Mobile Warming Classic Vest
Good vest for the money
I got the vest in January and I used it for the first time last weekend. It was sunny and mid-50's. Never even turned it on. It kept me very comfortable. I got out again today. Rode for a little over an hour. The temperature was 41 and complete overcast. Started with it at 50%, stopped after about 25 minutes and bumped it up to 75%. The vest kept me very comfortable and prevented me from losing my core heat. In fact, I stopped for gas and while I was filling up, I could feel it generate some serious heat. As for fit, it runs a little large. I'm 6' & 170 lbs and I got the medium, usually take large. One drawback is the location of the controller. It would be much more useful if the controller was located somewhere more accessible. I will probably end up getting the larger battery for the vest which puts the controller on a short wire which looks like it would be long enough to hang down below the bottom of my bike jacket. Overall, very happy with the purchase so far and as for dealing with Revzilla, what more can I say. They're great to deal with and plan to shop there for other bike gear.
March 1, 2014
I get a little disturbed by reading all these review, are they fake, does the person know what they are talking about. Let say I have been riding rain or shine, 12 months a year, NW, SE and Central US. I have riden across the Northern US in Late Fall. So I have riden in every kind of weather. I have two battery vests, this product, while it is great it is not as warm as my other, but more comfortable, better fitting. I have ride at 8 degrees F with this under a quality winter riding jacket, riding pants, and heated gloves. On Med it will surfice for my 40 min ride and on Hi, it is warm and pleasent. I am looking at the gloves and wounder if they are as good as the vest, because my current gloves are hard wired and I want the freedom from the wires. But ther reviews are all over the place. If someone has used them, really used them, in cold weather, I would like to know the results. For those who ride at 40 and claim there hands are cold in the gloves, well, I where my summer gloves at 45, so that review is of no help. Bottom dollar, the vest works, but if you need a full winter jacket at 45, you will never find anything, short of a snowmobile suit, to keep you warm.
January 29, 2014
Not a bad choice
This was purchased on a low budget, to provide warmth while riding. For this price range, this vest is very nifty. It does a pretty good job of keeping your upper half warm. Although riding below freezing temps, 100% power is the only viable option to keep you warm and that kills the battery life. I'd say after a month, battery life operating at 100% (talking fully charged each and every time before rides) lasts about 45mins to an hour and a half. After that, there's some heat but not very much. Always keep that charger on you!
January 27, 2014
Does what it is supposed to do.
I received the vest yesterday and had a chance to try it out this morning. 27 degrees for my short ride to work here in Missoula, MT. Because this vest is battery powered I would recommend, for a short commute like mine, that you power it up a couple of minutes before you leave. It doesn't heat up as quickly as one powered by the bike. However, the convenience of not being tethered to the bike is significant. There are only 3 small heating elements in the vest. Two on the chest, one on the back. But, for my purposes it's great. I don't expect this piece to replace full-on heated gear for an extended trip in cold wet weather. But if you're looking to keep your core warm it's terrific. Coupled with heated grips it's just what I need. I go back and forth between medium and large in this type of gear and medium was just right. Tight enough to feel heat without being binding. It looks great off the bike and it is a very good layer even when it's not running on the battery.
January 16, 2014
Keeps You Warm
Excellent warming vest. I received the vest as a gift and as soon as I charged the battery I put it to the test. It instantly got warm. Can't wait to try it on the road.
January 14, 2014
Great product. Right size is crucial.
Love it. My chest size is between two listed sizes. I went with the larger size as people said they run small but it's still too big. I have a 42" chest. When I wear a coat/jacket over my vest it brings the heating panels closer to my body and traps the warm air. When this one fails I'll definitely buy another one but a size smaller. I wouldn't take this thing off for the first 2 weeks.
January 6, 2014
I've been riding in mid 30's to mid 40's with this on under my leather, over a thermal, and It works great! I even wear it on cold windy days when I'm walking my dog. On the high setting, the pads get hot. This vest along with the LTD gloves makes all the differance in the world. I can ride for hours, and still feel comfortable.
December 7, 2013
Pros. The best part about this vest is you dont have to be tethered to your bike. This vest can be used anywhere at anytime, light weight, lots of storage, battery lasts the 2.5h thats posted, the one thing that everyone wants to know before purchasing a product like this is does it output the temperature that they promote and yes, using calibrated tools I recieved 130 degrees throught the padding over the top of the heat sink.
Cons. (Im 6'1") its a little to long which maks it bunch up a bit when sitting down, the collar when zipped up all the way pushes on the neck.
Overall this is an awesome vest and im looking forward to purchasing more of the mobile worming gear.
December 2, 2013