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Old 24 October 2011, 05:04   #11
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thanks for all the info guys, im interested in any info on the battery powered vests, anyone tried them yet? something like this - OXFORD HEATED VEST on eBay!
I have a Keis x4 which I bought for winter biking rather than boating, but I've used it under my drysuit and it certainly does the job!
Got mine from here: Keis X5 heated bodywarmer vest with FREE Heat Controller
This is for the new model (x5) but it's cheaper than that Oxford and (going by Oxford's other clothing) will be better quality.
It can run directly off a 12v supply (not sure how you'd get that into a drysuit though!) or from a battery. I sometimes wear mine to footy in the bleak midwinter and the 2200mAh battery will last about 3.5 hours on heat setting 3 (of 5)

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Old 26 October 2011, 12:30   #12
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Old 26 October 2011, 13:42   #13
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Sometimes if it's very cold I put on a fleece under my fladdens. I woulda thought a wooly be ar and a drysuit should be just toastie, If the temperature is really cold then I find a neoprene ballaclave works a treat especially if you put it on the right way round

I also put on a couple of layers of sockage cos I find numb feat very dislikeable.

But mostly I like to wear a Cabin to keep warm, but you can't always get lucky

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Old 29 October 2011, 11:55   #15
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But mostly I like to wear a Cabin to keep warm

our eberspacher doesnt "do" winter the first sign of sub zero it prefers to go into hibernation until the spring, after which it will work faultlessly throughout the warmer months. Had its first little tremble last week poor little thing, it'll soon be time to for it to curl up and die, or at least sleep.
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Old 03 November 2011, 16:27   #16
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Just got an oxford lithium battery heated vest and used it today for 5 hours in the cold and wet and thought it was brilliant ! Kept my kidney and chest area nicely warm and is a very nice fit !!!

Highly recommended

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