Riding in winter can be tedious –and incredibly dangerous – if not adequately prepared for it. However, heated kit is the perfect solution for those sub-temperature spells in the saddle and will keep you warm and toasty as you cruise along. As valiant adventurer, Sir Ranulph Finnes famously quoted “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
So, here is a list of our top picks for heated clothing, for sale on the MCN Shop, that will ensure that you don’t need to be put off by a little bit of winter.
Keis X25 Heated Sleeved Jacket - £179.99 RRP
Our sister publication RiDE recommend this; the Keis X25 Heated Sleeved Jacket and we’re inclined to agree with them.
This jacket can be plugged straight into the bike’s battery and includes heated sleeves, back, chest and collar for the ultimate in winter riding.
In addition to this the jacket comes with a power distribution system for additional heatedgloves and insoles – an affordable must for anyone looking to stay warm on the road in icy cold conditions.
With a 5* MCNShop customer rating and outstanding reviews by RiDE an MCN you can’t go wrong.
Exo2 StormChaser Heated Jacket - £259.99 RRP
Unlike many other heated jackets, the Exo2 StormChaser Heated Jacket can boast that it’s waterproof as well as windproof, breathable and moisture wicking.
The StormChaser is easily powered via a connection to the motorcycle battery via a supplied cable or from an optional Li-ion battery pack.
Arms, neck and torso all include heat panels and deliver a constant 50 degrees Celsius heat to ensure you’re nice and warm riding in wintery conditions.
This superb jacket Boasts a 5* customer rating in the MCNShop and comes highly recommended by ourselves and RiDE magazine.
Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner - £188.99 RRP
This thermal heated jacket liner is superb as an under-jacket, allowing you to tether heated trousers and gloves effortlessly – ensuring you have full body warmth whilst out riding on a cold winters day.
The jacket is tailored to fit snugly underneath your outer motorcycle gear, constructed from a soft nylon shell – making it an ideal, comfortable baselayer.
It comes in a range of sizes and delivers a heat output of 77 watts. We love it, our MCNShop customers love it as well – rating it 4.5* overall
Oxford Hot Vest - 12V Vehicle Powered - £149.99 RRP
The Oxford Hot Vest is a very affordable investment for cold weather riding and offers a wealth of comfort via its 4 heated panels – 2 for the chest, 2 for the back.
In addition, this vest comes with 4 heat settings – allowing you to find the right comfort level for you whilst on your motorcycle.
It offers a snug fit so it sits easily under any outer motorcycle gear.
Our sister publication, RiDE, recommends it as a best buy, we love it and our customers rate it at 5* overall.
Keis X10 Heated Body Warmer - £119.99 RRP
The Keis X10 Heated Body Warmer is perfect for cold winter rides – fitted with 3 heated panels (2 on the chest and one on the lower back and kidney area).
It comes complete with a cable management system and supply cables which can be either be powered through the bike’s battery or via an optional Li-ion battery pack (which can be easily stored in the body warmer’s dedicated pocket).
We love this vest and, more importantly, MCNShop customers love this vest – giving it consistent 5* ratings.