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Old 11-26-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Best Winter Gloves

Guys and girls - I am new to the forum and I am looking for the best winter gloves. I live in the north east and honestly, my apex drystars aren't good enough for 30 degree riding. Even with heated grips and hand guards. At non highway speeds.

I called revzilla and of course they steered me towards the $170 held freezers. They look like a good option but I'd much rather blow lesser coin if I can get equivalent cold protection.

Ideas?
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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Keep the current gloves and heated grips and add hippo hands (seriously)

Get heated gloves (pricey)

Try British motorcycle gear thermosport gloves - a bit bulky but the best cold weather gloves I've found for the price, but your fingers will still get cold once it gets under 35
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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Gerbings heated gloves or liners. Guaranteed for life.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #4
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hand guard muffs are the best protection from cold. these aren't as blky as hippo hands.

http://www.nippynormans.com/products...-more-tuc-m319
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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hand guard muffs are the best protection from cold. these aren't as blky as hippo hands.

http://www.nippynormans.com/products...-more-tuc-m319
The ad says, "Warm your hands with these top quality Italian muffs!"

Awesome!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #6
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I am looking at the new KLIM Caldera glove. Here is the link to them:

http://www.klim.com/Motorcycle/Caldera-Glove.html
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #7
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The ad says, "Warm your hands with these top quality Italian muffs!"

Awesome!!
You can't go wrong putting your fingers in a big Italian muff
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:25 AM   #8
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Who doesnt like warm italian muffs
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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I am looking at the new KLIM Caldera glove. Here is the link to them:

http://www.klim.com/Motorcycle/Caldera-Glove.html
Does anyone have experience with these?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:29 AM   #10
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Keep the current gloves and heated grips and add hippo hands (seriously)

Get heated gloves (pricey)

Try British motorcycle gear thermosport gloves - a bit bulky but the best cold weather gloves I've found for the price, but your fingers will still get cold once it gets under 35
On the heated option - I checked with Revzilla and they say that me 2011 Versys doesn't generate enough electricity to support heated stuff.

How does one understand how much a bike can support in terms of electrical accessories?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #11
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On the heated option - I checked with Revzilla and they say that me 2011 Versys doesn't generate enough electricity to support heated stuff.

How does one understand how much a bike can support in terms of electrical accessories?
No shit, they're trying to sell you a pair of gloves after all. Find out the output from the stator/alternator, figure out how much the bike takes (lights etc.) and the difference (with a margin of safety) is what you have to 'play' with. I'd very much doubt a Versys can't handle SOME form of heated gear - ask this question in Beasts (or do a search).
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #12
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Does anyone have experience with these?
With Klims, no. Italian muffs? Certamente!
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #13
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On the heated option - I checked with Revzilla and they say that me 2011 Versys doesn't generate enough electricity to support heated stuff.

How does one understand how much a bike can support in terms of electrical accessories?
A friend of mine has a versus 09' I think. He runs heated gloves and a jacket liner. He has noticed that it does not warm very well unless the Rpms are up.
Do your own research of course but wanted to share my experience.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #14
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Winter gloves work okay for me if I'm riding for a short time, maybe 45 minutes. Out on the open road I'll use mittens, but they are too clumsy for traffic. Most of the time I use gauntlets (hippo hands) with grip heaters. The grip heaters alone aren't enough when get's colder. Heated gloves don't work for me. My hands sweat too easily.
When the ambient temperature drops too far, separating the fingers with gloves isn't going to work.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:04 AM   #15
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+1 For Gerbings. Gloves and liner make riding in cold MUCH BETTER.

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