5 of the Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves For 2020

Riding your motorcycle in cold weather can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, nothing feels greater than taking on nature’s harshest elements with clothing that keeps you toasty. On the other, if you ride without said clothing, you’ll turn frosty.

Goes without saying that toasty is much better than frosty.

And what better additions to your toast arsenal than comfy gloves that keep your hands warm?

For this article, we went through thousands of hours of reviews, both by customers and enthusiasts, on battery powered heated gloves.

This article is about five of the best that we narrowed down. 

Foreshadowing: They’re all worth their weight in gold.

(So help me God, I’m never going to use the phrase ‘toast arsenal’ in my life again.

See also: best gloves for women

But why are gloves important?

We’ve done many articles on gloves, and that’s because no part of a rider’s gear is more underestimated than gloves.

“But it’s only for your hands and fingers, right?”

In theory, yes

But every time you fall, the first part of your body that makes contact with all the disgusting dirt and gravel on the road is the heel of your palms. In fact, this happens so often that safety experts have termed your palm heels the ‘landing zone’.

And most cases, this landing zone will cause you burning pain you’ll have to go through for a good couple of weeks.

And as my friend discovered, this zone is not fun. The burning pain was a literal handicap- she couldn’t do anything involving her hands for the next couple of weeks.

Writing, driving, using a phone, eating delicately, et al. She was also short of a mere couple thousand dollars, not including the week of unpaid leave. Ah, corporate America.

Protection aside, gloves with the right ergonomic design also help reduce muscle fatigue by improving your handlebar grip.

But most important of all: for winter riding, battery heated gloves are paramount.

Riding in a temperature where your hands and fingers are exposed in cold weather is stupid dangerous. Your hands going numb while handling something going at over 60 miles an hour can end in very bad news.

Heated gloves keep your hands comfortable, warm, safe and steady. 

And we’re going to evaluate 5 of the best heated gloves to help you figure out the ones best suited to you.

5 Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves

Gerbing’s Gyde 12 volt Hero Glove-Powersport

Gerbing Hero Motorcycle Heated Gloves

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Battery: 

Material: Two 12V lithium batteries| 1,200 mAh

Life:

  • 1 hour on high
  • 2.5 hours on medium
  • 4 hours on low

Comfort:

  • Thinsulate™ material makes glove weigh ~150 grams, very easy to handle
  • Soft fleece-lining with a suppe feel for the interior, and is extremely comfortable to slip hands into

Glove features:

  • Comprised almost entirely of premium aniline cowhide leather. 
  • Knuckle protection made up of hardy Thermoplastic Polyurethane to absorb impact.
  • Palm area comprised of gel pads with tough exteriors but comfortable interiors
  • Touchscreen compatible 
  • Aquatex waterproofing

Insulation/ Thermal control:

  • Internal microwire heating element present throughout the glove body. 
  • Max power consumption of 26 Watts
  • Maximum heat of 135°F.

Highway 21 Radiant Heated Cold Weather Motorcycle Leather Glove

Highway21 Gloves Front

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Battery: 

Material: 7V rechargeable lithium battery

Life:

  • 2.5 hours on high
  • 3 hours on medium
  • 4 hours on low

Comfort:

  • Weighs barely 100 grams  (courtesy of Thinsulate™), incredibly lightweight 
  • Hipora® liner allows for plenty of air circulation, very breathable.

