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Old 12-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Keeping hands warm

just wondering if anybody has the "snow paws" that wraps around the handlebars? And how well they work. Do you get added warmth with the heated grips? Is it worth the money?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good gloves are your best option, especially if you ride agressively. I'm constantly taking my hands off the bars for various reasons, and I wouldn't want my freedom of movement to be restricted in any way.

Maybe on a touring sled, for the rider on the back... but I would think they'd be a hazard for the driver. Just my $.02.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been out in -40 below weather with a decent pair of ice armor gloves and heated grips. Only once have I had to resort to the backup plan, which is some chemical heat packs in the storage area for emergencies.

Why ice armor gloves you ask? They are meant for ice fisherman, and are waterproof. Turns out that waterproof also means extremely windproof, so they are perfect for gloves that are directly exposed to lots of wind. (aka, handlebars) The drawback is they do not breathe at all, so if you get water on the inside, they are going to stay wet.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just wondering if anybody has the "snow paws" that wraps around the handlebars? And how well they work. Do you get added warmth with the heated grips? Is it worth the money?
A buddy of mine uses gauntlets like those. He swears by them. All he wears is a pair of thin motorcycle gloves in them. He claims to never have cold hands....

To answer your question, yes, it's worth the money.... They usually come in 2 lengths, get the longer ones if that's the route you go....
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I also put gauntlets on my pro x if it's really nasty out. They have a nice big opening so there really isn't a problem getting your hands in and out quick


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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's good input, I was looking to order a set from Dennis Kirk and looking at the longer pair. I've heard of people using thin gloves while having those on in teen temps.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A buggy has them and doesnt even wear gloves!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Gottem &wouldn't be without them.. use to wear big chopper mitts when it was cold now just gauntlets & light gloves. Don't know about you but when my hands get really cold sure takes the fun right out of sledinn....
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ice Armor gauntlet gloves are what I wear. I don't have handwarmers on the stuff I ride and my hands have never gotten cold.
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Gonna be set up for ice fishing. Should be good for it's purpose!


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Couldn't agree more, cold hands is never a fun way to enjoy a ride. not wearing gloves would be a bonus to. I'd like to look at the "Ice Armor" where can they be found? How about having both. The coldest I have rode in so far was -15 to -20 plus put all the factors in of being out on a open lake and a cruising speed of 45/50 and its down right cold.
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Any stores that sell ice fishing gear should have them. Bigger stores would be like Cabelas, Scheels, Bass Pro, smaller would be like a Fleet Farm store. I don't think Walmart carries them, but they may.
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Any stores that sell ice fishing gear should have them. Bigger stores would be like Cabelas, Scheels, Bass Pro, smaller would be like a Fleet Farm store. I don't think Walmart carries them, but they may.
Thanks, i'll have to look for them while out and about this weekend
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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how much do the "ice armor" cost?
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$45 for the Extreme, but they now have a pair with a few "upgrades" called the Ultra for $55. Just got a pair of the Ultra's for Christmas. Leather palms, built a little nicer. I have one of each, they're both awesome.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I use Klim gloves, the ones that go over my wrist and have a string to make them tight, i think i paid $110 for them but they are worth every penny, they are the tan leather ones and have the built-in inserts that velcro inside, my hands have never been cold. If you live in an area where you can get off-trail, you'd be surprised how fast your hands warm up going through deep snow and carving or doing something else to make your body move, my hands used to get cold on the long open stretches of trail
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