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PostSubject: Cold weather gloves.   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 22:09

I dont have heated gloves. Before I make the switch, Id like to ask what brand of winter gloves does everyone else wear while riding? At what temperature do your gloved hands feel comfortable ? I have Polar Tex by Tourmaster and these are comfortable to about 45 and tolerable to 40F with a wool liner.

I have used the little gravel bags sold usually to skiers and these really do help but they also have a shelf life and are a specialty item not always available on the road.

Has any one used snowmobile gloves ?

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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Mon 29 Dec 2014, 22:49

I have a pair of Head Outlast ski gloves I bought at Costco a few years back. They are waterproof and breathable. The few times I have used them with temps in the 30s they have kept my hands warm. Online reviews are pretty much positive.
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 01:48

I've been wearing my Gerbing G3 gloves for five years now and they're still in good shape. These are insulated and heated gloves. When not using the heat function the plugs zip into little pockets on the gloves making them look and feel like regular gloves. They are pretty water resistant too, I put some nixwax on them about once a year which has kept them in good shape with no leaks so far. They are quite flexible and comfortable. You use them without heat in pretty cold weather but when I gets real cold in the 20F range I plug them into my scooter's electrical system. I had them wired into my SW along with my Gerbings jacket liner and rode comfortably over the Siskyous mountain pass as well as other cold areas in the mountains of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Not cheap but sure are nice if you have cold sensitive hands.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gerbing-g3-heated-gloves?gclid=CJ_Jm-SV7cICFeLm7Aod6WMALg

http://www.nikwax-usa.com/en-us/
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 07:32

I have some expensive BMW winter gloves with Kevlar. Have used them down to 30 degrees with no problem. Personally never saw a need for electric gloves; if it is that cold I am staying HOME!!! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 09:12

Glove/mitts always winter problem----I don't have electric gloves, but have ridden thru every winter since 1955 in various climates and suffered as well as been comfortable.

#1 Waterproof nice as well as necessary

#2ability to use/work controls
THEN bike design---SilverWing POOR in this area...hands/shoulders in windblast.
Where are the OEM heated grips?

My current solution for cold--30 F range-----cheap pair of ski gloves from WalMart lined with Korean/Japanese thin cotton work gloves. work well stopping every 50 miles or so. Long trips I do carry many pair of extra gloves....even rubber Lineman gloves that I can get reg glove in.

Note: my next new scooter/bike should/will have real hand/shoulder protection a well as heated grips----or I do not buy.....hate black wheels, too.

Electric but waterproof gloves/ mitts are possible in my future,too.....or move to Key West.
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 13:26

In a pinch before I had Gerbings I'd slip a dishwashing type of rubber glove over my regular lined leather gloves in rainy weather. No wet hands then. My hands are very sensitive to cold because of some serious frostbite from many years in the past so I really love my heated Gerbings which heat the back of your hands along with the heated grips on both of my current bikes. The combination great because I can ride comfortably in much colder weather. Actually, really comfortable. In fact a few times I've had to turn the heat down because my hands were sweating in below freezing weather. You can't beat that for improving a winter ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather gloves.   Tue 30 Dec 2014, 15:36

Thank you for the repiles. Great site!
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PostSubject: Cold weather gloves   Wed 31 Dec 2014, 07:26

Handguards make a big improvement to cold weather riding but are not always a practical fitment on every machine.
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