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Nwa300zx 10-02-2012 10:47 PM

Want to buy Heated Gear...Any advice?
 
Just purchased a Triumph Tiger 1050 and looking for some heated gear to ride year round...
Should I buy the liners or full jacket and pants?
What Brand?
Where to buy?
Any help would be great....

Hipster 10-03-2012 04:47 AM

NWA300,

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new purchase. Use the Search feature, there's been numerous threads on heated gear. Here's a recent one from a few days ago; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827055

atlthrux 10-03-2012 05:48 AM

heated
 
I've only tried Gerbings, but they work as advertised. Since you don't get a discount for a package deal, I just bought stuff as-needed & discovered I'm fine w/ a liner & gloves. But I don't commute & only ride when it's nice outside.:-) It did seem that some of their stuff went on back order as the weather got cooler.

Follow the flea market & save a few bucks.

I really liked my tiger1050.

nealcassady 10-03-2012 06:25 AM

Gerbing heated jacket liner. Get the insulated liner and it will be useful with or without the heat on and simplifies your system. You probably don't need a heated pant liner, just fleece or polypro long underwear, and if you have heated grips perhaps not gloves either unless you're going to ride in sub-freezing temps. Here's how it works... if you keep your core (torso) nice and warm, the blood will continue flowing to the extremities and they will tend to stay warm too. If you get chilled the blood flow to extremities will be reduced and you will be miserable. It's much easier to prevent than correct, so apply heat at the first sign of feeling cool rather than waiting until you're really uncomfortable. Held has their Outlast (phase change) liners on sale for $20 right now. A pair of those with a size larger glove outer may be a better option than heated gloves, especially if you have heated grips. I have heated gloves but rarely use them. And with your feet, you're better off not wearing extra thick socks if means squeezing into your boots because it will reduce blood flow to your toes. Better to use a thin polypro sock liner with medium weight wool socks that allow you to wiggle your toes freely.

'05Train 10-03-2012 03:08 PM

Gerbing's. Best warranty around, and they're readily available at brick-and-mortar stores nationwide if there's a problem.

I had one of their jackets, but I switched to a liner when I decided I wanted something hi-viz for winter (when people are looking even less for bikes). Heated overpants are the shiznit for when it's seriously cold. Heated gloves are a must.

FlowBee 10-03-2012 03:48 PM

Warm&Safe. Period. Owner is an innovator, rider, and advrider supporter. Everything is USA made.

If you want Chinese reverse-engineered copies of his products buy Gerbings.

Mike's a good guy who stands behind his products 100%.

No relation or affiliation to Mike. Just a satisfied customer.

DirtDabber 10-03-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlowBee (Post 19739420)
Warm&Safe. Period. Owner is an innovator, rider, and advrider supporter. Everything is USA made.

If you want Chinese reverse-engineered copies of his products buy Gerbings.

Mike's a good guy who stands behind his products 100%.

No relation or affiliation to Mike. Just a satisfied customer.




This.....


And they give a healthy ADV discount.

Berto 10-03-2012 03:57 PM

another vote for Warm& Safe. Good stuff and great people:clap

Snowbound 10-03-2012 04:54 PM

I am not going to give you my opinion and say" period "after it .That is what an expert does .
I have an older generation Gerbing liner and G3 gloves. The workmanship is OK and they are still holding up after 8 or 9 years of use .Didn't like Aerostitch heated liners .
I may try Warm N Safe ,next time ,He seems like a good guy .
I will have to wear out the Gerbings first,though.

Unstable Rider 10-03-2012 05:36 PM

Just got a nice Gerbings inner jacket from another inmate used. Ordered up the bike-side harness pigtail for ten bucks and off I went. Gerbings had it to me in two days, in time for a trip.

Put it under a Darien and was toasty at 30's and 40's in the mornings into upper Michigan.

The Gerbings works great. Even the collar is heated.

I am going to rig a handlebar switch so I don't have to fiddle with anything else to turn it on or off while riding.

Never had heated anything before, this Gerbings stuff seems like the ticket. The gal I talked to on the phone I spoke with talked to me in great English, and was attentive. She got me what I needed toot sweet and that was that.

PRICELESS/.

Rordog 10-04-2012 08:49 AM

Powerlet jacket
 
I've got the Powerlet jacket liner and like it a lot. It is very well made. I've had Gerbing before, but like the Powerlet better. The thing to get is the wireless control for your jacket. That way you can mount it your handlebars and control the heat better.

hooliken 10-04-2012 09:00 AM

Heated liner and gloves are the way to go. Have a set of heated socks that I have used maybe twice in the decade I have owned them.

With liner and gloves I have ridden in the teens with no worries.

NJ Moto 10-04-2012 09:27 AM

Whatever brand you decide on make sure it fits snug.

mfbeemer 10-04-2012 09:32 AM

+1 on the warm & safe. ADV discount is a plus and you are supporting a fellow rider.

Sent via mental telepathy.

TwoShots 10-04-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowbound (Post 19739990)
I am not going to give you my opinion and say " period" after it.

:rofl
Bummer, because I can't help but laugh whenever I see that... "Period."


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