Heated Vest Made in Oz

Discussion in 'Australia' started by bigbrad, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Thought I would share this

    http://www.mainjet.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=463

    Aussie made and battery powered Skins type top .

    3 heat settings or off and gets about 4 hours on full heat. The guys testing it have gone 3 days without charging it and still works as only use in mornings. No wires or anything to get in the way.

    I believe he is short on stock at present but getting more made.

    I will be getting one soon all going well.

    Brad
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  2. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Probably better than the heated hoodies and jackets Bunnings is selling at the moment I'd think.
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  4. bikeroz

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    White ones are on special
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  5. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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  6. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

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    Have you thought about the heated gear than runs off your bikes 12v power?
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  7. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Yep - didn't like it for myself as am mainly dirt orientated and don't want more cables etc hanging around.

    Also would prefer to put electrical system into lighting than warming.

    But that's just me lol
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  8. NZSHAKER

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    Seems fat fellas dont need them must have enough heat from the extra padding lol

    CHEST circumference:
    Small 94cm – 37''
    Medium 104cm – 41''
    Large 114cm – 45''
    X-Large 124cm - 49"

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  9. neilaction

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    $196 when the normal price is $195. :lol3
    I'll have to report them to the checkout. :D
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  10. twotyred

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    I was about to post an article about this jersey. Ordered mine from the Avade site late last week and it arrive on Thursday. Charged the battery and tried it on. Quite good. It was only 10degrees outside and it made quite a difference. Will try it on the bike next weekend.
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    :ear:ear
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  12. DRjoe

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    Can it be plugged in to a 12v socket or does it have to run off the battery pack?
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  13. PBee

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    It comes complete with battery and charger. 7.4v

    [​IMG]
    CONTAINS:
    1 x AVADE heated garment
    1 x Battery
    Charging pack


    BATTERY
    > powered by one small and lightweight 7.4V 4400mAh Lithium Polymer battery
    > Circuit protected and Certified CE compliant
    > Rechargeable over 500 times with supplied wall charger
    > Soft non-slip neoprene cover for comfort and protection
    > 6 Months warranty


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  14. 59DEN

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    Whichever way you go they are a great idea, I have been using a 12v vest for the last few Winters, a big thumbs up.
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  15. DRjoe

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    Looks good but 4hrs out of a battery might be a pain.
    Be good if it came with a 12v adapter

    Reckon it would be a good thing for the 24hr
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    You wouldn't need it for the whole 24, maybe less that an hour here and there.
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  17. 59DEN

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    Joe, sounds like a jacket run of the bike would be perfect for your 24hr ride, the 12v power connection on my vest will pull out easily if you become separated from the bike, I have put this to the test quite a few times. :D
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  18. DRjoe

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    From what Phillip told me he reckons just for transport sections.
    I'm not a fan of the cold, that's why I moved to qld
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    With a heated jacket id have to pull it off for every competitive section but with this vest I reckon it could be worn under armour for the entire event.
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  20. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    That's what I am thinking.

    Wear it in replacement of your skins and only have it on as and when you need it. The rest of the time go as hard as you like and it works like a skins should.

    The guys who trialled it said they went 3 days before recharging as they were only using it when needed and being on your skin never needed it on high.
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