10 Best Heated Motorcycle Gear And Clothing

Motocycle gear just turned a corner with gloves, socks, vests, and more that come with heating elements. It’s a biker’s dream come true to ride for hours without checking for frostbitten fingers. Heated motorcycle gear means short rides in sub-zero temps don’t chill you to the bone, but also allows for long days in the forties with cozy hands and a steady core. We review ten products bikers will love, and they should be flying off the online shelves when the heated motorcycle gear revolution begins.

Product FAQ

1. What Is Heated Motorcycle Gear?

2. Why Use Heated Motorcycle Gear?

3. How Do Heated Gloves Work?

4. Where Can You Buy Heated Clothing?

5. Should I Choose Wired or Wireless Heated Motorcycle Gear?

How We Reviewed

We chose ten products that motorcyclists need to buy, whether heated or not, in our review of heated motorcycle gear. The items are compared on features, price, comfort, insulation, design, and style.

Overall Price Range Of Heated Motorcycle Gear

These items range depending on what type of clothing is purchased, generally between $ and $$ for clothing, and up to $$$ for heated jackets.

Heated Motorcycle Gear We Reviewed

Ravean Men’s Down Heated Jacket

Ravean Men's Down Heated Jacket | Lightweight Water Resistant Jacket...
  • 12v BATTERY: Designed to keep you warm where you need it most the Ravean 12v C6 heated jacket system heats the chest,...
  • 100% REAL DOWN: All Ravean down jackets are insulated with real 750 fill down. In the mission to create superior heated...
  • DURABLE WATER RESISTANT MATERIAL: Your Ravean jacket is made of a lightweight, breathable material with a DWR finish...

Features

This is a down jacket, already warm, with added heat elements that keep all wearers warm and cozy. It is somewhat wind resistant due to a thick layer of goose down filling, and no one would know that you are wearing heated motorcycle gear. The battery set up will also recharge the owner’s smartphone.

Comfort

The down insulation makes for a comfy jacket that is plenty long and lightweight enough to carry.

Insulation

This jacket is made from 100% goose down feathers, so it is well insulated even when not heated.

Design

Heating elements are tucked into the chest and back, with added elements in pockets, so the heat is spread out throughout the jacket for maximum coverage. The jacket provides 10 hours of warmth and uses rechargeable batteries.

Style

This jacket looks like a typical down jacket but a stylish one. It doesn’t give any hints as to its true superpowers as heated motorcycle gear.

PROS
  • Ten hours of warmth
  • Great coverage
  • Good looking
  • Three temp settings
  • Removable hood
  • Warm without heating
CONS
  • Not waterproof
  • Relatively heavy

Tourmaster Synergy 7.4V Battery Heated Leather Gloves

Tourmaster Synergy 7.4V Battery Heated Leather Gloves (Medium) (Black)
  • Launched in 1979, Tourmaster is a leading brand of high-tech motorcycle apparel designed for serious riders who pile on...

Features

These gloves look fantastic and keep the icy cold winds from rider’s hands. The battery is wireless, but improved 7V technology means it still affords hours of cozy hands while on the road.

Comfort

A very comfortable glove that is streamlined but highly insulated; most riders will not find faults with the wearability of the Tourmaster.

Insulation

Heated motorcycle gear just took a giant leap forward with the insulating quality of these gloves. The combination of resisting wind, water, and cold means riders will have warm hands in almost any ridable temperature.

Design

Packed with features, the Tourmaster is one of the top-rated gloves—in fact, top rated in any type of motorcycle gear due to its dual gauntlet system for snug closure, touchscreen capability, and wireless or wired options.

Style

Great looking black leather makes this glove fit right in with the beat of the non-heated motorcycle gear gloves. There are no deficits in fashion, and this is a nice long glove that insulates the wrist.

PROS
  • Quick charging batteries
  • Long battery life
  • Touch screen compatible
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Put out a lot of heat
  • Dual closure system
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Require recharging

Ororo Men’s Lightweight Heated Vest

ORORO Men's Lightweight Heated Vest with Battery Pack
  • NEAT AND TAILORED DESIGN: Lightweight insulated for you to wear in many ways with unrestricted movement; Water and...
  • KEEP YOUR BODY AND HANDS WARM: 2019 redesigned heating system with 4 carbon fiber heating elements generating heat...
  • QUICK AND LONG-LASTING WARMTH: Fast heating in seconds with 7.4V UL/CE-certified battery; Up to 10 working hours on a...

