10 Best Heated Motorcycle Suit Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Klim Hardanger One-Piece Riding Suit

Long thought to be archaic, dated and out of style, Klim has taken the one piece motorcycle suit and upgraded it with the latest armor and weatherproofing to create the ultimate touring and daily commute suit. Get ready for the one-piece revival.

Three layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell Technology provides breathable waterproofing. No liner cuts down on bulk so you can wear your own mid-layers to match the climate. Or just wear your regular clothes. Then you can just remove the suit once you arrive at your destination. Heavy duty 750D Cordura panels on knees, boot panels, shoulders and elbows keep these high wear areas intact throughout the riding seasons. Top down zip-in zip-out function makes it easy to suit up for your next ride, commute or adventure. Reflective 3M Scotchlite material keeps you conspicuous when you are riding at night.

CE rated D3O LP1 vented armor at the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and back absorb impact energy while still providing space to let the armor vent. Sweaty knees, elbows and shoulders are not a good experience. Multiple vents along the chest, arms, back and thighs flow air to help with temperature regulation when the weather is clement. A waterproof pass through port lets you run heated gear for when the temperatures drop.

A collection of pockets make sure you have enough storage for all of your gear and adjustment straps at the forearms, waist and calves let you cinch down any excess material.

The Klim Hardanger One-Piece Riding Suit is full of features to keep you on the road no matter the conditions.

Exterior Features:

  • Gore-Tex 3-layer Performance Shell Technology
  • 750D Cordura overlays on knees, boot panels, shoulders and elbows
  • Top down zip-in zip-out functionality
  • Integrated metal locking clip for use with Klim Tek Pak lock (Tek Pak sold separately)
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • CE A rating certified to EN 17092-4

Integrated Armor Systems:

  • D3O LP1 vented shoulder, elbow, hip and knee pads
  • D3O L1 back pad (in an adjustable pocket)

Additional Features:

  • Waterproof pass through port for heated clothing wires
  • Upgraded YKK Aquaseal main zipper
  • Streamlined interior (no liner)
  • Six zippered arm intake/exhaust vents: 2 bicep, 2 tricep, 2 forearm
  • Two zippered chest vents
  • Two zippered, vertical rear exhaust vents
  • Four zippered intake/exhaust leg vents: 2 front of thigh, 2 back of thigh
  • YKK zippers throughout
  • 10 YKK zippered pockets
  • Helmet-friendly collar cuff and hem
  • Quick adjust straps at  forearms, waist and calves
  • Touring and commuting focused fit
  • Easy on / off over street clothes
  • Darmstadt test passed

Note: Zipper does not go down the leg like in the previous version, it stops around the top of leg / inseam. The short, tall and regular sizes are based on the wearer’s height. The ranges are as follows: Short = 5’6” – 5’8”, Regular = 5’10” – 6’, Tall = 6’2” – 6’4″

 
 

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Firstgear Thermo One-Piece Suit

Designed to get in and go, the Firstgear Thermo One-Piece Suit is the one and done solution for commuters to tourers and everyone in between. The 100% waterproof and breathable Hypertex lining keeps you bone dry while the one-piece design and 120-gram polyester insulation maximize heat retention. Don’t let cold weather end your riding season and hop into a Thermo One-Piece suit for that chilly commute.

Features:

  • 100% waterproof, 210 denier Hypertex
  • 120-gram polyester insulation
  • Full storm flap closures on zippers, pockets and cuffs
  • Cargo storage pockets
  • Elasticized ankle closures and adjustable waist
  • 1-year limited warranty

Note: Silver has a greenish tinge.

 
 

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Cortech Apex V1 Race Suit

With a long history of delivery performance with value, Cortech hits the mark once again with the Apex V1 Race Suit. Durable cowhide construction is complimented with zones of abrasion-resistant stretch at the inner arm, upper body and abdomen. Perforation is generously applied to the suit at the chest, arms and legs. Opposing panels of perforation are found at the back and supplement the suit’s 3D mesh liner by exhausting body heat and sweat. Hard sliders at the shoulders and elbows are especially unique at this price point, pulling style cues and functionality from top tier race suits. Impact armor is included for the shoulders, elbows and knees. External knee sliders come included and mate to a large hook and loop attachment panel for perfect adjustability. The Apex V1 Race Suit has a pocket for an optional back protector insert or can be worn with a stand-alone harness style back protector system (each sold separately). 

