Heated Jackets, Liners and Gloves For Cold-Weather Riding

MC Picks 10 must-have accessories that’ll warm you up on a cold winter day on your motorcycle.

Heated Motorcycle Gear
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Insulated riding gear is fine for short winter rides but it really just delays the inevitable loss of body heat. Electrically heated gear––gloves, jacket liners, and vests––provides the warmth you need to stay comfortable and alert all day. Here's a selection of heated gear to keep you toasty when the temperature drops. (Unless noted otherwise, all heated gear requires a controller and wiring that are sold separately.)

Aerostich Kanetsu Windstopper Electric Liner
Aerostich Kanetsu Windstopper Electric LinerPhoto: Aerostich

Aerostich Kanetsu Windstopper Electric Liner
The Kanetsu Windstopper fits under any jacket and provides a micro-climate that's up to 30 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. There are heating circuits in the sleeves, the collar, and the body; the sleeves use a slightly hotter wire because of their looser fit. The liner is reversible and includes a built-in self-storage pocket. Current draw is 75 watts. Wiring and an on/off switch are included. (36-54, $317.00, www.aerostich.com)

Aerostich Kanetsu Airvantage Electric Vest
Aerostich Kanetsu Airvantage Electric VestPhoto: Aerostich

Aerostich Kanetsu Airvantage Electric Vest
The Airvantage electric vest has an inflatable insert that blocks external drafts better than a conventional liner, and insulates better while also pressing the heating elements gently against your upper body for more efficient heat transfer and a perfect fit. The vest draws 45 watts and comes with a fused, lighted coil cord/power switch. (S-XL, $247.00, www.aerostich.com)

Aerostich Warmbib
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Aerostich Warmbib
The minimalist Warmbib spreads heat across the chest. It's made with a Gore-Tex Windstopper outer layer and comfy microfleece on the inside, with the heating layer sandwiched between. The low-profile fleece collar closes with hook-and-loop. The bib self-stores in a built-in zippered pocket. A fused, lighted power switch/coil cord is included. (tall and regular, $97.00, www.aerostich.com)

Firstgear Heated Glove Liners
Firstgear Heated Glove Liners Buy It NowPhoto: Firstgear

Firstgear Heated Glove Liners
Firstgear's heated liners fit under your regular riding gloves and are made of polyester and spandex for a close fit. The liners are made with a unisex design, draw 11 watts each, and come with a one-year limited warranty. (XS-2XL, $79.95, www.firstgear-usa.com)

Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Gloves
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Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Gloves
The Rocket Burners use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power the stainless-core heating system with three adjustable levels of heating. The gloves feature a waterproof, windproof, and breathable Hipora liner and conductive material at the fingertips for use with touchscreen devices. Leather outer construction comes with articulated panels over the knuckles and high-density padding on the fingers. Charger is included. (S-2XL, $199.99, www.joerocket.com)

Harley-Davidson Men’s Heated Plug-In Jacket Liner
Harley-Davidson Men’s Heated Plug-In Jacket LinerPhoto: Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Men's Heated Plug-In Jacket Liner H-D's jacket liner is made of ripstop nylon and comes with a built-in temperature controller with three heat settings and a six-panel heating system. The temperature-control flap hides the wires and folds up when not in use. Included are an instruction manual, a connecting harness, and an accessory plug to add heated pants. (M-3XL. $295.00, www.harley-davidson.com)

Hotwired Heated Jacket Liner 2.0
Hotwired Heated Jacket Liner 2.0Photo: Hotwired

Hotwired Heated Jacket Liner 2.0
The Hotwired jacket liner uses heating elements made of barely detectable microwave wire for maximum comfort. The sleeves some pre-wired with plugs at the cuffs to connect Hotwired Heated Gloves or Glove Liners. The liner draws 83 watts and comes with a two-year warranty. (S-3XL, $179.95, www.cyclegear.com)

Tourmaster Electric Textile Gloves
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Tourmaster Electric Textile Gloves
Tourmaster electric gloves have a textile back and a cowhide leather palm with warming alloy wires in the back of the hand and the fingers. A waterproof and breathable barrier is included. A single rheostat is included that accurately adjusts through a range of temperatures. A 360-degree wrist closure keeps the cold out and the warmth in. The gloves can be worn along or with other Tourmaster Synergy heated garments. (XS-4XL, $189.99, www.tourmaster.com)

Tourmaster Synergy Electric Vest Liner Without Collar
Tourmaster Synergy Electric Vest Liner Without Collar Buy It NowPhoto: Tourmaster

Tourmaster Synergy Electric Vest Liner Without Collar
The Synergy's collarless design (a version with a collar is available) includes polyfill insulation for added warmth and heat retention. It uses flexible steel fiber heater wires and includes a dual rheostat controller. Expanding side panels ensure a snug yet comfortable fit. The liner is machine washable. A power lead and a thigh-mounted leg band for the controller are included. (XS-4XL, $174.99, www.tourmaster.com)

Ventureheat Heated Vest Liner
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Ventureheat Heated Vest Liner
The Ventureheat vest liner is made with a waterproof and breathable softshell with flexible side panels and a long tail for extra coverage. It has a built-in temperature controller with three settings. The Ventureheat draws 3.5 amps on high and comes with a battery harness with a safety fuse, and an instructional manual. (XS-XXL, $219.95, www.ventureheat.com)