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Old 09-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Heated gear.

I know this has been hashed to death so I'll keep it simple:

I've read most of the posts but I want to cut through all of it.

Would you buy Gerbing, Warm and Safe, or something else.

Please no drama: lol3
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Warm n Safe is my choice.

Gerbings is more widely avilable on retail level if you want to get into a shop to try on and buy.

Don't think you will go wrong with either choice.

Comfortably snug over a light base layer is the best fit for maximum warmth.

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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Gerbing, because thats what I have now and I have been happy with it.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Happy with Gerbings
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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I'm happy with my Tourmaster Synergy vest, but I've not tried any others.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Powerlet

I like my powerlet jacket with the wireless controller. Very nice. It is better than my old gerbings, but that was not microwire, so it is not really a fair comparison.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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warm n safe, because it is so damn reliable, and well you can upgrade for a small fee every couple years just for fun Plus, Mike seems like a cool guy that actually rides and you can speak directly with him. Give it a try; send him an email and see if it takes more than a couple hrs. for a response. He's a little salty, but that is what makes him cool
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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I have both a Gerbing and a Tourmaster liner, happy with both. Have the Gerb single and dual controller and use my Tourmaster gloves with both liners.
If I had none now, I'd buy either one.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #9
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Warm and Safe. Because :

- you can get a waterproof jacket liner

- I had a Gerbing vest. Disliked it enough to sell it and buy my Widder.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 09-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #11
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I have Gerbing and I'm happy with it!
But, as a universal caveat, carry non-heated equipment that will get you home if that stuff fails...
Reserve chute, belt and suspenders, etc.
Think, "What if...".
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #12
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Think, "What if...".
Solid advice....

thanks

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #13
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Gerbings I have had nothing but luck also I was at Americade two years ago at the Gerbings bothe talking to a guy for about 15 minutes about their products and come to find out he was the owner. He was genuinely excited about their new products coming out and he rides.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:10 AM   #14
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I'm quite pleased with the Powerlet jacket, glove liner, and wireless dual remote.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:16 AM   #15
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i like the powerlets simple sizez, they stretch.
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