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Old 14-10-19, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default winter is coming. for those that get cold.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Winter-El....c100005.m1851

cut the hood off, stick it inside your textiles and connect to a usb 2A charger or usb battery pack.
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Old 14-10-19, 03:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: winter is coming. for those that get cold.

I have often wondered how those eBay cheapies would compare in terms of effectiveness / longevity compared to the name-brand heated clothing.

You can heated sleeveless fleeces for about £15 which would easily fit under most biking jackets.
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Old 14-10-19, 09:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: winter is coming. for those that get cold.

Interesting but can 10w of power really heat you up that much?

When I used to ride all year round. I found it was never my core that was cold.
More the fingers and toes and neck.
And you need your digits to control the bike effectively.
I found heated grips helped but again only on the palm of your hand rather than the fingers.

I'm just glad I no longer have to hardcore it like that. But I do miss being a more competent rider.
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Old 15-10-19, 08:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: winter is coming. for those that get cold.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Winter-El....c100005.m1851

cut the hood off, stick it inside your textiles and connect to a usb 2A charger or usb battery pack.
Nice one.Keeping core temps up helps keep fingers etc warmer.

Also if you are going for a day out have a bowl of porridge.It's a slow release food and keeps hunger away and the body core temps good

I still have me Keis inner heated gloves which are still running good getting on for 10 years!

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/101456


I found that heated grips had a point of diminishing returns e.g the better the Winter gloves I used the less heat got through to my hands whereas the Inner gloves give gentle heat to all my fingers.
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Old 15-10-19, 01:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: winter is coming. for those that get cold.

Once upon a time I rode all year round (not any more, thanks). Fundamental thing is to keep the core warm, as said by others. If your body senses it's getting cold the first thing it will do is cut blood flow to the extremities. Arms are next, I'd suggest, you won't keep hands warm if your arms are getting cold.
I found a waterproof outer over a decent jacket helped a lot, just keeping the direct wind off works wonders. A good quality merino wool undergarment is a great help too.
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