Features: 

  • Cowhide leather construction
  • Sport fit with pre-curved arms and legs
  • Perforated leather zones at chest, arms and legs
  • Neoprene rolled collar
  • Auto-locking zippered cuffs
  • Hard TPU sliders at shoulders and elbows
  • Reflective inserts on front, back and arms
  • CE approved shoulder and elbow armor
  • YKK zippers
  • Fixed mesh liner with stretch Lycra gussets
  • Reflective detailing 
  • Height adjustable CE approved impact armor at knees
  • Pockets for optional hip armor (sold separately)
  • Included, removable knee sliders
  • Zippered leg openings
  • Expansion panels at calves 
 
 

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REV’IT Spitfire Race Suit

There couldn’t be a more appropriate name for the new race-suit hotness from REV’IT! – Zoom in on the photo if you haven’t noticed it already.

No, it’s not made of abrasion-resistant Anacondas (too hard to catch)- it is an innovative leather embossing technique REV’IT! has used to develop a signature finish to their Monaco cowhide. The embossed Monaco panels contrast nicely next to the matte-finish panels, creating an eye-catching style that is sure to turn some heads in the paddock at your next track day.

The finish of the leather is not the only part of the REV’IT! Spitfire Race Suit sporting the hottest tech, however. The ergonomics and placement of the PWR Kevlar stretch panels in the Spitfire were developed with Moto-GP riders for the highest level of flexibility for proper body-positioning. With Betac CE elbow and adjustable Betac CE knee armor behind aluminum-capped dual comp honeycomb sliders, as well as SeeSmart soft pads at the hips and preparation for a back protector insert (if you prefer not to wear a standalone), the Spitfire is not afraid to take a hit,

Though you may be hot doggin’ it, getting all the attention from the paddock girls (and everyone else, for else for that matter), the removable mesh interior lining and Aero Cool 3D Mesh positioned at the back will keep you cool. Light perforations at the torso help the cause once you get moving, keeping you cool throughout the heat of competition. If you’ve been looking for a high-quality race-suit with some good juju to give you the edge on the competition, the REV’IT! Spitfire Race Suit is equal parts show and go.

Protection Features:

  • Outer Shell: Monaco performance cowhide, PWR | Kevlar stretch, neoprene, Lorica
  • Composition:
    • outer shell 1: 100% leather
    • outer shell 2:  76% nylon, 16% aramid, 8% pu spandex
    • lining: 100% polyester
  • Protection:
    • dual-comp protectors at shoulders, elbows and knees, dual-comp knee slider type A, Betac CE protection at elbows, adjustable Betac CE protection at shoulders and knees, SeeSmart CE-level 1 type B hip protector insert (RV30), safety stitching
    • back protector (sold separately):
      • Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV
      • Type RV / Size 03 fits 44-48
      • Type RV / Size 04 fits 50-54
      • Type RV / Size 05 fits 56

Ergonomic Features:

  • Fit: race fit, tight
  • Ventilation: partly perforated outer shell at t upper body parts and waist front and back, VCS | speed hump
  • Features: calf zipper, comfort cuffs, stretch lips at back, elbows and knees, stretch panels at front, sleeves, crotch and legs, VCS | speed hump, removable lining, aero cool 3D mesh at back
  • Pockets: inner pocket
 
 

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BMW ProRain Oversuit

The BMW ProRain is a one-piece rain suit, perfect for wearing over your moto clothes. The ProRain has an easy entry thanks to long front zipper, leg zippers and unlined material. Be seen with the hi-viz color and all-around use of reflective material.

