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With the winter riding season upon us, the cold weather is enough to require a change in our riding attire. And for some that means you either park your bike until spring, or bundling up like the "Stay Puff Marshmallow Man" - but it doesn't have to be that way. Luckily Tourmaster a leader in motorcycle riding apparel has released the Synergy Pro-Plus heated 12v jacket/liner.  When Tourmaster sent us a couple of jackets to try out, the timing couldn't have been better with daytime temperatures averaging between 35 and 50 degrees (F), and on a couple of occasions the temperatures hovered in the mid 20's.  For me these are the perfect riding conditions. When we first received the jackets they seemed so lightweight that my first thought was that they were mislabeled and that they where actually jacket liners, but in fact the Pro-Plus is a jacket, but when the temperatures really drop you can use it as a liner to extend your riding season to all year long. Unlike other 12v heated gear, this jacket does not require a separate thermostatic  controller, because the Synergy Pro-Plus has a built in waterproof 3-setting LED smart soft touch controller on left chest that we found to be easy to access and control. Also included was the 12v battery harness and safety fuse which eliminates the need for any other accessories to get started riding. The first day we where able to try out the jacket, the outside temperature was 45 degrees (F) and the jacket performed flawlessly, keeping us toasty warm.  But the real challenge came over the next few days when the temps took a nose dive into the mid twenties.  What we found was that at those temperatures the use of this jacket as an outside jacket was not going to cut it (and it wasn't really designed for that).  However, because of the lightweight build of this jacket we found that it made an excellent inner liner.  When we tried it with a leather jacket over it, to give us a little extra insulation and wind protection the Pro-Plus preformed great! What this means is that unlike other 12v heated products the Pro-Plus has a dual purpose, so on those cool days that only require a little extra something, you can just use it as a lightweight jacket without the need to "bundle up" and stay plenty warm.  And when it gets really cold, just use it as a liner and you're ready for anything. The jacket is made from a 100% polyester soft shell fabric which makes it wind and water resistant.  The inside liner of the jacket is 100% nylon and sports a very comfortable microfleese collar. We found the ribbed knit cuffs a nice touch in preventing wind from blowing up your sleeve thus helping keep your arms warm. The 7 flexible carbon fiber heating elements located on the chest, sleeves, back, and collar provide more than enough coverage to keep you warm. All-in-all we highly recommend the Tourmaster Synergy Pro-Plus 12v jacket. Retailing for $259.99, we think that's a small price to pay to extend your riding season well into winter. Check out the specifications below, and a link to Tourmaster to see the jacket yourself. Men's: XSM - 3XL Women's: SML - 4XL   SPECIFICATIONS: • 100% Polyester wind and water-resistant soft-shell fabric • 100% Nylon fixed liner, microfleece collar, and rib knit cuffs • Lycra side stretch panels provide added comfort • Total of 7 flexible carbon fiber heating elements located on the chest (2), sleeves (2), back (2), and collar (1) • Heating elements connected using thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) wire for added safety and efficiency • Built-in waterproof 3-setting LED smart soft touch controller on left chest • Integrated microprocessor and thermal cut-off protect against power surge and overheating of elements • 12v DC power / 42w power draw / 3.5a current • Heat settings: high (126°f/52°c), medium (113°f/45°c), low (100°f/38°c) • Integrated and concealed battery harness and glove connectors • Includes battery harness and safety fuse, requiring no additional accessories for use • Hand washable
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With the winter riding season upon us, the cold weather is enough to require a change in our riding attire.  And for some that means you either park your bike until spring, or bundling up like the "Stay Puff Marshmallow Man" - but it doesn't have to be that way. Luckily Tourmaster a leader in motorcycle riding apparel has released the Synergy Pro-Plus heated 12v jacket/liner.  When Tourmaster sent us a couple of jackets to try out, the timing couldn't have been better with daytime temperatures averaging between 35 and 50 degrees (F), and on a couple of occasions the temperatures hovered in the mid 20's.  For me these are the perfect riding conditions. When we first received the jackets they seemed so lightweight that my first thought was that they were mislabeled and that they where actually jacket liners, but in fact the Pro-Plus is a jacket, but when the temperatures really drop you can use it as a liner to extend your riding season to all year long. Unlike other 12v heated gear, this jacket does not require a separate thermostatic  controller, because the Synergy Pro-Plus has a built in waterproof 3-setting LED smart soft touch controller on left chest that we found to be easy to access and control. Also included was the 12v battery harness and safety fuse which eliminates the need for any other accessories to get started riding. The first day we where able to try out the jacket, the outside temperature was 45 degrees (F) and the jacket performed flawlessly, keeping us toasty warm.  But the real challenge came over the next few days when the temps took a nose dive into the mid twenties.  What we found was that at those temperatures the use of this jacket as an outside jacket was not going to cut it (and it wasn't really designed for that). However, because of the lightweight build of this jacket we found that it made an excellent inner liner.  When we tried it with a leather jacket over it, to give us a little extra insulation and wind protection the Pro-Plus preformed great!  What this means is that unlike other 12v heated products the Pro-Plus has a dual purpose, so on those cool days that only require a little extra something, you can just use it as a lightweight jacket without the need to "bundle up" and stay plenty warm. And when it gets really cold, just use it as a liner and you're ready for anything. The jacket is made from a 100% polyester soft shell fabric which makes it wind and water resistant.  The inside liner of the jacket is 100% nylon and sports a very comfortable microfleese collar. We found the ribbed knit cuffs a nice touch in preventing wind from blowing up your sleeve thus helping keep your arms warm. The 7 flexible carbon fiber heating elements located on the chest, sleeves, back, and collar provide more than enough coverage to keep you warm. All-in-all we highly recommend the Tourmaster Synergy Pro-Plus 12v jacket.  Retailing for $259.99, we think that's a small price to pay to extend your riding season well into winter.  Check out the specifications below, and a link to Tourmaster to see the jacket yourself. Men's: XSM - 3XL Women's: SML - 4XL   SPECIFICATIONS: • 100% Polyester wind and water-resistant soft-shell fabric • 100% Nylon fixed liner, microfleece collar, and rib knit cuffs • Lycra side stretch panels provide added comfort • Total of 7 flexible carbon fiber heating elements located on    the chest (2), sleeves (2), back (2), and collar (1) • Heating elements connected using thermoplastic elastomer    (TPE) wire for added safety and efficiency • Built-in waterproof 3-setting LED smart soft touch controller    on left chest • Integrated microprocessor and thermal cut-off protect against    power surge and overheating of elements • 12v DC power / 42w power draw / 3.5a current • Heat settings: high (126°f/52°c), medium (113°f/45°c), low    (100°f/38°c) • Integrated and concealed battery harness and glove connectors • Includes battery harness and safety fuse, requiring no    additional accessories for use • Hand washable
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