Better than hippo hands!
I have been fighting this battle for a while and have finally found the answer.
Now for the disclaimer.....they are not necessarily beautiful but functional.
I have been using Gerbing glove liners for a few years now and love them down to about 40 degrees. Below that they were a bit less than adequate unless they were covered by a top glove. I have some problems with my hands and the additional bulk was not satisfactory for riding and pushing buttons on the GPS.
I decided to experiment with a light weight non restrictive cover for the liners. The thought of mittens came to mind so I went online and found a pattern for mittens. We went to Hancock's fabric store and purchased 1/2 yard of Fleece Outerware that has a inner wind proof lining. I shortened the pattern so that they would be straight and easy to put over the liners.
The results surprised me. I wore them in 24 degrees and my hands were far warmer that the jacket liner was providing. I would estimate 3 times as warm as the glove liners alone. I rode 200+ miles and I had to turn the heat off from time to time. No problems pushing the buttons on the GPS and in the rain this morning they got wet on the outside but dry inside.
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747,891 miles on touring motorcycles since 1990
IBA 45658 MOA167437
2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
Goldwing miles 238,383
Last edited by kellenbenz; Dec 12th, 2009 at 12:02 pm.