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Old 01-17-2019, 04:45 PM
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Heated gear

Not sure why I did not think of this years ago, used a spare battery to pre heat my gear before getting out in freezing weather. Wow did that make a difference not waithing for gear to get up to temp when it is very cold.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:12 PM
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Re: Heated gear

Since I switched from Gerbing to Warm N Safe gear, I go from cold to being enveloped in spa like warmth in just a few seconds. I love my heated mid-layer.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:11 PM
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Re: Heated gear

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Not sure why I did not think of this years ago, used a spare battery to pre heat my gear before getting out in freezing weather. Wow did that make a difference not waithing for gear to get up to temp when it is very cold.

good use for that old battery that won't start the bike anymore..
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:43 PM
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Re: Heated gear

I can honestly say all the years I've been wearing heated gear I never really noticed the warm up period.

Several years I rode to work most of the winter - only actual snow days or when the temps went below 10 degrees would I drive the truck.

Of course I also never thought to pre heat my gear so I may have been missing out on a very cool (warm) idea.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:45 AM
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Re: Heated gear

I've got a Widder vest and gloves. I also really don't notice the warm up time. Seems pretty fast.
I would like to have the Warm and Safe gear.
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Re: Heated gear

Years ago I picked up a gerbings signature series jacket liner and pant liner. They are nicer than the regular line of that time (fleece pockets and collar). Works a Treat, never notice a warm up time as by the time I am down my driveway 3/10 mi it’s fully up to temp. I’ve thought about goin to the new micro wire stuff bu it still works great so seems a waste of good bourbon and tequila funds to change out. Never wear the pant liner though.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:57 AM
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Re: Heated gear

My keis heated vest warms up within a few seconds .I used it this week to do 2 longish trips to Dorset and Guildford from St Albans.
Lowest temp on those was -3c and it kept me nice and warm .
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Re: Heated gear

Can't afford heated gear.

I just drape my grundies over the nearest radiator and stick my t-shirt in the microwave for 30 seconds.
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Re: Heated gear

Warm up time?


Even here in the Great White North it's not an issue.
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Re: Heated gear

Shoot, I used to stop every twenty minutes and put my gloves on the exhaust system. One ride we were so done with cold, pulled into a Japanese Inn (1963), they took a look at us and just took us into the lobby and stripped us, wrapped robes around and lead us to the hot baths. Now that is how to deal with it. (I darn near passed out standing up to get out of that hot bath).
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they took a look at us and just took us into the lobby and stripped us, .




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Re: Heated gear

This from a couple travelling round the world .

https://mag.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/rev...jacket-review/
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Re: Heated gear

When I rode through the Yukon last April, it was in the mid-20's F. I would occasionally turn off my jacket liner to get a bit chilled just to feel it come back on and warm me. I get goose bumps right now thinking about how good that felt at the time. It's like that feeling when you first slip into the hot tub after snowboarding all day. Yeah....
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Re: Heated gear

Remember when riding to take into account the wind chill .
So if its a true -3c this is what it will fell like at these speeds .
Wind/speed (mph) Temperature (Celcius)
10MPH -20
70MPH -50


Wind Chill.
A measure of the cooling effect of wind. Wind increases the rate at which a body loses heat, so the air on a windy day feels cooler than the temperature indicated by a thermometer. This heat loss can be calculated for various combinations of wind speed and air temperature and then converted to a wind chill equivalent temperature (or wind chill factor).
Wind Speed (or you riding at 50MPH through still conditions in MPH)
Air Temperature (ºF) =-36 º F at a speed of 50 mph Wind Chill Index is -82.26 º F
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You will find the conversion chart here,

http://www.onlineconversion.com/windchill.htm
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