Mobile Warming Longmen Shirt
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
I can't say enough about this shirt. I usually wear a large, but had to swap for a xlarge, which allows me to wear a tshirt underneath. Customer Service was fantastic helping me with the return and ordering a new one. Definitely need to order a spare battery if running it on high. I have had it last up to 10 hours on low. Best Deal Out there.
January 1, 2014
Nice addition for cold weather riding
Bought this for an October trip through nc, wa, wv, and the south. Lots of riding in the 50s and mornings in the 40s. Did a good job of adding a little warmth and still use it regularly on local winter trips. Biggest benefit is not being connected to the bike. On and off without messing with wires. Digging the battery in and out of the small storage pocket to adjust the setting is a pain, but it is held securely and I never noticed the battery's presence while wearing the shirt. There are three smallish panels that heat up around the upper torso. Buy a size that will fit snugly to ensure the panels are held close to the skin. I wore this over a synthetic base layer and under my winter riding jacket. Is it overwhelming heat? No. Did I appreciate having it? Yes. Did it save some additional layers? Yes. Bought an extra battery to make a midday swap. I wouldn't expect one battery to last all day. Overall I'm pleased. Cheaper than all out heated gear and more versatile for other winter uses. The longman shirt and heated grips make a pretty decent cool weather combo.
December 24, 2013
Glad I had it
This spring has been cold, so I bought this shirt. So glad I had it on a week trip I took. It kept me cozy and kept me from ever feeling cold. Without it I'm sure I would have been very cold. I usually take a XL, but got a L because I wanted it tighter. Good choice. I have long arms and worried the sleeves would be shorter, but plenty long enough. I hear a fabric tear sound sometimes when I take it off, but have not found any signs of tear or wear. I'm real happy with my purchase.
May 13, 2013
Not for the cold weather rider
This shirt has to small patches over the breast area and one behind you where your spine meets your shoulders. They are the only two places that heat up. It minimal at best. I thought the whole thing got warm. Fine for a walk, but not to great to ride in 35 degree weather unless you wear your rain suit to lock 100% of the wind
February 14, 2013
Ansai battery-heated shirt is a must for cold weather
I tried this shirt under my non-perf racesuit at 45-50deg conditions, and it worked fantastic! I ordered a size smaller to reduce the bunching in the suit, and was still stretchable enough to put another polypropylene thin vest underneath this shirt. When the weather heats up, this shirt performs like a normal compression moisture-wicking longsleeve.
And, RevZilla simply has THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE of all the online dealers.
January 28, 2013