Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear-2018 Winter

Welcome to November 2018 in Minot North Dakota. Today is 7 November 2018 and the current temperature is 17 degrees but it feels like 2 degrees and snowing on and off most of the day. Here in North Dakota it gets cold and the temperature today is just the appetizer the main course is still on its way. The main course comes in mid January with temperatures’ in the -30 to -40 degree range. At these temperatures’ something that is mechanical takes extra time to warm up especially motorcycles.

Having winter riding fun

Wait!, did you say motorcycles?, Yes I did, I keep my motorcycle ready to go in the garage just waiting for the snow and ice to clear the road so I can ride. You need cold weather motorcycle gear and look at what the weather is like and how much time you have to ride before the next snowfall. It is critical that you time everything just right or you will be stuck in a snowstorm.


It was not always this difficult to ride in the winter I remember back when I lived in New Jersey on Ft Dix I use to ride on range road from the start to the end and this was a great ride with lots of twisty curves, hills and straightaways. I use to always say how much I hated to live in New Jersey and how I could not wait to move out of there. I never stopped to think what I had in New Jersey and everything it offered me.

Sure New Jersey had some bad smells in certain parts and bad commuter traffic but it also had the beach 30 minutes from my house and an Indian dealer 45 minutes from me. It had many fine restaurants, malls and places to go especially in the winter. I had all of it but I never got it until it was gone. When I moved to Minot North Dakota AFB I knew it would be different but never realized how much of a change this place would be.

If, you live in Minot N. D people say, (Why not Minot), will I have many reasons why not but the most important to me is that there is no ocean here. North Dakota has;

  • Great camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Shooting
  • Boating
  • Archery
  • Sking
  • Winter sports
  • Rivers
  • Lakes

All magnificent outdoor activities that my family and I enjoy in the summer but no ocean. What they do have is cold winters and for that you need to purchase cold weather motorcycle gear for the 2018 winter. Let us begin with the head and what to wear under the helmet.

1. Balaclava by Geartop, best full face mask, premium ski mask and neck warmer for motorcycle and cycling in black

Great balaclava for all riders

  • Color: Black, Pink and White
  • Sex: Unisex
  • Manufacturer: GearTop
  • Size: One Size Fits All
  • 588 Customer Review, 4.3 out of 5 stars
  • Item Weight: 0.16 ounces
  • Product dimensions: 10.2×5.5×1.2 inches
  • Best Price Here: $11.78

Now let us move on to the rest of the body and what to wear and not be cold. Now I know that leather is the best when it comes to riding but sometimes the weather is too cold for leather and you need something more. Below you will find my recommendations for that something more. All this gear will keep you toasty warm when you continue to ride in the winter.

2. Joe Rocket Survivor Mens, Waterproof 1 Piece Motorcycle Rriding Suit

Winter riding suit
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Mens
  • Manufacturer: Joe Rocker
  • Size: Large- XXLarge
  • Customer Review, 4.1 out of 5 stars
  • Item Weight: 7.15 pounds
  • Product dimensions: 21.3 x 20.1 x 6.3 inches
  • Best Price Here: $359.99

3. Motorcycle Heated Gloves

Motorcycle Heated Gloves

  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Mens
  • Manufacturer: Volt
  • Size: Small- Large
  • 40 Customer Review, 4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Item Weight: 3.0 pounds
  • Product dimensions: 12 x 2 x4 inches
  • Best Price Here: $107.97-$179.95

4. Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company Mens Afterburner Boots

Men's Motorcycle Boots

  • Color: Black Leather
  • Sex: Mens
  • Manufacturer: Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company
  • Size: 8-15
  • 160 Customer Review, 4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Item Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Product dimensions: 14.1 x 14.1 x 5.1 inches
  • Best Price Here: $151.99

Here are my top choices for cold weather motorcycle gear. If, you are like me and find it hard to store your motorcycle for the winter do not fret. The weather can get pretty cold and nasty depending on where you live but preparing for the ride and weather will help you ride safe and warm.

I hope that I helped you in make an informed decision on what cold weather gear to buy to ride in the winter. I also ride in the winter whenever possible and I live in North Dakota. It gets pretty cold in the plains and where I live currently the temperature is 14 degrees but it feels like 6 degrees not great riding weather but with the right gear you can ride.

If, you enjoyed reading Cold Motorcycle Gear-Winter 2018 please leave a comment or your own review below and I will respond.

Stay Warm My Friend!



9 thoughts on “Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear-2018 Winter

  1. Dj Swami February 22, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    Great site! Appreciate the knowledge you have and safety tips for riding during cold conditions. Safety first always! Great job keep up the good work!


  2. Eric Cantu February 22, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    I’m here in south Texas and both my girlfriend and her dad are avid riders. They’re planning a road trip up north and because of the time they’re planning to go they’re both worried about the cold weather (which is non existent here where we’re from). How hot does that one piece full suit get once you get inside? Maybe it would be better if they just went with layering and got the hood and extra protective gloves and boots… What do you think?


    • JesusB February 23, 2019 / 6:28 pm

      Eric, It really depends on the person. I know that my body temperature runs hot like most guys, if you just want to throw one piece on, then the suit is the way to go. Layering is always a good choice but you will have to stop to take clothing off. I prefer layers and the gloves and it works for me.Thank You,JesusB


  3. Kari February 22, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    JesusBThanks for all the gear tips and choices. I live on the west coast so I can ride my 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan classic almost all year round. It does get cold though. I like the motorcycle riding suit, would you happen to have that in a woman’s style? And the heated gloves look nice too. Thanks again for all of your help keeping me warm in the winter on my bike. Kari


    • JesusB February 23, 2019 / 6:21 pm

      Kari, They do have them in women’s style and the heated gloves are well worth the investment. I have a pair of the gloves and it keeps my whole hand toasty warm.Thanks,JesusB


  4. Kevin February 22, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    While I’m not a motorcycle rider, this post has certainly offered some great insights! During Winter, I have a weird hobby where I like biking down hills and on icy roads. I would put on all my snow gear, kind of looking like a skiier but I would always have occasional parts of my body that would be cold. I’m certainly going to take a look at the gloves and face mask you’ve offered here.


    • JesusB February 23, 2019 / 6:17 pm

      It would be a great investment for you to look into the mask and gloves they really do cut out the cold which helps you enjoy the winter activities more.Thank you,JesusB


  5. radeetalam February 22, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    Hello Jesus,This post was really helpful. I did not know about these Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear before reading your review. It is really hard to ride motorcycle in winter without the perfect suit. I think these Motorbike Gears are really necessary for winter for every cold country riders. I am feeling the use of these gears should be spread. I am going to share your post with my friends and family members.Thanks for letting us know about it. 🙂


    • JesusB February 23, 2019 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks, I hope you find the right gear for the winter it is essential and makes riding more enjoyable.JesusB


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