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    Ginger or Maryanne?

    Gerbings or Whidder? Vest or liner? Free Will or Determinism?
    K.

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    Thumbs up Gerbing, liner, and Free Will

    Quote Originally Posted by KARLO
    Gerbings or Whidder? Vest or liner? Free Will or Determinism?
    K.
    Ain't no "h" in Widder.
    That said, I favor a Gerbing liner because my arms get cold too. I've owned several Gerbing products and also had them wire the liner of my FirstGear TKO jacket - they're a first-rate company with excellent products and service.
    Widder may be equally good, but I have no experience with them.

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    See the thread titles "electric heat" a bit further down the page.
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    Maryanne. Ginger looks like high maintenance.

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    Gerbings

    I chose Gerbings and have been very happy with the jacket. My longest coldest ride was in February 2004 of air temperature of 19 degrees F sustained speeds of 60 and about three hours.

    You may want to check out this thread as well http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2011
    Last edited by BradfordBenn; 11-26-2004 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Added Temperature
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    Maryanne

    Maryanne for sure.
    I have no experience with Widder prooducts so I am not offering an opinion on which is better just what I have.
    I have the Gerbing jacket liner and am very pleased. It is light weight and not restrictive. When I need heat it is there in spades. I prefer the liner vs vest to keep my arms warm. If you go with a jacket liner resist the temptation to go larger for perceived comfort. The more form fitting the liner the better heat transfer to your body. If you plan on using heated gloves at some point ensure you get the liner that is wired to plug in the gloves. If I recall there two types of wiring offered.

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    Take that!

    On cold days, Maryanne wears a Gerbings liner of her own free will.
    Gene Merritt - Ames, IA - BMWMOA#111610 - IBA#21886 - Rounder #26 - Webmeister, Bahnsturmers
    ---- 1986 K100 ---- 2006 K1200GT ---- 2001 F650GSD ----

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    Maryanne

    My Widder vest was OK, but the theory was "If you keep your core warm, your arms will stay warm, too." That just didn't work for me. You can't wear a Gerbing jacket without a rheostat... it gets too hot! The jacket and gloves combination works well on my K1200RS.

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    Dang!

    Quote Originally Posted by merrittgene
    On cold days, Maryanne wears a Gerbings liner of her own free will.
    That's too funny. If we still had the reputation button, I'd give you a positive click!

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    Maryanne for sure

    It was 29 degrees when I left the house this morning. The Gerbing jacket/liner did a fine job of keeping me warm.

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    Maryann has less baggage. The gerbing kept me toasty this morning at 30 degrees.

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