they get used a lot, the jacket has been stuffed into the saddle bags so many times and never a problem with internal wire damage.
The gloves are warmer unplugged than anything else I have tried.
I can't comment on anything newer than mine other than to say if you  can find some used and they work you should buy them.
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 12:26:24 PM »

Can you charge and use the battery gear while on the bike?
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Re: HEATED RIDING GEAR
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2019, 11:10:24 PM »

The original Gerbings is now available as Gordon's Heated Clothing. USA made in Wa. state.
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