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snaffle

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heated clothing
« on: February 29, 2016, 09:26:49 PM »
I had the good fortune to be given a BMW Motorrad heated vest. It's a few years old as I had trouble trying to find a replacement attachment. Used it for the first time today when the temp gauge on the bike showed -1.5 degrees ... on low it was like toast (although it is a medium size so the fit was 'snug'), didn't even attempt the high setting  :bgrin I am well impressed  :thumbup2

The question is, are heated gloves just as good? The heated grips are OK for palms of the hand but my fingers were like icicles. Do heated gloves give off similar heat as the vest?

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 09:41:02 PM »
I was close to buying a pair when I was commuting to Cardiff but found hand guard extensions kept the wind off my finger tips,  tried gloves at a bike show and they were toasty.

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 09:54:56 PM »
I think it depends on where the heating elements of the gloves are. My Keis liners are in between the fingers so my hands don't get cold but not toasty, it's just enough to take the chill off but the Gerbing (I think) I have tried on had the heating up the back of the hands and they felt much warmer.

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 11:05:54 PM »
Keis gloves aren't the same as the glove liners, they heat most of the hand and are "great" apparently.

vest is meant to be snug Snaffle, closer it is to your skin the more efficient it is, Keis recommend you wear it over a t-shirt but under everything else, had mine on Low and was "toasty" all day Sunday :bgrin

BTW, there's a 20,000mAh battery that fits the Keis gear on eBay for 32, the 6,800mAh version I have for my vest lasts up to 4 hours on Low so that should last all day...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361443021237

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 08:14:01 AM »
I've got the rst battery operated gloves like Charlesy said the heating elements are on the back of the hand they do get really toasty on Hi I just put them on low last all day too not cheap at 150 though 
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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 05:43:42 PM »
The keiss gloves are awesome and plug into the keiss vest too. Medium setting is toasty with max way too hot!
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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 08:19:15 PM »
There's a guy on the Strom forum that has put a heated car seat cover inside a jacket, not sure if you'll be able to see the thread.
http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=28754.0

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 11:14:49 PM »
Just genius Yoyo.
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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 12:48:14 PM »
Like it Yoyo !  :cool :cool
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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 12:56:37 PM »
and if you want a heated seat, you can get a bare element off ebay for 13 each with high/low/off temperature switch...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281675895855

ok, so that's a pair but I'm sure someone would go halfs :thumb

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 06:19:54 PM »
If it's heated seats your after, better ask Rockcatch. Got them on him explorer.  :coolio

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 10:08:42 PM »

and if you want a heated seat, you can get a bare element off ebay for 13 each with high/low/off temperature switch...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281675895855

ok, so that's a pair but I'm sure someone would go halfs :thumb

Would I be able to feel that much heat through all the layers/trousers? :dunno

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 07:39:49 AM »
I use the same heated vest and battery powered heated gloves I use for diving. At least I got VFM from them as I haven't had a chance to do a dive for a while now.

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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2016, 02:31:37 PM »
M&P currently have an offer on AlpineStar heated gloves.
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Re: heated clothing
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2016, 02:36:05 PM »
Would I be able to feel that much heat through all the layers/trousers? :dunno

only one way to find out, buy one, stick it on a battery and sit on it with your gear on :thumb