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6 Tips to Help You Choose Great Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 19, 2014 11:01:00 AM

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Winter riders are a hardy bunch. Still, the right gear is key to a comfortable ride.

Funny thing is, when it comes to cold weather gloves, riders sometimes try to improvise. Recently someone in a riding forum said he wore scuba gloves while riding his bike. Why would anyone want to do that?

Good cold weather motorcycle gloves aren't hard to find. And you don't have to spend a fortune, to keep hands warm and comfortable  ... especially when you know what to look for.

  • Choose moderately priced, high quality gear that will protect you from wind, wet, and cold.

  • Choose it well, and it will keep you warm even in extreme cold conditions.

  • Take care of it, and it will last you a good long time. 

Here are 6 things you need to know before buying winter riding gloves. Leave the scuba gear at home!

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2014 Unusual and Useful Holiday Gifts for Motorcycle Riders

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 13, 2014 10:14:00 AM

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If we're not out riding, we're dreaming of riding, or planning our next ride. So when it comes to holiday gifts, riders are a pretty easy bunch to please.

But we noticed something: most of the gift guides for motorcycle riders look very similar -- so we thought we'd spice it up a bit:

We started with a dozen online motorcycle magazines, review sites, blogs, and e-retailers ...

... and hand-selected gifts - from the useful and practical to the unusual and hard to find.

Here's a curated collection of gifts for riders, at every price point.

Last minute holiday shopping for your favorite rider just got a whole lot easier!

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Topics: Motorcycle rider gift guide

Keeping Hands Warm: The Heated Motorcycle Gloves Debate!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 5, 2014 6:47:00 PM

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Every winter, the electric gloves debate heats up (we couldn't help ourselves ...)

Just this week, we got two product reviews on the subject!  So then we asked the question on facebook and twitter, and the results are pretty interesting.  

The experienced riders we hear from (not a scientific sample by any means) are split down the middle, but maybe leaning more to heated gloves.

Take a look at the following two 5-star glove reviews: Two experienced riders, with completely different views! 

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Gifts for Motorcycle Riders: Great Deals on Winter Riding Gloves & More!

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 3, 2014 9:06:00 AM

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Before Riding Motorcycle in Winter: Do These 3 Things

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 2, 2014 11:32:00 PM

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With a few functional accessories and mods, it's possible to rig your ride to block wind and keep you warmer in winter conditions.

Wearing the proper gear will keep you riding longer, too.

Here are 3 things to consider when preparing your motorcycle to go the extra mile in the chill. 

Mods, Winter Motorcycle Gear, Warmest Gloves 

In our experience, successful cold weather riding is a matter of finding the perfect combination of winter motorcycle gear to wear, and modifying your motorcycle to help combat the elements. 

Let's start with your bike: Specifically, your windshield, seat, hand covers and protection for legs and feet.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

10 More Great Motorcycle Blogs Worthy of your Attention

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 22, 2014 9:04:00 AM

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When the weather is fair, we're outdoors riding -- but on a 30 degree morning like today, we're relaxing with a hot cup of joe and checking out the motorcycle blogosphere.

The next best thing to being in the wind, is reading about it!

Here are 10 good motorcycle blogs to check out.  There are many more ... so let us know which blogsYOU read, that we may have missed, in the comments!

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Topics: Motorcycle Travel Tips, motorcycle blogs

Why We Love Glove Liners (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 15, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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This past week, the weather turned colder in many places. Barry C. writes: 

" ... I rode last night... most of my body stays relatively warm or at least tolerable except my fingers... I have a pretty good set of winter gloves too... any tips? -- Barry C.

Barry's situation is pretty common. 

There's one simple, economical  and often overlooked solution. Glove liners!

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What Will Winter Riding Gloves Be Like In 100 Years?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 6, 2014 6:04:00 PM

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We hear the same two questions from a lot of riders:

Why do my winter riding gloves feel bulky?

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Are there gloves that keep hands warm, and provide a better feel for the controls?

Gloves without bulky padding would obviously be a lot better.

So the question is, if we can put a man on the moon, why do glove manufacturers still make gloves this way?  What gives!?

Here's why it's a difficult problem to solve ... and some options to consider:

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Win Women's & Men's Motorcycle Gloves! "Selfie" Facebook Contest

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Nov 4, 2014 1:12:00 PM

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"Take a Selfie" to Win Olympia Motorcycle Gloves!

Need new All Season or Winter motorcycle gloves?

This month, we're giving away a great pair of our newest motorcycle gloves -- your choice of either the All Season II, pictured above, or the WeatherKing Extra Touch. It's our little way to say thank you, and make the world a little warmer and safer for our favorite riders:)

To enter:

A winner will be selected at random on the 21st of November at 1pm EST. How easy is that?

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Best Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves: 2014-15 BUYER'S GUIDE

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 28, 2014 3:16:00 PM

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A year-round rider from Northern Minnesota told us recently .
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"I love the outdoors ... and the gear that gets me there".  But it can be a challenge to keep warm, riding in those frigid Minnesota winters.

What's the best cold weather motorcycle glove? It sounds like a simple question, but there is no one answer.

  • You may be out for an hour or two ... or all day. 
  • You may have heated grips, or not.
  • The day may be wet and windy, or sunny. 
  • Your commute may start before dawn or end in the dark.

Every rider has different needs! But, there is a way to choose.

Use our 2014-15 Motorcycle Glove Buyer's Guide (below) -- pick the glove that best suits the conditions and way you ride -- and works for your budget.

Oh, yes ... and check online reviews. Hearing what other riders have to say, is usually the best indicator that a glove will go the distance.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

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