Mobile Warming Longmen Shirt
Poor Battery Life and
We purchased two full sets of these tops and pants in December 2014. We used them a total of 6 times with perhaps 20 hours on each on the 4 batteries and as of today (one year later) all 4 batteries have died. Now to replace them they will cost $40.00 each. Not a good investment in our opinion. We are now looking for an alternative option going forward. One other note, the pants have no draw string which leaves the waist not fitting as well as the rest of the pants and to down size would make the legs to tight.
January 16, 2016
Didn't work as well as I had hoped...
I've not tried any alternative products, but I had high hopes for the Mobile Warming shirt, based on the price and the other reviews out there. I put it to the test immediately with a long day of riding through rainy weather in the mid-40s.
I wasn't impressed. At 100%, the heat was barely noticeable, despite the shirt's snug fit, and the battery life was a joke. I think I got about 30 minutes of actually feeling the heat, and then it was done. The shirt itself is quite nice and warm, and paired with my jacket, I was in pretty good shape.
I feel as though I purchased a very expensive undershirt and batteries, and that the electrical heating part of the product just doesn't work as well as the shirt does.
December 13, 2015
I was looking for something that was thin enough to be used underneath my jacket without making me feel like I had a thick layer on underneath and this is definitely thin enough.
- I agree with another reviewer that it could use a heating element in the arms as well.
- nice addition that the shirt has a pocket for the battery to sit in
While I'm riding on the freeway to work I put it on the full setting and then wear it in the office on low.
Note that with anything, if you're cold this isn't going to automatically make you feel like you're sun bathing if you have wind hitting you. Think of it as a t-shirt that warms like a jacket. In my case I get the flexibility of riding with 2 thin layers rather than a sweater or thick liner.
All in all I would have rather paid more for an item that was more overkill - more heating elements in the chest and addition of heating element in the arms. I feel like most people are riding with this on the highest setting.
November 20, 2015
Great for late fall and early winter
I've worn this shirt a few times since receiving and it has turned out to be a great addition to my gear.
The battery is small and charges relatively quickly during the day for my trip home. Even at the highest settings I have plenty of charge for my 90 minute commute.
The fit is good and sizing is accurate to US standards.
The two downsides I found are relatively minor but could provide a major improvement.
First is the power setting really can't be changed while riding. If you find you're too hot or too cold, you need to stop to make the adjustment.
The second is the heating elements are only located on the chest and back. While these are good, adding elements in the arms would make this a perfect shirt. A second battery could be added opposite to where the current battery is located to power the arms(or the respective half of the garment).
November 9, 2015
It is a good product, the warming works good but it can heat more. Also a negative point is the battery, it should last longer.
September 7, 2015
Just What I Wanted!
I wanted a light garment with a battery pack to wear under a touring jacket. This spring I am going to start commuting a half hour each way to work, and I live in New England so the mornings will be cold. The sizes were unisex, I am a woman's size medium, and the xsmall was too tight. The small fits snugly, which is recommended for this item. As far as how it works-it heats up alright, but like I said I live in New England so won't be on the bike for another week or two. I would like to update this review after I use it.
March 30, 2015
Love the shirt, trouble with the charger
I love the shirt. It heats up fast and is very comfortable. I have had trouble with charging the battery. Just because you plug it in doesn't mean it is charging. Still need to work out this problem.
October 31, 2014
This undershirt did exactly what it was intended to do. Took it on several thousand mile trip and this shirt saved my butt from freezing due to wet weather riding. I was able to accomplish the mileage target for the days ride instead of having to stop. It kept me just warm enough and made the ride in poor weather actually enjoyable. (I hate rain) Best 140 bucks I ever spent!!
August 11, 2014