Stay Warm with Heated Motorcycle Gear When You’re Riding in the Cold
One of the most important parts of riding your motorcycle is practicing safety, and this is especially true in the colder months of the year. The road conditions are getting worse, and the sun setting earlier means you have less visibility when you’re out on the road. Something else you might not have considered is keeping your body warm while you’re riding. This is why we love heated motorcycle gear.
Take a look at this wind chill chart from the National Weather Service. There you’ll see just how frigid those temperatures can get when you’re out for a ride. If its forty degrees outside, and you’re only riding fifteen miles per hour, you’re feeling a thirty-two-degree wind chill! Brrrrrr!
Higher speeds and lower temperatures can put you at risk for frostbite. This can really put an end to your season. So, why not check out some heated motorcycle gear and stretch your riding as far as you can?
State of the Art Heated Motorcycle Apparel From the Ground Up
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles
When it starts to get cold outside, it’s important to cover up to avoid losing body heat. We lose most of our body heat through our hands and feet, so keeping those covered are your safest bet for staying warm. These heated insoles from ThermaCELL are just what you need to retain that body heat and ride comfortably.
The insoles are rechargeable, and the battery can last up to five hours of continuous use on the medium setting. The total battery life is about 2,500 hours, which is enough to get you through four long winters of some serious riding. The ThermaCELL heated insoles are powered by lithium-ion polymer batteries that are embedded in the soles and can be fully recharged in just four hours.
ThermaCELL heated insoles are wirelessly controlled by remote, water resistant, and can be trimmed to fit almost any shoe size! What’s not to love about heated motorcycle gear that will flex to your needs? Also, if you purchase these insoles you’ll receive a remote control with batteries, a lanyard, drawstring travel bag, a global charger, and an instructional booklet if you need some help getting it set up.
Firstgear Heated Socks
Now that we’ve got our heated insoles, it’s time to think about layers, so why not take a look at some great heated socks to double down on that foot warmth? We like these ones from Firstgear.
Firstgear knows motorcycles and riders, and they bring the quality you can expect from them when you need heated motorcycle gear for your feet. They’re made from a micro-fleece material that lays flat over your foot and doesn’t bunch up like other heated socks you may have tried. These socks from Firstgear come with a fitted heel so your feet will rest comfortably. They fit inside your boots easily, without bunching up, and with wires that lay flat. You’re not going to feel anything other than the heat encompassing your toes and keeping them warm.
These socks are also wireless and come in five different sizes so you can find the pair that fits you the best. They have a two-year limited warranty so you can buy these knowing you’re going to receive a quality product.
Additional Heated Winter Riding Gear To Keep You Stylish
Firstgear Heated Windblock Pants
When you wear heated motorcycle gear in the winter you don’t have to compromise your unique style. With products like these excellent heated windblock pants from Firstgear, you might not even realize you have them on. They fit comfortably and they are formfitting so you can wear your favorite riding pants or chaps right over them. There is no need to choose between style and warmth when you can have both!
The windblock pants are designed with special wind-blocking front panels that protect your legs from the elements. Wear these while you’re cruising and keep in mind that they can be used in conjunction with Firstgear’s heatrollers. This allows for full temperature control in the frozen winter weather.
Heated Gloves To Fit Any Riding Style
Firstgear Heated Carbon Gloves
Here’s more Firstgear heated motorcycle gear to keep you toasty this season. This time we’re talking about heated gloves! Firstgear’s 12v heated gloves are made with Grade-A, top-grain, drum-dyed cowhide construction that has a waterproof membrane. This ensures your hands will stay warm and dry while that cool winter wind is whipping by.
These high-quality gloves are made with carbon fiber protection on molded knuckles. They come with pre-curved fingers to help you grip your handlebars and a rubber face shield wiper mounted on the finger. This is so you can keep your vision at 100% at all times. Once again this product comes with a two-year warranty to give you peace of mind when you’re making that purchase for yourself or someone else this holiday season.
Firstgear Heated Glove Liners
Now maybe you already own a pair of motorcycle gloves that you love, but they don’t keep you as warm as you would like to be. Well, there’s no reason you have to spring for new heated gloves when you can buy these great glove liners. The Firstgear Heated Glove Liners are made from a composite of poly for strength and spandex to fit your hands perfectly. Their thin material will easily slip into most non-heated winter riding gloves you already have, but will still keep your fingers warm, even as they’re being beaten with that wind chill.
These glove liners can plug into your jacket liner if you’re using one. If you would like to wear them independently, they will require a DC Coax Y-Harness Plug that is sold separately. Also, and I’m sure you’ve come to expect by now, they come with a two-year warranty.
Keeping Your Core Warm with a Battery Heated Vest
Now that we’ve got our extremities covered with a variety of different liners, and heated pieces of motorcycle riding gear, it’s time to take care of your core. Let’s talk about a heated vest to stave off that frosty weather and keep on riding.
Venture’s 12V Hybrid Soft Shell Heated Vest
Something really great about Venture’s Heated Vest is that it is designed to keep you warm even when you’re riding a small to medium sized bike, sled, ATV, or any other older vehicle with limited power. While it only draws 1.5 amps of power, it is enough to heat all four panels inside the vest. These panels are on the collar, on both sides of your chest, and on your back. It is made from wind and water resistant material that assures you will be warm and dry while you’re getting in those winter-time expeditions. The vest comes in seven different sizes so you can find one to fit anyone on your gift list!
Using your Electrical System for Heated Clothing
Now, most of these products are designed to be used with a heatroller, which is a remote that you use to adjust heat levels in all of your devices. The heatroller conveniently connects to your bike or sled’s battery. There is no need to lug around an external power source with you because you already have everything you need to get up and running.
While you already have your power supply, you will still need to find a reliable heatroller to use, and I would suggest either a single control heatroller or a double control heatroller from Firstgear. As you already know, both come with limited lifetime warranties. Also, there’s no need to have someone else install your heatrollers for you. Just watch this step-by-step installation guide from the masters at Firstgear.
Wrapping Things Up and Keeping Warm With Heated Motorcycle Gear
Talking a lot about great heated motorcycle gear today makes us want to suit up and hit the open, wintery roads. Of course, we need to check that we’re all charged up and ready to go. Tell us – are you ready to get your winter ride on?