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Old 10-17-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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$200 plus shipping from Oz so I can get 4 hours of heat? What do I do for the second half of the day? I think I'll stick with my Widder setup. The Widder vest w/ electronic (PWM) controller is the same cost. I added the arm chaps, less fringe, for another $80. Now I'm good to ride the Texas plains in January.



An advantage might exist for this product if you switch bike frequently, but I just added extra plugs to each of my bikes for $12 or so.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:38 AM   #3
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Jett claims that a single battery will last up to 4 hours on high, 5-6 hours on medium and up to 8 hours on low
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:42 AM   #4
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I like the idea of using a vest for other activities like skiing (turn it on when you ride up the lift and turn it off when you are working up a sweat going down the double diamonds), hunting, boating, etc. No wires to route through your clothing or suit.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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The connectors look similar to the ones on my Gerbing vest. Wonder if the battery would work it?
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:35 AM   #6
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Gerbing offers a larger capacity lithium battery that they say will last 1.5 hours on full, so either the Jett vest is more efficient or has a significantly lower draw.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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Sounds like just the thing for the Slash 2 rider on your Xmas list. Help keep those Lederhosen from creaking.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:46 AM   #8
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Too pricey for my blood. I'll stick with smearing sterno over myself and lighting myself on fire!



Seriously, it' sounds cool if you have the bucks, but with heated grips and proper layering I rarely see the need.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:26 PM   #9
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Running out of batteries to charge?
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:52 PM   #10
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I use a nice thick polyester sweater under the JR Ballistic. Works great down to 33 degrees. Doesn't need any batteries at all.
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