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Post by Marnus on 25th June 2010, 15:43

Ok, so it's winter and both the GS and offroad gloves are constructed of some sort of material that lets a lot of (cold) air through. Suspect

I have a pair of Nuclear gloves that I'm currently using, but when I arrive at the office in the mornings, my fingers (especially the index & middle fingers that operate the clutch) are frozen, solid. The other morning it was so severe, I had to shove my fingers in my mouth to fight of permanent frost bite damage pig

So my question is: What gloves should I procure?

Obviously I need something that offers a bit of protection against the cold, and to keep my hands whole if I should get them too close to the tar. I would also need to operate my iPod, grab my access card out of my pocket and all the dexterous things that we need to do whilst in motion.

I've had a look at the BMW winter gloves. Certainly an exquisite experience - plush, comfy, warm. And for R1200 it should be! But it's rather bulky and I don't think I'll be able to operate the iPod Shuffle or do much else than just hang on the bars with them on. Anyone have options I should consider?
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Post by DaveS on 25th June 2010, 16:59

Bought a pair of Richa winter gloves at Midas Silverton last year and they are great - about R500.00 if I remember correctly - and they claim to be waterproof.

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Post by Richard H on 25th June 2010, 17:55

Get some thin silk gloves and wear them inside your existing ones.
This puts a thin layer of air heated to body temperature between the skin and the inside surface of the gloves.
You could also try windproof mitts over the outside.

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Alternatively... HANDLEBAR MUFFS!









Combine with heated grips they are good even in sub-zero temperatures...!


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Post by Richard H on 25th June 2010, 18:14

You can even get a rain-and-snow-proof "Gaucho" apron...



(more at http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204903)

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Post by Chris on 25th June 2010, 18:38

A pair of surgical gloves inside normal winter gloves also helps. You can also wear dishwashing gloves, then you “sommer” ready when you get home. jocolor
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Post by Marnus on 25th June 2010, 20:43

HAHAHAHA I'll rather do the dish washing than put those muffs on my handlebar! But I guess when it snows, you don't really care what it looks like, as long as it works.
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Post by DeonP on 26th June 2010, 00:33

I drove down to Newcastle this morning for work
It was -7C in Villiers
Luckily, I was in the car, but later saw a few bikers on the road
Must have frozen their goolies off !
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