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Aerostich Kanetsu AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest

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This electrically heated gear has a unique and patented inflatable insert which not only blocks external drafts better than any conventional liner, it also insulates you better. And while it's doing that it also gently urges the heating elements closer to you for a more efficient heat transfer. You'll ride warmer, in greater comfort with less electrical load on your bike.

Traditionally, having an efficient electric garment has meant suffering an uncomfortably close-fitting movement-restricting designs. The Airvantage insert allows you to adjust its exact fit, insulation and overall closeness with a few breaths of air. This feels like a soft warm hug.

Black WINDSTOPPER® smooth outer fabric blocks drafts 100% and packs down small. (US Pat. #7,891,019) Includes: fused, lighted coil cord hookup and power switch. Specify QuiConnect 2, SAE or BMW connectors. 45 watts / 3.3 amps.

Features easily zippered on/off sleeves for multi functionality. Sleeves do not contain electrics. Draws only 45 watts/3.3 amps (works with all BMW can-bus power outlets). Black. S–XL. Made in USA

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Solid +Packs SmallReview by TxBeemer
Living in central Texas and just receiving this heating vest, I can't give a thorough review at this time. I can say that the vest seems very well made with quality materials. The overall design is very well thought-out. The vest packs small (a key buying point for me) so packing for long rides in uncertain weather conditions shouldn't be an issue in my GS's panniers. Between heated grips, seat, and now my heated torso; if it gets a little nippy goin through the pass, I should be copacetic. (Posted on 4/30/12)
Warm and workingReview by Brian J
I recently purchased an AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest from Aerostich.
One word...AWESOME!!!! Totally impressed with the innovative design and construction quality. This is my first purchase from you guys, and my first electric product for riders so all I can say is: THANK YOU for making it a great first experience!
Thanks again for the excellent product and great customer service. Aerostich ROCKS!!!

Brian J (Posted on 3/21/12)
Just right!Review by Joel
I looked at several other vests before ordering the Kanetsu. The Tour Master sizing chart for a 40" chest, my size, had a 42" waist, 10" over my size. The Kanetsu vest fit me very well, and the air bladder gives a perfect fit and seems like it would tailor to any shape of torso. I have an XR650R, converted to street use, with a dual 125W output stator. I am using a regulator/rectifier with a battery eliminating capacitor on one output to run the vest. It was 23 F when the vest came. I put it under some insulated coveralls and went for a ride. I was cozy warm! I highly recommend this vest. (Posted on 2/13/12)
Aerostich Kanetsu AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest Review by Sertaç Tülek
I would firstly like to thank you. I gave the order, one week later, came to Turkey. Vests are very successful do not feel the cold in this cold winter days. Thank you. (Posted on 2/11/12)
Perfect for Virginia wintersReview by brian
I'm still dialing it in, but the Kanetsu vest is probably the best gear purchase I've made for cold weather. The quality is great- the stitching, cable management, and fabric are top notch. The power switch is easy to use with gloves, and its status light is so bright that I just look at the red glow on my handlebar to verify it's turned on.

I've run the gamut from roasting to freezing in my effort to figure out what works, and these are the configurations I've come up with for the best comfort, particularly since I don't have the temperature controller:

>60F: Any shirt as a base layer, vest powered off with bladder blown up under a riding jacket.
>50F: Long sleeves with the vest powered on over it, followed by my riding jacket
>40F: Long sleeves, vest powered on, sweater over the vest, then riding jacket. All-day comfort on a naked bike.
>25F: Same as 40F, but only for about 40 miles.

For you hard-core folks with real winters, it may be inadequate on an unfaired bike, but I used it on a rented Street Glide and I was completely fine in some really frigid weather.

Great product and I definitely recommend it. (Posted on 1/8/12)
Aerostich Kanetsu Airadvantage Vest with zip-off sleevesReview by Motormaniac
I upgraded from the regular Kanetsu vest with zip-off sleeves, to the Airadvantage. I have used the regular Kanetsu for many years. Although I was generally satisfied with the thermal benefits, I was always uncomfortable with the tight fit and the friction between the 'fuzzy' outer material of the vest and my Aerostich Roadcrafter suit, making it difficult to get in and out of the suit. The Airadvantage solves both problems with its 'adjustable' fit and its 'slippery' outer surface. Getting in and out of my Roadcrafter is easier and I'm a lot more comfortable. The thermal comfort seems to have been improved as well. I highly recommend getting the optional quick-connect cord. An excellent product, though not inexpensive - I wouldn't take a motorcycle trip without it. (Posted on 12/12/11)
3 winters nowReview by mike
Going into my 4th winter with this vest. Great investment. Last winter in Colorado -3 was the high going along the divide for 2 days. Pricey but I would buy it again. (Posted on 11/22/11)
cool jacketReview by trnsndnt
Probably one of the coolest articles of clothing I've ever purchased and certainly one of the most practical. I'm a medium guy w. not much of a belly for 52 and the vest fits very snuggly. If you're a little bigger in the gut I'd suggest going up to a large. (Posted on 11/12/11)
keeps me warmReview by jm
This vest is great, I have used it with and without the sleeves, more efficient with the sleeves, they prevent air from entering the vest if your outer shell is not wind proof. Depending on temperature you can use it different ways: Zipped or unzipped, with or without the sleeves, inflated or not , with the heat on or not. I was caught in the rain with it it, kept me dry underneath my dreached jacket! I dont go out without it .... (Posted on 8/27/11)
Good but...Review by Curtis
desperately needs handwarmer pockets to make it useful without a jacket on top of it. Ribbed cuffs on the zip sleeves would be more comfortable and fit better under the outer jacket. It's warm and it works but with its premium price not quite Great. (Posted on 4/28/11)

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

Lighted power switch coil 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.)

Lighted power switch coil cord

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

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