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We can all do base and mid-layers until the Cows come home, but when you talk about heated gear that's really what's your going to need when you start to really dip into that into the frigid temperature range because, remember guys, there might be traction and no ice outside, but when you're riding under 30 degrees and you're adding an extra 20 on top for wind chill factor, everyone is going to get cold, and heated gear is really the only way you crest that hill. So keep in mind this is part of our fall guide series at RevZilla.com/guides and every product I'm going to show you in both segments of the video today are going to have a detailed breakdown video on RevZillaTV on YouTube as well as RevZilla.com on the product detail page.

First up, we have the Gerbing Core Heat  12 Heated Jacket Liner. This is a staple made-in-America product with a phenomenal warranty. This is really the gold standard when it comes to heated gear. You're looking at an update this year with a new outer shell rip-stop material. Remember, Gerbing stands on the shoulders of their microwire technology, tiny stainless steel filaments that are very flexible, hold up really well over time, and go 0 to 135 degrees in four seconds. It's actually technology developed for the US government. See Raf to my left. He's wearing I believe a size large.

He's going to be five-eleven, 180, with a 43-inch chest. Full-size curve available in the Gerbing Core Heat 12 Heated Jacket Liner. Remember, Core Heat 12 means that you would connect this your bike, to the battery, to the power source, and you're going to need to a single or dual controller separately, keep that in mind, guys. And for a last frame of reference before we move into the glove, heat at the collar, heat at the sleeves, heat on two channels on the panels on the chest, and you have a back panel with heat as well.

Now, moving into the glove at $195, and remember, the jacket liner is 249. $195 for the Gerbing T5 Hybrid Gloves. Waterproof lightly-insulated dual liner of top for heat, single layer on the palm, and, again, this is a full-gauntlet riding glove that you could wear as your sole glove. This is not a glove liner. The cool part about it is that you see that we have it wired up to our jacket liner which you'd wear under your jacket. The cool part about the T5 Hybrid is that you can also pick up a lithium-ion dual battery pack which allows you to get up to eight hours of heat off the bike.

What you do is you put the battery and you disconnect this wire and if you go off your bike you'd be good to go as well and that's why they called it "hybrid", not Core Heat 12. And as a final frame of reference on the T5 Hybrid, it is an American-cut glove. Remember, it is lightly-insulated with a waterproof lining. Raf is wearing a size large. He typically wears a size large in Firstgear and Icon in most American-cut gloves. So moving on from Gerbing, I now have Powerlet, which is a slightly different technology, but still heated gear. This is the Powerlet rapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner that Peter is wearing at around 315 bucks. It heats differently from the Gerbing.

It uses what they call far infrared technology, which actually heats you up from the inside out, it feels like the sun's rays. So, again, just a different technology. It's a nice touch. At 314, it has a different style than the Gerbing, but it also includes the dual-zone temperature controller and a dual-zone is important with any of this gear because you can see that I have Peter wearing the Powerlet, and this is sold separately for $90, this is the heated glove liner kit. You can see that I can run it stand-alone or I can connect it with the jacket liner if I have it.

What that does, and Peter is wearing a small-medium even though he has a size large hand, it allows you to put the heat into any glove that you have. So basically you're buying that liner that now turns any glove into an extreme cold weather glove that you'd have. And remember, it's still using that far infrared technology from Powerlet. So $90, $314 dollars, a slightly different take on heated gear. There's a lot of of customers out there that really do like the Powerlet technology. And last up for frame of reference, I have Peter here who's six foot. He's 195, 42-inch chest. He's wearing a size large in Powerlet and they're going to typically fit American size.

Next up is our third and final heated jacket liner. This is the Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner which is a bit more of a basic investment at around the $179 mark. Remember, I'd love for you to click here and subscribe to us on YouTube as well. Leave me your comments, your questions, your feedback on any of the gear we're showing you today on our YouTube channel at RevZilla TV. Now, the Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner comes with heated panels in sleeves, in the chest, in the collar, as well as in the back, but it's using older copper wire technology, that's how they're able to get into that $200 price point. And remember too, just like any other piece of heated gear that we've mentioned today, in most cases, especially here in Firstgear, you're going to have to buy your singular/dual controller separately.

Now, I will call out that there's a 60-watt and 95-watt version of this heated jacket liner which means that with smaller bikes that might put out less power, you can go with that 60 watt or that lower output option. And when we think about fitment, it's certainly American-cut. Ed to my left, six-foot, 215, 45-inch chest, he's wearing a size extra-large. There are also tall sizes available and there's no surprise here, it's certainly an American-cut from the Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner. And lastly, rounding out our heated gear assortment is the Gerbing Core Heat seven Heated Softshell, and it's Core Heat seven meaning that it's seven-volt lithium-ion battery-powered. So you can rock this guy as a mid-layer under your motorcycle jacket or you can lose your jacket and wear it off the bike. A nice premium softshell in sizes of up to 3X, $249, black, blue, as well as camo, and notice it's going to come with up to eight hours of power by this Gerbing lithium-ion pack that fits right in the pocket.

