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Winter Motorcycle Riding: Are Heated Gloves For You?

Posted by Dan Moyle

marilyn_winterIn this blog post, we set out to answer a very fundamental question:

What are the best motorcycle gloves to keep hands warm, for winter riders?

Lots of riders swear by their heated gloves. But we sell lots of insulated winter gloves, too, and hear from riders who are just as devoted to them.

In the end, it’s a personal decision, but we asked Marilyn Elmore Bragg to do a little research on the topic for you. Have a read.


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Best Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves: 2015-16 BUYER'S GUIDE

Posted by Tom Schwab


A year-round rider from Northern Minnesota told us recently .

"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 2015-2016 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.


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Before Riding Motorcycle in Winter: Do These 3 Things

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

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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.


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

What Will Winter Riding Gloves Be Like In 100 Years?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

winter riding gloves on the road

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

Why do my winter riding gloves feel bulky?


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:


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

New 2014 Winter Riding Gloves: Weather Protection, plus Touch

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz



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. 


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves, Touch Screen Gloves

Winter Motorcycle Riding: Warm Gloves, Warm Hands

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Winter Motorcycle ridingSome riders put the bike in storage the minute the mercury dips.

But if you're a winter rider, cold blustery weather doesn't phase you. You already know that the secret to staying comfortable for year round riding really isn't a secret -- invest in good, warm gear.

Fortunately, gear and glove manufacturers continue to improve the gear that's available. Our goal is to block the wind, seal out wet, keep hands warm, and lessen your exposure to the weather.

While we have always made insulated gloves, the materials we use are improving every year.  Here's what you'll find in the way of warm, winter gloves.


Topics: Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves, Windproof Motorcycle Gloves, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Thinsulate Motorcycle Gloves: Insulated Gloves Without Bulk

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

marilyn_winterHeat Trapping Fibers Keep Hands Warm

Your body is like a furnace -- constantly breaking down the fuel you put into it and turning it into the energy that keeps you moving.

In the winter, you can stay warm during outdoor activities – so long as you keep that heat contained.

Problem is, when riding a motorcycle at 60+ mph, your hands are constantly exposed to the elements, and especially vulnerable to heat loss.

Thankfully, the wizards at 3M invented Thinsulate®

This insulating material offers "warmth without bulk" ... and when added to motorcycle gloves, helps to keep hands warm.


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves, Insulated gloves, thinsulate motorcycle gloves

13 Snowmobile Riding Tips to Keep You Safe and Warm this Winter

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

snowmobileWhat keeps some motorcyclists riding even as the snow starts falling?

Riding a snowmobile!

Once you put your 2-wheeled baby away for the winter, a snowmobile can deliver some of the same thrills in a beautiful new landscape. 

But along with the joys of snowmobiling, comes the age-old question:

How do you stay warm and dry?

Here are some tips for safer and warmer snowmobile riding this winter:


Topics: Motorcycle Safety, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

2015-16 BUYERS GUIDE: 14 Snowmobile Gloves To Keep Hands Warm and Dry

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz


So, you've put your bike away for the winter ... what now?

Still feel the "need for speed"?

Snowmobile riding, in a beautiful winter landscape, is a great outdoor activity that many motorcyclists enjoy.

But along with the joys of snowmobiling comes the age-old question:

What's the best way to keep your hands warm and dry?

Here are 14 snowmobile glove suggestions, for sunny winter days on the sled.

NOTE: - Check out our updated 2015-16 Buyer's Guide:  16 Snowmobile Riding Gloves to Keep Hands Warm.  (An updated guide to 16 glove styles for snowmobile riders).


Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Winter Motorcycle Gloves (Product Review: Women's Aventador Gloves)

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Winter Motorcycle Gloves: Product Review

Marilyn Elmore Bragg is a motorcycle rider, photographer, and writer who occasionally writes for Olympia Gloves.

She was given a pair of Ladies Olympia Aventador gloves (Style 4295) to road test this winter.

After wearing them for about 300 miles, here's her review.


Topics: Ladies Motorcycle Gloves, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

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