No. 1 Never leave home without it on during the months of October through to May;
No. 2 Remember to plug it in! It does not work if it is not plugged in.
I love my heated vest. I don’t care if I get called a wimp or laughed at, I am warm and toasty and that’s all that matters to me.
The vest itself by it’s very nature obviously only keeps the top part of your body warm but it seems to work that with my top half warm my arms and legs don’t really feel the cold, at least that’s the case for me. I do wear a set of Dainese base layers underneath which I purchased from BikeStop in Stevenge, these cost about £100. When you get them out of the box they look like they are made for a toddler but when you put them on they stretch over you and are a really nice fit and most importantly, keep me warm. I even wear these when I am walking the dog under my normal clothes.
I bought my vest from Infinity Motorcycles in Watford. The vest does need to be a snug fit so I would recommend trying one on first for size. It cost about £100 and comes with the bits you need to wire the plug part straight to the battery on the bike.
My other half purchased the optional extra battery pack with his vest, which cost around £80, as he prefers to keep his switched on when we get to places and are walking around.
A definite purchase for even the hardened biker – its underneath your jacket so its okay, no one will see it 😉