Gerbing goes to the Olympics - how wearing heated clothing improves sporting performance

Gerbing goes to the Olympics - how wearing heated clothing improves sporting performance

Swimming 4x100m freestyle relay 2017-08-07 09

It’s well known that in cold weather, heated clothing improves reaction times while out and about on the motorbike – giving warm riders a safety advantage as well as being more comfortable and able to ride for longer. What’s less well known is how it assists elite sportspeople by maintaining body temperature after warming up before an event. Heated clothing keeps muscles loose and supple, improves reaction times and is estimated to make athlete performance around 7% more efficient. Heated clothing technology was first utilised at an Olympics Games back in 2012 in London.

So we couldn’t have been more delighted to supply 40 Gerbing heated jackets to Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics, including customised, made-to-measure kit for swimming superstar and world record-holder Adam Peaty along with Britain’s most successful gymnast of all time, five-time Olympic medallist Matt Whitlock. Our jackets hopefully have helped them keep a steady temperature by the pool and in the arenas between warming up and stretching and the beginning of their events.

You don’t have to reach the dizzy heights of the Olympic podium to feel the benefits of Gerbing, one of the best-known names in heated motorcycle and sports clothing. Everyone who plays sport for fun and competitively, or enjoys recreational activities ranging from skiing to horse riding to gliding, can stay warm, flexible and alert in our comprehensive range of kit, including battery-powered heated gloves, mittens, jackets and gilets. Our patented MicroWire technology ensures even, reliable warmth that you can easily adjust and control. Take a look at our heated motorcycle jacket range and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.