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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

2014-15 BUYERS GUIDE: 16 Snowmobile Gloves For Warm Hands

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 27, 2014 7:44:00 PM

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2014-15 Snowmobile Gloves Buyers Guide: Good, Better, Best 

It gets pretty cold out there on the trails.  Warm base layers, headgear, and gloves are essential. 

When it comes to keeping hands warm, there are really only 2 rules: keep hands dry, and body heat in.  Waterproof, windproof, insulated cold weather gloves are a must.

Yet, when it comes to snowmobile gear, there's a range of prices, features, and choices.

That's why we arranged our updated 2014-15 Buyer's Guide (Scroll down, below) according to "GOOD", "VERY GOOD", AND "BEST".

All 16 featured gloves will keep you warm, but different gloves will suit different needs.

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Topics: Snowmobile Gloves

What's Warmest: Snowmobile Gloves, or Snowmobile Mittens?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 18, 2014 11:24:00 AM

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Snowmobiling is a great recreational sport, but it can get very cold on those trails.

In fact, hands get colder while snowmobiling than other outdoor sports, like cross-country skiing ... because you don't generate as much internal heat.

Heated grips help ... but even with heated handles your palms can stay warm and the backs of your hands and fingers can get cold.

Today, we explain the options -- snowmobile mittens, gloves, or hybrids -- to keep hands warm while snowmobiling.

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Topics: Snowmobile Gloves, Mittens

New 2014 Winter Riding Gloves: Weather Protection, plus Touch

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 11, 2014 1:06:00 PM

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It's about to start getting cold out there. 

The only thing between you and hands that are chilled to the bone, is a good winter riding glove.

You might like good touchscreen winter gloves -- built with plenty of weather protection.

Why touchscreen? Because when it freezing outside, it really sucks to take your gloves off to check messages, make a call or swipe the GPS.

Winter touchscreen motorcycle gloves are designed to keep warmth in, and keep cold, wind and wet out.

Here are tips for cold weather riding, and 2 new gloves that'll do the trick. 

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves, Touch Screen Gloves

Motorcycle Riding in the Rain: 4 Top Reasons To Choose Gore-Tex Gloves

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 8, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Rain2We woke up to cold stinging rain this morning.

And just this week, a rider wrote us, "wishing" his gloves would do a better job of keeping his hands dry.

He described his daily commute, and having to wear soggy gloves (or wait for them to dry out) after a heavy rain.

Sound familiar?

If so, the solution for warm, dry hands is literally at your fingertips.

To travel in comfort no matter what the weather, invest in good waterproof, breathable gloves and gear.

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Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves

21 Tips for Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 1, 2014 12:21:00 PM

 

motorcycle_in_rainLet's face it ... riding a motorcycle in the rain isn't much fun, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. We'd all prefer riding under clear blue skies. 

Before you brave the next storm on a bike, make sure you've got the proper motorcycle rain gear ready and you know how to ride safely when the heavens open up.

Here are 21 suggestions to keep in mind when you find yourself riding in wet weather.

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Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves, Tips for Riding in Rain

Getting a Perfect Fit: Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Glove Sizing

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Sep 20, 2014 5:58:00 PM

handYour hands are the primary connection between you and your motorcycle controls. Proper fit is essential.

Yet we hear all the time from riders with a glove fit problem.

Maybe their hands and fingers are shorter or wider or longer than average ... but even if that's the case, there should be a glove that fits just right. 

Never settle for a poor fitting motorcycle glove ...

Here's a guide to gloves that fit, to keep you protected, comfortable, and focused on the road.

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Topics: Motorcycle Glove Size

Motorcycle Rain Gear: Waterproof Gloves That Keep Hands Dry

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Sep 20, 2014 9:17:00 AM

RainEver get caught riding in heavy rain?

A "chance of showers" is one thing.  But in a downpour, you need good motorcycle rain gear to keep dry, or water will find a way into every opening.

By good waterproof gear, we mean: helmets with faceshield, gaitors, rainsuits, waterproof boots or boot covers. And a ziploc baggie to put your phone in, and some big sturdy trash bags to help keep your larger belongings dry:)

And rain gloves! Wet hands get cold, so you have to keep them dry.

For those times you get caught riding in rain, here's how to choose the right gloves.

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Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves

Tech Gloves Guide: Touch Screen Gloves, for Every Season

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Sep 13, 2014 2:01:00 PM

touchCombining tech with riding brings up an interesting debate among motorcycle riders.

Some say: “Leave the phone and distractions at home and ENJOY the ride.”

On the other hand, A recent reviewer of one of our leather touch screen gloves said:

“Wish I had these on my cross-country ride … no more holding one glove between my teeth!”

If you ride with a GPS or smart phone – and today, that’s most of us -- touch screen-enabled gloves can be a really nice feature.

Like anything, there are lots of choices. Here’s how to find the right touch glove for your needs and budget.

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Topics: Touch Screen Gloves

Which Leather For Gloves? Cowhide vs. Goatskin, Kangaroo and More

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Sep 4, 2014 9:12:00 AM

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Many people ask us which leather is best for gloves. WIth all the choices, it can get confusing.

Cowhide vs. goat skin? Deerskin vs. pigskin? Elk? Kangaroo?

The answer is, it depends. Different leathers are best for different purposes.

If you're a winter rider, you may have one set of needs. If you're using the gloves for summer, other qualities may be important.

The choice usually comes down to three things ... design, budget, and performance needs. Here are the key differences, for the most commonly used glove leathers.  

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