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post #1 of 47 Old 09-16-2010, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about a heated jacket liner. Warm and Safe, Fisrt Gear, Sinergy, Gerbings and a few others. Any thing good or bad about different brands.
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I wouldn't ride in the winter without one. They are great.

Mine's a Warm and Safe 65 watt and I've been real happy with it.

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I wouldn't ride in the winter without one. They are great.

Mine's a Warm and Safe 65 watt and I've been real happy with it.
I've got the Gerbings and also happy with it. I use a dual controller mounted with Velcro down by my left knee which has worked well too.

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I've got the Synergy....been VERY happy with it. I had a used Gerbings and the Synergy gets warmer and is thinner. They have had controller issues, from what I've read but you can mod them with a heat-troller and still be cheaper than other brands. Mine has been flawless.

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I have a synergy, and have used it for two winters so far. No problems with the controller. I like the fact that it has the built in controller, and I can just plug my warm and safe gloves right into the ends built into the sleeve ends of the jacket. Even though they are different brands they work together great and it is simple, throw on the jacket, plug in the gloves, plug into the pike and go.

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have firstgear liner and gloves. Great combo for cold days; best money spent as it extends season here in the midwest. have done nice rides below 20 jsut fine.
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I have the W&S 65w jacket and their classic gloves, allows me to ride year round. Ridden in temps in as low as the teens and have remained relatively comfortable. I was concerned that 65W jacket was not going to be enough, but it is.

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I recently replace my Gerbings with a First Gear liner, the gerbings was beginning to fall apart (I got my moneys worth, 100,000ħmiles) it was only 77 watts, I went with the FG cause of 90 watts cause on some of my colder rides, (-15°F) 77watts really wasn't enuf

I do like the build quality of the FG better, and it zips right into my Kilmanjaro



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I have a lightly used Gerbing that I bought at the start of last winter. This morning was my first time I needed to plug in my Warm 'N Safe gloves. Found out my left glove didn't heat up. After I stopped, I let the bike idle and plugged my left glove into my right Gerbing sleeve and it seemed to warm up. I'm gonna be pretty pissed if its the jacket. The gloves are just shy of two years old and have received heavy use (like from September to June every day kind of use).

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