What recommendations do you have for heated gear? (beyond get ya sum) Temps are dropping in Mid Tennessee and I am determined to ride some in each month of the year.
...and with a car tire on the back to boot. Living life on the edge.
Kudo's to you for riding in that type of weather but I just have to ask. Do you do it for enjoyment or is it your only transportation?I ride year-round in Chicago, including 15 below zero and in the snow if it isn't sticking.
I've used Volt heated gloves for a few years now and haven't had any issues. The two highest settings are too hot even below zero, so I use the two lowest. I have Raynauds which means when I get cold, the blood stops circulating to my hands, so heated gloves are a medical necessity for me. I've tried a few brands and am thrilled with Volt. They are $150 here and I absolutely recommend them: https://voltheat.com/collections/he...to-men-s-12v-leather-motorcycle-heated-gloves
As far as the upper body, I have a lot of ultralight backpacking gear I use for winter riding. I use a high-quality fleece and a wind/waterproof vented shell on top of that. For my legs, I'll generally use a good base layer under my pants, or leather chaps if it's below zero.
Cycle Gear's Freeze-Out products are amazing for base layers.