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Hoping to get some advice on good winter gloves. Although I am in Australia which is pretty good most of the year, we do have our cold times and cold places. I have a pair of DriRider, Nordic gloves but they are good for about 10 minutes. Can anyone give me a name and model of a glove that will stop the top end of the fingers freezing to the point of uncomfortable?? I am assuming that those of you from USA and England will ride at some stage in the near winter at least and some even in the snow season. What do you guys and girls wear???

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Oh yeah, that's right. It's starting to warm up here, which means it must be starting to cool down there! (Is it true you guys walk on your hands? hehe)

As for what I wear? I have some deerskin lined leather gloves that work for a while, but eventually get cold. I'm convinced that electric gloves are the way to go. The way I figure, no matter how good the gloves are, if it's cold enough outside, the material in the gloves will eventually get cold. Now you can trap body heat with good gear but there's not much body heat in your hands AND, if your gloves are too thick you won't have a good 'handle' on the controls)

I haven't found any yet but my next gloves for the winter will be electric. I don't think there's any other way! I know guys with heated grips who broke down and bought electric gloves too, they say the top of your hands are still cold!

Now- quit talking like that I just switched to my nice breezy mesh gloves!

EDIT: Oh, and getting gloves with a gel palm is well worth it unless you ride something butter-smooth like a GoldWing! I've never been bothered by my bikes vibrations, even on long 600+ mile rides. BUT, with gel-palmed gloves they aren't even noticeable. Does make a difference.

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Ha. We have progressed from walking on our hands but if we drink too much we can fall off!!!!

Thanks for the advice. I hadn't even considered electric gloves. Do they work on the back of the hand and fingers too???
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I found for a fifteen minute ride all that is required is a good thermal lined deerskin glove. However, windchill over extended period of time will inevitably render any glove useless. The only way to go is heated...

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Thanks guys. Will investigate them online.
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I would also highly recommend gauntlet style so as not to have your wrists freeze off...

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I would also highly recommend gauntlet style so as not to have your wrists freeze off...
And they go well over the cuff of your jacket so you don't get cold air encroaching on your warm air space in your sleeve. We like to keep the cold out if we can. lol

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