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Aerostich Kanetsu AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest #244-245-246

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3 winters now Review 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 jacket Review 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 warm Review 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)
Works as described Review by Art
I should have bought this vest long ago. It makes riding in early spring temperatures enjoyable, rather than something to be endured. The inflatable feature is pure genius. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 4/27/11)
Aerostich Kanetsu AIRVANTAGE Electric Vest is very impressive. The air bladder is great too. Review by Brad
This is my second season with this vest. I use it with electric gloves. I have ridden in temperatures as low as 15 degrees and have never been cold. I like the heat generated by the vest and I also like the air bladder. With a mouth piece in the right high breast compartment, I can inflate to comfort level once it is on. I was truly amazed at how effective it is. (Posted on 11/2/09)

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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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