Heated 12-Volt Motorcycle Gear
Extend your riding season with some 12-volt heated gear. You can say goodbye to freezing cold fall rides, keep your body nice and toasty with a heated jacket or vest as well as heated socks, insoles and gloves. 12-volt heated gear is in a category by itself when it comes to heating power and battery life. The bigger power source (12 volts) cranks up the heat and the battery life is endless, as long as you stay on your bike.
12-volt heated motorcycle gear pulls its power for your bikes (or boat, ATV, plane, snowmobile) battery so as long as your bike is running, your heated gear will be super warm. This is a major advantage, particularly on long rides, over 7-volt heated gear where battery life can be limited.
In most cases, 12-volt heated motorcycle gear can be used as a stand-alone garment or plugged into other heated products to create a head-to-toe heated suit. As an example, most heated pants have power cords at the ankles to plug into heated socks or insoles, while a heated jacket will have plugs at the wrist to power heated gloves.
While it is possible to use most 12-volt heated motorcycle gear without a controller, it is not recommended, Without a controller the heated gear will operate at full temperature which may be just fine on the coldest of days but will quickly become annoying on a slightly chilly spring day. A controller allows you to adjust the temperature up and down, however, if multiple items are being used with one controller, they will all be the same temp.
A dual controller will allow you to adjust different heat levels for your various heated gear, allowing you to put your jacket on high while keeping your socks on a low setting. Verify a controller and battery harness (if necessary) are included with any 12-volt heated motorcycle gear you are considering.
While most 12-volt heated gear is designed for motorcycle riders, it can be used with any vehicle that has a 12-volt battery. UTVs, snowmobiles, boats, or even planes are a great place to plug in and stay warm with heated gear.
Heated gear can make a huge difference out on the road and lengthen your riding season. We took a look at a number of 12-volt motorcycle products, everything from jackets and vests to heated insoles and socks and these are the ones we like best:
Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner
Stay warm, comfortable, and in control even during the chilliest rides with the Gerbing Heated Jacket Liner. Gerbing is a very well-regarded company in the heated motorcycle gear market that has been cranking out quality gear since 1975.
This jacket liner is crafted with precision and loaded with advanced features and will keep you cozy in the coldest of conditions. Here's are just a few features that make this liner a standout:
• Customizable Heating: Gerbing's modular system gives you the power to tailor your warmth. You have complete control over how you want to power up your heated clothing.
• Designed for Riders: Engineered with riders in mind, the Gerbing jacket liner boasts a functional design that offers a snug fit, making it perfect for those long rides. The low-profile elastic cuff enhances the liner's compatibility with your outer jacket, while the drop tailback provides better coverage during your rides.
• Microwire Heating Technology: Originally developed for military use, Gerbing's Microwire heating panels are at the forefront of heating technology. This heated Jacket Liner features seven Microwire-powered heat zones strategically placed on the collar, chest, sleeves, and back. These zones guarantee even heating, offering ultimate comfort and warmth, with the technology capable of reaching temperatures up to 135°F.
• Versatile 12V Power System: The Gerbing heated liner can be easily connected to the power source of your motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat, or airplane. It keeps you warm at any temperature and at any speed, ensuring you stay cozy during your outdoor adventures.
• Battery Harness Compatible: Gerbing's heated clothing is compatible with a range of controllers, including single zone, dual zone, and Bluetooth controllers, all available separately.
The reviews for this liner are stellar with many riders commenting that it had lengthed their riding season while others commented that they regret waiting so long to buy heated gear. The Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner is an excellent choice if you want to stay warm out on the road. Buy this one with confidence.
Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Liner 2.0
The 2.0 version of the Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket liner is just as impressive as the original. This packable liner slips seamlessly under almost any riding jacket and features 7 Microwire-powered heat zones for ultimate comfort.
The Gerbing Heated Liner is made with a premium water-resistant Mini Ripstop nylon shell, and features a two-way main YKK zipper, as well as hemmed elastic cuffs, removable hood, standing collar, and a snow skirt inside which all help keep this liner nice and toasty.
