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- Subject: Heated Clothing
- From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:46:29 -0600
> Anyone have any experience with an Aerostitch electric liner ??? I
am > considering their windbreaker version. I've had a Widder for years
but > need some arm coverage now. Widder's been getting some bad press.
> > The Gerbing stuff looks so loose and dorky, theres got to be a lot
of > lost heat. Whats the best (warmest) full coverage electric
>You can't go wrong with Gerbings. Lifetime warranty on the electrics. I
have their gloves, socks, vest, and a jacket liner. I can ride down to
whatever temperature I dare go out in. The lowest I've gone is 9
degrees. If you want a fashion statement that provides some heat, get
the Aerostich. If you want to be warm no matter what, get the Gerbings.
As a buyer of the Aerostitch stuff, I can second Greg's opinion.
I use this stuff on an annual Thanksgiving ride down to Deal's Gap that
we've taken for 3 years. I used their fleece liner for my Darien first
year.. It was OK if you put enough layers on underneath. I bought the vest
second year. It's good, but your arms freeze. They're good to stick in a
bag in summer if you're going to the mountains and the weather may be
unpredictable. Last year, I bought their heavyweight "Kamasutra" full
electric liner. It's just OK. You wear a couple layers (long sleeve tee
and denim shirt) under it to control drafts and wick away sweat and you'll
be comfy down to about 20. I ride an RT with a BIG windscreen. I got a
little cold after that. There were guys on RS's with full Gerbings stuff
that were perfectly comfy all the time.