Firstgear Women's Heated Jacket Liner
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
First Gear Heated Liner
I decided to get the men's liner vs the women's as the picture seemed tapered. I'm glad I did. This liner fits great, comfortable and kept me warm in 40 degree weather for 3 hours on med temp setting. Would absolutely recommend.
March 26, 2013
Wear close to skin.
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
Love this liner!
Bought this to wear with the Firstgear heated gloves my husband surprised me with last year. AZ may be warm, but mornings in Dec. and Jan. can be below freezing, and I commute daily. Bought the 90watt version and the heat is more than adequate, even at half power. Love how the collar is also heated and nice and soft. The fit is a bit snug, but not uncomfortable, and I like how it is actually thinner than the liner that came with the jacket, so everything feels less bulky. Even if I only use this for two months out of the year, it is well worth it.
December 17, 2012
I love this jacket.
I normally wear an XL and ordered that size based on the measurement chart. The jacket seemed a bit snug but I know that it is supposed to be snug to enjoy the heat. I ordered this jacket to go with my Gerbing gloves because I do not need a dual controller to wear both. The gloves and jacket work off a single controller. I found if the temps are under 50 I can wear the jacket and gloves at full heat. At 35 degrees I was very comfortable. Above 50 I need to turn the heat down. Now I am afraid of being spoiled by the heat while I am riding. It would be nice if I did not need to wear a windbreaker to stop the wind from coming through the jacket but I guess that is why it is a jacket liner instead of a coat.
January 28, 2013
I purchased this for my wife so she would be comfortable and extend our riding season. This gear has made that possible it has provided great comfort without a lot of heavy bulk very easy to use and with the wireless controller it is just crazy not to go this route Yes I'll say it "should have bought this a long time ago!"
November 29, 2012
Nice and toasty on a very cold day (below 20 degrees F)
Jacket has a great fit and is very warm. Easy to hook up and fits inside my other jackets nicely as a liner. Kept me very warm to allow for winter riding.
January 7, 2013