Winter Gloves???

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Winter Gloves???

Postby Mitch » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:16 am

Hi All

Winter has finally hit SE QLD this week and I have decided that as I am getting old (soft?) that I need a set of winter gloves to see me thru June and July til the heat returns.

Any one got any suggestions on what works and what doesn't? I will be riding in the early morning when temps can get down to 0 deg, but more likely low single digits.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby pkay » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:37 pm

Winter gloves are always horrible because they have so much less feel. My winter gloves are simple thicker ones from Rjays and they do the job for how often I use them. If it' really cold I use a set of inners as well like from cricket. Make sure they come up far enough to cover the cuff on your jacket as the cold breeze up your sleeve is just as bad as crap gloves. I've seen those gauntlet style ones that Triumph and BMW do as well but they seem quite expensive for how often you'll use them. Handy back up too when the other ones get wet in summer too.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Mitch » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:58 pm

I have been using a pair of the Dri-Rider inner a for a while now but I am finding that my hands still freeze.

Only going to be using them for commuting so a little bit loss in feel shouldn't be too warm if I have toasty warm hands.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby kawadave » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:19 pm

Bought some "Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves" for the last Tassie trip.
Combined with Oxford heated grips....Did the job for me....:)

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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby J.B » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:47 pm

I had good luck with my joe rocket nitrogen gloves. Not sure if you can still get them though as they are quite old now.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby z900/zx9 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Moto Dry seem to do ok,but not much going to help when you do this.Yep my wife says im a little bit mental playing on the H2 with snow. ;)
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby tim » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:30 pm

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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby greenmeanie » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:44 pm

I have ordered a pair of these:
http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/en_ ... rrency=AUD.
I often travel down the Ipswich Motorway @ 2.30am so it gets a bit cool(5 degrees this morning :) ).
I'll let you know how they go when they arrive. :)
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Nelso » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:12 pm

Heated grips FTW! Since getting heated grips, I only ever use my winter gloves when it rains.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby dilligaf » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:21 pm

I have heated grips and my usual gloves are fine unless its wet or seriously cold. Windchill and wet is the killer.

Got a pair of Alpinestars Jet Road Goretex Gloves cheap
http://www.bikebiz.com.au/products/Alpi ... oves-.html
(not from these guys) and they do the job

andy strapz over gloves are supposed to be good
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Glen » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:09 pm

Yep Heated Grips are the ducks guts. Having said that I'm old and soft so I double up with my Dainese winter gloves, very toasty combination.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Nelso » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:09 pm

The winter gloves I do use when it rains, are BMW gloves and are warm and completely dry, even when it buckets down for hours. They are the only winter gloves that work well, that my fat hands fit into.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Gosling1 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:19 pm

the best winter gloves I have ever used are Dririder Highlander gloves. I think you can still buy these new ?? Just fantastic in Canberra winters :kuda:
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Mitch » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:27 pm

well i had bitten the bullet and bought a pair of Dri Rider Adventure 2 gloves. I will give them a run next week and see if my fingers remain toasty warm.

Still might look at some heated grips......of fuck i am getting soft in my old age :roll:

Thanks everyone for the input, as usual it is all great info.
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Re: Winter Gloves???

Postby Glen » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:26 pm

Mitch wrote:well i had bitten the bullet and bought a pair of Dri Rider Adventure 2 gloves. I will give them a run next week and see if my fingers remain toasty warm.

Still might look at some heated grips......of fuck i am getting soft in my old age :roll:

Thanks everyone for the input, as usual it is all great info.


For $139 the Oxford heated grips are sensational. Piece of piss to install as well. The MT09 is getting a pair this weekend. After having them on the Rex I find they're the best thing to make you ride more in winter 8)
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