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#1001026 - 11/16/17 04:52 PM Heated Gear  
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I'm pondering buying some heated gear. Used to be Garbing was the go-to gear. Now I hear QC problems exist. What do the wise ones on the forum recommend?


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#1001029 - 11/16/17 05:14 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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I've been very happy with my Warm and Safe gear purchased through RevZilla. Don't think my Alaska ride last June would have been very pleasant without it. Really love the remote controller clipped to the tank bag too.


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#1001030 - 11/16/17 05:17 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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The family that started Gerbing is making stuff again in the USA - here's the current company:
https://gordonsheated.com/index.php

you can google around if you want the story on the original company, or maybe FB will chime in here


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#1001031 - 11/16/17 05:19 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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Warm & Safe

I've had two Gerbings and a Powerlet jackets, but my current Warm & Safe is the best by far. If you have old heated gear that you are replacing they will give you a significant credit for your old stuff.


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#1001050 - 11/17/17 03:01 AM Re: Heated Gear [Re: eddd]  
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It does not appear anyone is making just a heated vest?? While I love my full Gerbings liner for the cold stuff I also have a vest that packs up in about 1/2 the space of the liner and allows me to bring it along when the weaner may be just on the fringe of cold or when rain may make a little heat the perfect solution. I love them both. Glad I am not needing to replace the vest though.


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#1001053 - 11/17/17 03:42 AM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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+ 1 on Warm 'n' Safe. I also have the remote controller which I velcro to the top of the brake fluid reservoir. Very satisfied (the set up replaced an older Gerbings).


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#1001065 - 11/17/17 02:17 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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I have a Gerbings liner, with the Warm 'n Safe remote controller, also velcroed to the top of the brake fluid reservoir. I bought this gear about two years ago. I have never been satisfied with the fit of the liner. I take size medium in pretty much everything, but the M Gerbings (which I bought) doesn't fit snuggly enough across my chest, when I'm on the bike. A size small didn't work (sleeves were incredibly short), and a large only made the problem worse. I think I'd be looking at Warm 'n Safe, if I were buying today.

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#1001067 - 11/17/17 02:27 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: marcopolo]  
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I also have the Gerbings jacket and pants with a warm and safe controller which I located on the left side panel just in front of the seat
Easy to reach.
On a trip to Torrey I used jacket and pants as I went over the pass on I 70 at 24 degrees and snow.
I was as warm as could be not even at full heat.
Gerbings used to sell jackets with custom sleeve length which was nice for us short arm guys.
17 years of service and still works great.


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#1001079 - 11/17/17 04:15 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTJohn]  
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Thanks for all the responses. Heading to the Long Beach MC show this afternoon. I'll be scoping out the vendors and see whats being offered.


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#1001083 - 11/17/17 04:35 PM Re: Heated Gear [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
It does not appear anyone is making just a heated vest?? While I love my full Gerbings liner for the cold stuff I also have a vest that packs up in about 1/2 the space of the liner and allows me to bring it along when the weaner may be just on the fringe of cold or when rain may make a little heat the perfect solution. I love them both. Glad I am not needing to replace the vest though.


Aerostich still makes a heated vest, with or without an inflatable bladder that presses the heating elements against you. But on an RT, your arms are more exposed to the cold wind than your torso, and I like having heated sleeves. Still have my older Gerbings jacket, which is fine for the occasional use that I give it.


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