Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Morden, Manitoba, Canada
I have tried on a Gears vest. Very comfortable, and seems well made. I didnt use it on my bike though. The price is right and it comes with wiring and an on/off switch.
My question is this......my current vest is only 22 Watts (Blackjack, made in BC) and it seems to be warm enough for even the coldest of days. The Gears i believe is 45 watts. I am thinking I would have to be either turning it on and off constantly, or going the added expense of a thermostat for it.
The Gears is more attractive and could be worn at any time.
The newest version has connections on the shoulders to use the heated arm chaps, which sounds like a good idea for sure. You can get it with or without a heated collar.
Here in Manitoba, it gets downright chilly in Sept/Oct and for abit we generally even ride in November if there isnt any snow. Heated clothing extends the riding season by up to 2 months for me. I have heated grips on my Wee, as well as the new style Widder heated glove.
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