James_H Posted November 17, 2007 Share Posted November 17, 2007 I am going to buy some heated clothing this month, a jacket liner and gloves. They will be for my wife but might buy some for me also. I have been looking at the options. I found there are two main vendors (maybe three), Gerbring and Warm and Safe. A third option appears to be the same as Warm and Safe, Powerlet. Price is part of the consideration. However, I believe you get what you pay for. A set of Powerlet (maybe same as Warm and Safe) is being sold on the ST Forum for about $380 (Jacket liner, gloves, and controller). The same items would cost about $100 more from Gerbring. or from Warm and Safe. Considerations, I like the G3 gloves from Gerbring. They look light and supple. My wife shies away from the thicker gloves because they are thick and make hand motion awkward. Also Gerbring appears to sell a smaller size in their line. I like the look of the Gerbring controller. It looks streamlined and while looks aren’t everything, it does indicate some attention to detail. This might well carry through to the clothing. Warm and Safe makes a big deal about their controller being solid state pulse width modulation for heat control. It would seem that this should be uniform for both vendors but I have not found out how the Gerbring works. Having said all that, the savings of $100 must be considered, potentially $200. I’d welcome any options on these selections particularly if you have used both. Thanks. Jim Link to comment
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