Now, quickly, it's going to have two panels of heat, a collar and a back panel. That's where you're going to get your warmth and Raf to my left is wearing a size large. Again, five-eleven, 180, muscular build, he's got about a 43-inch chest, so keep that in mind, guys. And remember, there's a full line of Core Heat seven which means it's battery-powered from Gerbing, as well as Core Heat 12 on the bike wired that we'd have on RevZilla.com.

Now, from here we're going to walk into base and mid-layers, but if you want to shop the full collection of heated gear you've seen in this heated gear segment, click right here and visit the guide page at RevZilla.com. First up in our base and mid-layers is the Dainese Map Windstopper Shirt, GORE windstopper mixed with thermolite fabric and it really can be worn as either a base layer or a mid-layer if you want to wear a base layer underneath. For really extreme cold weather riding this is the top of the food chain from Dainese.

Quick note on sizing, Raf's wearing a size large, he's five-eleven, 180, with a 43-inch chest. And there's also a pant that you could rock with it as well. Hardcore cold weather protection from Dainese. Next up is our most affordable mid-layer. This Icon 1000 Infamous Layers Jacket. You can see it's really set up as a mid-layer and you could wear it stand-alone or underneath a jacket. Basic fleece line, polyester, it does have monkey paws, check that out really quick, if you want to put your thumb through if you're rocking it underneath your motor jacket. But you're looking around 60 bucks, and as a classic style from Icon 1000. Ed is going to be wearing a size large, but he's six-foot, 216, with a 45-inch chest, so I definitely consider, depending on how you want to rock it, this has got to be fitting one size bigger than we were expecting for Ed to be rocking a large. As our most versatile option in the base layer mix, this is the Rukka Outlast Shirt. Now, it's going to be a stretch base layer. It's not intended as a mid-layer. You can see it here on Raf. Remember, he's wearing a size large, five-eleven, 180, he's got a muscular build at about a 43-inch chest.

If we look at it, the beauty of the Outlast, remember, there's an Outlast shirt, an Outlast pant, and an Outlast one-piece suit, is from medium to cool to extreme cold weather riding, the Outlast tuned material is going to absorb your body heat and store it and when you start to cool off it begins to release it. So what it does is it actually creates a micro-climate within the base layer to allow your body to stay at the optimal temperature to be comfortable, not too hot, not too cold, and it does that through the phase change Outlast material from Rukka around the $70 price point for the shirt.

At $200 with a great mix of versatility, function, and style, this is the new Klim Inversion Jacket. It's using the next generation of GORE wind-stopper material. It actually is a four-way stretch material, so you're getting the benefit of the wind-blocking, but, again, it's very complete. You see there's a black version, there's a gray version, big zipper pulls, there are pit zips, hand-warmer pockets with a light fleece lining. a very complete garment for a technical mid-layer that can be worn on or off the bike with a jacket over it or standalone. Ed is six-foot, 215, he's about a 45-inch chest, he's wearing a size large, so I consider that to be a generous American-cut on this guy. Keep in mind with the Klim Inversion, there's also a ladies version called The Whistler.

Last up in our lineup for today is a classic and aggressive cold weather base layer from Dainese. This is called the Dainese Evolution Warm Shirt. It's wicking, antimicrobial, certainly a base layer, not a mid-layer, and is zonally mapped. You can see with the flatlock stitching in the different areas which are going to breathe differently. There's a pant that can go with it, an Evolution Warm Pant. There's also a ladies setup. You're looking at about $90 and, again, outside of the performance components, it's definitely the clean, classic, and aggressive base layer line that you're used to seeing from Dainese.

You can write reviews and watch the detailed breakdown videos we have on each one of these products. Remember, they're part of our fall guide series for 2013, RevZilla.com/guides.

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Fall 2013 Heated & Base Layer Guide

Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Rated 5 Stars
Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner
Rated 4.5 Stars
Powerlet rapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner Kit
Rated 4.5 Stars
Powerlet rapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner Kit
$124.95 Sale 30% Off! $87.45
Dainese Evolution Warm Shirt
Rated 4.5 Stars
Gerbing 7V Softshell Jacket
Rated 3.5 Stars
Gerbing 7V Softshell Jacket
$249.99 - $259.99
3 colors available
Gerbing 12V T5 Hybrid Heated Gloves
Rated 4.5 Stars
Rukka Outlast Shirt
Rated 5 Stars
Gerbing 12V EX Heated Gloves
Rated 4.5 Stars
Dainese Evolution Warm Pants
Rated 5 Stars
Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner
Rated 4.5 Stars
Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner
$199.95 10% Off MSRP $179.95
Dainese Map Windstopper Pants
Rated 4.5 Stars
Klim Inversion Jacket
Rated 5 Stars
Klim Inversion Jacket
$199.99 - $229.99
2 colors available
Rukka Outlast Pants
Rated 4.5 Stars
Rukka Outlast One-Piece
Rated 3.5 Stars
Dainese Map Windstopper Shirt
Rated 4.5 Stars
Icon 1000 Infamous Layers Jacket
Rated 2.5 Stars
2 colors available
Klim Women's Whistler Jacket
Rated 5 Stars
4 colors available
Gerbing 7V Women's Softshell Jacket
Rated 2.5 Stars
2 colors available