Grip guards or grip chaps

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BikeSAG, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    I use soft lowers when riding in the cold weather and really love them as they make a difference in keeping the cold off.

    I'd like some grip guards or grip chaps as my commute is 62 miles each way and at 70 mph even my best winter riding gloves get cool or cold by then.

    Has anyone used anything like this (see pictures)? I have not been able to find any of HD quality out there.
     

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    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I have a set of Hippo Hands made by Vettor. They were purchased in the '70s and I don't know if you can still get them. Mine have a vinyl/leather look outer covering and fleece type inner. I wouldn't trade them for anything else.
     
  5. BikeSAG

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    Goin to have to get some! They will definitely allow me to ride to work on very cold mornings and then enjoy the warmer temps on the way home.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Heated gloves would allow you more freedom to move your hands.
     
  7. BikeSAG

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    I certainly have considered that glider but I occassionally get caught in a rain shower with the distance of my commute and wet gloves, especially in the cold are no fun. This looks like the best option for me.
     
  8. glider

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    Maybe a spare pair of surgical gloves over the heated gloves for the rain would help for water proofing?

    Nothing like heat in the gloves.:s
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Anything that blocks the flow of the weather to your hands will help and sometimes staying comfortable is a better option than looking cool

    Brian
     
  10. BikeSAG

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    That's one of those "why didn't I think of that". Great idea glider. I'll definitely pack a pair or two in my bags. I still like the Hippo's for those mornings I leave out at 5am and it's below 35 degrees F.