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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
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. :cool:
 

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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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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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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?
Tinker, they feel very tight around the fingers all the way along the finger "sleeves" -- which are actually long enough.

Funny, when I was ordering size 2XL (they apparently do not make them any bigger than this!) I was thinking I would be almost able to put my both hands in a single glove or something. :D I have very skinny and long fingers. Still, when I put them on, they feel snug along the fingers to the point that they are uncomfortable. I can't imagine how some of the bigger guys put them on like this...

The material is pretty sturdy (seems like a synthetic fiber textile), so I would not count on too much break-in either.

They will probably go back. I want to order another model by Tourmaster but I am not sure if they cut all of their gloves like this...
 

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Okay if this is a double post just shoot me I'm new around here and every time I try to post I screw it up some how but Bass I have a question, you say the gloves are 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 the fingers are so tight they are cutting of the circulation?
 

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Try and get heated grips ... make sure they have the variable five settng ... well under $100 ... use your existing gloves that fit ... i have used them down to minus 16c with no issues
 

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@Bass567, I put those desert dogs on the wife's 900 and yes, they DO work. You can feel how much warmer your right foot is vs the left foot, since the pipes are on the right. Noticeable difference.
 

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Bass, the nylon covers are stored in a connected zipper pouch on the backside of the glove. You unroll them to cover the glove to make it waterproof. The nylon cover fits perfectly, has padded grips and even has a little slot in the left hand glove cover for the little face shield wiper to poke through.

I rode with them this morning with thunderstorms coming in. I don't want to switch to heated gloves or heated grips because of our short winters here in North Texas and these gloves are just the thing for me. Perfecto.
 

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I bought these http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/index.cfm/238/379/Gloves/Rush_[Cold_Weather] right after I got the Nomad and they have performed well on several sub 30dgF 23 mile commutes which includes 12 miles of supper slab. The only problem with them is the gauntlets fit over coats with standard snap cuffs but will not fit over my Tourmaster Transition 3 cuffs. So if you have standard cuffs or like to put your gloves on before you put your jacket on they will work.
 

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Snowmobile gloves

Swing by a snowmobile shop and try on some of those gloves. Built for cold and work well on the bike.
 

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Okay if this is a double post just shoot me I'm new around here and every time I try to post I screw it up some how but Bass I have a question, you say the gloves are 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 the fingers are so tight they are cutting of the circulation?
Tinker, no seams at the end. They are long enough. It is more the width (girth, I guess) in the fingers that feels tight -- and I as I said, it amazes me as I really have skinny fingers. They also feel somewhat tight (almost as in "stiff") across the width of the palm.

I will probably order also Polar-Tex 2.0 - I do not know which size yet, probably the largest one, and I will compare them side by side. And I will return the worse ones.
 
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