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Winter Motorcycle Riding: Warm Gloves, Warm Hands

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Feb 28, 2014 4:15:00 PM

Winter Motorcycle ridingSome riders put the bike in storage the minute the mercury dips. Many riders use warm gloves built for cold temperatures according to which weather zone they are traveling to.

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, and lessen your exposure to the weather.

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

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

Thinsulate Motorcycle Gloves: Insulated Gloves Without Bulk

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jan 25, 2014 4:46:00 PM

Heat 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.

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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

Dec 31, 2013 1:54:00 PM

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:

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Topics: Motorcycle Safety, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

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

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 27, 2013 5:17:00 PM

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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 12 snowmobile glove suggestions, for sunny winter days on the sled.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

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

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Dec 24, 2013 1:47:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Ladies Motorcycle Gloves, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Winter Motorcycle Riding: Are Heated Gloves For You?

Posted by admin

Dec 12, 2013 12:56:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Winter Motorcycle Gloves for a Nor'easter: One Rider's Story

Posted by admin

Nov 23, 2013 12:26:00 PM

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Our guest post today is from Marilyn Elmore Bragg, a Southern writer, photographer and long time rider who had to improvise through the snow, sleet and winds of a New England nor’easter.

We get asked all the time which winter motorcycle gloves are warmest for winter rides. Here's one rider's unusual way of dealing with unexpected weather.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Riding in Winter: Winter Motorcycle Gloves, Gear, & Tips to Keep Warm

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Oct 25, 2013 3:26:00 PM

Keep Warm and Ride Your Motorcycle Longer In Cold Weather

winter_duoMan has yet to control climate in order to make every day a good day for riding.

So, in lieu of chanting and prayer, the keys to cold weather motorcycle riding are the proper gear and preparation.

Here are some tips from experienced riders:

  • First, check local forecasts for the area you’ll be riding in and make sure you have the necessary gear on hand for the weather.

  • No matter what the outside temperature, remember to calculate for the wind-chill factor.

  • Make sure that as little skin is exposed to the elements as possible, and take care to cover the gaps in your attire at the wrists, necks, and ankles.

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Olympia Ladies & Men's Aventador Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by admin

Jan 28, 2013 6:56:00 PM

Ladies & Mens Aventador Motorcycle Gloves

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Topics: Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Olympia Cold Throttle Men's & Women's Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by admin

Jan 21, 2013 6:34:00 PM

Ladies & Mens Cold Throttle Motorcycle Gloves

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Topics: Ladies Motorcycle Gloves, Winter Motorcycle Gloves

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