Tour Master Synergy Heated Jacket

It’s that time of year to start thinking about cold weather motorcycle gear. Riders Discount sent me a Tour Master Synergy heated jacket liner last winter. I really really dig this jacket liner. In the fall you can wear it as a jacket without plugging it in. It is windproof and features 100gm polyfill insulation and will keep you warm even without turning it on. You can carry this and a lightweight jacket with you in the early fall when you don’t know if it will be warm or cold. If it’s warm you wear the lightweight jacket. If it gets cool you switch to the Tour Master Jacket Liner. When it gets even cooler on the ride home after sundown you put the jacket on over the jacket liner. If it gets colder than that, you plug the sucker in and turn it on! 

Tour Master Synergy Heated Jacket Liner

I love the high heated collar, it is comfortable and keeps my neck covered and warm. The knit cuffs keep wind out of the sleeves. There are connectors at the end of the sleeves to plug heated gloves to the jacket liner. Although the controller is easy to operate, I feel like a suicide bomber with the controller hanging out. It keeps the jacket from looking like a normal jacket. The controller has a high, medium and low setting. I wish it had a dial setting like the fully adjustable Harley/Gerber heated gear.

Before having the heated jacket liner, the key to cold weather riding was lots of layers. Having heated gear is the opposite. You need less layers between you and the heated garment. This is great because you don’t have twenty layers to peel off when you stop to shop and/or eat. However it sucks if something becomes unplugged or you suffer a malfunction. I was leading a ride and twisted in a way that caused one of my wires to become unplugged. I got cold but I didn’t want to stop the whole group to fix my wire. If you have a heavy duty leather jacket with a zip out insulated lining I recommend you remove the liner as the heated jacket replaces that liner. Having both gives you that Michelin Man feeling… but is warmer. Sometimes I get a tiny sting from a hot spot so I am going to double up and wear a t-shirt over a long sleeve t-shirt.

Overall this is a great great product and I give the Tour Master Synergy Jacket Liner a big thumbs up!

Tip: I use a heated garment adapter to plug my heated gear into the battery tender quick connect cable that comes out from under my seat. Click here for more information on this.

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4 Responses to “Tour Master Synergy Heated Jacket”

  1. Great Article, as a sport bike rider I could really use that heated jacket liner, I commute back and forth to work three day a week, so I see how this would be very helpful to me. Thanks.

  2. Hi Cliff! Thanks for the comment. I popped over to your blog and it looks good. Welcome to the blogosphere! Isn’t the Hayabusa technically a Sport Tourer? I would rather commute back and forth to work and take long trips on a Sport Tourer than a Sport Bike. Let me know if I’m right or wrong about that.

  3. Hey Jay

    Thanks for the visit glad you enjoyed it, to answer your question; The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R is indeed a sport bike I believe that Suzuki consider the Boulevard as being the touring bike.

    As for taking long trips, I agree with you a Touring bike would suit me better, I’ve been trying to convince
    the wife on letting me purchase that new 2011 Boulevard the bike of my dreams…

  4. Cliff,
    Try getting your wife on a bike of her own. You might be amazed at how quickly her position will change. I, for one, got heated gloves for Valentines Day and a Mustang seat for our anniversary this year…and thought they were the most awesome gifts ever!

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