This version of the Heat Layer has 9 areas of heat. Two panels in the chest, two in the upper arms, a heated collar, two panels on the lower back and two panels on the side. It also has connections at the end of the sleeves for gloves or glove liners.
Heat where you need it. Our carbon Softheat™ panels are configured right where you want the heat to be for optimal heat transfer. Through rigorous testing, we have developed two different panel placement patterns based on the two different male and female designs. It shouldn't be surprising that due to differences in shape and bodies, the optimal panel placements are different for men and women.
More control over the heat. How much warmth you need is dependent on multiple factors such as outside temperature and what layers you are wearing below or on top of the garment. Some manufacturers pair an under powered battery with a basic 3-Level button controller and try to keep things cheap but this often leaves user unsatisfied. Using twice as many heat panels and power to work with gives the Heat Layer a more even warming where the differences between the different heat levels become meaningful. We felt 3-Levels were not enough, and then eventually changed our 4-Level heat control design and 6-Level design after we found there seemed to be "sweet spots" in between the top 2 of the original 4 levels of heat. We also developed a multi-voltage input remote controller (accepts up to 18V DC input and converts it down to an acceptable output heat range for the garment) that allows for wireless 0~100% heat control via a dial.
Only the best goes in to the Heat Layer. High tech, wicking, stretch fabric construction with different cuts from men and women ・3M's Thinsulate (70-80 g/m2) ・YKK zippers ・Carbon fiber "softheat" heating element ・Connectors and wires rated to -40℃/-40℉ (for durability and longevity) ・Custom 7.4V Batteries containing only the best Japanese hardware and Samsung/Sanyo battery cells available.
High Tech, moisture wicking stretch fabric There is simply no better fabric out there for this type of garment. Like a fitted shirt, the stretch fabric keeps the garment, and most importantly the heat panel, flat against your body for the optimal heat transfer. This high level of heat transfer performance means less power/heat is needed to achieve that ideal warmth. Besides the fit, the fabric is designed for both comfort and to wick away any sweat or moisture. Users often note that besides feeling the heat, the garment fits so well you don't notice it's there.
1 YEAR WARRANTY We build for longevity and durability. We have previous versions of our garments still full functional and in use after 20 years. We will repair or replace any problems with products within the first year.
・Multi-voltage Remote heat controller (allows you to use 6.8~18V input!)