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Do your hands get cold when riding?

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  • 08-09-2009 07:36 PM

    • gadget
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    Do your hands get cold when riding?

     We have tried top quality Motordry and Corazzo gloves with little sucess in keeping Mrs Gadgets hands warm enough, especially in the wind and rain on the freeway, however I just purchased a pair of Armadillo gloves in the hope that they would be better than the others and the results are amazing. After our trip home on Saturday night through the rain storm on the freeway the first thing she said to me was how much warmer her hands were and that the wind chill had no effect. As she suffers from arthritis in her hands this is what we have been looking for, for months.

    I can thoroughly recommend Armadillo gloves to anyone who like us is looking for a decent pair of winter gloves. Yes they are a bit expensive but I have already spent more on other brand gloves with poor results. I have spoken to others who have recently purchased one of their jackets and they too were verry impressed.

    If you are fed up of spending good money on gloves that are just not up to the mark, get yourself some Armadillos you won't be disappointed.

    Just give Steve at Ace scoters a call.

     

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  • 08-09-2009 07:38 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     I hate wearing gloves but have found the Chillout ones to be great for the people who dont like the feel of gloves, but who dont want their fingers to get frost bitten

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  • 08-09-2009 07:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     I'll take your advice thanks Mr Kupperstein as no matter what I wear (currently dririder with silk liners & latex gloves) nothing seems to work so if it works for Mrs G I think it's a fair bet that it'll work for me too. Thanks for sharing!

    Wanda
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  • 08-09-2009 07:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     I think the best solution is heated grips

  • 08-09-2009 08:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     Thanks for the tip on the Armadillos, I will see if I  can get a pair

    I bought a new pair of Rivit winter gloves when I bought my new Scooter in Canberra thinking they would be plenty warm enough for down here on the south coast, because if they sell them in Canberra they must be good (we all know how cold it gets there!!), wrong, my fingers were like blocks of ice after 20 minutes riding out of Canberra, and no better than my old gloves riding to work in the morning down here.

    Gee, and as for riding without gloves, I wouldn't, even in summer time, hands hit the ground first in most accidents and can take a lot of healing.

  • 08-09-2009 08:00 PM In reply to

    • wleung
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    pyrah:
     I think the best solution is heated grips

    I reckon the best solution would be heated gloves, but I don't think they'd exist :D.

    Do they have special gloves for heated grips? I.e. thinner on the inside of the hand to make contact with the heat pads?

    Wilson

     

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  • 08-09-2009 08:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     Normal gloves work beautifully with heated grips. I guess it's a little like cooking with a thick-bottomed baking dish in that it retains the heat & means that the heat is spread more evenly around the glove. I think with thin gloves you would find your palm would be cooking while the back of your hands would still be chilled

    Wanda
    Today 50 (2,500km), Montego. Fly (2,500km), Le Grande (7,000km), Vespa PX (200km), Vespa GTS250ie (46,000km), now looking at the world through Ruby coloured glasses on a Vespa GTV300ie Vie Della Moda.
  • 08-09-2009 08:49 PM In reply to

    • yachtie01
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

     No,but my knees do,go scooting,go hard.

  • 08-09-2009 09:10 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    wleung:

    pyrah:
     I think the best solution is heated grips

    I reckon the best solution would be heated gloves, but I don't think they'd exist :D.

    Do they have special gloves for heated grips? I.e. thinner on the inside of the hand to make contact with the heat pads?

    Wilson

     

     

     Find heated gloves here http://www.challengermotors.co.nz/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25

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  • 08-09-2009 09:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    Might have to try those. I don't mind spending the money if it's going to keep my hands toasty. Thanks for the tip.

    Does anyone know if there's a stockist in Melbourne?

    Riding a red HD200 when I'm not riding a bicycle.
  • 08-09-2009 09:16 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    Scootaway:

    Might have to try those. I don't mind spending the money if it's going to keep my hands toasty. Thanks for the tip.

    Does anyone know if there's a stockist in Melbourne?

     

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  • 08-09-2009 09:46 PM In reply to

    • wleung
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    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    Dakoda:

    wleung:

    pyrah:
     I think the best solution is heated grips

    I reckon the best solution would be heated gloves, but I don't think they'd exist :D.

    Find heated gloves here http://www.challengermotors.co.nz/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25

    Hrmm.... I reckon the best solution would be a brand spanking new Vespa GTS 300 super for only AUD$3,000, but I don't think they exist...

    Hmm

    * crosses fingers *

     

     

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  • 08-09-2009 09:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    Oops, sorry Dakoda. I meant an Armadillo stockist. Nevertheless, still useful info in case the Armadillo gloves don't suit. And I still have to try the Corazzos for finger length as well.

    Riding a red HD200 when I'm not riding a bicycle.
  • 08-10-2009 10:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    I've plugged the Armadillo gloves before, thay are fantastic. I get cold hands, I live in a cold place, and I also have heated grips, but without a doubt, the best solution I have found is the Armadillo winter gloves.

    And I don't stock the product...

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  • 08-10-2009 04:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Do your hands get cold when riding?

    wleung:

     

    I reckon the best solution would be heated gloves, but I don't think they'd exist :D.



    Tourmaster Men's Synergy Gloves (heated) from  http://bikegearwarehouse.com.au/
    BGW Price: $179.00
    RRP: $249.00

    Rob  Geeked
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