Widder Enterprises, which has been making heated motorcycle gear since 1971, is closing down shop at the end of 2008. I've read rumours that the owner is retiring and has sold the company to Gerbing's. No info on either of those points on Widder's website
. Purchases thru Widder's site over $50 are being marked down 35%, so you've still got a few days to grab a good deal, with the caveat
that Widder won't extend any warranty beyond 12/31/08. There never has been much competition in the USA heated m/c gear sector, and now 1/3 of the big dogs is gone, which can't be good for innovation.