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Aerostich Kanetsu TLTec Wind Blocker Electric Vest

Aerostich Kanetsu TLTec Wind Blocker Electric Vest

Product Review (submitted on November 23, 2010):
My first Aerostich electric vest was a 1997 model "Unobtainium." It gave me a good ten years of toasty service in year-round riding in the Midwest. Good deal. Then it gave me another three years of lukewarm service (I think one of the two resistance wires in it failed, so it lost half its heat). Then it failed completely last Saturday (naturally, during a 320-mile trip in sub-freezing weather).

Today, I tried on my wife's Kanetsu vest, which we purchased last summer for a two-up trip to Colorado. It is, in theory, the same size as my old vest. But while the Unobtainium was snug-but-comfortable, the Kanetsu is too tight to allow breathing.

So, the warning: if you're replacing an old Unobtainium vest with a Kanetsu, don't be surprised if the new vest is too small.

Other than that, it's a great product.