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Wearing mittens while riding??

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by 357glocker, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. 357glocker

    357glocker

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    I saw some motorsports mittens in the cabelas magazine. I'm still riding and it's really only my hands that get cold. I looked into the battery operated gloves but they don't really fit the budget. My question, is it OK to ride with mittens, they wuld stay warmer especially with a hand warmer in it? Do they hinder the ability to get to the brake/clutch? I don't have any mittens laying around to test it out.
     
  2. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Off-road, it would be a consideration.

    In traffic? Nope.

    Not to mention, "mittens" doesn't only sound funny, but they feel[/ig] funny as well.
     

  3. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    Look for silk or fleece glove liners.

    Or snowmobile gloves; made for the cold, and to allow use of handlebars. Not much protection in a crash, though.
     
  4. 357glocker

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    I tried a pair of mittens last winter, and they didn't work well, but they weren't like the ones you're talking about. The ones I had were just regular mittens. I didn't have any trouble with the controls, but they were just as cold as gloves, even with the chemical hand warmers in them.

    I ended up getting a pair of Teknec (I think that's the right spelling) motorcycle gloves for a little more than that price. (about $65.00) at a local motorcycle place. They worked better than anything else, until I got heated grips and a pair of Gerbing gloves.

    I have heard, but have never used, that the battery powered (D-cell) gloves you can find for anywhere from 19.95 to 39.95 on the internet work well. Do a search for "Battery heated gloves."
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Find the dedicated insulated moto gloves instead of mittens. Silk glove liners don't bulk up much and keep your hands in decent shape easily into the 30s.
     
  7. CajunBass

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    One other thing. Be careful with those handwarmers and don't get them next to exposed skin. They will burn you. Ask me how I know. :supergrin:

    I don't know for sure, but it stands to reason that the extra airflow over them, rather they're the disposable ones or the ones you can refill, (Like the Jon-E) make them burn hotter than normal.
     
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    Riding in the snow is soooo much fun. Sheesh, I'll take vacation from work just to ride in the snow. :banana:

    If you wanna forget about your freezing hands, simply ride with your fly open.
     
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  11. sillymike

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    Me and the GF have installed handlebar mits on our bike (The snowmobile kind)... It looks funny, but does a pretty good job at keeping your hands nice and warm.

    We both ride KLR, so wre are used to people looking at us funny...