Motorcycle Cold Weather Gloves
On our last trip, I learned all about Motorcycle Cold Weather gloves.
Unfortunately, as is the case with most things in life, I learned the hard way.
We planned to travel from the Midwest to New York and then down to West Virginia in mid-October. I knew that we would probably have cold weather, and in all likelihood, wet and cold weather. Fall riding can be wonderful, but it can also be cold.
So I looked for some gloves that would keep me comfortable. At our local dealer, I found what I thought would be the solution: River Road Women's Taos Cold Weather Leather Gloves. These are fairly substantive leather, insulated gauntlet style gloves - and they are made for women.
Great, I think I'm all set!
Warning: Breaking-in Period Required
These are great gloves - they did keep my hands warm and dry. But, they really needed time to relax and allow my hands and fingers some mobility. There were times when I would actually have to work to get my hands to flex enough to grab the brake, or roll the throttle. Not good.
I also had difficulties with the inner lining - there were times when my little finger would get caught - it wouldn't move into the finger, but rather would get stuck at the join. This, too, improved with time, but was definitely uncomfortable and irritating for the first few days of the trip
So, while I would highly recommend these motorcycle cold weather gloves, I would also recommend a period of breaking-in - wear them to shovel snow, or to walk the dogs. Get them limbered up a bit before riding the bike. Then you'll be warm, dry and not irritated.
In addition to the warm provided by the leather, these gloves were truly waterproof.
The gauntlet-style provides coverage beyond the wrist, and the gloves easily tucked into the sleeves of my jacket.
There is also a sturdy zipper closure on the wrist, as well as a velcro tab closure.
But, perhaps the coolest feature - there's a rubber strip on the left glove, first finger - intended as a shield wiper. I used this wiper frequently, and it really does work. Very handy feather.
I paid over $50 for these gloves at a dealer, so the price online is definitely better.
If you are looking for some great sturdy winter gloves, the River Road Women's Taos Cold Weather Leather Gloves get my recommendation.
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