Heated gear.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by bob393, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    I must admit that I had mixed feelings about the gloves when I first got them.

    Very stiff and yes made in Pakistan.

    Now I really don't care where they are made except I would be happier if they were made in the US, of course I ride a German Motorcycle and not a Harley so I guess I'm talking out of my ass. Anyway after a few thousand miles the gloves have grown on me. They have softened up a bit and the gauntlets fit OVER my Stitch jacket and I suspect they will only get better with time.

    So in general I'm happy enough with the products that I just ordered the pants and socks to fill out the set. I got the wind blocker Gen four pants since even though I ride in the Stitch most of the time when I'm not I'm in denim jeans and they block like zero wind!
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  2. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    Well I went for my lungs and got the wind block pants and socks. I must say that they are comfortable under my suite down into the low 20s.

    I'm curious, how warm do your gloves get on the highest setting. On high the jacket, pants, and socks are to hot and I must turn them down. The gloves not so much. Warm but not hot.
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  3. OaklandStrom

    OaklandStrom Long timer

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    I have a W&S jacket, and it's time to buy gloves.

    Who has the least bulky, waterproof gloves? My first preference is W&S, due to good customer service and overall satisfaction. However, non-bulky gloves are important to me.
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  4. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    I just picked up a set of Rider Classic heated gloves from W&S. The heat these gloves produce is awesome. I have not ridden in temps below 40 yet, but I can not see any reason to ever need to use more than 25% of what these can produce.

    They are about the same bulk as a non heated winter glove, maybe a little bit slimmer, but not by much.

    I wish I would have bought heated gear 10 years ago. :doh
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  5. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    So on full setting are you saying the gloves are HOT? Mine are only warm.
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  6. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    yep, mine are HOT.
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  7. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    PM heat-troller_mike from WnS on here. I've seen posts on here from talking about getting some gloves from their manufacturing facility with the wrong resistor in them, so the gloves don't get as hot as they should. If that's what you have, I believe they'll update them for free.
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