Heated jacket liner is much more important in staying warm, after that I would say heated gloves. Your lower body will stay warm enough, even down to 32F with just insulated motorcycle pants.IMO A Heated jacket is better investment. Keeping your torso core warm improves comfort better than just your AH? Tush. I have a Tourmaster copy set : Jacket, Chaps, Socks and Gloves. I'm capable of riding in relative comfort down 10' F. Do the math on windchill at 70 mph? The Jacket is the most important piece, Best I know of currently available is Powerlet ~ $250.00
Seat Concepts has a the heated elements you can get but you'll have to get a controller and wire it on you own.Has anyone purchased and installed a heated seat? Was looking at a company today that makes them, not cheap for a semi custom seat, but thinking it might be worth it.
When I last rode to Alaska in late June and MOST of July, 2009, I wore my Tourmaster 12v jacket-liner under my other gear EVERY day. Some days turned ON, others OFF. Worked GREAT that way.In CO there is a differential of about 35 F between the day time high and the overnight low therefore it is difficult to pick the right set of gear to ride. My rule, if it's above 38 F by the time I have to leave in the morning I ride if not I drive. Touring in the mountains is over after the first significant snow. It gets way too cold up there and the good riding roads never quite defrost. Besides that is the time I switch from two wheels to skis