So, you’ve put your bike away for the winter … what now?
Still feel the “need for speed”?
Snowmobile riding, in a beautiful winter landscape, is a great outdoor activity that many motorcyclists enjoy.
But along with the joys of snowmobiling comes the age-old question:
What’s the best way to keep your hands warm and dry?
Here are 14 snowmobile glove suggestions, for sunny winter days on the sled.
NOTE: – Check out our updated 2015-16 Buyer’s Guide: 16 Snowmobile Riding Gloves to Keep Hands Warm. (An updated guide to 16 glove styles for snowmobile riders).
What’s The Best Way to Keep Hands Warm?
Exposed hands are especially vulnerable to cold.
And, wind chill is made worse by the speed of your snowmobile.
While some snowmobilers will wear heated gloves, and some snowmobiles have heated grips for extra warmth, wearing a good snowmobile glove is still essential.
You need to keep hands warm and dry, on or off the snowmobile, and whether or not you are equipped with heated gear.
When choosing a snowmobile glove, here are the most important features:
– Gore-tex, Aquatex, or some other waterproof & windproof material, to keep warm and dry
– Extra insulation, expecially back of hands and fingertips
- Liners: always carry an easy extra layer. Polypropylene and Thermolite liners are a good insulating choice for the cold — and a nice fleece layer can add warmth as well.
- Hand warmers are easy to slip in. But they do not substitute for a good warm glove!
Riding a snowmobile is a great winter sport for a motorcyclist, just remember to gear up and keep warm! And most importantly, stay dry!
What do you do to keep your hands warm while snowmobiling?
PS – Check out our updated 2014-15 Buyer’s Guide: 16 Snowmobile Riding Gloves to Keep Hands Warm.
BUYERS GUIDE: 14 Snowmobile Gloves from Olympia:
|Men’s* / Women’s*||Description|
|4270 Gore-Tex Wolf||$99.95||Men’s only||Gore-tex (waterproof, windproof, breathable insert) , thinsulate insulation, SoftInside pile lining, leather exterior with extended adjustable cuff, goggle wiper|
|4390 Aquatex Husky||$74.95||Men’s only||Aquatex (waterproof, windproof, breathable insert), thinsulate insulation, SoftInside pile lining, nylon with full leather, textured palm, extended cuff, goggle wiper|
Men’s (4370) and Women’s (4375)
Aquatex (waterproof, windproof, breathable insert), palm 40g thinsulate, back of hand 100g thinsulate, leather palm, textured nylon gauntlet, pleated knuckles for dexterity, goggle wiper
|6500 Cold Zip||$29.95||Men’s only||Dri-Lock waterproof/windproof insert, thinsulate insulation, waterproof zipper pocket, nylon shell, texturized palm grip, extended cuff|
|6000 Mustang I||$24.95||Men’s only||Dri-Lock waterproof/windproof insert, thinsulate insulation, nylon shell with thermo-fleece lining, extended cuff|
|6003 Mustang III||$24.95||Men’s only||Trigger finger (3 finger) design with Dri-Lock waterproof insert, thinsulate insulation, nylon shell with thermo-fleece lining, extended cuff|
|1320 Voyager||$44.95||Men’s only||Aquatex (waterproof, breathable insert), thinsulate insulation, texturized palm, extended cuff, goggle wiper|
|$94.95||Men’s (4150)||Gore-Tex (waterproof breathable insert insert), thermolite insultation, extended cuff, leather, goggle wiper|
|GT 4100 Weatherking Extra II||$99.95||Men’s only||Gore-Tex (waterproof, windproof, breathable insert), full wrap primaloft insulation, Hydrafil lining wicks moisture, leather, gauntlet|
|4298 Gore-Tex 2 in 1 Commander||$79.95||Men’s only||Gore-Tex (waterproof, windproof, breathable insert), primaloft insultation, leather/nylon 2 in 1 construction for warmth, extended cuff, texturized palm grip|
|$74.95||Men’s (4294) and Women’s (4295)||Gore-Tex (waterproof, windproof, breathable), extra primaloft insulation at fingertips, leather palm, goggle wiper, gauntlet|
|7300 Cold Weather Touch Screen||$39.95||Men’s only||Aquatex water/breathable insert, thinsulate insulation, touch screen technology|
*Note: Men’s Styles may also fit women; use size chart or contact us to determine best size.