Glove features:

  • Durable, genuine leather 
  • Armored knuckles
  • Fingers are pre-curved, taking the strain off your fingers and minimising rider fatigue.
  • Touch screen compatible
  • Water-resistance due to Hipora® lining
  • Adjustable gauntlet size

Insulation/ Thermal control:

  • 3 tiers of heat settings present (high, low, medium)
  • Even in the absence of batteries, the glove is warm enough to handle temperatures 50F and above

Tour Master Synergy 7.4V Mens Leather Street Racing Motorcycle Gloves

Highway21 Gloves Front

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Battery: 

Material: Two 7.4V rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, 2000 Ah
Life:

  • 2.2 hours on 100% power (135 F)
  • 3 hours on 75% power (120 F)
  • 4 hours on 50% power (105 F)
  • 8 hours on 25% power (90 F)

Comfort:

  • Backhands, palms, fingers and fourchettes comprised of supple, abrasion-resistant goatskin leather
  • Soft fleece-lining interior with luxurious feel 
  • Hipora® membrane adds breathability 

Glove features:

  • Comprised mostly of goatskin leather
  • Knuckles come with 5mm memory foam paddles 
  • Finger area comes with an accordion stretch.
  • Touch screen compatibility
  • Water resistance due to Hipora® lining

Insulation/ Thermal control:

  • The Tour Master actually has four heat settings- 25% power (with a temperature setting of ~90º), 50% power (with a temperature setting of 105º), 75% power (with a temperature setting of 120º) and 100% power (with a temperature setting of 135º).
  • Dual closure gauntlet design keeps the warmth in, while protecting against external elements

Day Wolf Heated Gloves for Motorcycle, Skiing Hiking Cycling

Day Wolf Heated Gloves

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Battery: 

Material: Two 7.4V rechargeable lithium polymer batteries, 2200 mAh

Life:

  • 2.5 – 3 hours on the 100% heat setting
  • 3 – 5 hours on the 66% heat setting
  • 4 – 6.5 hours on the 33% heat setting

Comfort:

  • Glove is comprised of sheep leather in tandem with velvet lining
  • The inside of the gloves has incredible velvet lining
  • Elastic sewing is also used in the mid-joints of fingers for ease of movement while riding

Glove features:

  • Gloves are made with sheep leather of supreme quality 
  • Palm area receives goat skin leather placement with index sewing for additional protection
  • Knuckles are comprised of tough, strong fibre carbon as armor
  • Fine quality polyester is used sparingly throughout the body of the glove.
  • Touch screen compatible
  • Waterproof rating of IPX66

Insulation/ Thermal control:

  • There are 3 levels of heating settings (33%, 66% and 100%)- each successor using an additional third of the power.
  • The main heating element consists of infrared carbon fiber, which makes heating very fast- under 30 seconds.

Savior Heated Gloves for Men Women, Electric Heated Gloves,Heated Ski Gloves

Savior Heated Gloves

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Battery:

Material:Two 7.4V rechargeable lithium polymer batteries, 2000 mAh

Life: Up to 4 hours

Comfort:

  • Soft, pearl cotton layer makes for a decent snug feel
  • The membrane being breathable allows for plenty of air circulation 

Glove features:

  • External layer of gloves comprised of a lambskin:polyester 40:60 ratio
  • Water resistant
  • Wind resistant
  • Internal lining is made of a soft pearl cotton insulation layer, with aplent room to breath 
  • Back of the glove has a carbon fiber protective shell for knuckle protection
  • Buckle-style fastener allows to slip on and lock cuffs in no time
  • The index and thumb fingers come with touch sensors.

Insulation/ Thermal control:

  • 3 tiers of heat settings present.
  • The gloves heat up evenly and fast in 30 seconds.

Conclusion

Gloves protect your hands and fingers from injuries that can (literally) handicap you from performing basic functions, reduce the strain and fatigue on your hands, and come with ergonomic designs that helps your handlebar grip and maneuver your motorcycle.

But in cold weather, where low temperatures and strong winds conspire to steadily numb your hand while you ride, having gloves that prevent this is life-saving. It’s incredibly important.

The gloves we shortlisted come with various price tags, heating material, textures, ergonomic design and battery power- and collectively, they suit all of you.

But even moreso, they’re across the spectrum only in technicality, not quality: because these are currently the 5 best heated gloves that we have, as we start 2020.

Happy new year, and happy shopping.

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