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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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I braved the cold last night coming into work it was 44 degrees and it should be about 37 going home. I have around a 16 mile ride each way. My old gloves were useless in the cold, just about froze my fingers off last time going home around 43 degree's. Had to do something because I'm not ready to stop riding. Has anyone ever used Manzella gloves? I found these at my local sporting goods store (Shyda's clothing barn) and let me tell you, or let my fingers tell you, I love them so far. And they were a lot cheaper (1/2 the price) than some heavy cycle gloves I was looking at. They have a windstopper fabric along with insulation and water repellant. These combined with some Carhart flannel lined jeans and it was very comfortable riding last night. Looks like I might be riding into work for a couple more weeks......Hooray!!

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I've used my snowmobile gloves but they are pretty bulky and I don't like fumbling around with them. Thanks for the info.

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The link below is to (just about) the best/warmest/driest I've ever used. Requires sporting some camo but who cares if your hands are warm & toasty

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I have these:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ex-Gloves.aspx

Can't wear them if the temps are over 50 as my hands will sweat.

You can also buy some of those chemical packet hand-warmers and shove them in your gloves on top of your hand.
http://industrialsavings.com/hard-hats/ISG-HH10PK.html

works well if you find your gloves are failing you and you have alot of miles left to go...............


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You can also buy some of those chemical packet hand-warmers and shove them in your gloves on top of your hand.
http://industrialsavings.com/hard-hats/ISG-HH10PK.html

works well if you find your gloves are failing you and you have alot of miles left to go...............

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That's what I do. So far, I've only put one in each hand, but with the wind hitting them at 70 mph, it's barely sufficient. Next time riding in the cold (below 30 degrees) I'll try two in each glove.

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What about some gloves for us "small" handed people? :P
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What about some gloves for us "small" handed people? :P
This link that KM provided has sizes down to XS.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ex-Gloves.aspx

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This link that KM provided has sizes down to XS.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ex-Gloves.aspx
Thanks! XS is just my size.
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I have to get extra large....lots to put into those gloves.

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A lot of determining what you can do for your hands is how they do normally. My fingers are very slender, and probably don't have a lot of blood circulation. They're the first to get cold on me. I can't wear finger gloves for riding below 40 degrees. They just don't do anything to keep my fingers warm. I haven't even found mittens that will work without the chemical hand warmers.
I've always been jealous of the guys who can be out in 20 degree weather without gloves at all. Their hands seem to be warm all the time. Mine get stiff, and hard to function with much cold exposure. And to think I grew up in a cold climate - Northern Wisconsin.

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