This premium liner is powered by the legendary Gerbing Microwire system, which uses micro-sized stainless-steel fibers intertwined and encased in a waterproof coating which keeps the heat nice and even. It has 7 heat zones that can hit 135°F ensuring you will be warm and toasty cruising in fall or even winter weather.
Gerbing heated gear uses a 12V DC 6.4 system that can be plugged right into the electrical system of your motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat or even your plane. It is also compatible with battery harnesses for added versatility.
The reviews were epic for this heated liner with riders raving about how it extended their riding season and made fall weather so much more pleasant. Customer service seems very responsive and will deal with any issues. Gerbing is quality company so buy any of their gear with confidence.
Gerbing 12V Heated Vest Liner
This 12V heated vest is another great product in the Gerbing heated gear lineup. You can stay warm and comfortable all ride long while wearing this unisex vest liner.
It features 5 Microwire-powered heating zones and can hit 135°F. The Gerbing liner provides even heat distribution throughout your core, keeping you warm and toasty while riding in chilly weather.
This vest liner is easy to wear and fits seamlessly under almost any jacket. It is also highly functional, with a wind-resistant Mini Ripstop nylon shell and taffeta lining. The Gerbing vest liner is also designed to be connected right into the electrical system of your motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat, or any other vehicle for an unlimited power source.
Gerbings 12V gear is designed to be used with your motorcycle (or other vehicle) power supply. In order to connect you will need a battery harness and a Gerbing 12V temperature controller to plug into your bike and control the temperature of your vest.
The Gerbing Heated Vest Liner has received excellent reviews from riders, who love the heat it produces and how well it keeps them warm on the road. Riders raved about this vest liner extending their riding season as well as how quickly it heated up.
If you are looking for a heated vest liner that will keep you warm and comfortable all ride long, the Gerbing Heated Vest Liner is the perfect choice for you.
Gerbing 12V Hybrid Heated Insoles
Keep your feet warm and comfortable in all weather conditions with the Gerbing 12V Hybrid Heated Insoles.
These insoles are made with durable EVA material and feature patented Microwire technology that provides even heat distribution for ultimate comfort. The Microwire heating elements deliver soothing warmth to your entire foot, up to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Gerbing 12V Hybrid Heated Insoles can be directly plugged into Gerbing heated pant liners or powered by a battery harness and Y-harness. This interconnected system and full-foot heating area make these insoles perform better than standard rechargeable heating insoles.
The Gerbing 12V Hybrid Heated Insoles are 12V powered, so you can plug them into the electrical system of your motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat, or airplane for an unlimited source of power.
Whether you're hunting, skiing, riding a motorcycle, or just enjoying the outdoors, the Gerbing 12V Hybrid Heated Insoles will keep your feet warm and comfortable all day long.
There are not a ton of reviews for these heated insoles but overall, the ratings were excellent. Most reviewers loved the heat they produced with one rider claiming his feet stayed warm in temps down to 5°F. Consider adding a pair of heated socks to the mix to make sure your feet stay nice and toasty.
Gerbing 12V Motorcycle Heated Pant Liner
The Gerbing 12V Motorcycle Heated Pant Liner is engineered to defy the chill, is your answer to staying warm and comfortable in the coldest of rides and is made in the USA. Crafted with precision, this heated pant liner is designed for riders who demand superior functionality, exceptional warmth, and American-made quality.
This heated pant liner allows you to confidently embrace the open road, knowing that unmatched warmth and comfort are at your fingertips. Here are a few reasons why it's the perfect addition to your cold-weather riding gear:
• Superior Functionality: Constructed from windproof and durable Ripstop nylon shell, our heated pant liner is built to withstand the elements. Its taffeta lining ensures a snug fit, making it the ideal mid-layer piece to keep you toasty on cold rides. This pant liner can be comfortably worn under your outerwear.
