@melensdad so if you were buying now, knowing what you do, would you buy the one you have or the Venture jacket for a little more to get the remote? I've been looking at both, and some of the other options you listed previously.
Yes. As this was a gift I’m thrilled to have it but the Venture is only slightly more expensive and includes a remote. My choice, if buying now, would be Venture. Best value I can see and the jackets all look pretty much the same so no need to pay a bunch more for controllers.
I bought all of my Gerbings on closeout from Heated Clothing Outlet, the website has since been shut down. Every item I bought came with about a pound's worth of connectors that they were just getting rid of. I never put heated grips on my NC because I have glove liners that plug into the sleeves of my jacket liner.Melensdad, you are correct and I edited my post above. Gerbing does not include the battery harness with the controller and you have to pony up for it. They used to however and that also explains my use of Gerbings vs the current brand name of Gerbing. When I bought my jacket it was still the original company created by Gordon Gerbing and my own gear is original and name branded Gerbings - not Gerbing. The family sold the company about 15 years ago and Gordon had to wait out a non-compete to start a new company - Gordon's Heated Clothing.