The significant factors here are what microwire offers over copper wire or other technologies: it is up to 50% lighter than other heated gear and it heats almost instantly. A big caveat for the US Military was the need for gear that heated up rapidly; copper wire simply took too long to get warmed up. Within an astonishing four seconds, Gerbing's heated motorcycle gear is hot and ready to keep you toasty.
Below, you can see our Gerbing's Heated Motorcycle Gear Buying Guide which should break down the basics for you:
Most riders start with a pair of heated gloves or a heated jacket liner; the tendency is to fall in love with the stuff at that point and expand out to the rest of the Gerbing's line. For that reason we generally recommend starting off with the Dual Temp Controller as opposed to the Single Temp Controller even if you're only picking up one piece of apparel to start. It affords you a great deal more versatility in the long run.
Check out the full line of Gerbing's Heated Jackets, Gloves and Pants by visiting RevZilla.com. We also have several other Gerbing's videos available at RevZillaTV including a Gerbing's connection guide and Gerbing's sizing guides. You can compare to other extreme cold weather gear by visiting our Heated Motorcycle Gear section.
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