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    I'm looking for some winter glove recommendations. I went to webBikeWorld, but their winter glove recommendations are dated and I don't believe that many of them are still for sale.

    Some criteria.
    • I'm talking about cold weather use. In the 30s and below. I already have Cortech Scarab gloves and Olympia Cold Throttle gloves. Both come with 100g of Thinsulate.
    • They need to have protection from falls. That rules out ski gloves.
    • I'd like to get something that has more insulation on the back of the hand, than on the palm. I'm thinking the heated grips should take care of the palms.


    I've also been using the Gerbing T5 heated gloves. They work okay, but maybe my hands are just getting sensitive to cold. At 40F, my fingers are cool, so I'm hoping for something warmer. Plus, the right glove is always cooler than the left, simply because these are DC powered and the cord leading to the right hand is longer. And I've already repaired the power cord leading to the right glove where the wire broke in the jacket liner once. I wouldn't be surprised to see the power cord break again. At that point, do I want to replace the jacket liner? Or just use warm winter gloves?

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    I was gifted a pair of BMW Pro Winter Gloves a couple of years ago, very well used when I got them, "soft" padding, Goretex lining. I've ridden at -2 C (28.4 F) no problems. Mine let water in eventually if out in all day rain but are still more waterproof than other "waterproof" gloves I've bought. The original owner said when new they didn't leak at all, but after a few winters they do. He used the motorbike for work and averaged 30k a year, when they started to leak he would replace with new. Aside from keeping my hands warm there are a couple of things that really impress. They are very easy to get on and off and the lining always stays put. They have now been superseded by the Pro Winter 2, which I believe are still available.

    A review I found on an adventure forum

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/bmw-p...review.544803/

    Because I felt the BMW gloves where looking a bit dated I bought some Spada Enforcer gloves that had some good reviews. On paper they would appear to outshine the Pro Winter, with hard armuor and a rubber visor wiper on the left thumb (I understand the new Pro Winter now has this) but in use the Pro Winter is warmer and easier to live with but I like the better protection on the Enforcer so generally that's my day to day glove when it gets really cold use the Pro Winter.
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    Maybe you should consider bar muffs. They are kind of funky but work really well, if you don't mind not seeing your hands while you ride. Also, a pair of over-gloves like Aerostitch sells is another option.
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    Bought a pair of Motorrad Dry gloves the other weekend :-

    https://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/en/we...ry-gloves.html

    Currently on general offer for around 85 pounds in UK.

    Fine for an hours ride to work when it was -3c the other Monday morning and hands dry after a couple if hours in the rain last Saturday on a run on the M1 into North London for the rugby.

    Might not be up to a North American winter but it's looking likely that they'll be fine over here in East Anglia.



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    I got a new pair of Gerbings heated liners if interested in going that route.

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    i`ve got these and love them, i need warm gloves for my hands, but only ride in weather down to zero celcius here, but with these gloves and the heated grips on low a can ride in that weather

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...ent_prod/83815

    and they are not to think to actually ride with (((-:

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    Those look promising. Thank you.

    I did a couple hours looking through Cycle Gear online and Revzilla reviews. I'll probably bite the bullet and stick with the electric heated gloves I have, and if the Gerbing jacket connection fails this winter, I'll buy a Venture heated jacket liner to replace it.

    Realistically, I'm no longer forced to commute year around like I was when working. So if it gets down into the temperature range that is causing my hands to get cold, I can always take the Subaru Outback with its heated seats to church, the prison or grocery store.

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    How did the Cortech Scarab perform? I have Tourmaster Cold tex and they are warm but have no fall protection.
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    I still have my Cortech Scarab from 14 years ago and they are great. I only use them below 50 degrees. Every year I give them a fresh coat of Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP Leather Conditioner. I wore them today for my commute. It was 32 on the way in and 38 on the way home. My Cortech's are showing their age, so I'll follow this thread to see what would be good a replacement.I use Rukka Virium for any weather between 45 and 80. I love them! I would seriously consider that brand for a winter glove. My Cortech's are showing their age, so I'll follow this thread to see what others think would be good a replacement.

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    The Scarabs I have work well too. Protection is great. I'd love to find something like them, but with another 100 g of insulation on the back of the hand.

    I tried wearing some Aerostitch 3 finger gloves over my Gerbings. I didn't even turn the heat on. They felt awkward though.
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