Firstgear Dual Portable Heat Troller
First Gear Dual Portable Heat Troller
Great product if you plan on heating more than one item. Much better to be able control gloves and liner at different temps. Can't always tell which direction is high as it's not marked is the only negative I have to say.
March 26, 2013
Temporary mount is best in my opinion.
I'm 5.10, 165lbs, wear 32x32 jeans and 41" chest. I bought the jacket, pants, gloves and socks with a duel semi mount heat troller. Jacket is a size Med and I wear it over a tea shirt and under my riding jacket. Fits perfect and is light weight. Not bulky at all as the picture suggests. Pants are a size Med/Lrg. I wear them under my jeans and riding pants. The pants are not bulky either. The socks are a size Lrg. I'm a size 10 boot, and I wear them over regular cotton socks. For the best performance, you want to keep the jacket and pants close to your skin. I have tried wearing the pants over the jeans, but under my riding pants with decreased heat performance. The gloves are a size large and fit well. They seem to be water proof thus far. The jacket, pants and socks heat very well at temps down to 15deg when worn under normal riding gear. The gloves are good down to about 25deg, then fingers start to get numb. The gloves don't seem to be as good at heating as the rest of the gear, but they are quality made. I have tried every hookup combination. But hooking the jacket, pants and socks on one side of the troller, and then hooking the gloves to the other side works the best in my opinion. You can turn the gloves all the way up, and the other components heat so similar that they work well together on about a med, to med high setting. The heat troller is quality and well maid. It has flashing LEDs that are red and yellow, and flash at different rates depending on the setting. Slow flash/low, fast flash/high. All and all I am very satisfied. Quality gear and great service.
March 16, 2013
Seems heavy duty. Not a plastic piece of junk. I like that it's waterproof and small enough to pocket or hide in a tank bag pocket. I placed mine on top of my Wunderlich elephant bag and secured with the cable straps.
I must add that it would not work with my accessory plug to power a First Gear jacket. The jacket was rated at 90 watts which was too much for my 2013 BMW F 700 GS. No big deal since the troller comes with a wiring harness for direct connect to the battery.
Overall, good product overall.
February 23, 2013
The dual controller is the way to go.
The dual controller lets my wife choose a wide range of heat for her jacket liner or her gloves. In Alabama that makes 12 months a year riding possible.
January 6, 2013
It took me a little bit to figure out where to mount the unit. I finally decided to just keep it in my jacket pocket, that way I only have one connection to make to the bike when mounting/dismounting. The knobs are a bit tough to grasp with a winter gloved hand (too small). Otherwise, it is very well made and works as designed.
December 17, 2012
Easy to install
The controller is truly easy to install to the battery and attach to the Bike. I have mine on the inside front of the left saddlebag so it is easy to control with a gloved hand. I am currently only using one side of the controller for heated gloves but will be getting more heated gear very soon.
October 29, 2012
Nice to have for my commute
I ride a 200 Kawasaki Concours about 130 miles a day about 70% highway and 30% in town.
It’s a good quality product, the cables are not too long or too short, the knobs work well, but with your gloves on they are a little close together. The LEDs work as they should. The biggest problem that I have is where to put it. I tried my pocket but the wires going into and out of it are on the opposite end of the knobs and it actually worked its way out of my pocket when I was riding. I ended up setting it between my legs to make sure it wouldn’t be just hanging. That really isn’t the fault of the product but it would be helpful if they could also package it with a holder of some kind that would aid in attaching it to your clothes or bike.
But, it’s a great product and you would be happy to have it.
October 22, 2012
Keeps you warm
I ended up putting Velcro on the backside and sewed some complimentry Velcro on the outside leg of my riding pants to have this within easy reach. It's a good product. My only complaints? The cords are stiff when it's cold out and the knobs are not as easy as I'd like to operate with gloves. I don't really use the lights to gauge the heating level. You can certainly feel the level. I just check them to make sure they're on.
I have not used this in the rain so I don't know the waterproofness.
March 27, 2012