Sooper Dooper Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
I have a heated vest and love it. Personally, I think it is a little more versatile than a jacket liner. I just got back from a solo long ride from Southern California to Northern Colorado, and used it a lot. I got caught in a blinding snow storm east of Vail, and the windscreen was totally encrusted with ice. With all that, I was warm enough with the vest under my heavy coat. I had the hand warmers on, of course, and heavily padded pants and rain pants. I was wishing for some electric socks, but other than that, I was warm and dry.
If I had it to do over again (buying a vest, I mean), I would buy one without a collar. Mine has a collar, and it's unnecessary. My coat would fit better without the collar under it.