10 Best Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear Review Guide

Updated May 2022

1

Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava

Your collar is the most vulnerable incursion point for cold and wet weather to seep into your jacket. For those brave enough to ride in questionable conditions the Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava seals your head hole to keep you warm and dry. A moisture wicking breathable material covers your head and face while a wind and waterproof skirt covers your jacket collar.

Features:

  • Warm and breathable moisture wicking stretch fabric for comfort
  • Full face design with neck and shoulder covering for effective insulation against the elements
  • External waterproof and windproof neck skirt for wind and water protection
  • Flat lock seam for comfort under helmet
  • Open nose panel construction to aid breathing

2

FXR Cold Cross RR Jacket

FXR’s Cold Cross Race-Ready Jacket is designed to keep you warm, dry and comfortable no matter what the conditions bring. If your season never stops, the Cold Cross is ready to keep the wind and water out and your body heat in. 

Features: 

  • Heavy wind and water resistant polyester tri-laminate Omni-Stretch™ construction 
  • Waterproof/breathable shell
  • FXR Dry Vent™ system creates a snowproof and moisture resistant side body vent system
  • YKK Vislon front zipper with inner placket
  • YKK hand pocket zippers and body vent zippers
  • Fleece lined pockets
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
  • Shock cord adjustable bottom hem
  • Fade-free sublimation prints

3

Knox Cold Killers Under Gloves

The Knox Undergloves Glove Liners are windproof to reduce the effects of the cold on your hands. Freezing cold finger ends are reduced by wearing good windproof under gloves. They give extra warmth and wind protection to the back of the hand and finger ends. Wear the Knox Under Gloves under your regular moto gloves.

Features:

  • Part of the Knox Cold Killers Blue Collection
  • Fine gauge windproof soft shell fabric used so fits under most motorcycle gloves
  • Molded fingers for a more comfortable fit
  • High performance 10k/10k windproof and breathable membrane combined with stretch softshell
  • Soft elasticated cuff to keep out drafts
  • Contrast blue ribbon tape for subtle detailing
  • Quick drying
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4

Knox Cold Killers Hot Hood

The Knox Cold Killers Hot Hood is a warm, windproof balaclava in an easy pull on style that covers the whole head. It is cut to give good visibility around the eye area and maximum protection from the wind on the face  and neck. Warm and soft fleece works to stop drafts from entering around the neck.

Features:

  • Part of the Knox Cold Killers Blue Collection
  • Windproof neck front and back
  • Soft mesh airflow panel for the top of the head
  • Contoured design for a more comfortable fit
  • Flat seams mean no bulky stitching pressing against the skin
  • High performance 10k/10k windproof and breathable membrane combined with stretch soft shell 
  • Features a contrast blue ribbon tape for subtle detailing

5

Knox Cold Killers Wind Jacket

The Knox Wind is a lightweight, warm and 100% windproof mid layer jacket that has been designed to stop the dangerous effect of wind chill on a motorcycle rider.  The Wind Jacket is versatile and works not only on the bike but in your everyday life, too. The Knox Wind Jacket mixes stretch soft shell fabric, contrasting ripstop panels, windproof membrane and a soft fleece interior. The result is a high performance windproof jacket which is also part of the Knox Layering System.

Features:

  • Part of the Knox Cold Killers Blue Collection
  • 100% lightweight windproof mid layer jacket
  • High performance 10k/10k windproof and breathable membrane
  • Stretch softshell fabric
  • Ripstop panels
  • Fleece interior
  • YKK Metallion zippers show a hint of gunmetal teeth to match Knox branding
  • 1 full length center zipper
  • 2 side zip pockets
  • Blue cotton herringbone tape appliqued onto the storm guard and over the zipper head
  • High collar designed to reduce cold drafts down the neck when riding
  • 2 inside pockets
  • Subtle branding
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6

Mechanix Wear ColdWork Original Gloves

The Mechanix Wear ColdWork Original Gloves are great for cold weather working. Heavyweight fleece construction with water-resistant soft shell keeps riders hands dry and warm in colder temps. Touchscreen capable index finger allows riders to use mobile devices and GPS systems. Removable spring clip keeps gloves together.

Features:

  • Water-resistant SoftShell back of hand helps prevent cold air from coming inside glove
  • C40 3M Thinsulate Insulation traps warm air to help regulate your body temperature
  • Heavyweight fleece construction
  • Rugged Armortex thumb saddle reinforcement
  • Touchscreen capable synthetic leather provides the perfect blend of dexterity and durability
  • Removable spring clip keeps your gloves organized for easy storage

7

Held Cold Champ GTX X-Trafit Gloves

The Held Cold Champ Glove combines the grip performance of X-Trafit technology with a Thinsulate liner to brave even the wettest and coldest conditions.

Features:

  • Goatskin palm
  • Taslan (100% polyester) and leather detailed back
  • 3M Thinsulate lining
  • Thermoplush fleece on back of hand
  • Gore-Tex membrane
  • Wrist VELCRO® brand closure with additional VELCRO® brand closures adjustment at cuff
  • Visor wipe
  • Stretch fabric panels on back
  • Leather-covered hard plastic knuckle protection
  • 3M Scotchlite reflectors
  • Superfabric reinforcements

8

FXR Cold Cross Neoprene Gloves

The Cold Cross Neoprene Gloves from FXR are comfortable winter weather focused gloves that are windproof, waterproof and insulated to help keep your hands warm as the temperatures drop.

Features:

  • Neoprene material for increased comfort
  • Windproof/waterproof construction
  • Insulated back of hand for cold weather protection
  • Insulated fourchette with neoprene material
  • Single layer AX suede fit connect palm material with fleece lining
  • Touch screen compatible
  • Adjustable TPR wrist closure
  • Silicone printed logo
  • Silicone fingers and palm for positive handlebar contact
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9

Sedici Antonio Waterproof Gloves

The Sedici Antonio Gloves deliver cold weather protection and high-quality touring features in a sporty, value-packed package. A waterproof liner is paired with 3M Thinsulate insulation to keep you comfortable when the harsh elements hit. Full leather construction, hard carbon knuckle protectors and a reinforced ulna and fourth finger keep you secure. The articulated wrist closure features two hook and loop straps for a finely-tuned fit. If you take a wrong turn, the index finger and thumb are touch screen compatible and ready to get you back on the right track. 

Features: 

  • Quality supple leather
  • Hipora waterproof / breathable membrane
  • 3M Thinsulate 70g insulation
  • Touchscreen-capable finger and thumb
  • Protective knuckle with molded carbon weave
  • Bridged third and fourth fingers
  • Full leather palm with added overlay for protection
  • Reflective details
  • Visor-wiper on both thumbs
  • Pull through wrist strap for improved adjustment and fit
  • Wrist hook and loop strap offers additional adjustment to ensure a precise fit

10

BMW Functional Thermal Pants

Extend your riding season (or get it started early) with BMW’s Functional Thermal base layers. 

Features: 

  • Full coverage base layer for cold weather riding
  • Heat retentive to keep body temperature in
  • Close-fitting and seamless design that is made to layer
  • Anti-odor, antimicrobial material
  • Breathable and quick drying
  • 45% Tencel, 34% polyamide, 15% polyester, 6% spandex