Keis X10 Heated Body Warmer
Customer Product Reviews
Makes a huge difference in cold conditions! Worn though 1 winter, so far so good, no issues. Am able to concentrate, relax and even enjoy riding in winter now. Definite must for those who ride in the colder temperatures. Also means you don't have to layer up quite so much which is nice. Only thing to be wary of is sizing as most reviews mention; I am about a 38 inch chest (usually small/medium) and went with a 3XS! It's very snug but I gather that's a good thing as a closer fit should mean better contact with vest, also it's best warn next to base layer. Could've got away with 2XS but went for closer fit, and it's elasticated - I'll just have to go easy on the pies. Remember to buy a battery/charger separately if you don't want to be wired to the bike!
Used it during recent cold spell and kept me warm - wish I had bought one years ago. Definitely need the controller as haven't needed it above the lowest setting. Easy to set up with the additional battery pack I ordered. Only niggles - as with everyone else I would say the sizing is crazy. Definitely go down 2 or 3 sizes. Also the battery pack sits down low and therefore stretches the waistband of your "jeans". Well made and appears durable so far.
Great Product. Toastie!
Really pleased with this vest. It's lightweight, fits snugly under bike gear and the temperature controls are easy to use. The price was fantastic, came with temp controller too. You really can't beat this product. As the other reviews say, be sure to order 2 x sizes smaller as it's very generous.
For biking and work!
Great quality, very comfortable and versatile. I bought my for work ( as I work outside in all weathers), it makes a big difference when it's cold and being outdoors for extended period of time. The sizing is a bit confusing I'm M but I had to go for xxs for good fit as it needs to sit tight against your body.
Ordered this as a replacement to my previous Keis Body Warmer that, after 8 years, had finally given up the ghost. The new model is lighter and heats up quicker. I agree with other reviews that the sizing is a bit out, definitely go for a size smaller than you usually wear. It was dispatched within a couple of hours of ordering, great service as usual
Apart from size issues the X10 body warmer seems pretty good, it's an extra layer without even turning it on and when I do it's with the battery pack which I'm still trying out, 3 hrs on the low setting so far, possibly more it's been there when I've needed it
Where have you been all my life !
A really great bit of kit for the money and well designed with 3 extra outlets (i plug my keis gloves in one) the heat is almost instant, but i would have to agree that the sizing is a fair bit out, i was gonna send mine back for a smaller size but my bike jacket is tight and holds it close enough to my baselayer to keep everything warm, its also great that it comes with a temp controller (definetely needed) and the loom to go on the battery, if your using your bike in cooler conditions - what are you waiting for? just buy this keis heated vest- you won't regret it !!
Nice bit of kit
I reduced the size to L but had to reduce again to a M. I called and the staff were so helpful. The Medium size was delivered next day. The body warmer now fits great and works well. On high, the heat is almost instant and can get to hot for me. I found the med setting just right. I purchased 2 batteries so I can be independent of the bike and still stay warm.Though not timed I have been getting a fair few hours out of a battery on Med. Batteries are expensive though I reckon You Tube will have a cheaper fix. Body warmer well worth it !
Only used once in anger so far but worked fine. Set on low in temperature of 2° - 5°c and I was warm enough. No need for a higher setting until travelling at speed and then I maybe should have increased the heat. I wondered about cooler arm because I did away with a layer above it but I felt fine. I'd recommend this, certainly for the current price. Sizing - Hmm. I struggled with this. A call to Keis and an email to SportsBikeShop suggested I buy XXXS I would have bought XXS, I'm normally a size 36". The vest arrived and has a label stating "34" so I thought it would be too small. It is snug, but a tight fit is recommended. An XXS may have fitted me too, hard to say.
A well made product but sizing a bit out.
I originally bought for this for my wife. I bought a Large because that was supposed to be the correct size. When it arrived, it actually fitted me and I normally take an XL, so they are a bit on the large size. I'd advise buying a smaller size than you normally take. They are quite stretchy and supposed to perform better when they are a snug fit. I was so impressed with it that I decided to keep this one for myself and get a proper ladies one for my wife.
Comfortable, good quality and works well
Decided to get a heated vest after a 5 hour ride in 2C temperature. This one was available at a reduced price, and I felt it was worth a punt. I haven't had chance to try it at such low temperatures, but I have little doubt it will do the trick when combined with a good base and mid layer. Quality appears to be very good, and forgot I was wearing it during a full day's ride - so it's comfortable. As others say, go for a smaller size if you can. I'm normally a Large, and could have got away with a Small if my belly wasn't so big - ended up with a Medium which is perhaps a little loose around my chest, but fine.