Features:

  • 100 % nylon with waterproof PU coating
  • Heat-resistant material in inner leg area
  • Anti-slip material in seat area
  • Long, diagonal front zipper with labyrinth closure
  • Leg zippers on inner leg
  • Optimum collar edge to helmet with integrated storm hood
  • Large inner breast pocket, accessible via opening in labyrinth system
  • VELCRO® brand closure on upper arm for size adjustment
  • Elastic arm and leg gathers with elastic band and VELCRO® brand closure
  • Elastic waist band at rear and 1 VELCRO® brand closure each at front right and left
  • Striking primary color for optimum visibility
  • Additional retro-reflective printing on arms, back and chest area
  • Small pack size
 
 

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Alpinestars Atem Two Piece Leather Racesuit

From the mountains of Northern Italy comes a race suit worthy of the most hardcore racers and track day enthusiasts. With MotoGP derived features and technology, the Alpinestars Atem 2-Piece Race Suit is an amalgamation of 1.3mm full grain leather, strategically placed stretch inserts and CE rated armor that provide category killing performance and protection. 

The Atem Race Suit also features a full size ventilated speed hump, perforated leather panels and a removable mesh liner that work in concert to facilitate breathability, keeping the rider cool and preventing heat exhaustion. 

Features:

  • 1.3 mm premium grade leather for high performance impact and abrasion protection
  • Stretch panels on the sides of the torso, arms, crotch and back of knees improve fit and feel
  • External Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) technology shoulder, elbow and knee protectors
  • Alpinestars one piece, CE approved GP-R knee/shin protector feature a floating construction for precise fit
  • Aero hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance
  • Large accordion stretch panels help rider movement and comfort on the bike
  • Removable/washable mesh liner
  • Inner waterproof pocket
  • Innovative calf expansion gusset improves range of fit and riding comfort
  • Pocket for optional chest protection (sold separately)
  • Integrated PE foam padding on chest, hips, tail bone, upper arms and back
  • Multiple snap button system to integrate Level 2 CE certified Alpinestars Nucleon protector (sold separately)
  • Neoprene comfort edge around collar and cuffs prevents skin chafing
 
 

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Alpinestars Racing Absolute Race Suit For Tech Air Race

The Alpinestars Racing Absolute Race Suit For Tech Air Race borrows the design, materials and technology that protects MotoGP racers so you can ride with top of the line protection. Add in the Tech Air Race Vest (sold separately) to get the sensors, airbag and protection similar to that of a professional racer. Premium kangaroo leather is abrasion resistant and lighter than its bovine counterpart. Accordion stretch panel inserts increase your range of motion while also allowing for the airbag to inflate unhindered. A series of LEDs on the sleeve signals the airbag vest’s status so you know if all systems are go. Stretch textile around the groin, underarms and legs make it easier to ride in the tuck position. Leather reinforced with aramid at the common sliding areas help reduce heat transfer should you ever find yourself sliding across the pavement. CE rated armor disperses any impact energy at your elbows, shoulders, hips and knees. 

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Tech Air Race Ready:

This Absolute Race Suit is built to accept the Tech Air Race Airbag System. The vest, which must be purchased separately, installs easily in just a few minutes and does not require any external sensors to operate. Should it detect a crash, it will deploy a protective airbag, providing unrivaled protection to the rider’s full back, shoulders, kidney area and chest. 

 

  • Compatible with the Tech Air Race Vest Airbag System, sold separately
  • Internal conduits for quick and convenient connection of suit to airbag system
  • Left sleeve features LED panel which clearly displays airbag system’s functioning status
  • Internal VELCRO® brand fastener and YKK zipper fixings for securing airbag system
  • Accordion stretch inserts on shoulder and underarm designed to accommodate inflated airbag

Features:

