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Heated Gear, Use It ?

    • 2964 posts
    November 28, 2019 10:53 AM PST

    Just getting into riding more lately and here in N Calif the air temps can get downright chilly.Never have used heated riding gear myself,yet I have recently been reviewing whats available on the market.

    Usually in colder temps I just layer on myself,yet I want to ride longer in comfort to some degree and these old bones been barking at me since I turned 60.Any advice or suggestions ? 

    Have a Happy Turkey Day :)

    Stay safe & enjoy the ride friends !!!

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    • 16099 posts
    November 29, 2019 6:40 AM PST

    Even in PA when winter riding all I ever had trouble with was my hands. I never used but considered heated gloves. What I did was carry those chem heater Hot Hands pads and put them between my glove liners and outer gloves. They worked out fairly well.

    This post was edited by RexTheRoadDog at November 29, 2019 6:41 AM PST
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    November 30, 2019 12:18 PM PST

    That is a good idea.Most of the heated gloves are pretty pricey,not to mention finding the right fit/style,good heating time.With rechargable batteries,really not looking to hook into my ride.Yet from what I gather the best set-ups run off the motorcycle battery yet the prices are high.

    stay safe & enjoy the ride !

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    January 3, 2020 9:26 PM PST

    Riding over Yosemite freezing or buts off took a brake at the gas station .an old Harley guy stopped to chat told us to get electric liners they would make are trips way more fun.took 2 years before I took his advice got jacket liner and chap liner .went to Utah in November to buy a truck got a brake in the weather so we suited up it was 48 when we left tonopah nv we were just alittalle cold with the electric liners on medium both of us .wired both suit to the bike so we could plug in just under my but.I ride a o3 softail made it to Ely and it was a good ride.left Ely the next day at 38 degrees wished I had got the gloves.still road comfortably got to oram Utah loaded the bike and came home.very good ride they have a prominent spot on the bike now

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    February 13, 2020 10:56 AM PST

    @ Shunka, thanks for the info ! I am looking at picking up a pair of battery heated gloves. The heated suit working off the ride is ideal for longer rides. Happy to hear the ride went well.

    I limit my cold weather riding, temps in the 40's are a no go for me these days. 

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    March 5, 2020 4:23 PM PST
    I rode to the Mackinac bridged at the MI Penninsula, and it was snowing. I installed the new heating grips after the trip. It works great.
    This post was edited by bikerladyme at March 8, 2020 5:03 PM PDT
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    March 8, 2020 10:20 AM PDT

    Well going to have to get a set off these ,some where some time we always end riding when it's cold

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    March 8, 2020 5:04 PM PDT

    Avon Grips MT-IN-AIR-90CBH Air Cushioned H

    This post was edited by bikerladyme at March 8, 2020 5:05 PM PDT
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    March 8, 2020 7:22 PM PDT

    Never used heated gear, just leather to break the wind, face mask, windshield, etc... I use fleece lined welder's gloves in the winter and if it's real cold I take turns putting my hands on the engine block lol. Not saying it's the best idea in the world, but ya know... lol 


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    September 2, 2020 3:19 PM PDT

    If you are a die hard rider— you have got to have heated gear. Colorado Rockies rider.