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    rechargeable battery heated gloves?

    Hi, it's getting cold here in NY and wonder if anyone has any experience with rechargeable battery heated gloves? I have a /5 with a stock alternator so was thinking this is best option vs using my battery.
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    Get some snowmobile over covers they fit on your handlebars and you put your hands in there better than electric

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    Quote Originally Posted by frasermanx View Post
    Get some snowmobile over covers they fit on your handlebars and you put your hands in there better than electric

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    Outdoor Research markets battery heated ski gloves that might we worth checking out:

    https://www.rei.com/product/155523/o...oaAmorEALw_wcB
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    A couple other sites I saw include LeatherUp and Backcountry. Not sure how they might work as motorcycle gloves when going down the road at 60 mph...that wind tends to find its way into any seams.

    REI lists some. Aerostich has a few...more of a motorcycle focused company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crouthier View Post
    Hi, it's getting cold here in NY and wonder if anyone has any experience with rechargeable battery heated gloves? I have a /5 with a stock alternator so was thinking this is best option vs using my battery.
    thanks, Chuck
    My recent experience is to save your money. I have a pair of battery powered heated gloves (Gerbing, so a known name and supposedly well made) and they work fine just not on a motorcycle. They develop minimal warming at the speeds you will ride (wind chill is a factor) and they hold that minimal heat only for 30 minutes or less. I have turned them into a useful tool for when I plow snow off my driveway in the winter, they work perfectly for that application which does not produce much wind chill. They keep my hands warm enough on my tractor/plow for the normal time I am on the tractor, about an hour or less.

    I use hippo hands on the motorcycle and they are fine.

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    Hippo hands on a F800ST!

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    Great, thank you for all the input. It does sound like battery operated heated gloves are not where to spend my pennies. Appreciate it. Chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Hippo hands on a F800ST!
    Yes! They work fine and I do not much care what something looks like if it works.
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    Having lived most of my life in the north, I bought a set of heated glove liners (Venture) for use with a snowblower. They worked great with mittens, so I decided to try them in my motorcycle gloves. Not bad there too, although the battery requires gloves with a large opening at the end. I could set them on mid-range and easily make a two-hour ride before the batteries lost their charge. I used them down to temperatures in the low 30's. I still have them, but they are not needed in Florida. However, hoping to move back north next year, so I'll put them to use again.

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    The 5's alternator can't handle the 26 watts Gerbings gloves consume? Consider you wouldn't be running the gloves on high all the time, maybe half way, 13 watts.
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    Muffs work well

    Several have noted that "snowmobile covers", "hippo hands", etc. work well. I use the Wunderlich brand covers on my R12GS and find that they allow me to ride comfortably around 25F lower than without; I think I can now ride comfortably at freeway speeds down to around 20F. Got to get the wind blocked to keep the top of your hands warm. Covers are cumbersome and klutsy to get used to, but the the dramatically improved warmth makes them worthwhile. I also have and use heated gloves (below 45F), and of course have heated grips on the R12GS, but the covers make the most difference, by far. You might be able to get by with battery-powered gloves, or even ordinary non-heated winter gloves, if you get covers.

    The quality of your winter gloves makes a difference, as the better ones have better insulation on the tops of your hands. This makes a big difference.

    I tried giant brush guards in attempt to shield the top of my hands from the cold wind, but found they were not meaningfully effective, sold them on Ebay.

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