• Advanced Interconnect System: You can directly plug your pant liner into your 12V jacket, heated gloves, or pre-wired heated socks and insoles through connections at the end of the legs. Stay warm from top to bottom with this seamless connectivity.
• Patented Microwire Technology: The Gerbing Heated Pant Liner incorporates our patented Microwire technology, setting the gold standard for durability and efficiency. Micro-sized stainless-steel fibers, intricately intertwined and encased in a proprietary waterproof coating, ensure even heat distribution. This pant liner features four Microwire heating zones, covering your legs (2 zones) and hips (2 zones).
•Battery Harness Compatible: Gerbing heated clothing is designed to provide you with customizable warmth. Pair the Gerbing Heated Pant Liner with single zone, dual zone, or Bluetooth controllers for personalized temperature control. Please note that controllers are sold separately.
This Gerbing heated pant liner is powered by your vehicles 12V 3.6Amp electrical system, it effortlessly connects to your vehicle's DC power system. Like all Gerbing wear, it can be used with a motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat, or any other vehicle.
The reviews for this heated pant liner were excellent with everyone loving the heat. However, several reviewers said the pants run large so make sure you measure and select your size carefully.
Gerbing 12V Vanguard Heated Motorcycle Gloves
Keep your hands warm and comfortable all ride long with the Gerbing 12V Vanguard Heated Motorcycle Gloves. These gloves are made with premium aniline cowhide leather and feature an AQUATEX water-resistant membrane to keep your hands dry and protected in all weather conditions.
Super fabric reinforcements at the palm and edge of the hand provide added durability and comfort.
The Vanguard gloves feature a gauntlet cuff style that provides extended protection from the wrist to forearm. The open cuff style allows for ventilation and easy removal. For abrasion resistance, the gloves have high impact floating TPU knuckles and impact protected gel pads at the palm.
The Gerbing 12V Vanguard Heated Motorcycle Gloves are powered by the Core Heat 12 thermo velocity system, which can be connected to the electrical system of your motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, boat, or airplane for an unlimited source of power.
The gloves feature Microwire heating throughout, including the tip of every finger and you can crank the heat up to 135°F. This efficient thermo-technology platform provides even heating for ultimate comfort.
The Gerbing 12V Vanguard Heated Motorcycle Gloves are the perfect choice for riders who want the best possible protection and warmth in cold weather.
Reviewers loved the heat, how quickly they warmed up and how comfortable they were out on the road. There were some questions about sizing so make sure to measure and then buy these gloves with confidence.
Just a few of the features:
•Premium aniline cowhide leather construction
•AQUATEX water-resistant membrane
•Superfabric reinforcements at the palm and edge of the hand
•Gauntlet cuff style for extended protection
•Open cuff for ventilation and easy removal
•High impact floating TPU knuckles and impact protected gel pads at the palm
•Microwire heating throughout, including the tip of every finger
•Core Heat 12 thermovelocity system powered by the electrical system of your vehicle
Gerbing G4 Heated Gloves for Men
The Gerbing G4 Heated Gloves for Men will keep your hands nice and toasty on your ride while also looking great. These gloves are made from top-grade aniline cowhide leather and feature a water-resistant, premium leather exterior and a breathable, windproof Aquatex membrane to keep your hands dry and protected in all weather conditions.
The Gerbing G4 Heated Gloves for Men also feature Microwire heating throughout, including the tip of every finger. This efficient thermo-technology platform provides even heating for ultimate comfort and can push the gloves up to 135°F.
The Gerbing G4 Heated Gloves for Men can be connected and powered by a single battery harness of your vehicle, including motorbike, boat, ATV, snowmobile, or any other vehicle to keep you warm and toasty at any temperature or at any speed.
The reviews for the Gerbing G4s are excellent. Riders loved the fit, look as well as the heat the gloves produced. The sizing did come up in reviews, these gloves may run a bit small so consider that when ordering.
