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Hello and advice on Winter riding gloves

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    hey there, just new to the forum, so swinging past to say hello.

    I also need some advice on Winter riding gloves. So many to choose from. Not sure whether advice from bike shops is genuine, or whether it's geared towards a sale. All 2 cent's worth appreciated!
     
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    Hi Michelle, I think it is one of the hardest things to get info on, Winter gloves. Try googling for reviews from bike magazines, especially pommy or Europe. And welcome.
     
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    If your bike has heated grips, then you may want to consider gloves that have a thinner palm, to let the heat in.
     
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    My experience is that thick winter gloves never seem warm enough and make your hands bulky and awkward. This winter coming i intend to purchase heated grips.
     
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    I've been using the DriRider Storm gloves for a while now; they seem to be a decent compromise between warmth and bulkiness. They are alright for commuting and shorter trips, but struggled for me with riding in the snow and early winter morning freeway runs. For that stuff I've been tempted to get heated grips or gloves, but haven't tried yet.

    CMC might have them:
    http://store.canberramc.com.au/product_details.php?product_category_id=164&product_id=4495
    Whatever you get, make sure you scout around for price matching opportunities though. E.g. BikeBiz in Sydney has the same gloves $18 cheaper at the moment:
    http://www.bikebiz.com.au/products/Dririder-Storm-2-Gloves-.html
     
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    i have heated grips - but find i only use them 3 or 4 times a year on my work commute. probably are more essential for longer rides in the cold though.
     
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    gloves with Gortex would be the best but the most expensive, Then go down from there to mid range price gloves and what ever Gortex copy they use.

    Make sure the internal lining of the fingers doesn't pull out when you take your hand out. That usually stuffs them cause you won't get the finger lining back in.

    I got Ixon pro alert , there not too bad and were around $120/130.
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    if you use the handle of a long wooden spoon you can get them back in place with a bit of effort.

    I use Dririder "Storm" all year round with some thin polypropelene undergloves in winter, got them from a Ski shop and they work fine
     
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    That depends on the inner inner lining not being twisted or separating from the finger lining. If it happens once it will keep happening till it doesn't go back in. Probably the same day your hands are damp and you really need the gloves.
     
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    cool bananas! thanks, will do :)
     
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    ok, fair point. Yes, my GS has heated grips, but not sure how it's all going to turn out riding in winter, as I only got my L's in October.
     
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    I have a BMW R1150 GS, heated grips on high is quite toasty in winter.

    edit - oops , wrong GS

    with heated grips you should be fine . You may want a neck warmer they are like $20 and worth every cent when it's cold or just cool weather.
     
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    I've been using these: http://five-gloves.com/glove/wfx-tech-wp/

    Fantastic fit, warmth, protection and waterproof. I ride from North-West Belconnen to Yarralumla for work and these gloves meant that I rocked up everyday with happy hands during last winter.
     
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    Checkout Beartek.co


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    If you're not brand snobbish harley do good winterish gloves that go well with bmw heated grips!
     
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    +1 Best winter gloves I've used.
     
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    Another vote for the Fives - recommended by CMC and I was fine right through winter ;)
     
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    +1 with the dri rider storm gl9ve used them most of last winter and they did me fine, but i will be getting the heated grips this year to try them out
     
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    I got these recently too. I'm reserving judgment for now on performance but they are solid kit.
    Next time I will probably go with something thinner and get heated grips.
     
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