GERBING 12V HEATED JACKET LINER & BATTERY
TESTED BY: Martin MILES: 1,500 TIME: 8 months PRICE: Jacket £189.99 Battery £169.99 WEB: gerbing.co.uk If you’re like me you’ve got that biking mate who rides without ear plugs, has that Rossi T-shirt on under their leather jacket in the coldest weather or rides a sports bike in near flood-like conditions. They’re usually none the worse for it either; I just don’t know how they do it. I like to be a bit more comfortable when riding, ear plugs, a nice set of base layers and ‘wait, what’s that? A bit of rain, no thank you’. Well if that’s you too then stop reading this and order one of these heated jackets. Yes I know it’s not winter yet but it’s coming and they might sell out. Do you want to risk it?
Designed to go over a base layer and under your normal riding jacket, this little bad boy can be plugged into a battery loom so it’s nice and easy to get warm and get going quickly, we got the temperature controller too, so the heat can be regulated. As standard the heat control has two settings but if you require tropical temperatures a long press and hold of the main button will turn the heat up to 75% and 100% but both these setting come with a safety warning! I didn’t need to go any further than 50% heat but it’s nice to know it’s there if it gets Antarctic cold. Or if, like us, you use lots of different bikes or want to use it while walking the dog, fishing or watching BSB at Brands in October you can opt for the battery pack as well. The output won’t go as high as it would being wired into the bike but it’s a great addition to a great set up.