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Hey, its gonna start getting cool out there! I'm headed up to Crater Lake from SF ;D in a week or so and am thinking maybe I should get a heated vest/liner and grips. Any suggestions? ::) I heard that there is some new stuff out there called gorix that suppose to be better then the straight up wire setups. Thoughts, comments?

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Borg Girl
 

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I have a Widder heated vest and gloves , wouldn't leave home without it in cold weather!!!!!!!
 

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We have a set of Gerbings jackets and gloves. Jackets are great, and my wife's work fine. My gloves started putting out less heat so that the jacket is way too hot if you turn it up to feel the gloves. Company not too interested in making good on it. Kind of expensive to only last 1 season.

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Feel free to forward this to Gerbing if you have a connection.
 

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We've had "Widder" electric for years and never had to replace anything... occassionally a wire will come loose, but is easily fixed with a small screw driver, which we carry in our tool bag. Also, we run with the on/off switch, not the thermostat, I don't know if that'd make a difference or not?
We have the vest and gloves and are very comfortable with just these 2 pieces.
On very cold days we wear balaclavas under our helmets.
A neck warmer is always a good thing too.
I ride all winter here in Pa. unless it is snowing or icy.
 

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I have a Widder vest, just the on/off switch. It makes enough difference to keep me comfortable, I have to get a new plug for it though before it starts getting cold again. I think I've had it for two years now.
 

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Hey Borgo Girl,
You might wanna look into the Met5 jacket by the NorthFace.
I have one for the past 2 yrs and in cold weather i never go out without it. The great thing with it, is that it's real thin and can be worn under your leather jacket.
good luck
 

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Widder vest here. It works great, I can ride in much colder weather without looking like the Philsbury Doughboy... Only comments are: Could stand to be hotter, it keeps my comfortable but not hot... Also it has equal heat front and back, a vest with less heat int he back would be nicer. All said, heated vests rock!
 

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Thank-you for agreeing, I always get joked about for loving my heated vest and gloves!
As far as heat, I wear mine over a T-shirt and then put a wind or fleece shirt over that if it is real cold out, and that keeps me very toasty, sometimes I have to shut it off.
The gloves tho, tend to burn the top of my hand , so I rigged up a pair of fingerless gloves with padding on the back of the hand, that I wear under the electric gloves... problem solved!!!
I always wondered if Widder tested these gloves and found this problem, but my husband has the same gloves and his is fine... if we switch gloves, his burns my hands, but mine doesn't burn his.... so ,I gather from this that it is my hands or hand positioning while riding?? But the fingerless " under" gloves do the trick!
 
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