want to ride all year round in comfort, then I recommend a heated waistcoat
from either of these companies:
I recently (Nov.
1998) purchased latest long sleeved heated jacket from Giali and will report
results in due course.
you've tried one you will wonder how you ever managed without one before
1999 - jacket returned to manufacturer to repair - loose connection. Posted
off and returned within 7 days.
When working jacket
is very hot, has to be worn over two thin layers of clothing as control
switch costs extra. My outer jacket inner linings are no longer required.
- December 1999:
I see the new
connector has been altered slightly so that connection is firmer but if
you walk away from bike, forgetting to disconnect, (am I the only rider
to do this?) the connector doesn't 'part' easily, as the old one did but
the wires do!! Letter to Giali.
working after one months use this winter. Has been returned to suppliers
for repair. Very disappointing! Repaired and returned after about 10 days.
New cable supplied FOC.
- Jan. 2001
Inline Fuse is
now 7.5 amp and no longer 'blows' as the original 5 amp one did.
working well although with the mild winter I have not had to use too often
so far. Even so I have used it on many successive days successfully.
New Heated Material from GORIX
This is a new
material that will hopefully make winter biking much more comfortable in
the future. At present heated bike jackets rely on wire to circulate
the heat. GORIX material does
away with the need for vulnerable embedded wires. The whole garment
conducts low power electricity - great potential.
New bike garments
about to be announced - Winter 2001