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Prairie Pounder

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PostSubject: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2010 1:23 pm

What do QCR members recommend and NOT recommend for winter riding gloves?

I found this review from a guy that lives in Alaska. I'm gonna try to ask Wi-Fee if I can have them while keeping a straight face as long as possible. Laughing

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If you are talking gloves instead of mittens that's a sure sign you aren't talking COLD weather Smile At 20 to 30 below NO gloves work even with heated handgrips and thumb warmer. One thumb and the palms will stay warm while the rest of your hands freeze. I've never rode the grizz past -30 but have done thousands of snowmachine miles between -30 to -50 with windchills around -100 when your cruising 50+mph. The two best mittens I've used are made from (1) Polar Bear hide and (2) Wolf head skins with summer caribou fur inside. Never once felt the cold thru these Smile They can be bought up here but they are spendy. ($500-800)

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Tumbleweed

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2010 1:41 pm

I think something like these might just be a little more practical. $29.95
Fact: fingers are warmest when huddled together in a Mitt.
The perfect piece of gear when the weather takes a nasty turn.
Made from 2 layers of breathable, waterproof IceTech™ material, with 150 grams of Thinsulate™ Insulation in between.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WX2&i=173186
Forearm length for extra protection, sealable to keep snow out. Flexible, too. Available in 5 sizes,
Winter Riding Gloves 173186_ts

But, it would be cool to have polar bear, caribou, wolf mittens!!!
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Ruger

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2010 7:07 pm

+1, I just need to get a pair of mitts that are waterproof.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2010 7:40 pm

Those are supposed to be waterproof according to the description.
I wil have them w/ me in Gilbert.
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Ruger

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 05, 2010 7:44 pm

I may have a pair too.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 8:09 am

Tumbleweed, you're right. Have to consider more than just cost...

Picture this: You and several of your ridin' buddies are hitting the trails. It's bitter cold. Howling wind. Blowing snow. You've been riding for two hours with two more hours to go before you reach your favorite outlaw diner, when you encounter a huge tree blocking your route. Everyone stops to plan a new GPS route. All your buds are griping about how miserable they are. There's you. Helmet off, sipping a cold drink and gnawing on a frozen Slim Jim. One of your buds ask you, hey, aren't you cold?! That's when you extend you gloved hands and with a head nod and curled lip, say they're made out of polar bear fur. Oh baby... cool factor clear off the charts! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 9:19 am

Oh geeze!

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 10:35 am

Okay I hate it when my hands get cold but I love to ride in the winter. This is my fool proof way to keep them toasty in any weather. Some might call it over kill but I have ridden Rock House in January -8 when we went out and 16 high for the day.

I use these
Winter Riding Gloves Gautle10

And this moose grip heaters

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These gloves

Winter Riding Gloves Headou10

This fits in the zipper pocket on the back of the gloves.

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Super toasty hands
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wacker

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 12:22 pm

I've got a pair of this brand & a similiar style (older). I could hardly bring myself to pay so much for pair, but I don't even mind it when my hands are warm & dry all day long.
We each got a pair several years ago at Gander Mountain.
I also agree with your fingers and hands staying warmer inside a "mitt" style glove.

Winter Riding Gloves Manzella

http://www.manzella.com/index.php/products/detail/mz-171
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Tumbleweed

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 1:31 pm

I have found that at times the better/more insulated gloves and mittens will actually reduce the effectiveness of the heated grips. They will block out the heat as well as the cold!
That doesn't mean that I won't have heated grips in a couple of weeks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 06, 2010 4:19 pm

I have a big pair of the Cabelas snowmobile mittens and a store of those little hand wamers that I put in the mittens in case of severe cold.
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Ruger

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 1:45 pm

We are going to war vs. the cold with these.

Gore-Tex® Ten Below Mitten

Hopefully these are made in the USA, since the company is out of Buffalo. I'm tired of imported junk.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 6:05 pm

ahhhh isnt your Yamaha imported? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 6:53 pm

GoreTex & 200 grams of something should do just fine... Winter Riding Gloves 339301
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 8:03 pm

G Bob wrote:
ahhhh isnt your Yamaha imported? Smile


Nope ,made in Newnan, GA. I've been to plant, put in an industrial oven for their jet ski line. I suppose some parts are from Japan, but Jap stuff is of better quality than anything else from the Far East.

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 8:12 pm

assembled in GA from parts made in Japan Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeSun Dec 12, 2010 8:33 pm

I wouldn't say all the parts are made overseas. They cast their own hulls for jet skis in Newnan, hence the need for our oven to bake on the finish. So I would suspect some atv parts are made their too.

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 11:23 am

FYI, the 700/550's are made/assembled in Japan. Production moves to Georgia in 2012-2013. There was an article in Atv Magazine a few months back.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 5:20 pm

Alright ~ I came across this same pair at Gander Mountain yesterday.
$30 ... Overall, very nice and roomy, looked well made
$21 online http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=411137&pdesc=Clam_IceArmor_Mitts&aID=501F3&merchID=4006

But of course
right next to them was their next best pair in the model line -up.
$40 ... called Xtreme, beefy looking, thicker padding w/ a hot pocket
zippered pocket built into the back of the hand. Also felt very nice.

Tumbleweed wrote:
I think something like these might just be a little more practical. $29.95
Fact: fingers are warmest when huddled together in a Mitt.
The perfect piece of gear when the weather takes a nasty turn.
Made from 2 layers of breathable, waterproof IceTech™ material, with 150 grams of Thinsulate™ Insulation in between.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WX2&i=173186
Forearm length for extra protection, sealable to keep snow out. Flexible, too. Available in 5 sizes,
Winter Riding Gloves 173186_ts

But, it would be cool to have polar bear, caribou, wolf mittens!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 5:25 pm

Ahhh. Hot Pockets. Ham n Cheese, please.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeTue Dec 14, 2010 6:47 am

scooter wrote:
FYI, the 700/550's are made/assembled in Japan. Production moves to Georgia in 2012-2013. There was an article in Atv Magazine a few months back.

I guess the engineer at the plant that I was dealing with doesn't know what's going on down there on ATV side then.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2010 7:48 am

Ice Armour Mitt being talked about HERE

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2010 8:51 am

Well I was hoping to be able to check out the Ice Mitts but UPS has had some problems!!!
I should have had them 2 days ago...perhaps today.
Winter Riding Gloves UPSIceMitts
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeFri Dec 17, 2010 11:51 am

Yippee, they were finally delivered late yesterday!

Here's my short review. Keep in mind that I haven't worn them out on a ride yet.

1: Very well made.
2: Velcro strap across the back of the wrist to help hold heat in.
3: Elastic gaiter at the forearm to keep snow and wind out.
Both straps are adjustable with the mittens on, pulling with the other mitten.
Winter Riding Gloves PC170116
4: 150 gram thinsulate
Winter Riding Gloves PC170114
5: "Leather" like palm, fingertips and thumb areas. Not sure what the material is, tag says "Amara".
6: Liner is waterproof and breathable.
7: Machine wash and dry.

I got size Large, my typical size. the fit is good. The outer shell seems like a cordura type of material.
For $29.99 + S&H they seem like a very nice purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Riding Gloves   Winter Riding Gloves Icon_minitimeFri Dec 17, 2010 11:57 am

I just read the review/thread mentioned by Ruger. Seems like folks aren't too impressed.
I guess I'll find out when I try them in a couple of weeks.
I do wonder if the 2 different outdoor sports require different types of hand gear.
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