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Old 11-12-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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gerbing vs. kanestu fit

I'm tryin to decide on a heated liner. i tried a gerbing for the day but the sleeves and torso were too short (wrong size). never tried the kanetsu. both seem to have comparable power output. those that have the gorewindstopper version. do you find it warmenough with the thinner fabric? those with the tltec windbloc. do you find it keeps enough of the wind out? how loose do you actaully find the sleeves?

also, does anyone know if gerbing torso height varies with sleeve length?

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Old 11-12-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Hi,

Sorry,a Kanetsu will never approach the Gerbing,or a Warm n Safe,for heat output.
And yes,I've tried them all!
Currently have the Warm n Safe jacket liner and still have the Kanetsu windblock(it stays in the closet most of the time)

Any of them should be snug on you,to allow maximum heat transfer.

The Kanetsu actually runs a bit large.have a large in the Warm n Safe and it fits fine,the Kanetsu large is a bit loose.

Can't compare with Gerbing,I had an older one and the sizing was different from the current versions.You really need to measure yourself and size according to the website or find a stocking dealer.
If you happen to be close to the Cycle World MC show that's around the country this fall/winter,you can find Gerbing there with lots of product to try on/buy.


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Old 11-12-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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good to know about the heat output, thx!
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:28 AM   #4
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I have the newer Kanetsu Windstopper version and it indead blocks the wind, completely. I have ridden to a low of 20 (with Roadcrafter overtop) and I was fine with it and no other insulation. I have a fleece vest I may wear overtop of it when it gets really cold.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:40 AM   #5
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When I purchased my Darian jacket, its oversized, but for some reason or another the forearms where very tight, even after break in. (Strange, but most motorcyclists I know Have large forearms) I used the Tec 1 or the thinner liner with my Darian, I recently purchased an old style Kanestu on sale from stich, I got the thinner one without the Gore windstopper, glad I did or it would be useless as now the forearms are really tight.
So what I am trying to say if your tight in the forearms, you may consider the thinner one.
Although I have only used this liner, other than nit being able to really bend my elbows, it doesn't ride up in the midsection when properly cinched, its just on and off with no infinate setting and I have found it not to be hot, nor cold in 70MPH at 25 degrees for 40 minutes.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:36 AM   #6
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I'm tryin to decide on a heated liner. i tried a gerbing for the day but the sleeves and torso were too short (wrong size). never tried the kanetsu. both seem to have comparable power output. those that have the gorewindstopper version. do you find it warmenough with the thinner fabric? those with the tltec windbloc. do you find it keeps enough of the wind out? how loose do you actaully find the sleeves?

also, does anyone know if gerbing torso height varies with sleeve length?

thx.
Bought a Darien and the Kanestu (SP) Liner. I felt no heat a @ 45 Degrees. I ended up with a new gerbings. I recently rode to Indiana in temps ranging from 30 - 65 degrees. I am glad I bought the Gerbings. Kept me warm. the Darien is like a tank you can wear. I also bought the AD1 pants.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:47 PM   #7
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the one thing i didnt like about the gerbing i had for a day was the powerport. it was jabbing me in the ribs the whole 300miles i wore it. i'm surprised i didn't have a bruise after it. but i definately think they could have done better with that piece.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #8
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I like the warmnsafe over the gerbing because of the stretchy material on the sides to hold it close to you. It also seems like the wires don't move around so much inside the jacket and it is a little more of a lower profile jacket... (no insulation, but very warm when layered over).

I also have the aerostich airvantage with zip in sleeves.. it does great but there is no warmth on your arms so it stays in the closet most of the time.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:46 PM   #9
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I have two Kanetsu liners, windblock and the lighter (green one.) Both are a loose fit compared to a Gerbling's I tried some years ago. I've been told that the Kanetsu's don't produce as much heat as the Gerbling, nor do they don't pull the same power either. I'm not sure that's true, but I have found the Windblock model, a 200 weight, to be almost too warm. It seals off air flow to your torso very effectively and I often don't bother to turn it on the first hour of the ride in near freezing temps when wearing my Darien. The Windblock worked too well for me, and because of our mild winters, I bought the lighter un-windblock model. I find it a good compromise as long as whatever you wear over it does a good job of sealing out the wind.

The fit is generous, both. Both have plenty of room in the sleeves and torso but the heavier Windblock is tight in the forearms under my Darien. Both liners also do well as separate jackets post ride. Color might be a little strange ... do they still make that electric blue one?
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:09 PM   #10
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I have the Kanetsu Airvantage vest with zip on sleeves

Rarely need to plug it in, it's so friggen warm
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:00 PM   #11
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the one thing i didnt like about the gerbing i had for a day was the powerport. it was jabbing me in the ribs the whole 300miles i wore it. i'm surprised i didn't have a bruise after it. but i definately think they could have done better with that piece.
You're jacket is too small
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #12
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I have the Kanetsu Airvantage vest with zip on sleeves

Rarely need to plug it in, it's so friggen warm
+ one on the airadvantage.........close adjustable fit makes all the difference........I wear mine over a tee shirt in 30 to 40 degree weather and under a Darien.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:17 AM   #13
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You're jacket is too small
that may be. but they still have the worst design for the powerport.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:40 PM   #14
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Gerbing

Talk to Gerbing. I bought mine at their display at one of the motorcycle shows in which they were exhibiting. They measured me and found that none of their standard 37 sizes fit me as well as they would have liked, so they custom made mine at no extra cost! That's service.
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