Heated Jackets, Liners, and Gloves For Cold-Weather Motorcycle Riding

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

The Hotwired Heated Jacket Liner can fit under most jackets, making it great to convert a three-season jacket into a year-round jacket.
Liners are great for turning any jacket into a winter motorcycle jacket.Photo: Hotwired

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. Sizes range from S to 3XL, and this liner costs $200.

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. Sizes range from XS to 4XL and are priced at $120.

Tourmaster Synergy Electric Vest Liner Without Collar

Another vest liner from Tourmaster, The Synergy heated liner has a model with and without a collar.
The Synergy vest will always stay clean because it is machine washable.Photo: Tourmaster

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. Sizes range between XS and 4XL with a price of $175.

Ventureheat Heated Vest Liner

The Ventureheat heated vest liner will keep you warm during the winter.
The three settings on this vest ensure that you will be warm no matter the temperature.Photo: Venture

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. Sizes range between XS and XXL, $190.

Keep warm this winter with heated motorcycle gear that will take the chill out of any ride.
If you wait until you're cold, it'll be too late!Animated

Insulated riding gear, such as gloves and base layers, is fine for short winter rides but it really just delays the inevitable loss of body heat. Electrically heated gear––gloves, jacket liners, grips, and vests––provide 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.

Firstgear Heated Glove Liners

Firstgear Heated Glove Liners fit underneath any glove, making any riding glove comfortable in the winter.
Turn any glove into a winter glove.Photo: Firstgear

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. These heated glove liners come in sizes between XS 2XL and cost $90.

Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Gloves

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power these Joe Rocket Rocket Burner heated motorcycle gloves.
An abrasion-resistant and warm, what more do you need?Photo: Joe Rocket

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. The charger is included. Sizes range between S 2XL and cost $180.

Highway 21 Radiant Heated Gloves

The Radiant Heated Gloves from Highway 21 are powered by a lithium-ion battery.
Another pair of gloves powered by a lithium-ion battery for off-the-bike usage.Photo: Highway 21

Highway 21 has brought out the heated mitts for you and it is perfect timing with those fall and winter months that are bound to bring some chills. These Radiant Heated Gloves are charged with a lithium-ion battery and controller with three heat settings and are made of genuine leather construction with armored knuckles that provide protection against the elements. The Hipora liner is also waterproof and windproof all while still offering some breathability. The adjustable gauntlet ensures that your glove will fit nice and snugly while the pre-curved fingers enhance comfort and reduce rider fatigue. Sizes range between S and 3X and are priced at $210.

Aerostich Kanetsu Windstopper Electric Liner

The Kanetsu WIndstopper from Aerostitch keeps your 30 degrees warmer compared to the outside air.
Stop the wind and stay 30 degrees warmer than the outside temperature.Photo: Aerostich

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. Sizes range between 36 to 54 and this heated liner costs $317.

Aerostich Kanetsu Airvantage Electric Vest

The Kanetsu electric vest was designed to always be close to your skin to ensure proper heat transfer.
Don’t need the long sleeves of the Windstopper, well the Airvantage vest is what you need.Photo: Aerostich

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. The vest comes in sizes between S and XL and it costs $247.

Aerostich Warmbib

The Aerostitch Warmbib is great for stopping the wind and keeping you warm with jackets with exposed front zippers.
Minimal and unobtrusive if you’re in multiple layers.Photo: Aerostich

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. The Warmbib has two fits all sizes, regular and tall, and is priced at a modest $97.

Harley-Davidson Men's Heated Plug-In Jacket Liner

Harley-Davidson makes heated gear that works with any motorcycle.
H-D knows you don’t need any exposed wires, so this jacket conceals them in the temperature-control flap.Photo: Harley-Davidson

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. Sizes range from M to 3XL and the jacket is priced at $295.