Features

This piece of coveted heated motorcycle gear will never leave your side once purchased. This vest may be hard to pronounce, but it brings eight hours of battery life within its carbon fiber package, is machine washable, packs easily, and warms the core.

Comfort

As with any winter vest, this example of heated motorcycle gear is extremely wearable, and owners will use it for outdoor activities beyond biker trips.

Insulation

Without the heating element, the vest isn’t heavily insulated but will function as a good warmer in early spring or late fall.

Design

Simple design that provides three temperature settings. This vest is small enough to fold and pack, and its machine washable feature is helpful.

Style

The Ororo has a high collar and basic down vest look with dual pockets. It doesn’t sing out “heated motorcycle gear” any more than the Ravean jacket and looks like any other well-made, sporty winter vest.

PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Wireless heating
  • Eight hours of battery
  • Three temp settings
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Usually not standalone

Firstgear Heated Carbon Gloves

Features

This pair of gloves will stay warm as long as your bike has battery life and is made for use with any motorcycle. They look more like traditional biker gloves, leaning to the off-road side with reinforced carbon knuckle for crash protection.

Comfort

These gloves are stiffer than the heated motorcycle gear competition but provide a nice curve in the fingers. They heat evenly, and keep the tips of fingers warm in all conditions, including wind and water.

Insulation

This glove is very well insulated and will work even without the heating element.

Design

The design is made for riders who want hand protection, constant heating, and an active riding stance—for commuters and street riders. The adjustable wrist strap and visor wipe ability make these gloves well-designed for heating or any street riding conditions.

Style

This glove has classic street rider styling with a hint of motocross or off-road. They are tough-looking in both styling and function, come in black leather with plenty of flex in knuckles and fingers, and have an adjustable wrist strap. They are somewhat bulky, but for street rider gloves they don’t stand out.

PROS
  • Knuckle protection for falls
  • Made for commuters
  • Durable
  • Provide constant heating
  • Can be connected to Firstgear jacket
  • Breathable
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Requires 12V connection to battery

VentureHeat 12V Heated Grand Touring Motorcycle Gloves

VentureHeat 12V Heated Grand Touring Motorcycle Gloves (Black,...
  • Premium leather
  • Water proof membrane
  • Built-in temperature controller

Features

This touring glove is versatile, insulated, and works well with any 12V set-up. We like the option for an eye-catching deep red, but mostly we like this glove for its all-around ability on long trips.

Comfort

These gloves wear as any non–heated motorcycle gear would, with a lot of flexibility in fingers and a long wrist guard.

Insulation

The insulation is somewhat lacking in these gloves, so they are not ideal for temps under 50 degrees without using the heating elements.

Design

While the fingers and back of hand stay fairly cozy, the palms are not heated and this allows heat to be sucked out on long rides. The fit is good although sizes run somewhat large. The adjustable wrist strap and cinch straps provide excellent closure around the wrist.

Style

Nothing stands out in the styling, but having a red color choice is nice and the range of sizes (6) is good.

PROS
  • Great design features
  • Good size selection
  • 100% leather
  • Highly wearable
CONS
  • Don’t heat palms
  • Lack durability for daily use
  • Limited heat

FXR Heated Recon Glove

FXR Heated Recon Glove Black Mens L
  • Thinsulate 300g Back Of Hand/200g Palm And Forchettes
  • 3 Stage Thermal Heat Setting Controlled By Exterior Gauntlet Easy Control Button
  • Heat Element Tracks Around Each Finger On The Backside Of Glove Providing Up To 4.5 Hours Of Heat (Battery Life Depends...

Features

The FXR provides moderate heating time and is excellent for snowmobiles and off-road adventures.

Comfort

A very comfortable though bulky glove, the FXR is lightweight and feels great on the hand.

Insulation

Without the batteries, the thinsulate provides above average hand protection against cold and wet.

Design

This spacious design provides plenty of wrist coverage and cinches down tightly with straps.

