WARM YOUR CORE Electric vests provide the most bang for your buck—if you can keep your torso warm, the rest of your body will follow. Look for a garment thin enough to fit under your existing jacket. Wear the vest close to your skin, and layer over it.
HEAT YOUR HANDS Electric gloves may seem like a great idea, but the heating elements tend to break down after being flexed repeatedly. Try heated grips instead. They fit over your current grips like little electric blankets. Even better, try replacement grips that are hard-wired into your bike’s electrical system. These will let you ride with thinner gloves, for more dexterity and control.
TURN IT UP (AND DOWN) Whichever options you choose, make sure your system includes a rheostat—it’s like a volume control for electrical current. For more convenience, hard-wire a quick-connect plug between your battery and the vest—that lets you jump on, plug in, and take off with less hassle. Just remember to unplug it before you get off your bike!