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    Winter gloves

    I just picked up a pair of the BMW Pro Winter riding gloves, and I'm really impressed. I wore them on Friday for 30 miles of pouring 47 degree rain (without the heated grips on so I could evaluate their insulation) and my hands stayed warm and dry.

    The local dealer (Ride West BMW in Seattle) had a "Black Friday" sale, with 20% off gloves and other apparel and accessories. MSRP is $145.

    Yesterday morning, my son and I went for a 95 mile ride, with temperatures between 34 and 42 degrees. After several hours of riding through chilly weather, my hands never got cold. The cold air and high humidity caused lots of condensation to form on the screen, mirrors, handguards, etc., which kept a steady stream of moisture flowing across the gloves. Gloves stayed warm and dry throughout.

    I picked the "Pro Winter" gloves as I already have a pair of BMW's "Pro Summer" gloves that fit and work perfectly. Just like the "Pro Summer", the "Pro Winter" gloves fit my hands like, well, like gloves. I'm unable to find a pair of Rev'it gloves that fit my hands, but the BMW gloves fit me perfectly.

    This is the first time I've bought winter riding gloves, as I've always used my summer Aerostich elkskin ropers year-round under the handlebar covers on the RTP. When I'm on the GSA, I don't have handlebar covers - so a warm and dry glove is now a requirement.

    I think I've found the perfect cold and wet weather riding glove!

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    I must admit, I like BMW gloves. I have the pro summer H2O proof gloves. I think that is what they are called. They are very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    I must admit, I like BMW gloves. I have the pro summer H2O proof gloves. I think that is what they are called. They are very nice.
    I like some of the BMW gloves very much. Others have missed the boat entirely, but when I need new gloves, I always check the BMW offerings first. Of course, my closest BMW dealer only sells Held gloves.
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    The BMW Pro Summer gloves are the best I've ever had. With a pair of silk glove liners and heated grips they're comfortable down into the 40's and truly waterproof.

    I got the Airflow gloves this summer and the Pittards waterproof leather is amazingly comfortable.

    I'm truly impressed by the BMW gloves.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32232 View Post
    I got the Airflow gloves this summer
    Those I can do without. Still haven't found mesh that I like and you REALLY don't wanna know how many pairs of gloves I own.

    But on the bright side, I have winter and rain, and all else under control. In general, I like BMW gloves better than their bikes.
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    Ski Gloves:)

    I have found my last several sets of Winter gloves at SKI Shops. Most are water proof and much less expensive than m/c shop gloves. My favorite at present is a three finger one I found last year. KOBI Brand and warm to well below freezing on the bike and even has a mini thermometer built into its backhand side. Other one has a compass, same place, both under a flap. Neat. Randy

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