• Top-grade aniline cowhide leather construction
• Water-resistant, premium leather exterior
• Breathable, windproof Aquatex membrane
• Microwire heating throughout, including the tip of every finger
• Interconnected system for powering multiple gloves with a single battery harness
• Compatible with Gerbing heated jackets and jacket liners
• Adjustable Velcro wrist closure
• 150 grams of Thinsulate insulation
Gerbing G4 Heated Motorcycle Gloves for Women
The Gerbing G4 Women’s Heated Motorcycle Gloves are an excellent choice to keep your hands nice and warm when you are out on the road. These gloves are made from top-grade aniline cowhide leather and feature a water-resistant, premium leather exterior and a breathable, windproof Aquatex membrane to keep your hands dry and protected in all weather conditions.
The G4s also feature Microwire heating throughout, including the tip of every finger. This efficient thermo-technology platform provides even heating for ultimate comfort.
The Gerbing G4 Heated Motorcycle Gloves for Women can be connected together and powered by a single battery harness of your vehicle, including motorbike, boat, ATV, snowmobile, or any other vehicle to keep you warm and toasty at any temperature or at any speed.
Like most other Gerbing products, the reviews for these gloves were excellent. Reviewers love how warm they kept their hands while riding as well as the look. Like many Gerbing products, sizing can be an issue, these gloves may run a bit small so be sure to measure and order the correct size.
Volt Resistance 12 - Volt Heated Jacket Liner - Dual System Wired
The Volt Resistance Heated Jacket is a great option for riders who want to stay warm and comfortable in cold weather. It is well-made and features a number of thoughtful design features, such as a dual wiring system and an interconnected system that allows you to connect your gloves to the jacket with a single connection.
The Volt 12-volt jacket is super comfortable to wear, with a form fit and rib-knit at the cuffs and waist to seal in heat. It is also insulated to be thermally efficient and wind-resistant.
The heating system in the jacket is extremely effective, and will keep you nice and toasty out on the road. It features multiple large insulated heating panels strategically located in the collar, chests, arms, and back. The heat is evenly distributed throughout the jacket, providing soothing warmth to your upper body.
• Well-made and durable
• Comfortable to wear
• Dual wiring system
• Interconnected system allows you to connect your gloves to the jacket with a single connection
• Heating system is very effective and evenly distributes heat
• Includes fused Battery Harness and Dual Therm Controller
The reviews for this heated liner were excellent. Riders love the heat, especially the heated collar as well as the fit. This liner is true to size so you should be able to order your normal sized jacket. This liner is best used under a jacket to really up the heat factor.
The Volt Resistance Heated Jacket is a great option for riders who want to stay warm and comfortable in cold weather. It is well-made, features a number of thoughtful design features, and is very effective at keeping you warm. Volt is a very well respected manufacturer in the heated apparel industry so you can buy this one with confidence.
Volt Resistance Moto 12-Volt Leather Heated Motorcycle Gloves
The Volt Resistance MOTO 12V Heated Leather Motorcycle Gloves are a great option for riders who want to stay warm and comfortable in cold weather. These gloves are made with high-quality materials, including top-grade cowhide leather and a waterproof/breathable membrane. The gloves also feature Thinsulate insulation and a silky soft tricot fleece lining for added warmth and comfort.
The heating elements in the gloves are placed throughout both sides of the hand and the entire length of each finger, providing even heat distribution. The gloves come with a 3-prong harness with a built-in 4-setting therm controller, so you can adjust the heat to your liking. The gloves also come with a battery harness with a coax connector and covered fuse.
These gloves get great reviews with one reviewer raving about how it helps keep their hands nice and warm, despite the fact that they have Raynaud's. A huge benefit of these gloves are the fact that a wiring harness and thermal controller are included, with many brands, these are additional purchases you would have to make.
•High-quality materials and construction
•Thinsulate insulation and silky soft tricot fleece lining
•Even heat distribution
•4-setting therm controller
•Battery harness with coax connector and covered fuse