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Old 05-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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What's the current best electric inner jacket?

Well ... sold my bikes about a year ago and have been out of the loop. A woman friend just bought a Bimmer R1200 and wants to get a heated inner jacket.

She wants to be able to wear it under her motorcycle jacket which is fairly snug, but would definitely have room for a non-bulky inner heated jacket. As I recall, there were some electric liner jackets coming out that used something akin to a wire mesh/ fabric vs. wires and spread the heat more evenly.

What might be some good brands to look at?

Also, I'm assuming the heat troller is still the best way to control the heat?

Thanks for any suggestions you can pass on.

~Doug
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I a Warm and Safe Gen 4 jacket, can't say enough good about it. My only problem with it is I should have bought it a long time ago.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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I use the Powerlet jacket and glove liners. Wireless remote lets me adjust both part independent. Works a treat.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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I'm still using a older Warm and Safe liner. Never a problem and you can contact the owner Mike personally with any questions or issues. He is a rider and checks in here at times.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:12 AM   #5
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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The Aerostich jacket has no "loft" insulation and the pit zips align with the jacket pit zips. I can start in the cool morning and wear it into the 70s and not have to pack it at all. I just use the in-line switch to turn it on and off.

The downside is that at freezing it really needs some loft insulation outside it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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+1 on the Warm&Safe gen4 with remote control heat troller.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Warm n safe waterproof.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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Another vote for Warm n Safe Gen 4 with the wireless remote controller.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #10
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #11
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Powerlet

Bought it this winter, have used Widder's over the past 8 years. Loved 'em but the Powerlet's fast response time, heat coverage & wireless controller are the bomb.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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I don't know which one is best because I haven't tried them all. But I can say that I really like my Powerlet rapidFire. It is like sitting inside a toaster oven and the jacket works well as a basic shell when off the bike.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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It looks like Powerlet is manufactured by Warm 'N Safe....so if you add up all the +'s for each, it is high praise.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #14
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Finally splurged this winter and bought a Warm-n-safe jacket liner and wireless remote controller. Absolutely love it. Now I can ride all year. I call it my 12 volt cocoon. Should have bought this years ago.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead View Post
It looks like Powerlet is manufactured by Warm 'N Safe....so if you add up all the +'s for each, it is high praise.
I am pretty sure that the new rapidFire line is not made by warm n safe. He older line was.
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