  • High level race suit incorporating MotoGP-derived technologies
  • Designed with body mapped race fit and pre-curved sleeves for optimum riding performance
  • Premium full kangaroo leather construction for lightness, flexibility and optimum levels of protection 
  • Highly durable, flexible kangaroo leather features anatomical panels for high levels of movement and a superior fit
  • Strategically positioned accordion stretch panel inserts have been designed to accommodate Alpinestars airbag system, allowing expansion when the airbag inflates but also offering a high level of anatomical performance and a superior fit when riding without the system fitted 
  • Tech-Air compatible; Tech-Air is the world’s first completely electronic, self-contained, full independent upper body motorcycle airbag system with no bike-to-rider set-up configurations required
  • An LED display on the sleeve indicates the airbag’s operational status, while an internal housing located in the CE-certified back protector accommodates the system vest’s ECU
  • Patented leather bonded aramid grid reinforcements on the arm, back, seat, thigh and elbow areas to reduce heat transfer and prevent the skin from burning when sliding This also gives more strength to the leather against tear and abrasion
  • New aramid reinforced stretch fabric panels on crotch, back of the leg and underarms to guarantee excellent levels of lightness, flexibility and breathability
  • Large perforated kangaroo leather panels are strategically placed to offer excellent levels of cooling airflow and comfort
  • Alpinestars CE-approved, race-derived protectors on the elbow, shoulder, knee and tibia
  • Alpinestars new exclusive GP Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) on knee and further DFS protection on the elbow and shoulder
  • Innovative new RR elbow slider is anatomically contoured and features a removable screw-mounted insert slider 
  • Chest pad compartment (designed to take the CE-certified Nucleon chest pads, sold separately)
  • Comes fitted with the CE-certified Nucleon hip protector
  • Ergonomically designed AR (Abrasion Resistant) Shield reinforcement with aramid fiber and polyamide construction in the limb flexion zones to protect the exposed seams against abrasion
  • Removable inner stretch mesh liner with multi-panel construction and 3D back panel
  • Soft 3D textured fabric comfort collar construction
  • New GP aerodynamic back hump improves stability and airflow at speed Ventilated and designed to incorporate a hydration pack, it comes complete with an opening which can accommodate a hydration hose 
  • Internal waterproof wallet pocket for peace-of-mind storage
  • Printed logos reduce weight and improve the flexibility of the leather, thus enhancing comfort and performance 
  • Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 draft standards – AAA class 

 

 
 

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Dainese D-Core Aero Suit

The Dainese D-Core Aero Suit is the perfect companion to your leather track suit. The breathable, moisture wicking perforated mesh fabric keeps you cool when the heat is on and prevents your suit from sticking to your skin. 

Features:

  • Perforated mesh fabric
  • Maximum perspiration
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Gaiter on sleeve bottom
  • Helps the rider put on and take off their race suit
 
 

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Alpinestars GP Tech v3 Race Suit For Tech Air Race

The Alpinestars GP Tech v3 Race Suit For Tech Air Race uses lightweight kangaroo leather and premium bovine leather for an exterior shell that is lightweight and abrasion resistant. Add in the compatible Tech Air Race Vest for a self contained air bag system with all of the necessary sensors and electronics. Once you install the Tech Air Race Vest (sold separately), the suit’s integrated LED display on the sleeve indicates the operational status of the system. No bike to rider set up configurations are necessary.  Leather accordion stretch panels along the torso help with fit and freedom of movement. They also let the suit expand as the airbag inflates. Leather backed by aramid grid panels cover strategic areas for even more abrasion resistance and heat management from friction. Textile stretch panels on the crotch, back of legs and underarms increase your range of motion while allowing the suit to breathe. CE rated elbow, shoulder, hip and knee armor come standard. The long knee armor even extends to cover some of the tibia. GP style sliders on the knees and shoulders are unmistakably Alpinestars in form and function. Replaceable elbow sliders let you really push the limit.

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Tech Air Race Ready:

This GP Tech v3 Race Suit is built to accept the Tech Air Race Airbag System. The vest, which must be purchased separately, installs easily in just a few minutes and does not require any external sensors to operate. Should it detect a crash, it will deploy a protective airbag, providing unrivaled protection to the rider’s full back, shoulders, kidney area and chest. 

