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Old 04-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Heated vest VS Heated jacket

For those of you with some heated gear experience, what do you prefer, A heated vest or full heated jacket liner. I just tried a heated vest and along with my heated gloves it was good but I did feel a little cool on my arms. Enough to bother me?? I just don't know. I did like the fact that I was not filling my jacket sleeves with more gear though.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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If it's cool enough for me to use heated gear, I prefer to use a jacket liner.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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+1 on full liner. Cold enough for warm hands & torso... warm the arms too in one shot. Plus this allows even very little layers under the gear.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Don't mess around with a vest when a liner is only a couple $ more. Most of us have a drawer full of crap we bought trying to skimp and ended up buying the right thing after all. Want to stop by my garage and shop for some half measure gear? I have it. DON'T SKIMP, do it right the first time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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One of the benefits of the jacket is that the sleeves carry the wiring for the gloves and for winter commuting it is great.

I have a vest made in Canada by Blackjack, the wire matches the wiring from battery tenders and it plugs directly in with no controller and provides a perfect level of heat.

I use the jacket a couple of months a year and the vest pretty much daily year around. I have a switch on my battery tender wire and having that vest under my pressure suit allows me to wear fewer layers and still be warm when wanted without having to stop.

I suspect like most gear related questions the right answer for you depends on what your riding, for most of my use the jacket liner even unplugged is to warm.

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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I have both - I bought the vest because my bike had limited electrical overhead. After I upgraded to a new bike with power to spare, I picked up a heated jacket liner.

However, I still use the vest pretty regularly any time the temperature in the day isn't going to drop below 35F - it packs down easily, plus it has a much higher comfort range than the jacket liner.

I agree with mooky- the vest fits my needs for the bulk of the year, but the jacket liner is needed for the deep winter months. Not everyone rides when it is 20F out there, so the jacket can be pointless for some..
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the collective input. It has nothing to do with skimping and everything to do with comfort. I did like the vest for the way it fit. But I am thinking now to just get the jacket liner. I am doing a cross country trip this year starting mid June and only want to pack a mesh jacket rain wind liner heated vest or jacket and rain coat. I do not want to have to pack a bunch of extra layers for the mountains nor do I want take two different jackets with me.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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I prefer the jacket. Its my first line of defense and is on my bike year round.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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I wear a light weight leather jacket most of the year. A heated liner goes underneath in cooler weather. It gets plugged in when it's cold.

Works much better than my previous vest, which I've not used once since I got the jacket, last fall.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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+1 on Jacket

For all the aforementioned reasons plus...

the jacket liner also doubles as a walk around jacket after the day's ride when on trips....one less item of clothing you have to pack!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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I have a Gerbing jacket that I use around Colorado November through March . Wind stopper fleece the rest of the time is what I carry . I am in the market for a vest for some winter days.
I would get the jacket if I wasn't going to get anything else .
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:22 PM   #12
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I've worn a vest for years for cold weather rides & commutes & it has served me well, but when & if the aerostich vest fails me, I'll go for the full jacket. Pricey but worth it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #13
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Don't forget to wear an insulating layer over the top of your electrics and just a light wicking layer underneath.This gives you the best heat transmission to you and prevents heat loss.
Electrics should fit snug,not tight,on you.
I Like a Gore windstopper or similar over layer and the best thing is that this layer will serve the majority of your off bike needs too.

Some electric liners have insulation,others are just a shell covering the electrics.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #14
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I have owned both. I gave the vest away, after I got my Jacket liner. I like having warm arms.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #15
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I have owned both. I gave the vest away, after I got my Jacket liner. I like having warm arms.

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Me too - bought a vest - arms got cold - bought a Warm-n-Safe heated liner.

A very nice addition was a Columbia Omni-Heat fleece to wear over the liner. It has a reflective metallic liner that keeps me toasty even in the very cold stuff. But - it's not too bulky.
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