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Old 11-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Question Gloves for subzero weather

I am looking for info on Gloves that will keep my hands warm in negative 30


I rode the other day with two pairs of gloves on at 70 mph and the weather just standing was 39 so the air on the bike was around -25 and my hands were numb I ride year around and at night this year so i was curious

what Gloves are out there that have stood the test of the weather.

electric gloves have terrible reviews so those are out!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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No gloves are particularly good at -30, mittens are much better. Military surplus might find some pretty good ones. But riding at that temperature, I would be using hippo hands and heated grips. http://www.hippohands.com/?gclid=CIu...FSWoPAodDQkAvA
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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No gloves are particularly good at -30, mittens are much better. Military surplus might find some pretty good ones. But riding at that temperature, I would be using hippo hands and heated grips. http://www.hippohands.com/?gclid=CIu...FSWoPAodDQkAvA



I emailed them thank you


as far as mitts go what kind would you suggest and I am not particularly sure I know what mitts are and thanks for the fast response
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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You will need the Hippo hands and good winter gloves
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #7
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I use fur lined leather mittens for skiing in temps down to -25 celsius, but i found them just too awkward on the bike. Rukka makes some good winter gloves for bikers, fairly steep in price though. I haven't tried hippo hands, they might be the go.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:53 AM   #8
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hippo hands

Fall and spring riding with my insulated gloves and grip warmers on full, my hands get cold. Same weather with the hippo hands and light or no gloves with the grip warmers on low, toasty warm. Take an extra minute to make sure there is no air getting through where they wrap around the bars by stuffing something like a rag in there. Also, once you're riding, keep your hands in there. You don't want to be trying to get to your controls in an emergency and miss the hole.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:51 AM   #9
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-30F? I'm guessing that's not what you meant to type. I lived in Northern MN for a few years, and it only rarely got that cold. You don't want to hardly be out in a car at -30, let alone on a bike. If anything happens and you go down, you'd be really screwed.

Hippo Hands are priceless. If you're serious about -30, I'd go Hippo Hands with heated gloves and heated grips.

What I've worn for the past few years is Hippo Hands, my summer gloves, and heated grips. Been good down to about 20F, which is about as cold as it gets in this region. My hands won't be warm, but they're not so cold that I can't tolerate it.

Ugh. Just re-read your post. You're talking about wind chill? That only applies to exposed skin. -30F wind chill is nothing like -30 ambient air. I'm not saying the wind isn't cold, but on a bike, you don't dress for the wind chill. 39F air with a -25F wind chill is not sub-zero weather.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #10
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OK in no way is this for -30 Fahrenheit. However, these are the best cold weather riding gloves I have worn. Also, I think heated grips are a given for cold weather riding.

http://stores.heldnorthamerica.com/-...ves/Detail.bok

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-freezer-glove

Right out of NC too, well and Germany. Quality stuff.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #11
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I use a pair of snowmobiling gloves and they have work for me in temps down into the thirties and I am a puss when it comes to cold weather.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:22 AM   #12
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-30F? I'm guessing that's not what you meant to type. I lived in Northern MN for a few years, and it only rarely got that cold. You don't want to hardly be out in a car at -30, let alone on a bike. If anything happens and you go down, you'd be really screwed.

Hippo Hands are priceless. If you're serious about -30, I'd go Hippo Hands with heated gloves and heated grips.

What I've worn for the past few years is Hippo Hands, my summer gloves, and heated grips. Been good down to about 20F, which is about as cold as it gets in this region. My hands won't be warm, but they're not so cold that I can't tolerate it.

Ugh. Just re-read your post. You're talking about wind chill? That only applies to exposed skin. -30F wind chill is nothing like -30 ambient air. I'm not saying the wind isn't cold, but on a bike, you don't dress for the wind chill. 39F air with a -25F wind chill is not sub-zero weather.

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NO standing or ambient air was around 39 I was travieling from one town to another and at 71 MPH it knocks the riding temp to around 0 to negative 25 I have no windshield however I think I may be getting one now wind chill applies to more than exposed skin when YOU ARE RIDING IN THE OPEN AIR!!! lol I bet northern MN is pretty cold though in the winter, I was riding at night when I got that cold although it will get that cold during the day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:42 AM   #13
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Not sure what you're riding but a cheap alternative to the Hippo Hands can be had at Rocky Mountain ATV for $7.99 right now. They fit my DR650 nicely but a bit too small for the Tiger.



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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #14
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I have absolutely no problem with regular winter motorcycle gloves and heated grips on my thumper down even when it is sub-freezing. I also have Cycra bark busters which further deflect the wind. I was raised in California, so I certainly am not a tough buy when it comes to cold.

I personally would look toward ways of of dealing with it (wind deflectors, Hippo Hands, heated grips/gloves) before going to any type of really cumbersome gloves. Honestly, 39 degrees isn't all that cold even at speed. You just need something to augment your winter gloves. I prefer heated grips, but Hippo Hands are certainly just as effective.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #15
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electric gloves have terrible reviews so those are out!
Did you read that on the internet?

Mine are 12 years old and wonderful. The only time they failed to work was after a dog chewed on the cord... And that was an easy fix.
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