Head 2 Head: Battery Powered Heated Gear vs. Wired Heated Gear

 

If you are in the market for some heated motorcycle gear (if you ride in the cold, you should be), then this video is for you! Deciding just what type of heated gear to go with can be a bit overwhelming. This video will hopefully help you narrow down your choices, at least when it comes to deciding between battery powered heated gear and wired heated gear.

Most heated motorcycle gear has to be wired to your bikes battery. This can pose a challenge if your bike has very limited space in the battery box, or if your bike’s electrical power output is very low (most scooters or smaller dual sports don’t produce much power). If this is you, going with battery powered heated gear eliminates the fuss, as all you have to do is keep your battery charged and you have heat – any time, any place! Battery powered gear can be used off the bike too–which makes it very versatile for those of you who enjoy other outdoor activities when it’s cold out.

Wired heated gear, in contrast, does not require you to keep track of batteries, and can usually produce a lot more heat than the battery powered versions. If you are wanting to suit up head to toe in heated gear and your bike can support that kind of power draw, then wired heated gear is the way to go.

There’s more to it that that, so watch the video above to get the full scoop on the differences between these two options. Of course you can check out all heated motorcycle gear on our website, too!

Mobile Warming Heated Longmen Shirt Review

The Mobile Warming Heated Longmen Shirt is made with an antibacterial stretch fabric, with mesh side inserts for flexibility. The Longmen shirt comes with a rechargable battery and charger to ensure that you can stay warm even when you’re on-the-go. The battery can provide up to 10 hours of warmth on the lowest setting. There are three heated panels lined with steel alloy fiber elements; two on the chest and one on the upper back. These panels will be sure to keep your torso warm. To learn more about the Mobile Warming Heated Longmen Shirt, Mobile Warming gear, and our other heated motorcycle gear options, take a look at our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

Mobile Warming Heated Glasgow Jacket Review

Mobile Warming is a company that makes heated riding gear that not only looks great while you ride, but also looks great as casual outerwear. The Heated Glasgow Jacket is no exception. This heated jacket is made from Mobile Warming’s wind-breaking ‘Windshark’ material, that is also soft and flexible. One 7.4V 2.2Ah rechargable, lithium-ion battery and a charger are included with the jacket. The jacket can provide up to 10 hours of warmth on it’s lowest setting. There are three heating panels lined with steel alloy fiber elements located in the chest and upper back or the jacket; to supply optimum warmth to your torso. A waist adjustment has been incorporated into the jacket for a personalized fit. For more information on the Mobile Warming Heated Glasgow Jacket, Mobile Warming Gear, and our other heated motorcycle gear options, take a look at our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

Heated Gloves Comparison

Winter is almost here, and you’re going to need a little extra help to keep you comfortable when riding in cooler tempertures. Riding with heated gear is a great way to not only stay comfortable, but also stay safe. As you ride, cold wind can sometimes cut through even the most insulated gloves, causing your hands to get numb and have an effect on your grip and reflex with your clutch. Heated gloves and Heated glove liners solve this problem by giving you direct heat to your hands. In this Comparsion we’ve taken a few Heated Motorcycle Glove options that we particularly like, and analyzed their features. Be sure to also take a look at our Heated Glove Guide video for a more in-depth analysis. For more heated glove options, or to see our wide selection of heated motorcycle gear/heated gear brands check out our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

 

Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Electric Leather Gloves

 

The Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Electric Leather gloves have been designed to operate in all weather conditions, and has the ability to run from a vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system. The Synergy 2.0 Leather gloves offer warmth without bulk or discomfort to provide an overall better feel and a safer ride. The lightweight, flexible steel fiber heating elements generate even, overall warmth. Expanding panels have been incorporated into the gloves for a fine tuned fit. The Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 have a water-resistant single, or dual rheostat.

 

Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Textile Gloves

 

The Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Textile Gloves are made from comfort stretch fabric with a goatskin palm construction. There is also a rainguard waterproof/ breathable barrier. A Clarino palm panel helps to resist grip wear, and 100gm Polyfill insulation increases warmth and heat retention. Lightweight, flexible carbon fiber heating elements provide consistent, even heat. The Synergy 2.0 Textile gloves can easily and accurately adjust through three heat levels. Action Expansion Panels have been incorporated into the design to help fine tune fit and increase comfort. The interior of the gloves have a soft, Bemberg lining. These heated gloves have been designed to be worn either separately or in conjunction with other Synergy garments.

 

Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Passenger Gloves

 

These DC heated gloves produce 15watts of heat at 12.8 Volts. The gloves have a grade A top grain, drum-dyed cowhide construction with a Porelle breathable/waterproof membrane. Wearing the Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Passenger Gloves will supply you with an even, ‘all-over’ heat that will flow to your palms, fingers, thumbs and back of hand. As a convenience feature, the Passenger gloves have ‘pre-curved’ fingers, as well as an elastic wrist/ adjustable hook & loop gauntlet closure. The Passenger gloves should be used with a Firstgear Heat-Troller (heat controllers are sold separately). The Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Passenger Gloves come with a 2 yr. Limited warranty. A DC Coax Y-Harness is required when not using the Warm & Safe Jacket Liner.

 

Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Glove Liners

 

The Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Glove Liners fit underneath most non-heated winter riding or work gloves. These light, thin gloves are soft to the touch. With a 95% polyester and 5% spandex construction, the spandex helps provide a custom fit. The glove liners can be plugged into the Jacket liner, or they can be used separately. 11 watts of heat go to each glove. The Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Glove Liners have a two year limited warranty.

Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Carbon Gloves

 

The Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Carbon Gloves are DC heated and produce 15 watts of heat at 12.8 Volts. The Carbon gloves have a Grade A top grain, drum dyed cowhide construction, with a porelle breathable/waterproof membrane. For protection, there is carbon-fiber armor over the knuckles, and for increased visibility, there is reflective piping throughout. Some additional convenience features include: pre-curved fingers, an elastic wrist/adjustable hook & loop gauntlet closure, and a finger-mounted, rubber, face shield wiper. The Warm & Safe Heated Carbon Gloves should be used with a Firstgear Heat-Troller (heat controllers sold separately). A DC Coax Y-harness is required when not using in conjunction with the Warm & Safe Jacket Liner. These gloves come with a 2-year warranty.

 

Mobile Warming Heated TX Gloves

 

 

 

The Mobile Warming Heated TX Gloves have a 500 Denier Carbolex Shell. These Mobile Warming gloves have a Nanomax waterproof membrane, as well as an Exkin Air waterproof membrane. The gloves come with two 7.4V 2.2Ah rechargable lithium-ion batteries and charger; and provide up to 10hours of warmth.

Mobile Warming Heated Silverpeak Jacket Review

Mobile Warming is a company that does a great job of making heated motorcycle gear that can not only be used while riding but can also be worn as casual outerwear. The Mobile Warming Heated Silverpeak Jacket is constructed from breathable, Windshark, soft-shell material. There are three total heating panels on the front and rear of the Silverpeak; two on the chest, and one on the upper back. These panels are lined with steel alloy fiber elements to provide optimum warmth. Mobile Warming Heated Silverpeak Mens Jackets have a magnet circuit breaker near the zipper closure to shut off the power if the elements are ever damaged. For power, a 7.4V 2.2Ah rechargable lithium-ion battery and charger are included with the Silverpeak; and provides up to 10hours of heat. For fit and adjustability, the jacket has an adjustable waist and hood to provide a custom fit. To learn more about the Mobile Warming Heated Silverpeak Jacket, see more Mobile Warming gear, or our wide variety of heated motorcycle gear go to our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!