Style

The FXR looks like an outdoor glove, not a motorcycle glove. Styling isn’t its strong suit.

PROS
  • Thinsulate makes for light gloves
  • Great waterproofing
  • Wireless lithium-ion
  • Three heat settings
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Shorter battery life

Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves

Features

These gloves keep temps just where you need them, with customizable settings for heat output.

Comfort

The flexible fabric makes the Stormtracker a very comfortable glove.

Insulation

One of the best-insulated pieces of heated motorcycle gear you can find.

Design

Designed for multi-sport outdoor use, these gloves have a simple but practical interface. The graduated, customizable heat settings put them in a class by themselves.

Style

The style is a cross between an outdoor glove for climbing or skiing and a leather look for biking. Neither tough nor flashy, they don’t stand out but don’t look like they are battery-powered, either.

PROS
  • Graduated heat settings
  • GoreTex Windstopper
  • Palm plus fingertip heat
  • Can be used for skiing and more
  • Long battery life
  • Water-resistant
  • Easy heat adjustment
  • Quick drying
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Don’t look like motorcycle gloves

VentureHeat Battery Heated Base Layer Bottom

The base layer is long underwear with a new name, and bottoms will insulate from waist to ankle. Unlike traditional base layer bottoms, heated motorcycle gear is adjustable so the rider will rarely get uncomfortably warm.

Features

This battery powered pair of trousers provides heat for any cold conditions and is considered heated motorcycle gear because when it’s frigid, any help from the waist down adds to overall comfort.

Comfort

This is a comfy pair of long johns that stretches and breathes well.

Insulation

Without the heating elements, they aren’t particularly well insulated and do not compete with wool, goretex, or thinsulate materials.

Design

Flexible, hair-thin micro ally keeps the heating hidden and makes for a lightweight piece of clothing. The pants are spandex style for flex, have three temp settings, and wick away moisture.

Style

A basic pair of black long johns, but the spandex construction is nice for a comfy feel.

PROS
  • Provides heat for lower body
  • Comfortable
  • Easy charging system
  • Easily slides under pants
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Limited heating zones
  • Limited battery life

Seirus Innovation 1089 Mens Heat Touch Ignite Cold Weather Rechargeable Heated Mitt Mittens

Seirus Innovation Men's Heat Touch Ignite Mitt, Medium, Black
  • RECHARGEABLE HEATED MITT – Exclusive Flexible Fusion heat panel provides for warmth at the touch of a button! 3 Heat...
  • WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE - 100g Primaloft + 150g HeatLock Insulation with DryHand Insert is Waterproof and Breathable,...
  • SOUNDTOUCH TECHNOLOGY - Premium Full Grain Leather Shell with Leather Soundtouch Palm allows you to activate any...

Features

This mitten is for extreme cold and has three settings to keep hands warm in almost any conditions.

Comfort

This is a highly comfortable mitten that is both spacious and snug.

Insulation

These mittens provide insulation using HeatLock technology so they need their heating to be fully usable.

Design

There are three heat settings and up to six hours on “low” but customers state that two to three hours is the max.

Style

The cinching capability is good, but this is a mitten and looks like one, although the battery-powered features are hidden.

PROS
  • Three temp settings
  • Water-resistant
  • Touch screen compatible
  • Inserts for all weather conditions
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Short battery life

Gerbing Women’s T5 Hybrid Gloves

Features

Women’s gloves matter because smaller people have a hard time finding heated motorcycle gear, or any gear, that fits. These T5 Hybrids are a great choice for riders who like their gear on the small side.

Comfort

This is a basic motorcycle glove that is comfortable and form-fitting, with flex in the fingers and substantial wrist coverage.

Insulation

Well insulated and can be used for mild days with no heat hook-up.

Design

Solid design with easy to close wrist strap and touchscreen capability.

Style

Nothing stands out about the styling, but you cannot tell these are heated gloves.

PROS
  • Durable
  • Hooks into Gerbing heated jacket
  • Well-insulated
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Long fingers
  • 12V only (wired)

The Verdict

Heated motorcycle gear is here to stay, and we look forward to what’s on the horizon in wireless technology. The winner in our short review is the StormTracker gloves for all-around versatility, extreme warmth, and mind-blowing heat adjustment capacity.

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