Firstgear Women's Heated Jacket Liner
Made all the difference
I ride long distance all winter and need heated gear. Never having used it before, I was surprised at how big the wires are. Once on, very comfortable and the liner heats quickly and coverage is very good except right under the arms and down. In order to get the gloves warm enough, the jacket needs to be cranked up a little higher than may be needed, so rather than the t-shirt I started with, I put on a light thermal long sleeve shirt then the liner, kept it just a little further from my skin and worked very well. Elastic around the waist would be nice but overall a very good product.
November 11, 2014
I'm a long time rider, but this is my first heated garment. Absolutely love it. fits snug so it puts the heat right on to you, and man can it crank the heat. I use the remote dual controller with it and at 75% this thing is theraputic. Feels like a heating blanket on your back - lower back and across your kidneys. On long days in the saddle it is fantastic. No more achey back pain from 12 hours in the saddle! Heats your chest arms and back. Cord lengths are just right - just enough slack on the glove cords to be able to plug in on the go. Really like this unit. Why did I wait so long? Currently using it on a 2013 Harley Road King CVO. Look out winter, here I come.
October 7, 2014
Good bang for the buck
Purchased 65 watt to use with the CBR250. No strain on charging system at all. Utilizing Sedici HotWire gloves with the liner and keeps me warm. 43 Degrees so far on my 1 hour morning commute and kept me toasty with just a polo underneath, Should be good well down into the 30's. Feel the warmth on back, chest, arms and neck. I have 42" chest and the medium fits snug.
September 30, 2014
good fit and quality
It hasn't been cold enough to need it yet, but I can say the quality of the stitching and overall manufacturing is good. It is a true fit (usually wear a large in jackets and this large fits as it should). Outer gear fits comfortably over this liner.
September 22, 2014
I have used both FirstGear and Gerbing heated gear extensively. I ride year round and must use heated gear daily from late fall to early spring. FirstGear takes pride in making their jacket liner light. They say that if the weather warms up, you won’t have to take off the jacket liner, just turn it off. The Gerbing is heavier and provides warmth even when turned off. The FirstGear liner is a little too light for me and the heating is not as good as the Gerbing. It just doesn’t warm up as much as the Gerbing.
Both the Gerbing and FirstGear have failed on me, so I keep the FirstGear as a backup for the Gerbing.
The biggest annoyance of the FirstGear is getting a hold of their service. If you are lucky enough to actually get someone you will find that they are far more knowledgeable than the Gerbing Tech’s.
July 28, 2014
Excellent for changing weather in Colorado
I have only ridden with this liner on 4-5 times but just having it in my side bag gives confidence. Paired this with the dual heat troller remote and it works great. Like most have said, only need to use half wattage to feel comfortable. Was caught in a nice/hailstorm and got soaked. Temp dropped 20 degrees. Turned on the jacket and heated gloves and it took care of the chill. Definitely recommend for three season riding. I am 6' 210 with 34/35 sleeve length and the XL fits great. Tried L but too tight.
July 28, 2014
lovely and warm
The first time I wore the jacket liner it was freezing ,I was getting too hot so I turned it off ,I soon turned it back on .Also its quite nice to wear when you get arrive at your destination,when you take off your riding jacket ,tuck in all the plugs and enjoy your coffee,I have had a few comments on how it looks.
June 30, 2014
Money well spent!
Got gloves at first cause I felt that's all I needed but I didn't like the wire running thru my jacket and sleeves. So I bought the jacket liner so Id have the glove wiring there with any jacket I wanted to wear.over it. That worked better but then I added the wireless controller. Wow it is a whole new world of simple there we really like this setup. Id recommend anyone looking into heated gear to do it just like that get the jacket liner,gloves and wireless controller and you are set.
April 28, 2014