Firstgear Single Portable Heat-Troller
It does it's job (but I'm still deciding where to place it)
Yes, it's simple and it works just fine. Thing is I still wonder how to wear it in case of a sudden need for jacket temp adjustment. I wonder it is supposed to wear it inside the jacket pocket (?). Got to build something to place it where I could use it while riding though.
June 7, 2016
Wonderful add on for heated gear
Installs easy, just like a battery tender. Maked it easy to control my heat level on my jacket. Be sure to unplug when you get off the bike. Other than that it works great. I only have a heated jacket to the single controller is all I needed.
March 15, 2016
I did have the wireless one that kept going out. This wired one works much better. Heat is constant and gets the digits very warm in 20 degree weather.
January 19, 2016
Variable controller works great. Even minor adjustments make a noticeable difference.
March 30, 2015
good product kept me warm
nice product can adjust the temp as needed kind of on the bulky wiring not sure if wireless is better but no complaints for what it is.
March 16, 2015
Works Great, would like to see micro click dial adjuster and lanyard holder
I purchased this to power a pair of Firstgear heated leather gloves, so I had to add a Y-Connector to split power for right and left gloves.
Installation was simple, and there is plenty of cord between the battery terminal and the female input plug to which the dial adjustment unit on the Troller plugs in. However, I would have liked another 8 to 12 inches of lead on the Troller side of that female connection to make it easier for me to locate the Troller dial adjuster unit where I wanted. Also, I'd like to see Firstgear provide a lanyard set-up so that the entire unit can be easily bound and then hung around my neck and under my jacket with a nice factory delivered package. I actually rigged a lanyard and some single wrap Velcro straps to accommodate an easy arrangement for storage on the inside of my jacket to which I plug the y-connector that threads down each of my sleeves.
The Troller dial adjuster does not have any markings to let you know that temperature or power is set to any level such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full-On, and there is no micro-click to the dial adjuster. The lack of micro-click makes me think that during a ride the dial will work it's way higher or lower by rubbing on clothing while under my jacket, and the lack of markings is an issue because I fail to have an exact baseline for settings that I can correlate to outside temperature. I'll probably use some white paint to set a few index points to use as reference to outdoor temperature to help avoid adjustments during a ride.
With that said, I used the Heat-Troller and gloves this past Saturday on a 100 mile ride and the set-up worked great!
October 13, 2014
I waited too long to get my heated gear. I LOVE my warm fingers now on the winter rides!
April 10, 2014
Works well, consider the remote troller
Hooked up easily to the battery connectors on my bike. Simple adjustable control for heated gear - off to 100% power.
Downside - since I put it in a jacket pocket, I can't adjust the power while on the bike. Consider getting the slightly more expensive remote heat controller.
October 28, 2013