The 10 Best Heated ATV Grips
This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Have you ever tried to operate a throttle, brake, or clutch lever with numb fingers? Anyone who has used an ATV or motorcycle in the middle of winter will tell you that heated handlebars are no frivolous luxury; they are essential for the safe and comfortable operation of the machine. We assessed these aftermarket warming grips based on ease of installation, durability, functionality, and cost. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 23, 2020:
When riding a motorcycle or ATV, having warm hands can be a great relief, especially in winter climes or at high altitudes. In some conditions, they become an essential safety item, where frostbite can set in quickly, and even wind chill can be a potentially deadly distraction. Heated grips slip over the ends of the handlebars and connect to the vehicle's power source to provide a simple but effective solution that can be adjusted to work with or without gloves on.
Those ranked here vary from basic to advanced models, with some having different controllable temperature zones, multiple heat settings, and LED indicators, to make them easier to use when in motion. When choosing your ideal heated ATV grips, one of the fundamental considerations is whether your vehicle has a twist throttle, as seen on motorcycles, or a thumb throttle, as a lot of ATVs do. In this ranking, those that can be used with the latter include the Western Power Sports, and the E-Bro Heated Grip Pads, which consists of a semi-permanent pair of sleeves, that slip on and off as necessary.
The Symtec Push-On Kit and the Tusk Handlebar Heater Kit both feature the aforementioned controllable temperature zones, which can be adjusted to heat all or part of the hand as required, eradicating sweaty palms, while providing plenty of warmth to the hands' extremities. At the more expensive end of the scale, the Symtec Push-On Kit, Oxford Heaterz Premium, BikeMaster Heated, and the Tusk Handlebar Heater Kit all feature five different heating levels, enabling the rider to fine-tune their comfort to suit the weather conditions.
October 13, 2018:
Checked items for availability and quality; added a twist-throttle selection that is suitable for many motorcycles.