Heated jacket liner

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Just got the Hotwire pants yesterday. Size large. I wear a 36 to 38 inch waist (depending on the holidays). They fit perfect. The controller is built in on a stretch flap. Going an trip mid Dec. should be nice. I have heated socks and gloves and the jacket.
 

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Warm n Safe is excellent gear and they have the best Heat controller, (Heat-troller) regardless of who's other gear you are using. I've been using their heat-trollers exclusively for over a decade.

Their jacket liners come in different versions. The wife has one of the Gen 3 women's heated jacket liners. It is thin and keeps her warm. What it doesn't do is give her a warm jacket off the bike. The WnS jackets are not insulated, so keep that in mind. The Gen 4 stuff is waterproof, but still no insulation, as I understand their web site. Great quality of gear too.

The wife's previous heated gear was Tourmaster. It worked ok, but had hot spots and the controller would die every couple of years. This was an older generation than now. Probably around 2009-13 stuff that she used. Perhaps they are better now?

I am still wearing a Gerbing jacket liner from 2004. It's insulated and I wear it as a jacket when off the bike when we are moto traveling. Bulkier than the WnS stuff. Back then it was a different company than today. Gerbing sold to someone else and Gordon Gerbing has his own heated gear company now too. FWIW, First Gear heated gear is made by Warm n Safe. Some of the HD stuff was, but I'm not sure about currently.

Gordon Gerbing died this year. I have no idea what impact that may have or has had on his clothing company. His gear is insulated and essentially a nicely updated version of what I wear from 2004 with better heating elements. I'd consider that worth checking out.

Technology has progressed greatly from my circa 2004 jacket liner. Most companies are using carbon soft elements to heat and have flexible panels to keep the gear snug to your body. This helps warm you better, uses less power and provides a more uniform heat w/o hot spots.

There is a lot more out there, but this is what I know from personal use and have actually seen/handled or used. If I was looking now, I'd also look at the Powerlet stuff.
The guy at Revzilla said Powerlet is not compatible with my Tourmaster stuff. The other stuff they have is.
 

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My socks are first gear. They have the best reviews. Been great. Had them since 2008. Used them 6 or times.
I got a Evo Hotwire jacket liner yesterday. I rode 50 miles in it today. My body was nice and warm but the arms didn't have any heat. Is this the liner you have? Came from Revzilla. The guy there said he would take it back. But he said electronics are not usually returnable if they have been opened. He asked if I had just checked it or ridden with it. Told him I just checked it. I hadn't ridden with at that time. So it wasn't a lie. If the sleeves had heat. It would be a keeper. If you buy one of these and it doesn't work. How in the hell are you suppose to know until you open it????
 

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I got a Evo Hotwire jacket liner yesterday. I rode 50 miles in it today. My body was nice and warm but the arms didn't have any heat. Is this the liner you have? Came from Revzilla. The guy there said he would take it back. But he said electronics are not usually returnable if they have been opened. He asked if I had just checked it or ridden with it. Told him I just checked it. I hadn't ridden with at that time. So it wasn't a lie. If the sleeves had heat. It would be a keeper. If you buy one of these and it doesn't work. How in the hell are you suppose to know until you open it????
That right there pretty much explains why I would choose https://www.gordonsheated.com/ it might help explain things a little better if you read post #8 in this thread. There ain’t a lot of difference in prices between the brands but in my opinion there is a big difference in service if you ever happen to need it.
 

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Has anybody tried a Tour Master dual controler on Gerbing jacket. If I cant use my TM controller, pants and gloves with a Gerbing jacket. I'm gonna have to go TM again. Santa is hammering my wallet.
 

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I did the W&S trade up recently. Great folks. Sent me the new liner before I sent the old one back. Their 90 watt liner is more than warm enough down into the 30s.
 

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I got a W&S ordered. I emailed several different places to ask if my Tourmaster controller and pants would work with W&S. The answers varied from YES to NO. They said when they get my trade in. They'll ship it.
 
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