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Any suggestions for winter gloves?

I'm looking for a decent pair of winter gloves. Not riding gloves! I'm sick of bulky gloves that don't keep my hands warm and still get wet. I'd prefer something that isn't bulky and similar to riding gloves because I'd still like to have some dexterity. Any suggestions?
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Heated gloves from Gerbing...best money you will spend!

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Gerbings T-5 heated gloves. Follow the instructions on how to treat them for waterproofing and you will be one warm and dry happy camper.
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I'm looking for a decent pair of winter gloves. Not riding gloves! I'm sick of bulky gloves that don't keep my hands warm and still get wet. I'd prefer something that isn't bulky and similar to riding gloves because I'd still like to have some dexterity. Any suggestions?
Keeping your hands dry is most of the battle in keeping them warm. A Gore-Tex layer helps with that. My warmest winter, non-riding gloves with fingers are ski gloves which are designed to let your hands breathe and keep water out, and have a gauntlet that you can tuck into the sleeve to keep out the wind. Have a look at www.sierratradingpost.com ...often some good deals to be had there.


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Thanks Bones. 200 wasnt what i wanted to spend.
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With a pair of Hippo Hands, big bulky gloves and heated grips aren't really needed.

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Thanks Bones. 200 wasnt what i wanted to spend.

Unless that 200 is Polish Złoty or Chinese Renminbi, you certainly don't have to spend that much. I see Ski gloves that claim to be waterproof and have a breathable membrane for $33, or if they only need to be waterproof, $7.96.
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Well it doesn't stay too cold for too long down here but, I tend to ride year round and have tried every kind of glove/liner combo I can think of. Goretex ski gloves with thinsulate liners, REI waterproof windproof liner inside of summer and winter riding gloves and a new pair of scorpion XDR winter gloves with thinsulate liner, (even tried the REI liner inside the scorpions) and below 35 degrees my hands go numb in about half an hour. Christmas rolled around this year and I was suprised with a pair of firstgear heated gloves and the heat troller/thermostat. I rode to work this morning and it was 19 degrees when I left. I have a 45 minute commute and my hands stayed as warm as I needed them to. The gear is a little pricey but considering your dexterity in your hands is a must on a motorcycle I would say they are absoulutely worth the bang for the buck. If I add up all of the other glove liner combo's I have tried in the past 2 years I could have bought two pairs of the firstgear heated gloves. Bottom line with gloves and the rest of Motorcylce gear is you get what you pay for.
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Well it doesn't stay too cold for too long down here but, I tend to ride year round and have tried every kind of glove/liner combo I can think of. Goretex ski gloves with thinsulate liners, REI waterproof windproof liner inside of summer and winter riding gloves and a new pair of scorpion XDR winter gloves with thinsulate liner, (even tried the REI liner inside the scorpions) and below 35 degrees my hands go numb in about half an hour. Christmas rolled around this year and I was suprised with a pair of firstgear heated gloves and the heat troller/thermostat. I rode to work this morning and it was 19 degrees when I left. I have a 45 minute commute and my hands stayed as warm as I needed them to. The gear is a little pricey but considering your dexterity in your hands is a must on a motorcycle I would say they are absoulutely worth the bang for the buck. If I add up all of the other glove liner combo's I have tried in the past 2 years I could have bought two pairs of the firstgear heated gloves. Bottom line with gloves and the rest of Motorcylce gear is you get what you pay for.
Bingo!

And, you can use them on every bike (if you have more than one) you'll never need to buy heated grips, the heating elements are guaranteed forever (gerbing) and they're not ugly like Hippo Hands!

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No matter what you try, you can also wear a thin polyester glove liner. They're like underwear for your hands and help to make moisture wick away. You would be surprised at how much your hands can sweat. When I go skiing I coat my body in polyester first. It works really well, especially when you go from being hot to cold.
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When I go skiing I coat my body in polyester first. It works really well, especially when you go from being hot to cold.
Do you spray it on, or take a bath in a vat of it...?

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I ended up with some gortex/thinsulate Filed and Stream hunting gloves. Ill look like a hillbilly because they are camo, and have the trgger finger thinner, but, i can use them when i hunt as well.
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I have Rev'It H20 Unix gloves. 100% waterproof - you can immerse your hand in water. Also lots of built in protection like knuckle and finger gards. These are warm down to ~40F. Good dexterity. Below that electric is your best bet.
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