1. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    No. I put them on the palms of my hands. Works like the heated grips. Do the same when I play golf in cold weather. Doesn't seem to bother my golf swing or grip, which is already so bad I don't notice the heaters!
    They are especially good for the dirt bike that doesn't have heated grips. Use them for the 1st couple of hours, then ditch them when it warms up.
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  2. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Nice. I actually slapped Oxford heated grips on my XT so those cold trail days are much more comfortable.
    I'll have to stock up on a box of these hot hands
  3. motorock

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    I thought those were cold weather gloves...plus I wear mediums otherwise would look into them.

    I have the same issue with the Oxford muffs when it comes to reaching the buttons and that's why got the Backcountry hippo hands. The hippo hands are open behind the grips and allows full visbility and use of switches etc. For milder cold weather it does fine if i wear my Rev'it Aquilas. When it gets colder (20s/30s) the finger tips still get a bit cold as air does manage to fill in from the back of these muffs- that would never happen with the Oxford muffs. When I used the heated gloves though, it wasn't bad at all. I even switched on the heated grips just to make sure I had enough heat on there. YMMV
    I may modify the Oxfords by increasing the area around the switches somehow but I think I will try to carry on (this winter at least) with the much less cumbersome hippo hands...


    The first time I started riding in New York winter, I tried to use them- felt like my palms would sustain 3rd degree burns plus it made the gloves too tight. My major issue is that the fingers get cold and these didn't do anything to help that for me. YMMV of course.

    Personally my preferred set up- heated grips, handlebar muffs and heated gloves. Also dont forget the neck gaiter, thermals etc etc obviously...
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  4. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    I think I'm going to give those Back Country Hippo Hand a try. They look much more appealing to use. They also look a bit less rediculous than the Oxford's. But I suppose when it comes to staying warm while riding, who cares how one looks.

    Actually, speaking of looks, how do they mount up? I have Barkbuster Storm guards on, so I assume they'd use the back brace from that?
  5. motorock

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    Haha, yeah the Oxford looks ridiculous but are warm AF. I did get the hippo hands for ease of use but also for its looks to a certain extent lol...both are dorky so whateves..

    The Backcountries are easy to install..one strap near the switches and two velcro strips that go on the front and side of the barkbusters (I also have the storms). The velcro does not always stick well to the guards/brace so be careful about that- I have to replace the velcro on both sides that go on the sides since I wasn't payng attention. You could also punch a hole and push the bar-end screw through them to hold them in place more "permanently"
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    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    Sounds pretty fair to me. I think they just got added to my Christmas list!

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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Here they are on the Africa Twin. Two minute installation...
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  8. SnickterP

    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    So much room for activities! Thanks for the pics. I’m definitely going to give them a shot.
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  9. jojojones

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    I have owned these for 15 months. They fit great and appear to have good protection. When it gets a bit colder switching to the upper layer does help but they are not that warm. The stitches came open in one thumb and I had it repaired. They do keep your hands dry in moderate rain BUT the whole design of them is lacking if you depend on them for heavy rain. The lower layer gets soaked through making them very hard to put on especially if your hands are wet and they do not dry out quick. If on a multi day ride camping they will probably be wet the next day too...for this reason I got the $60 icon patrol waterproof glove as my rain glove but have not tested yet.
  10. jojojones

    jojojones Been here awhile

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    this http://www.obradvgear.com/index.php/products/enduro-grip-mitt was on a round the world tenere at the recent nyc bike show...got a set. Very well made.

    If warmth is your goal and you are not riding enduro then the full hippo hands is the way to go...much warmer than these open styles...do not expect much warmth from these you will still need heated grips and gerbings.
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  12. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    I use these
    I like them
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    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    SnickterP Been here awhile

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    I wouldn’t mind trying them out on my XT
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    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    Why not just go Electric Delivery Bike style: Cut a bleach bottle in half and zip tie it to the handlebars. Then, layer on the plastic bags for waterproofness.
  16. motorock

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    I did like those on the Tenere- was wondering what brand they were. Are they warm-ish or the same as the Hippo backcountry? And will they fit the barkbuster handguards? I might give them a shot- and if they work better than the Hippo hands, the latter will go on sale.
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  17. jojojones

    jojojones Been here awhile

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    I have used the full hippo hands not the enduro ones and they work well...$50 on ebay now. These 3/4 cover ones are more for standing up applications...I would guess since I have not had the bike out since I got them they are exactly like the enduro hippo hands and if you already have them not worth switching and they probably help keep the airstream off the back of the hands...but not that warm. I have heated grips and gerbing gloves now. These do fit fine over my barkbuster storms.
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  18. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    where are you located
    i will dig them out tonight
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    Forest Hills. What do ya want for em?

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    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Notta
    Let me find them first
    Then I can give um to ya

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