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Topic: Heated body warmer
Posted By: cugsy
Subject: Heated body warmer
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 17:09
OK, turned 55 a few days ago and miraculously started feeling the cold in the morning. So, instead of taking the cage I looked heated stuff.  Looked at the Keis stuff and after getting off the floor I looked elsewhere - Fleabay.  Ultimately (and I know...you get what you pay for) it turned up today, works off the wifes usb rechargeable phone charger and has 3 settings.   I can run it off the charger or the 12v socket on the Guzzi.  Cost £20. I'm wearing it tomorrow.  I'll let you know.  John

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Due to italian electrickery I am saying nowt. Still stuck with the bloody Honda



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Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 17:42
Any chance of a link?

Pretty peas




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Posted By: rapheal
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 18:57
I used to work with a chap who made his own heated clothing
mind he was a clever sort
he also made his own heated bars, back in the 1970s



Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 19:46
https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/heated-jacket%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/heated-jacket


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 07:46
A heated jacket which runs off USB can never provide much warmth. Max power will be 2 Amps at 5 volts, 10 watts.
On the plus side, it's never going to challenge the bike's electrics.


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Posted By: c13pep
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 08:29
it's never going to challenge the bike's electrics.
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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 09:42
Chinese import by any chance?


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Posted By: johnno
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 12:49
a few years back i wanted a heated vest and was surpised by the cost so i bought a pair of heated socks £20 and stitched them into a waist coat  one on heart side and other down centre of back ,worked a treat for around 4 years .

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Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 16:32
sl*g it off all you want fellas - but I was toasty this morning. Stern Smile

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Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 16:53
Have you got a link to it?


Posted By: c13pep
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 17:14
Originally posted by cugsy cugsy wrote:

sl*g it off all you want fellas - but I was toasty this morning. Stern Smile

Far from `slagging it off` I for one will be buying either the same or similar, but you have to admit the description is laughable in parts.
It has to be a near heatwave for me to retain my body heat these days
CHRIS

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Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 17:53
Linky peeps.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unisex-Electric-Heating-Heated-Heating-Pad-Vest-Winter-Warm-Up-Jacket-Warmer-ad1/113337211724?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=413598136400&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unisex-Electric-Heating-Heated-Heating-Pad-Vest-Winter-Warm-Up-Jacket-Warmer-ad1/113337211724?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=413598136400&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

The charger was a lidl/aldi rechargeable unit for about £8 or so. Works fine


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Posted By: rapheal
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 19:13
Just make sure you dont leave any chocolate in your pockets !!!



Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 20:01
Rather chic I think.


Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 20:02
Why do you need a charger if it's plugged into the bikes electrics for power?


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 20:59
Because it has it's own battery. Any connection to the bike electrics will be to charge said battery.



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Brian.

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 21:05
Presumably it works from a mobile phone battery of some sort.
No information of battery size though. Just "up to" 8 hours at low heat. A little longer if connected to a USB charger while running.

Be nice and toasty if the lithium battery catches fire, as they sometimes do.LOL


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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 07:06
always look on the dark side of life..do do..de do de do de do..

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 07:59
I was visualising you dissapearing over the horizon with a plume of smoke trailing behind. LOL

Do you know how big that battery is? If you find it doesn't last long enough on a cold day you might be able to fit a larger one.



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Posted By: V7Chris
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 08:07
Or just carry 2 of the Aldi mobile phone rechargeable power packs with you which could be more flexible?


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 09:19
Depends on how much higher the discharge rate is than the charge rate.

I remember Maplin used to sell heated clothing powered by AA cells or rechargable nicd batteries.


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Posted By: rapheal
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 10:11
If you wear a pacemaker then dont be wearing an electric heated jacket, or you might cause a few problems


Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 12:11
No pace maker but lots of lower back pain - so a hot back is cool.....how i love a poor metaphor. I can plug into the bikes 12v supply via usb but the power pack fits the pocket. 

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Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 12:36
I'm looking at this with great interest. So you can use it with the bike's usb or a power pack? I suppose the power pack's advantage is no wires - how long does it last. And what are your thoughts thus far, Bargain?
Cheers John.


Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 16:34
Little power pack fits in pocket inside jacket. Its still on 100% but ive only worn it twice. Bargain? Yes. I bought 3xl and its tight. Im 16 stone and 6'2".
Dont know if they do bigger.  But im happy


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Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 18:03
Very interesting.


Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/heated-jacket%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/heated-jacket


Ta muchly. Big smile


USB connector seems to have become the standard now for recharging things. Even my battery booster uses a USB lead for recharging.





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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 20:04
Bought Annie a heated waistcoat years ago they were made and marketed bu a Guzzi Club member ....Can't remember it's marketing name they worked very well she still has it but we rarely go out on very cold days now ....for us there are some limitations .....

