Tour Master Synergy 2.0 Heated Jacket Liner
- Designed to operate in all weather conditions from a vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system
- Warmth without bulk or discomfort, making for a safer, more enjoyable ride
- Lightweight, flexible steel fiber heating elements provide safe, even warmth
- Expanding side panels help fine tune the fit and increase comfort
- Water-resistant, dual rheostat included
- Synergy® jacket includes a power lead wiring harness, Temperature Control Unit and a thigh-mounted leg band to attach the temperature control unit
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit on this jacket with our size mannequin and found it to run consistent with Tour Master’s size chart (see below).
Take a look at the sizing chart provided by Tour Master to find the jacket liner that would fit you the best. Keep in mind that heated apparel is most effective when worn right up against your body. For this reason you should only wear a light layer of clothing underneath the heated apparel.
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Our Two Cents
The Synergy 2.0 heated jacket liner is the second generation of this garment from Tour Master. What’s different? Basically the only difference is they’re now using flexible steel fiber heating elements instead of the carbon fiber heating elements used in the previous version. The steel fiber elements heat up instantly, are lightweight and provide safe and even heating. This wire is very thin and flexible and is hardly noticeable when wearing the jacket. Also, the heating elements extend into the neck and down the sleeves to provide maximum warmth. If you’ve never had heated apparel before, you are going to wonder why you didn’t get some sooner. The Synergy jacket liner is like being wrapped in a nice, warm cozy blanket, even at below freezing temperatures. One of the main advantages of the fully sleeved jacket liner is the ease of connecting heated gloves. Not only do the heated sleeves keep your arms warm, they also include connections for attaching Synergy gloves, which makes it easy and convenient (normally you have to route the wires through your riding jacket to use the gloves). There is also a power outlet for connecting the Synergy heated pants or chaps liners as well. When connecting multiple items together, they are all controlled through a dual rheostat temperature controller (typically the jacket or vest controller). An elastic leg strap is included, which allows you to clip the controller to your left thigh. The rheostat temperature controller is simple to operate with gloves on, is water resistant, and has five adjustable settings. On the highest setting, the jacket liner is almost uncomfortably hot. We have tested it down into the mid 30’s (so far), and low or medium has been plenty warm. Simply turn the knob on the controller to the right to cycle through the different settings, to shut off the garment you turn the knob on the controller to the left. A power lead wiring harness is also included with all Synergy jackets, vests or gloves, so there’s nothing else to buy, it’s ready to go (unless for some reason you only purchase pants or chaps, then you’ll need to purchase the power lead wiring harness and rheostat controller separately). One power lead wiring harness is required per person. The Synergy jacket has stretch panels down both sides as well as behind the shoulders, and does not feel restrictive at all when wearing it. The collar extends up a good ways to protect the neck, and the collar and sleeve cuffs are lined with a comfortable fleece like material. The outer shell of the jacket is made of a wind blocking liner, which helps keep you even more insulated from the cold. According to Tour Master, the Synergy jacket and pants liners are machine washable, just remove the rheostat temperature controller and wash on gentle cycle and air dry. Please be sure to read the installation guide that comes with whichever Synergy garments you decide on before using them so that you’re hooking them up properly and getting maximum enjoyment out of them.