Main Motorcycle: 2019 Scrambler 1200 XE
Join Date: Jul 2008
- You can have the warmest gloves in the world, if they are too tight, you'll freeze your hands off.
- Good heated grips make a big difference (I like the Oxfords, they get much hotter than most OEM grips)
- Handguards can help deflect wind from the hands
- One of the reasons we freeze our hands and feet is that our body is reducing the blood flow to the extremities to protect vital organs. Keeping your core warm will help with keeping hands and feet warm (same applies to boots, if you have thick socks but boots are tight you'll freeze).
- Putting a rainsuit on top of your riding jacket will help not only cut down on the wind, but will help retain your body heat, therefore contributing to keeping extremities warmer.
- I bought a 10$ USB heating pad that I just insert inside my vest on the chest, and it does warm up nicely.
- The faster you go, the colder it feels. Sometimes just slowing down 10-20km/h can help.
I'm in Canada and ride down to around -5C, so had to learned quite a few of these earlier on hehe