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    Cold weather gloves

    Does anyone have a reccomendation for a warm and waterproof glove. I have warm weather gloves, but the frost in on the pumpkin in Vermont and need something warmer. My bike has heated grips that work quite well at warming the palms.

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    I have a pair of Widder heated gloves. Don't care for them as they are so bulky. You might try the heated liners that go inside a regular pair of gloves. Or how about Hippo Hands.http://www.hippohands.com/Hippo%20Hands.htm
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    David - this seems more like a GEAR thread, so off it goes to GearLand..

    Hang on, thread moving in progress..
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    Ditto on BikeMike's advice.

    I have the Wunderlich version of Hippohands, they are VERY effective, and I can wear unlined gauntlets down into the low 30's without a problem (except HIGH on the heated grips quickly becomes too hot..) They are also quite good at keeping wet off your hands/gloves, enough so that even though I carry waterproof gloves - I never bother with them when I have the grip "muffs" on.
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    I use Gerbings. Sometimes, when it gets really cold, I even plug them in. Once you get down to about 20 degrees, they really need the help of the electricity. Not sure they are really all that waterproof. But have yet to get wet hands in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stkmkt1 View Post
    I use Gerbings. Sometimes, when it gets really cold, I even plug them in. Once you get down to about 20 degrees, they really need the help of the electricity. Not sure they are really all that waterproof. But have yet to get wet hands in them.
    The Gerbings folks have told me to use waterproofing spray occasionally with the gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Ditto on BikeMike's advice.

    I have the Wunderlich version of Hippohands, they are VERY effective, and I can wear unlined gauntlets down into the low 30's without a problem (except HIGH on the heated grips quickly becomes too hot..) They are also quite good at keeping wet off your hands/gloves, enough so that even though I carry waterproof gloves - I never bother with them when I have the grip "muffs" on.
    Bought a set of Wunderlich Handle Bar Muffs (Item# 8110360, $85.00) and used them for the first time on a ride in the Alaska Range last weekend. Rode in temperatures as low as 24 degrees wearing only a set of light deer skin gloves with my hand warmers on low.

    I used them on my GSPD that has Touratech hand protectors mounted. I found that fitting them over the hand protectors was not a problem, but it created an opening at the end of the hand muffs that let in some cold air. An easy fix with a bit of tape.
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    Talking +1 BMW Winterglove

    I think there are several different types of thoughts....

    1. Do you want heated gloves? It is the warmest option of them all. Research Widder, Gerbing gloves, they make glove liners and full gloves. The full gloves are waterproof. I used to have a pair in the past, but sold them as I found them too thick for good control. That is just my personal experience.

    2. If you don't want heated winter gloves, I have found that the BMW Winterglove is the warmest and well made, it is also waterproof. (I own a pair and love them)

    3. Hippo hands: with that it looks ugly, but is very effective. You can wear thinner gloves inside them, but you don't see your controls. I hear it takes getting used to.

    Nothing is worse than cold hands, so it is matter of compromise. Happy researching.
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    I used to wear winter gloves. I have the Aerostich Insulated Elkskin Gauntlet with the Merino wool lining. I've Scotch-garded the heck out of 'em, and they are very warm and mostly waterproof. They have Aerostich's TFT padding in the knuckles.

    I too have handlebar covers - very similar to the Wunderlich product. Mine were made by a police supply company in Portland, OR that no longer sells to the public. Mine were specially made for the R1150RTP, which has stalk mirrors in addition to the body-mounted mirrors. It appears that the Wunderlich product would also work with stalk-mounted mirrors.

    The combination of the handlebar covers and heated grips means I haven't used my warm winter gloves in the two years I've had the handlebar covers. My summer gloves (Aerostich Elkskin Ropers) are perfectly fine inside the dry and warm still air provided by the combination of the heated grips and the handlebar covers.

    Most importantly, the handlebar covers keep your gloves dry. As a Pacific Northwest skier, I can assuredly say there is no such thing as a completely waterproof glove. I've been looking for one for 30 years. The handlebar covers keep my gloves bone-dry, which is critical to this year-round Seattle-area rider.
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    I have Gerbing G3 gloves. They are a very warm glove even before you turn the electricity on. They have Thinsulate and a Gauntlet that keep air out of your sleeves. They are not waterproof when you get them from Gerbing; they strongly, and very specifically, tell you to treat the gloves with NikWax Gloveproof. I couldn't find any locally and had to buy it on the web from Amazon. Added a few things I needed to the order to get free shipping ($25 minimum). I have ridden in a very hard rain with the G3 gloves, and the Gloveproof really works well. By the way, I also bought NikWax "Conditioner for Leather" at the same time to try on a new pair of boots, as it is recommended for break in. Softens the leather and really sped up the break in.

    I can tell you that when you have electric gear, it really spoils you. I ride all winter, as long as there is no snow or ice on the roads, but I use the Gerbing gear all year round, whenever the temperature gets much below 65 degrees when I am on a trip. Even in the summer, if I ride at high elevation or run into a cold rain, the Gerbing goes on. I keep it in a side case when I travel. I think it keeps me safer because, for me, riding when I am cold is distracting. I used to find myself hurrying to get to my destination when I felt cold. With the Gerbing, I can relax and enjoy the ride all the way down in the 20's. That is as cold as I have ridden, it may work at even colder temps, but 23 is the lowest trip for me so far.
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