Motorcycle Touring Gear for the Open Road

Cold-weather riders, rejoice. Here are 10 ways to stick it to Mother Nature this winter.

| November/December 2005

  • Powerlet sockets
    Powerlet sockets
  • Hot Grips
    Hot Grips
  • Aerostich's Kanetsu AirVantage Vest
    Aerostich's Kanetsu AirVantage Vest
  • Gerbing’s Heated Gloves
    Gerbing’s Heated Gloves
  • Red Wing Shoes’ Model 970 boots
    Red Wing Shoes’ Model 970 boots
  • Lectric-chaps from Widder
    Lectric-chaps from Widder
  • Thermo-Gear Premier
    Thermo-Gear Premier
  • Widder's Lectric-ArmChaps
    Widder's Lectric-ArmChaps
  • Gerbing’s Heated Jacket Liner
    Gerbing’s Heated Jacket Liner
  • Thermo-Gear Premier
    Thermo-Gear Premier

  • Powerlet sockets
  • Hot Grips
  • Aerostich's Kanetsu AirVantage Vest
  • Gerbing’s Heated Gloves
  • Red Wing Shoes’ Model 970 boots
  • Lectric-chaps from Widder
  • Thermo-Gear Premier
  • Widder's Lectric-ArmChaps
  • Gerbing’s Heated Jacket Liner
  • Thermo-Gear Premier

Price and availability confirmed at time of publication. Subject to change, please visit the product website for the latest prices and availability. 

1. Powerlet sockets kits are designed to handle the demands of heated apparel while withstanding the elements. The kits come with custom brackets of varying sizes and colors coupled with heavy duty wiring harnesses to ensure a correct fit. Price: $24.95 and up. More info: www.powerlet.net.

2. Hot Grips manufactures nine different models of heated grips for motorcycles, with options such as handlebar-mounted switch controls as well as fairing-mounted controls with variable heat. Price: $66 to $110. More info: www.hotgrips.com

3. A drawback to traditional electric vests is that the fit needs to be closely tailored to get the heating elements close to the body. The Aerostich Kanetsu AirVantage Vest’s adjustable insert not only allows for a roomier fit but increases warmth. Removeable sleeves are a nice touch. Price: $237. More info: www.aerostich.com.



4. Gerbing’s Heated Gloves warm the entire length of each finger as well as the back of the hand. The shell is leather, and the lining provides breathable protection from wind and water. Price: $139. More info: www.gerbing.com.

5. Red Wing Shoes’ Model 970 boots were specifically designed for motorcyclists. High-grade leather and high-top construction provide excellent strength and weather protection. Price: $165. More info: www.redwingshoes.com.

Cory Cummings
10/11/2012 7:05:41 PM

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