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post #1 of 39 Old 02-01-2018, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Best cold weather gloves

I ride year round...well as much as I can possibly stand. But I'm really struggling with my hands. I have heated grips and barkbusters but the other day I rode out at 24* and my fingers were burning and in pain by the time I got to work 30 minutes later. I had freeze out liners on under some mid weight gloves but it just was not enough. I hate thick gloves because, even that I know where my controls are, I like being able to feel them and thick gloves just seem to make me lose all tactile ability not to mention being confining. I have contemplated and am leaning towards the Hippo Hands but I just wondered what gloves you all use for cold weather riding. This is literally the only problem I have riding in cold weather. All my other gear keeps me snug and warm.

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I have heated grips and barkbusters but the other day I rode out at 24* and my fingers were burning and in pain by the time I got to work 30 minutes later.
wow, and your heated grips were turned on? I use Held ‘Quattrotempi’ gloves. Bought them because they were a mid-weight, but mostly because they were Goretex. I have the OEM hand guards and also have heated grips. I've added a sort of wind guard extension (DIY) to the hand guards by adding a flat extension of plastic on the bottom side of the hand guard that now comes horizontally between my grips and the road (hard to describe, but hope you can picture it). This helps to eliminate wind coming up on my hands when riding in the cold. With these mid-weight gloves and the grip heaters, I've been out a couple hours doing highway speed at 18 degrees F and stayed comfy. With heated grips working, I don't think you'd need thick gloves. You're sure your heated grips were turned on?
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Nothing beats electric when its real cold. If I am on a trip I use Gerbing g-3 that I have had for several years. Short trips I use Fly Battery heated gloves they last about 3 hrs easy on and off no wires I charge them every day or so...
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Nothing beats electric when its real cold. If I am on a trip I use Gerbing g-3 that I have had for several years. Short trips I use Fly Battery heated gloves they last about 3 hrs easy on and off no wires I charge them every day or so...


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Warm & Safe electric gloves.

12V for Motorcycling, Power Sports - Heated Gloves - Warm & Safe Heated Gear, LLC

I bought the "Classic" and the far exceeded my expectations. At 15 - 20 degree I turn them on and feel almost immediate warmth all over my hands and it stays that way for hours and hours. Never fades no matter how cold outside. I haven't needed more than 50% to stay totally warm. I have the double controller for the gloves and their heated jacket liner. They are much softer and more flexible than any of the non heated winter gloves I have or have tried in stores.
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wow, and your heated grips were turned on?
Yep! I'm sure! Lol

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I've added a sort of wind guard extension (DIY) to the hand guards by adding a flat extension of plastic on the bottom side of the hand guard that now comes horizontally between my grips and the road (hard to describe, but hope you can picture it).
I've seen something similar to this. The main problem was the tips of my fingers - the ring and pinky of my throttle hand was the worst and I think it was because of the wind coming up from the underside. I wondered if making an extension or at the least just putting something over the grip would have been helpful.


So if you can, send me some pics of your extension. I'd like to see if I can replicate it.

I may just have to check out the battery operated hand liners.

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I'm in a similar boat. I have BarkBusters, Oxford heated grips, and Lee Parks Deer Sports PCi gloves. Above 30°F it's fine, but when I get into the 20s, my thumbs start to get chilled even with the Oxfords at 100%. I think my issue is with the airflow around the guards, but I can't lower them any more without having the tops of my hands exposed to the wind.

I've tried Serius Heatwave Liners underneath (they look similar to the freezout liners), but they didn't make much difference at all. I've heard that putting a liner under a tight-fitting glove can restrict blood flow and wind up not keeping your hands warmer. That may be what we're experiencing.

I'm fairly confident it's not Raynauds because I don't have a problem when I'm not riding, and I don't get the color change that's typical with that syndrome. If you haven't ruled that out, HootStrom, it might be worth a quick google of Raynauds Syndrome.

I'm at a loss for the best next step. The DeerSports PCis are very warm for how not bulky they are, and I hesitate to spend more on more gloves since they weren't cheap and it seems like all the warmer options are bulkier. I thought about springing for a heated jacket liner next and see if keeping my core warmer helps the hands at all. I'm not sure that will help though, because like you it's just my thumbs that get cold and I think it's tied to the wind. Yarz1 might be on the right track with the DIY wind diverters. HippoHands (also not cheap), might be the simplest option.

I'm excited to see what others come up with.
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My wife is susceptible to cold, especially her hands. She can't be tethered with a wire since she needs to be able to walk around. So I got her some of these:

Heated Gloves - The Hottest Heated and Best Fitting Heated Glove Liners

These things WORK!!! Rarely needs to turn them higher than medium and the batteries have a long life. They are very thin so could easily be worn inside of a regular riding glove (provided they are enough).

There are several types of battery operated gloves. Sure saves the hassle of wiring up your bike and you can use them for other outdoor activities as well.
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I think my issue is with the airflow around the guards, but I can't lower them any more without having the tops of my hands exposed to the wind.

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... it might be worth a quick google of Raynauds Syndrome.

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I thought about springing for a heated jacket liner next and see if keeping my core warmer helps the hands at all. I'm not sure that will help though, because like you it's just my thumbs that get cold and I think it's tied to the wind.
I have pretty much the same set up as you. My oxfords are rarely up above 50% because they get so hot. I am not sure what Raynauds is but I'll look it up. I am more inclined to belowve its the airflow because it only happens when its boo chilly outside and im riding. And keepong the vote warm is important but it wonr make a lot of difference in the hands. My whole body except for 5 fingers was snuggly warm on my 24* ride the other day.

I'm going to check out all these glove suggestions tho! I

I have to figure it out though because I was miserable the other day and for the first time probably ever, I wanted off that bike.

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