The best heated motorcycle jackets and vests

Heated clothing really takes the bite out of riding in cold weather. MCN picks its favourite heated motorcycle jackets and vests.

best heated motorcycle jackets and vests

by Jim Blackstock |

Riding in winter and unpredictable spring can be tedious – and incredibly dangerous – if riders are not adequately prepared for it. However, heated motorcycle jackets are 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 that will ensure that you don’t need to be put off by a little bit of winter.

1. Macna Centre Heated Jacket


The Macna jacket is a slightly more affordable garment than those above, which we like. We also

Macna Heated Centre Jacket

2. Keis V106 Vest


A fair step up in price but this is heated clothing designed and developed primarily for

Keis V106 Vest

3. Gerbing 12V Heated Vest


If you want a vest to keep your torso warm, look no further. The Gerbing vest has three heated

Gerbing 12V Heated Vest

4. Conqueco Heated Vest Slim Fit Electric Heating Gilet With Battery Pack

Conqueco Heated Vest Slim Fit Electric Heating Gilet With Battery Pack

5. Lightweight Electric Heated Body warmer with QC3.0 14400MAH Battery Pack

Lightweight Electric Heated Body warmer with QC3.0 14400MAH Battery Pack

The best heated jackets and vests

6. X99 Electric Heated Vest


This heated vest is a best-seller on Amazon and comes with five heated areas including the central

X99 Electric Heated Vest

7. Gerbing MicroWirePRO Heated Premium Jacket Liner


This thermal heated jacket liner is superb as an under-jacket, allowing you to tether heated

Gerbing MicroWirePRO Heated Premium Jacket Liner

8. Rrtizan Heated Vest


This vest from Rrtizan is another Amazon category best-seller - it's thick and quilted so should

Rrtizan Heated Vest

The pros and cons of heated clothing

Some bikers love heated motorcycle jackets, others loathe them. Objectively, there are cases for and against heated garments that we will point out below.


Heated clothing saves you having to layer quite so heavily. On a quick weekend ride or perhaps the commute, not unravelling several layers upon leaving and arriving is great.

Heated clothing from specialist brands have excellent temperature controllers that allow you to adapt as the weather changes. This is of particular value on long rides.

Quality heated clothing really works in keeping you warm.

Because it works, heated clothing can make year-round riding much easier.

Heated gloves are very useful in alleviating Raynaud's syndrome.


Heated clothing is, by and large, thicker than its non-heated equivalents.

Running on batteries gets quite expensive (you can avoid this by only plugging your heated gear directly into the bike if you wish).

Can heated clothing be machine washed? Keis and Gerbing state to hand wash their garments.

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