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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-Nov-2008, 07:47 PM (074) Thread Starter
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Cold Weather Gloves

Hello all,

Since I'm not a fan of P.M.S. (parked motorcycle syndrome) I'm looking to expand my cold weather gear. Since I traded up to the R1200GS with its heated grips I'm not in the mood to bother with all the wires and hassle of my Gerbing heated gloves, and am looking for advice on cold weather riding gloves.

The only requirements I have are that they be waterproof, insulated, and have hard armor at least on the knuckles. So far I've found Alpinestars Vega Drystar Gloves and Tourmaster Winter Elite Gloves, although not liking the Tourmaster's due to the lack of hard armor.

Price is not a factor, warmth and protection is. I figure I can always work more and make more money... unless I destroy my hands that is!!!

Thank you in advance,
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Rev'It Farenheit H20 have a Phase Change material that seems to work well with heated grips. The have, so far, been completely waterproof. Don't know how well they'll hold up to wear and tear.

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Held "Ice Breakers" are great; warm without being bulky, Gore-Tex, heavy padding with kevlar. These do not have hard armor however but great protection and feel as though they'll last forever. Held is hard to beat IMHO.

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When it gets that cold the only oil I use is the heating oil for the house. I dont ride in really cold weather, but you can use a lighter oil for the winter time. You can probably go to 10-30, this would make easier kick starting.
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Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a set of Hippo Hands combined with summer gloves and heated grips for warmth, comfort, and control in cold temps.
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I picked up a pair of bmw cold weather gloves,they appear unique in the sense that they have purposly left the palms uninsulated to help grip heat to come through.The padding or insulation on the outside of the back of your hand seems a little thicker than normal.I used these gloves last winter in newengland as low as 25 deg.far. without heated grips!That was on my G650xc,now that I got on a gsa w/heated grips they might be even better.AS far as water proof I could not say?They are leather and textile combo.Nice gloves!
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Victory Gloves sucks!

We were recently traveling through WVA and my cold weather gloves needed replacing. We stopped at a Victory dealer and I purchased some new gloves. The problems is they are slick! I had to stop and get some tennis racquet tape to cover my throttle because I couldn't grip it with the new gloves. I should have tested before we got so far away. If we weren't traveling I would have returned them. So my point is don't buy their gloves! By the way there is no BMW dealers in West Virginia.
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On cool days i use silk liners under my normal everyday riding gloves. If im riding in colder or wet weather, I have a pair of tourmaster cold weather gloves, they work great.
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I just picked up a pair of BMW Prowinter 2 gloves. So far, in the rain, snow, and cold, they have been excellent. They're comfortable and fit well and do not hinder my dexterity and ability to use the levers and controls. I paid about $150 CAD for them.

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