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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Which winter gloves? Cold-Tex? Polar-Tex?

Can you recommend good, well insulated gloves for winter riding? I am talking 30's, possibly lower...

I recently ordered Tourmaster Cold-Tex 2.0. They seemed like a good choice based on the online reviews.

I ordered the largest size (2X) and I was still amazed how tight they feel! I do not have big hands, more like long and skinny fingers - and they feel uncomfortably tight especially around fingers.

Earlier this winter I got thin glove liners that helped a lot with my regular gloves, but they make these Tourmasters even less wearable.

I am thinking about the Polar-Tex 2.0 gloves, also by Tourmaster. Does anyone wear them? Any other suggestions / experiences?

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when it hits 30. I wear heated gloves.
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/heated_rider.html

just got these and they are working great. I got the controller from here:
http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/HC/EHPL317.html
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when it hits 30. I wear heated gloves.
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/heated_rider.html

just got these and they are working great. I got the controller from here:
http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/HC/EHPL317.html
Loving the warmth.
When it hits 30 degrees, I am staying warm by a fireplace with a glass of Merlot.... Not much winter here in So. Cal. but when it's nice out in the 40's I'll wear Olympia Monsoon gloves with silk liners. Keeps my hands warm, while I can still operate the clutch & brakes.

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Re: Which winter gloves? Cold-Tex? Polar-Tex?

I found a pair of tinsulate gloves for $20 from a dealer at a bike show no name on them but warm and comfortable

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Re: Which winter gloves? Cold-Tex? Polar-Tex?

I have these gloves, not only warm in winter but also waterproof which is very important, too. I have average size hands and wear size XL. They are a few years old and still great.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ch...CHEYENNE-GLOVE

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I have these gloves, not only warm in winter but also waterproof which is very important, too. I have average size hands and wear size XL. They are a few years old and still great.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ch...CHEYENNE-GLOVE
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I have a pair of Gerbing's electrically heated gloves that work well. They are the original design and by themselves are very warm gloves. When plugged in they are seriously warm. The downside is that they are pretty bulky, but over time they have broken in to where they are OK now. The new version is less bulky, even not as bulky as most other non-heated cold weather gloves, and they heat up nicely. They are easy to wire in, too. Downside? They're expensive.

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I bought the Tourmaster Elite gauntlet gloves a couple years ago for $90 at the Kawi shop and they have been quite awesome.

I ride all year round here in North Texas as long as it's not snowing and with the roll-up nylon protectors deployed, fingers are grouped in twos plus the thumb, I am good to 32 degrees F and very comfortable at around 75 MPH.
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I bought the Tourmaster Elite gauntlet gloves a couple years ago for $90 at the Kawi shop and they have been quite awesome.

I ride all year round here in North Texas as long as it's not snowing and with the roll-up nylon protectors deployed, fingers are grouped in twos plus the thumb, I am good to 32 degrees F and very comfortable at around 75 MPH.
I really would like to avoid going the way of heated gloves -- although I know that below a certain temperature that's the only option... Thanks for the suggestions so far. It seems to me that beyond a certain price-point of the gloves (mayble like $60-$80) going to the $120+ territory does not really buy us much.

Nacho, what roll-up nylon protectors are you referring to?

BTW, do the Desert Dawgs (chaps for highways bars) help the cold feet?

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Bass a I have question. You say the gloves are to tight on your fingers, does it feel like the seams at the end of the fingers are digging in under your fingernails or does it feel like they are so tight around the fingers that there cutting off circulation?
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