  • Compatible with the Tech Air Race Vest Airbag System, sold separately
  • Internal conduits for quick and convenient connection of suit to airbag system
  • Left sleeve features LED panel which clearly displays airbag system’s functioning status
  • Internal VELCRO® brand fastener and YKK zipper fixings for securing airbag system
  • Accordion stretch inserts on shoulder and underarm designed to accommodate inflated airbag

Features:

  • Racing leather suit designed with a body mapped race fit and pre-curved sleeves, legs and body for optimal riding performance
  • Tech-Air compatible; Tech-Air is the world’s first completely electronic, self-contained, full independent upper body motorcycle airbag system with no bike-to-rider set-up configurations required
  • An LED display on the sleeve indicates the airbag’s operational status, while an internal housing located in the CE-certified back protector accommodates the system vest’s ECU
  • Strategically positioned accordion stretch panel inserts have been designed to accommodate Alpinestars airbag system, allowing expansion when the airbag inflates but also offering a high level of anatomical performance and a superior fit when riding without the system fitted 
  • Kangaroo and bovine multi-panel construction for strength and flexibility 
  • Patented leather bonded aramid grid panels placed in the most exposed areas which offer excellent additional resistance to tear and abrasion, and highly efficient insulation against the build-up of frictional heat
  • Hyper Resistant Stretch Fabric (HRSF) panels on the crotch, back of leg and underarms ensure lightness and high levels of flexibility and breathability
  • Perforated premium full-grain leather panels are strategically positioned to offer excellent levels of cooling airflow and comfort
  • Alpinestars race-derived, CE-approved protectors on the elbow, shoulder, knee and tibia 
  • Alpinestars new exclusive knee GP Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) slider, with additional GP DFS on the shoulders
  • Innovative new RR elbow slider is anatomically contoured and features a removable and replaceable screw-mounted insert slider
  • Chest pad compartment designed to take the CE-certified Nucleon chest pads (sold separately)
  • Comes fitted with the CE-certified Nucleon hip protectors
  • Ergonomically designed AR (Abrasion Resistant) Shield reinforcement with aramid fiber and polyamide construction in the limb flexion zones to protect the exposed seams against abrasion
  • Removable inner stretch mesh liner with multi-panel construction and 3D textured fabric on the collar for comfort
  • Aerodynamic back hump is ventilated and designed to incorporate a hydration pack
  • Comes complete with an opening which can accommodate a hydration hose 
  • Internal waterproof wallet pocket for peace-of-mind storage
  • Printed logos reduce weight and improve the flexibility of the leather, thus enhancing comfort and performance
  • Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 draft standards – AAA class 
 
 

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Cortech Apex V1 Women’s Race Suit

Cortech gets riders onto tracks with the Apex V1 Race Suit. Durable cowhide construction is complimented with zones of abrasion-resistant stretch at the inner arm, upper body and abdomen. Perforation is generously applied to the suit at the chest, arms and legs. Opposing panels of perforation are found at the back and supplement the suit’s 3D mesh liner by exhausting body heat and sweat. Hard sliders at the shoulders are unique at this level, pulling style cues from top level race suits. Impact armor is found at the shoulders, elbows and knees. The Apex V1 Race Suit has pockets for optional hip protectors and back protector insert or can be worn with a stand-alone harness style back protector system (each sold separately). External knee sliders arrive in the box and mate to a large hook and loop panel for personalized placement for every rider.

Features: 

  • Cowhide leather construction
  • Sport fit with pre-curved arms and legs
  • Perforated leather zones at chest, arms and legs
  • Mesh liner with stretch Lycra gussets
  • Neoprene rolled collar
  • Auto-locking zippered cuffs
  • Hard TPU sliders at shoulders
  • Reflective inserts on front, back and arms
  • YKK zippers
  • Reflective detailing 
  • CE approved shoulder and elbow armor
  • Height adjustable CE approved impact armor at knees
  • Pocket for optional back protector and hip protector inserts (sold separately)
  • Included, removable knee sliders
  • Zippered leg openings
  • Expansion panels at calves 
  • Reusable storage bag included