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vfdcaptain said:
Hi everyone,

While doing some research for some motorcycle accessories, I came upon this review for waterproof motorcycle gloves. :shock:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-gloves/waterproof-motorcycle-gloves/index.htm

Brian (in Seattle), these might be the answer to your cold, wet hands problem that you mentioned in a previous posting.

I am going to track down a pair and try them out this winter. :)
I've had waterproof leather gloves and the biggest problem with them is that the Hypora layer is under the leather. That means that in a heavy rain, the gloves soak up a lot of water and get really heavy. Most of us all-year riders are now using man-made-fabric gloves for bad weather like the HJC that you can get in most bike shops. I have a pair of snowmobile gloves that are waterproof and much warmer than any motorcycle glove. I got them from Canadian Tire for about $20.00. So far this year I haven't needed them with the Givi shield on my Burger. It was down to -1 C yesterday and the HJC gloves were warm enough.
 

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Rain proof Gloves

The best rain proof gloves were the ones behind well placed
motorcycle mirrors. I think the Burgie and the Kawi Concours
have mirrors that double as wind breaks for the gloves. In
this fashion, the gloves are spared the 55 mph driving rain.
 

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I have a better solution that is not only cheaper but totally garanteed to work. A pair of green garden gloves. I bought a pair at Home Depot for $4 and my regular summer gloves or a pair of thinsulate gloves will fit inside these ugly but functional gloves. It rains alot in Vancouver. Forgot paying $50 for ski gloves and those funny over mitts supplied by M/C clothing people. They work for me and they even have a rough surface for gripping onto to the controls.
 

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vfdcaptain said:
...Brian (in Seattle), these might be the answer to your cold, wet hands problem that you mentioned in a previous posting.
Hey Cap; thanks for the heads up. Those look like just the ticket for my next trip.

The mirrors and windshield on my 650 do a pretty good job of deflecting a percentage of the rain, but when you're riding for 5 hours in a non-stop downpour as I was, what rain that does get through adds up.
 
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