First off, I apologise for my late reaction. I was touring in the French Alps last week, so I haven't gotten time to reply properly. Now that we got that out of the way, I just want to say that it actually runs a bit small. It's just a little tight around the body, and my arms are just a little bit too short to comfortably use the 'handwarmer' function by putting the thumbs through the provided hole. Then again, this is not the first jacket or sweater I got with this option that I never use. I wore the Ectotherm vest under my Rev-It armor suit and It was such a perfect combo that I kept that for the entirety of the trip. Temperatures high up on the 'cols' were such that I usually kept it on Medium Heat if needed. When outside temperatures would run 25 to 27 degrees celcius, I just unzipped the collar and a bit more of both the armor suit and jacket to be comfortable at cruising speeds. The Rev-It Parka I wore over everything during the trip from Belgium to the French Alps was stored away to never resurface again the whole trip. If I could I'd trade in the vest for a size M instead of S. But I'm OK with the small for now... I also have the woodsman pants. The sheer quality of the products has definitely put me in the market for a Baslisk Jacket and Pants. If you don't have a heated vest yet, make sure you get this one. Cheers!
Thanks for your review Henri! Yes, the Ectotherms run a bit small. Please contact our CS team, maybe we can find a solution how to exchange it for a medium sized jacket!
This is in anyway a great jacket. i felt the heat after 3-5 seconds, even around my neck :-) Now I just hope that the jacket is made of quality material that makes it last for many years! The next version comes with
stepless adjustment? ;-)
Thanks Erik, that's great to hear! We'll have some small adjustments on the new Ectotherms but a stepless adjustment is not on the list (yet) ;-)
I'm 5'5, 145 lbs. Small Ectotherm fits perfect. Warm at camp and super warm plugged in on the bike. Jacket allows me to pack one less layer. On the GS1250, the Reckless 80 easily fits with no racks. You can tell riders have put a lot of thought into the design. Small things like the tent pole bag, and easy access beaver tail section make a difference when packing light and fast.
The Ectotherm is a great travel jacket. We designed it so that it turned into the 'Why not' jacket since it pulls double duty as a warming layer and heated jacket so why not bring it. Stoked to hear you're getting out and using your Ectotherm and Reckless 80L.
Fits perfect in size L - i am 176cm / 80kg. It is very comfortable to use when riding my under my Badland, but also as a “daily” go-to jacket.
Really really warm when ON / RED. Yellow and green is right now more than enough (+10-15C).
Only “but” is i think the wire in the jacket is to short. If a bit longer you could place the jackplug on the bike more “tight” to the bike. It is only a problem when (if..) you stand up when riding. As it is now it’s good when sitting down, but in-plugs as soon as you stand up. Also to my liking i would prefere that the wire came out through one of pockets, but the solution that Mosko provide is nice.
The neck pice is also good but i would work better if it was a bit higher - like 2-3cm.
Overall i am more than happy with my jacket 😊
Would i buy one again? YES !!!!!! Anytime…
Thanks Lars for taking the time sending us your review! The next version of the jacket will have a longer cable on the jacket side :-)
We're glad you love the jacket!
Very well constructed and super warm and comfortable. Definitely you need to size up. I ordered a Medium, which is what I normally wear and need to replace it with a Large once back in stock.
Thanks for the feedback. We've heard this from a few customers and will be passing this along to the design team.