Firstgear Heated Jacket Liner
Perfect jacket liner
This jacket is excellent for the money and it comes with the controller. I wear a tshirt this jacket and my leather it 20 degree weather and warm cannot feel and chill covers neck also. Recommend this to anyone
November 11, 2013
I am built rather square and sport a bit of a belly. The Gen 3 90watt is snug in the belly with ample room in the chest and shoulders.
This is the most comfortable jacket ever! I have ridden with heated gear for over 10 years and the features on this gear are great. everything tucks nicely away, the jacket is slim and fits perfectly beneath both my leathers and my Aerostich Roadcrafter.
Heat is outstanding! It is hot enough to ride down to the 30 degrees I am willing to ride in and more often than not I turn it off before I finish my commute.
It covers the front to just below the collar bones, the back, the arms (with the exception of a lycra stretch band down the back of the arms for added snugness and comfort), and in the collar--which has a lovely plush material so my neck doesn't sweat--stays nice and warm with dedicated heating elements.
The BEST??? Is the customer service. The folks at Revzilla are the best to deal with----AND Warm n Safe (the manufacturer) are by far the very best people I have ever delt with in any business anywhere! They are dedicated, helpful, and always there when problems arise (I had a pair of ratty old FG gloves that WnS took care of in the very best way possible). I cannot say enough positive about this company!
November 4, 2013
Great jacket liner.
I've used my First Gear heated jacket liner and gloves for the last two winters, riding in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. My coldest day riding started out at around 12 degrees F and never went above freezing - no problem. Pair this jacket liner with the glove liners, then slide them into a good winter glove like the Tourmaster Winter Elite (buy a size larger for the liner) and you can ride in about anything.
October 1, 2013
Cool and Hot Spots, Inexact Fit
I bought this liner and "tested" it on a 1000-mile ride in late November (temps low 40s to high 30s). After that experience, I returned it and bought a Gerbing liner that looked nearly identical, but fit much better and heated more evenly. The First Gear had several "cool spots" that weren't covered by the heating elements, and the overall fit wasn't good. All heated liners are supposed to fit very snugly under a riding jacket, and while the First Gear fit properly across my chest, it was tight at the abdomen, was short and didn't cover well at the belt line, especially in back, and the sleeves were too short. By comparison, I've been totally satisfied with the competitor's liner, though it was more expensive.
September 25, 2013
does the job well
ok its heated gear so I have only had one chance to use it so far on one very chilly morning here in the Adirondacks. will have ample opportunity in a few more weeks. As it was only what we call chilly here about 50 degrees I did not need more than a low setting on the controller to be more than toasty, my wife has the same liner and used it more than I and has never been cold since she acquired it last year. We routinely ride in temps in the mid to high 30's here in the northeast so they are almost a necessity unless you want to be the Michelin man. get an appropriate size for a snug fit I wear a large for most items and went with a medium and it is very snug but comfortable and transfers heat well only need a base layer long sleeve under the liner to be good to go. Highly recommend the liner as an essential true cold weather piece of equipment, has integrated connections for heated gloves and pants as well, so your covered for those connections easily.
August 26, 2013
It fit perfectly. I ordered a medium and it fits well under my jacket, and its very warm!
June 25, 2013
I love heated liner
I was a bit skeptical of heated gear before I bought this, but I would forego a lot of other things before giving it up now. Being able to put some heat back into your core really helps on longer rides in cooler weather.
April 22, 2013
This liner is well thought out.
I've been wearing heated gear since the '70s. I have four heated vests in the closet now plus this liner. Blame my wife for number five. She got the ladies version a couple of months ago and has been bugging me to get one ever since. I'm glad she did...always listen to your wife. I have the 90 watt version and it does everything I hoped. It is thin with no insulation so it fits under my tight armoured leather jacket. I'm a size medium, but I ordered a small to get a snug fit to eliminate any bunching and to increase the heat. There are stretch panels to aid a tight fit and they are at their max when I'm in the riding position...perfect. The heat output is great and having heated sleeves is a real improvement over just a vest. I'll never need any more heat and yet it never threathens to burn me. I use a simple on off switch and don't see the need for a controller. Both my wife's 750 Gixer and my R1 power our 90 watt liners at idle with juice to spare. I've repaired and modified plenty of electric garments over the years and like how the wiring is easily accessed via a zipper. Another nice touch is the main power cord is adjustable for length. I also like the elastic in the cuffs. It holds the sleeves down well and isn't as bulky as knit material. Plus the liner is attractive enough to double as a windbreaker when you are off the bike. There are just three things I would change: 1) Eliminate the collar. Any collar just serves to push your helmet down over your eyes if you are in the sport bike crouch with your headed tilted back. 2) Change from traditional coiled heating wire to the new micro heating wire for even less bulk and more durability. 3) Improve the fastening of the heat wiring in the heating pads so it is no longer capable of coming in contact with an adjacent coil. If they touch, the extra heat can melt the insulation and short out the wiring leaving everything dead beyond that point...don't ask.
March 26, 2013