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Old 09-18-2012, 07:47 AM   #16
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WnS, because they support their gear very well, have wonderful customer service, have a presence here on the forum, and offer discounts to inmates.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #17
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What about Storm rider? Are they the only ones that have a fabric "heating element" and don't use wires? Can they all be washed and drip dried? I am leaning towards the Storm so if there is any bad news out there I sure would appreciate the heads-up.
From the exo2 stuff I've had, the vest has held up well (from a heat standpoint), the gloves have been garbage.

The StormRider vest still keeps me warm after three long seasons, but the outer fabric definitely is showing it's age, and then some. The gloves, well, I've had to send them in for warranty twice, and leather of the third is falling apart so quickly, I'd hate to see what would happen if it touched pavement. I've since gone to hippo hands and like the result much better.

If I were to buy right now, Warm-n-Safe for the nearly unanimous positive reviews.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #18
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I've got an old skool Gerbings jacket (HD branded, picked up on sale for 50% off, years ago) that I keep waiting to die so I can upgrade to micro wire . . . . though it isn't gonna do the job completely if the electric heat fails (great caveat for all heated gear, btw), it IS warm enough on it's own that I won't become a fatality . .. .

Same Same some Gerbings gloves (also super-sale from the local HD dealer) . . . . .

If either were to go peaar shaped today, I'd buy more of the same . . . . .
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #19
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If I were to buy right now, Warm-n-Safe for the nearly unanimous positive reviews.
Thank you TT and Yos and all who offered info Looks like WnS for the win.

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #20
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One more for W&S. Zero problems, and exceptional people to deal with.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #21
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Aerostitch

take a look at Aerostitch as well. They are pricey, but worth it, IMO. Lots of choice on features, vest,long sleeve, windproof or not, inflateable or not. (surprisingly, that is not a gimmick! it actually works.). also, they can supply any plug/wiring/controller setup you want from the same source/catalog.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #22
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Thank you all.

I was leaning toward the warm and safe stuff from my own research and
you have confirmed it for me at least. Also I love the look of the new touring gloves,
kind of a cross between a racing gauntlet and a touring glove. In looks at least.

Seems all this stuff is pricy but what the hell we went BMW didn't we
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #23
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I got my first heated vest back in about 1992 it was an Eclispe
Then around 1998 I got an Aerostich,

Now I have an Aerostich jacket, windblock.

Here's how I like it set up
I like a thin, very little insulation on the heated jacket,
I wear the jacket close to my skin, if it's cool not cold that's it on the outside I wear my Darien jacket
If it's cold I layer up between the liner and jacket.

I struggled to find a jacket that didn't have a bunch of insulation and was long enough for my simian like build.
I found my Aerostich liner at a gear reseller, it was custom made with longer sleeves and a longer tail.

The only thing I now wish I would have done when I got my first heated gear is to get a jacket rather then a vest.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #24
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Gerbings old school not the new microwire.
Darien, Gerbings jacket liner, & a thin long sleeve t-shirt.
Just make sure your electrical system is up to it and you are good to go.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #25
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I was planning on getting a heated vest, but everybody said full jacket is the way to go. I just ordered a W&S 65watt jacket with remote controller for my DR. Should be here friday.As stated before, they are on the site and give us a generous discount by typing in "ADVFORUM" thanks Mike.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #26
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I didn't know they had a discount for us. That will push me over the edge to warm and safe!
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #27
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I have a W&S jacket liner that I really like along with a dual remote controler and have been looking at heated gloves or glove liners, I see lots of reviews of different gloves but not much mention of the liners, I have had heated grips before but they leave my finger tips and thumb cold so I think I want some liners for my Held warm and dry gloves for the really cold days, does anyone have any experience with glove liners?





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Old 09-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #28
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I didn't know they had a discount for us. That will push me over the edge to warm and safe!
That would be some considerable wisdom.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #29
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I had Tourmaster synergy gloves and hated them. The heating was uneven and didn't extend into the thumbs. They were really disappointing. I took them back and got Gerbings and have been extremely happy with them. I wrecked on the highway in the Gerbings and they're still working like they were new (though they don't look quite as nice now). Gloves are the only heated gear I have, so I can't comment on the rest of their gear.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:07 PM   #30
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The same Gerbings full jacket since 04. Reliable - rain, cold or shine. Going on a long trip moto - "Dont leave without the Gerbings.."
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