OK so next spring/summer we (dad and I) plan on another AK ride. This time we plan on adding in the Dalton and Dempster. While only one time did I get cold (ok maybe cold enough to warrant heated gear) was on our last trip and was only a short time. I'm thinking the rides up those roads may be a good excuse for me to add to my bike.
Dad purchased Gerbings jacket liner and gloves (already sent the gloves back due to a problem with them) So we are both also looking into heated grips. Plus that is a fair bit of coin I'd rather not spend (read that as I am cheap and have kids that take any extra cash I may "think" I have.)
So anyway I am confused. There are so many brands and version I am seeing.
I am leaning toward the Oxford grips because it has the controller and will auto power off (nice if your wanting to avoid a dead battery in the middle of nowhere) Also they have a visual that shows if they are an or off. However, there seem to be several versions of the same or similar oxford grips...?!?
Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring
Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure
and the list goes on....
And then there us the Symtec ones...Again I think
i would prefer the controller for reasons posted above. And I have heard they get hotter than the Oxfords (at least I think I read that) The big advantage I see here is I like my current grips and could keep them with this style. They seem more expensive with the controller vs the two position switch...
Did I mention I am confused...
So help me out is there a difference with all these Oxford ones or are they the same thing just a sales gimmick? And are there some advantage to the Symtec ones over the Oxford or are they about the same?
Thanks in advance.