Heated clothing question. Klan or Gerbing or Chilli?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Merlin, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    I am thinking of getting a heated jacket liner with sleeves.
    I can get Klan for £119 plus carriage and Gerbing for £149 plus.
    Chilli i havent lloked at but I know it exists.
    I am more concerened about fit and comfort and reliability than the
    price, although cheaper is nice
    Gerbing has lifetime warranty on electrics. Any experience anyone of
    any of these makes?
    Thanks for replies
    Merlin, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. Merlin

    Lozzo Guest

    Merlin says...
    Gerbing seems to be well worth the slightly higher costs. Wik and Suze
    have some of their heated gloves and swear by them.
    Lozzo, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. Merlin

    wessie Guest

    Merlin emerged from their own little world to say

    has some info on various heated clothes. There are some makes you have not
    considered: Giali & Widder.

    Get one with a variable heat control e.g. Chilli
    wessie, Jan 31, 2005
  4. Merlin

    muddycat Guest

    I have a Gerbing's jacket liner. It rocks. I tried a pair of gloves, but
    I had to turn the jacket up to 'way too hot' before I could feel any
    warmth in the gloves. I talked to the factory about the mismatch and
    they said they would be happy to sort this at no charge.
    muddycat, Jan 31, 2005
  5. Merlin

    Preston Kemp Guest

    I've had a Chilli for around 4 years & it's still going strong. I'll
    recommend them all day long, not just because they work perfectly, but
    also because the guy who designed & sells them (Steve Attwood) is an
    out & out biker. He was a test rider for Triumph in the 90s, & also won
    the 1993 Iron Butt rally.
    Preston Kemp, Jan 31, 2005
  6. Have a look at the Widder stuff - I've had a Widder heated waistcoat
    for the last 4 or 5 years and it's been absolutely excellent. The only
    problem I've had was this year when the lead on the bike packed up and
    the socket bit was too corroded to bung another lead onto it.

    Widder sent me a new one free of charge which was damn decent of them
    and the design of the plug looks less likely to corrode.
    Simon Atkinson, Jan 31, 2005
  7. Merlin wrote
    Probably best you don't know what I am thinking.

    I can get a set of thermals the dear way mail order from the Damart
    catalogue for about a fifth of that.

    Damart. Loverly fit it is. Snug.
    steve auvache, Feb 1, 2005
  8. Merlin

    dwb Guest

    One day you will try heated clothing... and then you will understand.

    Thermals work - but they don't work for hours on end - and if you go inside
    at any point, then you overheat.

    If (when) I get a newer bike, I will be going for the 'wimp' options.

    dwb, Feb 1, 2005
  9. Merlin

    Preston Kemp Guest

    It's not just when you go inside either. When I was doing the
    Swindon-Brum run every day, I'd crank up the thermostat on the Chilli
    for the motorway, then turn it right down when I hit the slow-moving
    traffic near Brum.

    If I just relied on thermals & layers to keep warm on the M5, I
    would've been a sweaty soggy mess by the time I fought through the Brum
    Preston Kemp, Feb 1, 2005
  10. dwb wrote
    Heated extremities I could go with and may even do it one day but
    anything else, especially when the solution is to put a vest on and
    swear blind it is a tee shirt under me jumper, is a waste of money imo.

    There is no such thing as a body overheating, unless you are foreign.
    steve auvache, Feb 1, 2005
  11. I can recommend Gerbing, they have an adjustable setting, and best of
    all all the bits connect to each other so there are no long leads all
    over the place. But I expect fit and availability are really the
    deciding factors. All makes seem to have a following so there are no
    bad products, only personal preferences
    nehpetsthegrey, Feb 4, 2005
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