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#244 Kanetsu Airvantage® Vest

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  • #244 Kanetsu Airvantage® Vest
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  • Patented
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  • Lighted Switch Coil Cord (Off)
  • Lighted Switch Coil Cord (On)
  • Lighted Switch Coil Cord
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Aerostich Kanetsu AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest #244-245-246

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$247.00

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$247.00

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The patented inflatable insert not only blocks drafts and insulates better, but it urges the heating elements closer to your body for a warmer, more efficient heat transfer. One of the challenges to the efficiency of electric vests is the problem of conducting the heat from the elements to the rider. Traditionally, this has meant a closely-tailored (and often uncomfortably restrictive) garment for maximum heat transfer.
The AIRVANTAGE® insert solves this comfort vs. function dilemma. By blowing more or less air into the internal bladder, the overall closeness and consequent warming efficiency of the garment can be adjusted. Also, because air is an effective insulator, the warmth of the vest is greatly improved, and the air alone extends the temperature range that doesn’t require using power for heat.
This is a big advance in heated garment technology and efficiency. Includes fused power cord and lighted switch. Black Windstopper® shell made by GORE with a durable nylon lining. (Pat. #7,891,019). Specify QuiConnect 2, SAE or BMW connectors. 45 watts / 3.3 amps

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Simplifying Comfort (...a Better Power-cord)

We have been making this pretty neat coil cord power control for twenty years. I remember designing it to be an illuminated hi-low inline switch of such small dimension that it would not be a 'lump' in the middle of a compact coily power cord. We went round-and-round trying to find a switch which would allow a better functioning and packaging design. Something tactually, visually, and ergonomically lighter and cleaner.

And there still isn't anything as good in terms of simplicity and overall handy-ness. I wanted this cord switch to be so easy to use one could forgo a thermostat. They always seemed useless over-complexity...even the newer nice digital ones everyone uses now (just yesterday all were stupid power-hungry inefficient resistance rheostats). I'd used one several times but wanted something thoughtlessly simple, super-compact and field-reparable if ever needed. (This last consideration turned out irrelevant.)

It's just too easy to be riding along and without looking down move my left hand downward from the grip momentarily to find the cord lying across my left thigh and then by touch alone (finger or thumb) push or release the illuminated in-out button…then move my hand back to the left grip.

It's only one second, done without thinking, and there's no fumbling around. I can feel at a touch if the button is in high or low position to maintain temperature at a nice level all day long, with neither thought or effort. Just click-on and click-off as needed for comfort, and if there's ever question about power status a quick glance down shows the red pilot light glowing on or off through the button's cap. Even in daylight.

So today if I were for some reason forced to use some non-Aerostich electric garment, I'd still want this simple, intuitive and reliable coil cord and switch.

- Mr. Subjective 12-13

Rider Magazine Review: Aerostich Kanetsu Airvantage Electric Vest

Riding gear that fits too tightly often becomes uncomfortable on long rides. On the other hand, electric vests work better the tighter they fit, because the closer they are to your body the more heat they transfer.

But what if you’re not built the way the vest is—if, for example, the vest is cut for a rider with broad shoulders and a thin waist, and you’re just the opposite? If you buy a vest that’s big enough to fit comfortably around your midsection, it’ll be loose at the shoulders, and loose spots equal cool spots. Now there’s a solution to the problem—the new Kanetsu Airvantage vest from Aerostich.

The Kanetsu Airvantage is made of Aerostich’s TLTec 1 fleece. It has a heated collar that’s thinner and shorter than those on some other vests so it doesn’t bunch under your jacket when you fold it down. The vest is cut long in the back and shorter in the front, so it doesn’t ride up in the back or bind in the front in a seated position. It has two pockets, one on the inside for storing the power cord and another on the back that you can fold the vest into and zip shut for compact storage. The main zipper is a two-way. Continue to Full Review

Motorcycle Consumer News Review

"As expected from an Aerostich garment, the Kanetsu's overall build quality is superb. The Kanetsu lives up to Aerostich's reputation and was the best of all liners tested. Also...the Kanetsu did an admirable job of blocking windchill. Its Windstopper exterior allowed for a lower setting on the controllers to achieve the same equivalent feeling of toasty warmth as the other two liners on higher settings. Heat was evenly distributed, with no dramatic cold or hot spots detected." - April 2010 Motorcycle Consumer News Heated Riding Gear Comparison, by Moshe K. Levy.
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