Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washougal, Washington
There is definitely a lot of opinion on this topic out there. Me personally, I've ridden in sub-freezing temperature with my Deer Leather gloves, oxford heated grips, and hand guards...My hands were okay, thumbs and finger tips get a little chilly but it works. My problem is I don't like bulky gloves as it affects the feel of the controls. Even if I had heated gloves, which I plan on having some day, I will always have and keep heated grips. Sometimes even in the summer, when it gets late and dark I find myself somewhere with just my summer gloves, and having those grip heaters is awesome!
Either way, start with the guards first, if you don't already have them. Deflecting that wind is the first key.