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Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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winter gloves......

heading out on a cross country trip in january (i know) looking for a good winter/waterproof glove.
HAd a chance to try on the held air n dry glove on saturday. Really liked the glove. Like the really thin palm, as i really hate the disconected feel i get drom a thick padded glove.
Not sure the air n dry is the right glove, suspect the warm n dry would be much better.

What else is worth a look before i spend 200 bucks on a pair of gloves?

thanks guys!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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I have a pair of the Held warm and dry and with my diabetes my hands get cold quick. They absolutely keep you dry and are comfortable but for me just not warm enough.

I have found that the Lee Parks long gauntlet with the Outlast are the way to go for me plus heated grips. They let the heat come in and keep it in!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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I wear my summer gloves all year long, down below freezing. I bought a pair of insulated waterproof gloves, but like you, I don't like the feel of thick gloves.

Heated grips and Hippo Hands.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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I wear my summer gloves all year long, down below freezing. I bought a pair of insulated waterproof gloves, but like you, I don't like the feel of thick gloves.

Heated grips and Hippo Hands.

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+1.. This is what I pretty much do too, I much prefer the feel of the thinner leather summer gloves. Wintertime, turn on the heated grips and when it's colder install the handlebar gauntlets.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #5
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Has anyone tried the Moose Racing oversized foam hand guards over your existing hand guards to keep warm? http://www.atomic-moto.com/Moose-Rac...rds_p_197.html
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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I have a pair of Olympia Gore-Tex All Season that function extremely well with the heated grips down into the high 30's. Lower than that the Gerbing G-3s come out.

Similiar to these but mine are the older style without the drawstring on the gauntlet. Have many miles on them with no rips or tears

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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I wear my summer gloves all year long, down below freezing. I bought a pair of insulated waterproof gloves, but like you, I don't like the feel of thick gloves.

Heated grips and Hippo Hands.

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This seems to me like the best solution. Maybe, I haven't tried the right ones? They also always seem to crowd the controls too much???
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #8
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I have the Rev'it Alaska GTX gloves and have been very happy with them. Super-soft leather, very comfortable, not too bulky and plenty warm in temps down to 45 (haven't ridden with them in temps colder than that yet). I have heated grips, but don't need them in mid 50's or above -- the gloves are warm enough on their own.

They're also well-armored without looking like alien gloves, which I like. Downsides: The gauntlet is pretty narrow so the fit over a bulky jacket cuff is tight. From what I've read, Rev'It designed it to be worn inside the cuff, but over the cuff can be done. And in heavy rain they absorb water and the leather takes a long time to dry out. But the Gore-Tex lining does its job -- the inside stays bone-dry.

If I were shopping for new gloves I'd give the BMW ProWinter 2 a look too. I tried on a pair just for kicks a few weeks ago at my local dealer, and I was impressed. Didn't ride with them, but at $150 they're a little cheaper than the Rev'Its and seem sturdy and well-featured.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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If I were shopping for new gloves I'd give the BMW ProWinter 2 a look too. I tried on a pair just for kicks a few weeks ago at my local dealer, and I was impressed.
I've had these gloves for a few years now. They're my go to cold weather glove. Good to about 40, below that I use a pair of Gerbing's.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #10
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Winter Elites

I've been happy with the Winter Elites, from Tourmaster. They are not particularly thin in the palm, but the heat from the Hot Grips just takes a minute or two longer to get there. I still have to turn the heat down after 10-15 min. when they get scalding. The leather claims to be waterproof. (in 40+ years of riding, how often have I heard that claim?) but in a clever pocket sewn into the gauntlet is a thin, rubberized, nylon "over glove", which is actually waterproof. It's sewn in & folds flat, so you never know it's there, but when needed, it's there, not back on the shelf in the garage. Nuttin worse than hands that are wet and cold.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #11
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I've been happy with the Winter Elites, from Tourmaster. They are not particularly thin in the palm, but the heat from the Hot Grips just takes a minute or two longer to get there. I still have to turn the heat down after 10-15 min. when they get scalding. The leather claims to be waterproof. (in 40+ years of riding, how often have I heard that claim?) but in a clever pocket sewn into the gauntlet is a thin, rubberized, nylon "over glove", which is actually waterproof. It's sewn in & folds flat, so you never know it's there, but when needed, it's there, not back on the shelf in the garage. Nuttin worse than hands that are wet and cold.
+1 on Winter Elites. Adding liner gloves allow even colder temps.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #12
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Rev-It Kelvins until it gets cold enough for the Gerbing's.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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Lee Park PCi gauntlets (not super thin, but not nearly as bulky as other winter gloves I've had, definitely less bulky than my heated gloves), then heated grips, then hippo hands (hate the bulk the look, and the flap, but I like being able to feel my fingers); that's how I roll as the temps drop.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #14
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KLIM gloves

I've never worn any of the KLIM motorcycles gloves, but I've worn their snowmobile gloves in -20F weather and stayed warm. They are a little bulky but still should work well enough. They would be an option if you are riding in really cold weather.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #15
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BMG thermosports...

Great water-proof winter glove for a good price...
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