Winter is here but it doesn’t mean that hard-core motorcycle riders will hibernate their bikes for the winter. If you fall into this category, it’s time to get ready for the season with the essential cold weather motorcycle gear to make your commute safe and more comfortable. We’ve taken the liberty of reviewing the best essential pieces to get you ready for riding in the best possible comfort and style. Check out our recommendations for cold-weather gear worth considering.
Alpinestars Ride Tech Winter Pants
These are the best riding pants for keeping you warm and insulated when the weather is cold outside. They’re constructed of honeycomb open mesh material that retains your body heat and wicks away moisture from your body. They relieve muscle fatigue with a compression fit. These comfortable riding pants are highly breathable to avoid overheating with stretch ribs at the back and front of the knee with Jacquard logos on the knees for a touch of style. Stay warm on your daily commute with the ride technical riding pants for cold weather rides.
Alpine Stars Tech Ride Winter Top
We chose this top to complement the pants for stylish riding in a top that matches the pants. This top is made of the same open mesh material on the back that provides comfort and good ventilation for just enough airflow to prevent overheating and perspiration. Stretch ribs are built into the chest area for extra comfort. The top is designed with a compression fit that is intended to reduce muscle fatigue when the weather is cold outside. Jacquard logos are placed on the shoulders and chest.
Klim Kodiak Jacket
The Klim Kodiak Jacket is a bit on the spendy side but it’s worth every penny of the cost for winter riding. This highly stylish jacket features a Gore-Tex Pro shell that is guaranteed to keep you dry even in the worst weather. It’s constructed with leather overlays on the elbows and shoulders with level 2 armor and back pads. YKK zippers are used for durability and reliability. The jacket is designed with 2 external chest pockets for storing personal items, 2 external hand pockets, 1 hidden passport pocket in the lining, 1 spot pocket on the chest, 2 internal open stash pockets, and one card pocket on the forearm. The perforations in the leather overlays help to make this jacket well ventilated. , Also they’ve designed it with vents on the bicep, the forearm, the back, side, and chest for ample airflow to prevent overheating the body. The jacket comes with a removable internal kidney belt, adjustable arm cinches, and a useful jacket to pant connection to keep you securely covered on the ride.
Herobiker Men’s Thermal Underwear Set
This thermal underwear set is a riding essential in the winter months. It includes a top and a bottom. Both pieces are made of ultra-soft and warm fabric that has a silky soft lining for extra warmth and comfort when riding in cold weather. The material is stretchy to allow for natural movement without restriction. It’s lightweight and highly breathable to prevent overheating and sweating. The top and bottom are both made with flatlock stitching that creates flat seams that are the most comfortable. The material is warm yet thin enough to fit comfortably under regular clothing without adding bulkiness.
AGV AX9 Antarctica Helmet
If you’re looking for a warm helmet for winter riding we recommend the AGV AX9 Antarctica. This helmet is made of carbon aramid and fiberglass for the shell. These materials are lightweight yet strong and durable enough to provide impact-resistant protection. The helmet is available in a range of sizes. Special features include a removable chin vent guard that doesn’t require tools to install or remove. Some states require a chin guard while others don’t so it’s wise to be prepared. This helmet is designed with five vents for good ventilation and ample airflow. The pin lock-ready visor is panoramic. The peak is adjustable to reduce the sail effect. Finally, a Double-D-strap is included.
Alpinestars Open Face Motorcycle Balaclava
The Balaclava is a cold-weather motorcycle essential. The Alpinestars Open Face model is made especially for winter riding with an ergonomic fit and an open-face design. The material is heavyweight with moisture-wicking features that keep your head, neck, and face warm and dry. The seams are designed in a flat-lock pattern that makes this accessory comfortable to wear. A chin panel is built into the Balaclava for a better fit, feel, and overall comfort. One size fits most riders.
Rev ‘It Kodiak GTX Gloves
These are the best winter gloves for motorcycle riding in cold weather hands down. They’re constructed of drum-dyed goatskin material with WR finish. The layering construction builds up multiple layers of lightweight yet effective insulation to keep your hands warm and dexterous. The most notable features are the GoreTex membrane with 3M Thinsulate G patented insulation technology, Flock PU, SeeSoft at the palm for the free use of the hands, and TPU hard-shell palm slider. The hard-shell knuckle is made of genuine goatskin. These gloves are made in a tour fit design with a single motion closure system at the cuff for fast and easy securing of the glove or removal. Reflective materials are incorporated into the gloves to enhance visibility in low lighting environments. A visor wipe connect fingertip makes it easier to keep moisture out of your line of sight with this special and thoughtful feature. Every winter rider needs to have the best pair of riding gloves for safety and riding comfort.