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Thread: Heated Vest vs. Jacket Liner

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    Heated Vest vs. Jacket Liner

    I am thinking about purchasing either a heated vest or jacket liner. This will be my first heated clothing purchase. I am pretty much settled on Gerbings and at this point IÔÇÖm just trying to determine which makes the most sense. I ride with an Olympia jacket that keeps me comfortable down to about 45 degrees with the liner. IÔÇÖm concerned about too much bulk under the jacket, do folks ride with the heated liner under the jacket liner, or do you remove the jacket liner when wearing the heated liner? Also, has anyone who purchased a vest wished they had gone with the jacket liner instead?

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    I wear a widder vest under the Oly liner, over a long john shirt. Toasty, but I'm going to a jacket soon.

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    My wife went from vest to jacket liner and loves it. It is a Warm 'N' Safe. Has a troller with it that keeps the temperature controllable and well distributed. - Bob
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    vest or jacket

    I ride a 93 K1100 RS.

    Tourmaster synergy jacket liner in place of the regular liner on my FieldSheer " Bullit " jacket.

    UNBELIEVABLY WARM !!! I've been out in at freeway speeds, 17 degrees F.

    Fells like just the regular jacket with this heated liner in.
    The Gerbrings stuff IS better.

    Get the jacket liner, they are sooooooooooooooooooooo nice!

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    Do go for the jacket liner. It is lots warmer!

    I use it to replace the regular jacket liner, but I've ridden when it's cold enough to use both!!

    Then again I have a warm heart ; )

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    Yes, my vote would be a heated jacket liner. It depends upon the temps whether or not I use the all 3 layers or not (outer jacket, inner jacket, heated liner).
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    My arms get cold first. I figured a vest would just make that worse.
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    I think Tom said it best. Arms get cold, a vest doesn't help that. I have a Gerbings liner and find it essential in this State. I got a temperature controller for it for Christmas and expect to like it even more.

    John

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    My arms are the first area to get cold on my R1200RT. Love my Gerbing jacket liner. I use it under my Olympia Phantom one piece suit and my Olympia GT jacket. Toasty!!

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    I also have a Widder vest, wish I had the sleeved jacket liner as my arms do get cold.

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    I've got the Warm N Safe liner and the Widder vest. The vest stays in the closet.

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    I wear my Gerbings liner under my Olympia AST with liner. I don't find it to bulky. You want a snug fit with the Gerbings liner for best performance and something relatively light under it. I usually wear a turtle neck or very light sweater. When not using the Gerbings liner I wear a heavier base layer and the AST fit is about the same.

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    I used to have a vest. It was a huge improvement over no electrics. But every time I wore it in cold weather all I thought about was how cold my arms were. I bought a jacket liner and gave the vest away.

    I would never go back to just a vest.
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    Ditto on the jacket liner. I have a Tourmaster Transituion 2 . I removed the liner and put the heated liner in. works great...

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    heated gloves???

    I have a Gerbings jacket liner and love it as well. However, my fingers still get numb in the cold temps. Has anyone combined the Gerbings liner with the heated gloves? If so, what are the observations?
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