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 at 22:06
My low tech version, which I still have, runs on lighter fuel and keeps warm for up to 24 hours.


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Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 10:42
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

My low tech version, which I still have, runs on lighter fuel and keeps warm for up to 24 hours.

I don't fancy soaking my jacket in lighter fuel then setting fire to it just to keep warm. What if it spread to the petrol tank? That could be a bit risky


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 11:18
I suppose you could just take a short cut and put a match into the tank filler.

But my little gadget doesn't involve soaking a jacket, it's all safely enclosed. Certainly old tech, must be more than 50 years old, but still works.


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Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 13:16
I used to rub deep heat into my haemhorroids....not even trying to spell that properly....very hot🤤

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 17:41
A good curry will do the same. LOL


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Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 17:51
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

My low tech version, which I still have, runs on lighter fuel and keeps warm for up to 24 hours.


Is it one of these?
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Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 17:54
Originally posted by cugsy cugsy wrote:

I used to rub deep heat into my haemhorroids....not even trying to spell that properly....very hot🤤


LOL


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 19:09
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

My low tech version, which I still have, runs on lighter fuel and keeps warm for up to 24 hours.

I think i remember them from childhood. Sold for fishermen etc?


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 22:08
It says on the box - ideal for winter & autumn sports meetings, transport workers, fishermen, golfers and shoppers.

Oh, and it's the "improved" version. LOL

Patent number 842525.



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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 22:09
Wow, mine looks better than this, and I still have the box.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Metal-Pocket-Hand-warmer-Empire-Made-with-Patent-No-842525-/192760130163" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Metal-Pocket-Hand-warmer-Empire-Made-with-Patent-No-842525-/192760130163


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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 23:06
I do remember at Sandhurst back in the mists of time we all had those little pocket handwarmers which were a stick of charcoal in a fibreglass wadding filled case. Was always concerned in case it opened at some inopportune moment to leave me smouldering.

God, we had some crap kit back then!


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Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 16:59
Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:

Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

My low tech version, which I still have, runs on lighter fuel and keeps warm for up to 24 hours.

I don't fancy soaking my jacket in lighter fuel then setting fire to it just to keep warm. .. 




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Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 19:48
Well, I have ordered one. I think it's worth a gamble for£20.


Posted By: Wits
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 17:10

seller has a interesting street name LOL

 
 
SHENZHEN LIANGGE TRADING CO LTD
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longhuaxinqulonghuajiedaochilingxincun86dong609
518000 shenzhenshi
China
 
but the welsh still beat it...…. Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch.....


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Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 17:46
There are loads on fleabay. Choose one with UK warehouse.


Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 20:29
Ha Ha Ha Ha! It arrived today, quite quickly. As advised I bought a bigger size than the size chart advised. I went to put t on, but had to dislocate my shoulders before I could squeeze into it. Then  I  discovered there was a 2" gap between each side of the zip - marvelous! Do these people cater for midgets? I am a bit of a bean pole but their sizing is ridiculous, XL is probably small in real terms and nowhere near what they state.

Oh well, I guess it'll be going back - and they want to charge me £3.00 for that, bargain!


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 21:32
That'll be Chinese sizes.
US sizes are different to ours too, their L is our XL.


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Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 22:19
Maybe, but it stated each size in inches. Maybe Chinese inches are smaller too.Disapprove


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2019 at 13:41
Before i fitted heated grips my hand warmers were the rocker covers lol 

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Posted By: cugsy
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 16:58
Aren't they knee warmers?  Anyhoo, I ordered 2xl and its tight. But it works and I wear it close to my flab over a t shirt.  

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Posted By: jmee54
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 17:36
Ok, so my heated vest was too small. I usually by clothing in a L size. I ordered XL and as stated above it was minuscule. I asked for a replacement in a larger size and the seller asked me if I could sell it to a friend and buy another!!!! I replied that I would like a bigger size. They said can you sell it to a friend and we'll give you £8. I said I want a bigger size or my money back. They said would you like a bigger size! I said yes I'll have an XXL (as according to their sizing chart this would be plenty big enough if not a little too big). They said we have sold out of XXL do you want your money back! I said do you have an XXXL ( thinking I dont mid if it is a bit loose) They said yes we have one. I said send me one then. They said Ok. I said where is my replacement. They said it is ready for dispatch. I said please send it or I'm contacting Ebay. They said, it's on its way. I said where is my order. They said it has been sent here is the tracking number. I said who have you sent it with. they said Yodel. I tracked it and it said it would arrive today.
It just arrived!
Bearing in mind I usually by L size this XXXL just fits snugly over my shirt.

It was early January when I first ordered this. After every contact I had to wait days for a reply.

Sell it to a friend, I ask you!

It better bloody work now.

It was a UK supplier too!



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